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Glema Mahr Center for the Arts

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2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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When it comes to the performing arts, Madisonville has its act together. Whatever your taste, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts offers programming to please everyone. Take in a main stage show in the 1,000+ seat theatre or peruse exhibits in the Anne P. Baker Gallery, housed within the arts center.

October 2022

Cornbread & Tortillas

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$10 general admission (all students and children: half-price)

Cornbread & Tortillas is a collective of Appalachian and Latino artists whose mission is to build community by sharing art, music, dance, and cultural heritage. Through outreach events, educational shows, workshops, and performances, they celebrate our similarities and differences to create unity in a diverse world. The centerpiece of their work together is the CORNBREAD & TORTILLAS theatrical show, a dynamic bilingual production that features stories, music, and dancing. Audiences will journey from the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky to…

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The Guess Who

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$40

Founding member Garry Peterson brings this 1970s super group to the Glema Center with mega-hits such as “These Eyes,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Clap for the Wolf­man,” and “American Woman.”

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November 2022

Hopkins County Schools Joint High School Showcase – “Songs and Scenes: A Night with the Arts”

November 11 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$8

Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins renew their partnership with a cabaret style performance.

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Hopkins County Schools Joint High School Showcase – “Songs and Scenes: A Night with the Arts”

November 12 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$8

Hopkins County Central and Madisonville North Hopkins renew their partnership with a cabaret style performance.

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Singer/Songwriter Tommy Womack

November 19 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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Western Kentucky native Womack has a long history as a songwriter and as a musician with many bands and recording artists. His recordings span multiple genres: folk, rock, country, alt-country, and indie music all being represented in his repertoire. Tommy’s songwriting talents have been adopted by many touring and recording artists.

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December 2022

A Children’s Nutcracker

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$10 & up (all students & children: half-price).

Children’s Center for Dance Education and local dancers celebrate this timeless Holiday Classic. Founded in 1995, The Children’s Center for Dance Education has forged a new model for a ballet organization through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach. Auditions for local dancers: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1:30 p.m.  Call 270-824-8652 for more information.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

December 9 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$20

For 28 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world. Their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has become an eagerly anticipated annual family event. Singer and band leader Scotty Morris says, “If you’re going to go to a holiday show with your family, this is the one! It really does offer something for everyone.”

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MCC Singers Community Christmas

December 16 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$8

The MCC Singers’ holiday musical celebration has become a tradition for ringing in the season.

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January 2023

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

January 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$25

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as "Herman," lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman's Hermits. His classic hits include "I'm Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown, you've Got A Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Silhouettes," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "Wonderful World," "Just A Little Bit Better," "There's A Kind of Hush," "A Must To Avoid," "Listen People," "No Milk Today," "The End of the World," "Leaning On A Lamp Post," and "Dandy." Ultimately,…

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February 2023

The Last Five Years

February 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on February 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$14. – $28

This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Dinner will be served in the Anne P. Baker Gallery. Play seating will be in the auditorium.  Friday, February 17- Dinner at 6 P.M. Play at 7 P.M.Saturday, February 18- Dinner at 6 P.M. Play at 7 P.M. Sunday, February 19- Dinner at 1 P.M. Play at 2 P.M.   Tickets: Dinner & Play: $28…

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The Last Five Years

February 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on February 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$14. – $28

This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Dinner will be served in the Anne P. Baker Gallery. Play seating will be in the auditorium.  Friday, February 17- Dinner at 6 P.M. Play at 7 P.M.Saturday, February 18- Dinner at 6 P.M. Play at 7 P.M. Sunday, February 19- Dinner at 1 P.M. Play at 2 P.M.   Tickets: Dinner & Play: $28…

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The Last Five Years

February 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$14. – $28

This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Dinner will be served in the Anne P. Baker Gallery. Play seating will be in the auditorium.  Friday, February 17- Dinner at 6 P.M. Play at 7 P.M.Saturday, February 18- Dinner at 6 P.M. Play at 7 P.M. Sunday, February 19- Dinner at 1 P.M. Play at 2 P.M.   Tickets: Dinner & Play: $28…

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March 2023

Jason Bishop- Illusionist

March 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$10 & up (all students & children: half-price)

From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his innovative Op-Art and Plasma illusions, Jason Bishop features stunning and original state of the art magic. One thing that distinguishes Bishop is his virtuosity. Each show features award-winning sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions, and close-up magic projected onto a huge screen. No other touring illusionist displays such a diverse array of talents.

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Empire Wild

March 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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Empire Wild is a genre-bending, crossover trio founded by Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw, and Mitch Lyon. Ken and Mitch bring all the cello has to offer - bowed, plucked, chopped and more. Brandon can be found singing and playing anything he can get his hands on – often a cajon, sometimes a guitar or piano, maybe some ankle bells. All classically trained, the three musicians met at Juilliard and formed Empire Wild as a vehicle for their love of musical…

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Kingdom Choir

March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$15

London’s The Kingdom Choir™ is best known for their show-stopping performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The group’s performance of “Stand By Me,” seen by a global audience of over two billion, instantly catapulted the Choir to worldwide fame.  Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances.

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Jaimee Paul & Leif Shires

March 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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Jaimee and Leif are internationally acclaimed artists who make old songs shine with the luster of a current radio hit, and make legendary music into the current obsessions of today’s music lover. Jaimee began as a first-call studio singer, then singing live as backing vocalist for the likes of Wynonna and Kelly Clarkson. Leif’s career has flourished working with artists as varied as Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, Shania Twain, Barry Gibb, Wanda Jackson, and as part of the most influential…

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April 2023

Hopkins County Schools Joint High School Production of Seussical

April 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on April 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$12 (all students half-price)

One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Produced by special arrangement…

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Hopkins County Schools Joint High School Production of Seussical

April 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$12 (all students half-price)

One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Produced by special arrangement…

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Hopkins County Schools Joint High School Production of Seussical

April 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on April 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$12 (all students half-price)

One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Produced by special arrangement…

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MCC Singers Spring Concert

April 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$8

Join us for the MCC Singers’ annual spring celebration!

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May 2023

Flutist Adam Sadberry

May 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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Memphis Symphony Orchestra acting principal flutist Adam W. Sadberry is known for his radiant, lyrical playing, and his commitment to expanding the Black diaspora in the classical music world through promoting equity, representation, music education, and commissioning music that tells stories of the Black diaspora - in other words, creating musical journalism. Adam is extremely motivated to continue the legacy of his late grandfather L. Alex Wilson, an important journalist and unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Deana Carter

May 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$25

Nashville native Deana Carter did not take an easy route to stardom. Instead, she chose to defy conventional expectations of the typical Nashville artist blueprint and to make her own mark, taking the industry (and fans) by storm with her wildly successful multi-platinum international debut Did I Shave My Legs For This? Anchored by the dreamy, debut super-hit, ”Strawberry Wine,” Carter showcased her own blend of country and retro-rock, sprinkled with the folksy singer/songwriter qualities that have garnered Carter well-deserved,…

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July 2023

The Addams Family Musical

July 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$16 (all students: half-price)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story. It is every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. If that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has…

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The Addams Family Musical

July 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$16 (all students: half-price)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story. It is every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. If that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has…

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The Addams Family Musical

July 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY United States
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$16 (all students: half-price)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story. It is every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. If that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has…

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28 Sugg Street
Madisonville, Kentucky 42431

270.821.4171
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