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Winter Activities

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic 2016-2017 Season: An Inside Perspective

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is a full-time orchestra with a vibrant annual series. In addition to its resident players, they have a volunteer chorus and they often hire soloists to perform in larger works. I caught up with Orion Rapp, Principal Oboist atthe Fort Wayne Philharmonic, to get the scoop on the rest of the 2016-2017 concerts…

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Phil Meets ‘Penny Lane’ in Beatles Tribute

I'd be hard-pressed to pick my favorite Beatles tune. It might be ‘Hard Days Night' or "I Wanna Hold Your Hand' or a myriad of others. Who doesn't like the Beatles?   I grew up listening to their wildly popular tunes on tape cassettes in the 1980s when friends were into more contemporary artists. Unfortunately, the Fab Four had disbanded in 1970 after a decade of performing musically together and ruling the airwaves. I never had the opportunity to hear them at a live concert…

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s Presents Ruby Bridges

Can a six-year-old girl change the way a nation thinks? She can if she's Ruby Bridges. If you're not familiar with the story, Ruby Bridges was a little African American girl living in Tylertown, Mississippi in 1960.  She was the first African-American child to attend an all-white school in the South…

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The Marvelous Wonderettes Please the Crowd

For guys and gals who fondly remember their high school years in the ‘50s and ‘60s, this nostalgic off-Broadway hit will bring back some great memories, both in music and in costume / stage settings. During the week of September 19-27, 2015 The Marvelous Wonderettes will treat the Summit City to…

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Award Winning Musical Cabaret Comes to the Civic Theatre

This year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. To gain some perspective into what it was like in Berlin prior the war's beginning in Europe in 1939, plan to attend The Civic Theatre's latest production, Cabaret. Cabaret's plot is set in the early 1930's in Germany's capital city…

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The Civic Theatre Presents 9 to 5: The Musical

Tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition . . . I remember those lyrics from my childhood. I was only three in 1980 when Colin Higgins’ 9 to 5 was released, it was one of those films that doesn’t get old or go away. It is a classic. When I was old enough to…

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The Tales of Beatrix Potter

The Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company Family Series presents The Tales of Beatrix Potter on Saturday May 12 at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. The performance features performers in full animal costumes who interpret the stories of a young girl with an active imagination. This 35 minute performance is…

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Let Gypsy Entertain You!

Gypsy has been a popular story since 1962 when Jane Russell and Natalie Wood starred in the Hollywood film version. The plot centers on Gypsy Rose Lee who leaves a successful career as a stripper to raise two daughters. The problems develop when said daughters do not want to follow Mama’s…

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