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Towne and Country Players announces 52nd season shows

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Sep 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM

The Norwalk-based Towne and Country Players, Inc. is announcing its Season 52 events.

The opening act will be the annual Veterans Day weekend matinee, “Star Spangled Revue,” which is presented by the well-known Cedarville University stage band and singers. Under the new direction of Chet “Doc” Jenkins, the show features 27 musicians, playing well-known music from the swing era.

“This is the eighth year we have had them back because the veterans and active military love their special tribute to our Servicemen” said Mark Widman, T & C vice-president.

The event is at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the McCormick School Theater, 325 Ohio St., Huron, the former home of the historic BGSU Huron Playhouse Summer Theater. Tickets are free for all veterans and active military, but must be ordered before 5 p.m. Nov. 8. Tickets for the general public are $15 in advance or at the door.

Walsh University will travel to Norwalk to present “Christmas Celebration” at 3 p.m. Dec. 10. This is Towne and Country’s contribution to the Norwalk bicentennial celebration. The event will be held at St. Mary Church in Norwalk, with tickets at $12 in advance or at the door.

“The pre-sale for this event has far surpassed any Christmas event we have had in the last 10 years due to the high caliber of this outstanding choral organization,” said Greg McDonald, St. Mary music director.

Not often does T & C have a male chorus that fits in with the Irish holiday of St. Patrick ,but this year “The Men of Independence” will fill the bill. The 50-voice men’s chorus just competed against 740 international men’s choruses in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and came in 14th in the world.

“Our audiences seem to love the men’s groups with their Barbershop, shenanigans, Broadway and Popular Music. We are fortunate to have them on our schedule,” said Nola Calhoun, of Vermilion, who is T & C’s board secretary.

Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door for the March 18 matinee at 3 p.m. at the McCormick School theater.

T & C is an IRS-recognized educational-charitable organization. The Ohio attorney general recently renewed its charter for five more years.

The volunteer organization is always in need of volunteers to usher, to do publicity and other duties. Anyone wishing to participate as a volunteer or to purchase sponsorships and tickets, may call the box office at 419-668-0637. A fourth event is being considered as T & C looks for suggestions from guests for future entertainment acts.

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