Palace Theatre seeks talent for Open Mic Nite

MARION – Marion Palace Theatre will host an Open Mic Nite at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the May Pavilion. This event is open to performers of all ages and a variety of talents — from musicians, dancers and singers to magicians, comedians and poets.

Performers wishing to share their talent on April 13 are asked to sign up in advance at the Palace Theatre Box Office, 276 W. Center St., or by phone at 740-383-2101.

Between each act, audience members will be given the chance to win prizes in United Bank’s “Money Machine.” Spectator admission is $5 and may be purchased in advance or at the door one hour before the performance. Individuals may also purchase an advance meal ticket for $6. A cash bar will be available during the event. 

Jewelry show coming to fairgrounds

MARION – The International Gem and Jewelry Show will host the “InterGem Columbus, OH Jewelry Show March 30 and April 1 at the Marion County Fairgrounds, in the coliseum building, 220 E. Fairground St.

The show will be open from noon to 6 p.m. March 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1.

This show will feature designers, wholesalers and manufacturers who offer diamonds, beads, pearls, opals, gemstones, engagement rings, women’s and men’s jewelry, custom jewelry, supplies, accessories, jewelry cleaning and repair, turquoise, watches and more.

Tickets are good for all three days of the show and cost $8 at the door or $6 online. Active military and veterans with identification and their immediate family will receive free admission. Free passes are also available for students and faculty who plan a class or department trip in advance. For details, visit www.intergem.com.

Yoga session planned on St. Patrick’s Day

MARION – “Pot of Gold Yoga,” hosted by Balance Your Soul Yoga, will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Garden Room at The Harding Centre, 267 W. Center St.

All skill levels are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, but not too loose fitting. No shoes required. Those who have pats should bring it, though extra mats will be available. Cost is $8 and participants should pay in cash. Jean, who will lead the session, will serve pistachio bread in honor of St,. Patrick’s Day.

‘You Have the Right to Remain Dead’ cast announced

MARION – Margaret Bowman will direct a Palace production of the comedy and murder-mystery in April.

“You Have the Right to Remain Dead” will be performed April 6 and 7 in the May Pavilion. Seating is limited for this dinner theater performance.

Following a catered dinner, “You Have the Right to Remain Dead” narrator, Harnell Chesterton (played by Bob Sullivan-Neer), will take the audience to visit a small community theatre group staging a play set in the Deep South —  and the scene of the crime.

Cast includes Bruce Cudd as Fat Daddy, Joni Carlson as Sweet Mama, Sarah Perkins as Hyacinth, Tim Lutz as Earl the worm, Becky Pfeiffer as Savannah, Jay Reid as Clete, Sami-Kay Mergy as Trudy Marsh, Dee Ehrman as Blanche LaToure, and Mike Cochran as Officer Bainbridge.

Doors open at 6 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The performance will follow dinner. Tickets are $40; dinner and show included in price. Tickets are available at the box office, online at Marionpalace.org, or by calling 740-383-2101.

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