Concert Series - Stewart MacDougall

  New Brunswick native Stewart MacDougall began his musical journey almost fifty years ago. He ventured west in 1980 and relocated in Edmonton Alberta where he continues to be one of Alberta's most diverse performers. Before pursuing a solo career in 1997 he was best known for his keyboard and vocal work with Laura Vinson, k.d. lang, Ian Tyson, and Great Western Orchestra. His songs have been recorded by all of these artists and a number of others including Sneezy Waters and Randy Travis. A later collaboration with Tyson produced the title song for Ian’s 2008 CD Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories. MacDougall’s discography includes four solo albums: Gathering Time (1999), heresay (2001), Ghost Trains (2003) and Saloons & Chandeliers (2016). The Thorniest Rose, a download single was released in January 2012. He also appears on the Alberta all-star compilation, Sorrow Bound: Hank Williams Re-Examined and The Gift, A Tribute to Ian Tyson, which features performances by various Tyson alumni and admirers. He now winters in Arizona City, Arizona and performs his unique brand of western music throughout the Valley of The Sun.

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Stand Up in the Box - Black Friday with Ron Morey

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This A Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with a unique dramatic concept: At the opening curtain, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of the famed platform readings of his stories that packed auditoriums in Europe and America. Of course, the story chosen is one which he often performed, A Christmas Carol (Dickens' marked-up script still exists!). The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. He handles props and helps Scrooge and others with costume changes. Originally conceived for Mr. Jakes' home stage, the Hilton Head Playhouse, the play is supremely flexible in cast and design. The piece includes "God Bless Us Every One,"* a lovely new carol by Jakes and Tony-nominated composer Mel Marvin, as well as suggestions for placement of incidental music. Jim Volz, former managing director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where the play received its professional premiere, says of it: "In John Jakes' hands, A Christmas Carol recaptures the magic and mystique of the Dickens original. It is a brilliant script."

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Stand Up in the Box - Headliner to be Announced

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Beer & Wine will be available for purchase courtesy of TheGathering Restaurant & Bar.

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Concert Series - Peter McLaughlin

  Peter McLaughlin is an acclaimed acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, performer, recording artist and music instructor located in Tucson, AZ. He plays many genres and styles, and specializes in acoustic flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques. He was born in Washington DC, and his family's roots are in Scotland and England by way of Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Early on, his parents, Bill and Nancy McLaughlin, brought music into the lives of Peter and his brother David. They were introduced to all types of music, had a family band, and were surrounded with love and encouragement.
Peter started playing the guitar at the age of eight and was very soon jamming at bluegrass festivals and fiddle conventions. He lived in Denmark in the early 70s, and attended a Danish high school. In 1974, Peter moved again, this time to attend Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he played with Tom Rozum (mandolin, fiddle, and vocals), Roger Smith (bass and vocals), John Zarske (rhythm guitar and vocals), and Frank Dedera (banjo) in the group Flying South, an acoustic string band specializing in bluegrass and early swing era jazz. A later incarnation of Flying South included Kirby Mittelmeier (mandolin and vocals) and John Willis (bass and vocals).

In 1983, Peter moved to Tucson, where he played music with banjo player Ross Nickerson in various bands, including the 1988 Telluride Band Contest winners, The Titan Valley Warheads, who Peter still plays with on occasion.
In 1991, Peter had the opportunity to reunite with his long-time pal, Tom Rozum, and joined Laurie Lewis, touring nationally and internationally for six years as guitarist and harmony vocalist with her band.
In 1992 Chris Brashear moved to Tucson. He and Peter struck up an immediate and lasting friendship and a strong musical bond and began performing and recording together.
In 1996, Peter released his first solo album, a CD entitled Cliffs of Vermilion, produced by Laurie. She, along with Tom, Chris, brother David, father Bill, and others appear on Peter's stellar debut CD, which is on Dog Boy Records.
In 1999 when Chris recorded his first solo CD, Wanderlust, an excellent new bluegrass band formed out of that project when producer, Jody Stecher, along with Bluegrass Boy banjo picker, Bob Black, bassist, Forrest Rose, Chris and Peter started Perfect Strangers. Their self-titled CD, released on Rebel Records in 2003, was also produced by Jody.
Since the late 1980's Peter has performed off and on with Bob Meighan, Earl Edmonson, Kirby Mittlelmeier and Brian Davies in a band affectionately known as The Dreadnutts. In 1991 they won the Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest.

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Welcome to the small western town of San Juan Capistrano (or your town if you want to customize this Melodrama). The prologue begins with the Depot's Station Master reminiscing about the glory days of the train depot back in 1895. As he recalls the story we are transported back to 1895 and the now young Station Master enters the ticket office announcing the arrival of the Santa Fe from Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis - Wichita and Albuquerque on track one. One of the locals says, "but we only have one track" - and so begins the Melodrama.

Enters gentle young Lacie Camisole awaiting the arrival of her future husband. Not one of her selection, mind you, but one of her father's choosing for her so he can save the Camisole family ranch. Her betrothed is arriving on the Chicago train to collect her. Lacie has resigned herself to her fate until she finds that the new station master is Justin Tyme ... her not-forgotten childhood sweetheart.

Will this surprising revelation change the course of her future? Is the arrival of Professor Mack's traveling Medicine Show merely a coincidence or does the "Professor"� have a nefarious scheme up his sleeve? What brings the Gypsy Claire Voyant to town? What is Wyatt Earp doing in town and why can't you find a Pinkerton agent when you really need one? Mayhem, mystery, dreams fulfilled, plans dashed to the rocks. Schemers and Scoundrels - all just a small part of the Dirty Deeds going on at the Depot with an ample supply of toe tapping authentic old-time music.

Characters include ... Lacie Camisole, Dusty Trails, Helen Highwater, Justin Tyme, and Professor Thaddeus Mack along with a slew of favorites.

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Battle Moose Improv

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. ... Sometimes improv is purely comedy-based, while other times it can be a mix of both comedy and drama, or just drama.

Come see our own Improv Troupes, Battle Moose Improv and The Unmanageables. 

They don't even know what will happen.

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Concert Series - Eric Ramsey

Eric is two-time champion of the Phoenix Blues Society's Blues Showdown, a finalist at the Telluride Blues Challenge, and has twice performed in Memphis, TN at the International Blues Challenge, where he was a semi-finalist in 2017. He's a winner of the Stefan George Memorial Songwriting Contest at the sponsored by the Tucson Folk Festival, and has been tapped for the prestigious Songwriter's Showcase produced by Tempe Center for the Arts, filmed for PBS distribution. He's been a featured performer at the Dripping Springs (TX) Songwriter's Festival and regularly headlines shows at the Prescott Center for the Arts, Highlands Center and the Flagstaff Folk Project in Arizona. He can be seen performing at any number of venues throughout the state and region.

Eric is a perennial favorite on the Folk and Blues Festival circuits, not only for his dynamic, engaging performances but for his open tuning and slide guitar workshops as well.

With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric's original compositions reflect his musical influences, but come from a place all their own. He writes from experience about the human condition - at times sensitive, at times humorous, always thought-provoking. His arrangements and delivery encompass a spectrum of styles, from delicate fingerpicking to raucous, bluesy bottleneck slide.

Eric lives in the Phoenix area with his patient, long-suffering wife, three kids and four dogs of indeterminate pedigree. He can often be found in the garage, where his family prefer he practice....

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Stand Up in the Box - Headliner to be Announced

Get your funny bone in shape because it's time to laugh. 

Brought to you by Tony Vicich and ComedySchools.com

Beer & Wine will be available for purchase courtesy of TheGathering Restaurant & Bar.

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Stand Up in the Box - Headliner to be Announced

Get your funny bone in shape because it's time to laugh. 

Brought to you by Tony Vicich and ComedySchools.com

Beer & Wine will be available for purchase courtesy of TheGathering Restaurant & Bar.

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Stand Up in the Box - Headliner to be Announced

Get your funny bone in shape because it's time to laugh. 

Brought to you by Tony Vicich and ComedySchools.com

Beer & Wine will be available for purchase courtesy of TheGathering Restaurant & Bar.

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The Jungle Book

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Performance Dates:

May 1 - 3, 2020

Friday & Saturday @ 7pm

Sunday @ 2pm

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Battle Moose Improv

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. ... Sometimes improv is purely comedy-based, while other times it can be a mix of both comedy and drama, or just drama.

Come see our own Improv Troupes, Battle Moose Improv and The Unmanageables. 

They don't even know what will happen.

Tickets

Stand Up in the Box - Headliner to be Announced

Get your funny bone in shape because it's time to laugh. 

Brought to you by Tony Vicich and ComedySchools.com

Beer & Wine will be available for purchase courtesy of TheGathering Restaurant & Bar.

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