SALINA STIEFEL THEATRE–Here’s what’s happening!

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Check out the STIEFEL THEATRE TODAY!  Afresh Entertainment Magazine is proud to announce what’s happening at one of Salina’s landmarks in Kansas history.  The Stiefel Theatre presents some of the most wonderful events to bring friends and families together.

The staff of The Stiefel Theatre takes great pride in keeping this traditional landmark shining on with concerts, and other great theatre events.  Come to Salina KS and show your support for one of the magical moments in history by visiting the Stiefel Theatre today.  We are extremely proud of them all.

Thank you to the staff and management of The Stiefel Theatre.  You can also visit their wonderful website for more info:

151 S. Santa Fe

Po Box 1871

Salina, Kansas 67402-181


Classic Movies

Upcoming Events

Mont Alto Orchestra Narrates a Buster Keaton silent film “Camera Man” –
Thursday September 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the wonderful Buster Keaton silent film “Camera Man” narrated by the Mont Alto Orchestra.

The Black Crowes –
Tuesday, September 28th, 8:00 p.m.
$59, 52, 44
Throughout the 1990’s the Black Crowes were the one band who managed to stay in the present while rekindling the past.  Their riffs and hooks, guitar and keyboard interplay, vocal mannerisms and lyrical obsessions all originated in the classic rock of their youth. They have sold over 20 million albums and were hailed by Melody Maker as “The Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”. In 1990, the readers of Rolling Stone voted them ‘Best New American Band’. The tough love and attitude behind “Jealous Again” ” Hard to Handle,” “She Talks to Angels,” and “Remedy” have made them one of the biggest and most popular bands ever of classic rock.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway –
Friday, October 1st, 8:00 p.m.
$32, 25
Direct from New York an All-Star Broadway Concert that you won’t want to miss! Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway features five dazzling Broadway stars from such hit musicals as: Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors, and Man of La Mancha – performing the Broadway classics from the biggest shows that they starred in. It’s a scintillating tune-filled two hours of treasures from over 20 of Broadway’s biggest shows ever brought to life.

Guitar Masters Acoustic Tour – Eric Johnson, Andy McKee, & Peppino D’Agostino –
Wednesday, October 6th, 7:30 p.m.
$42, 35 (The $42 seats will be for Crown and Level 1 seating, $35 seats will be Level 2 seating)
Eric Johnson (who came to Salina recently with Experience Hendrix) is best known for his success in the instrumental rock format. Guitar Player magazine calls Johnson “One of the most respected guitarists on the planet.”
Andy McKee is considered one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar soloists. His dedicated online community has raised his YouTube video views in excess of 78 million plays and at one point he held the #1, #2 and #3 positions for Top-Rated Videos of All Time on YouTube.  McKee’s live shows are a true testament to his art of stringsmanship and engaging repartee.
Peppino D’Agostino is a Renaissance man. This is not just because he was born in Italy. Everything about the longtime California resident and his art — virtuoso acoustic guitarist, composer, singer, teacher and all-around entertainer — is rooted in his heritage.

Thursday, October 7th, 7:30 p.m.
$62, 53, 42
There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend, someone who cares deeply about you and the quality of your life…and who will always offer a hand when you need it.
“I don’t think there’s anything we have to do daily in our walk that’s more important than how we deal with each other,” Williams confesses. “To me, it’s everything. So when you’re looking for songs, if they can express that, then you’ve found something special.”
Without a doubt Williams, whose hits with the likes of Good Ole Boys Like Me, I Believe In You, Love Is On A Roll, Amanda and Tulsa Time, have always had a knack for finding songs that speak directly to people’s hearts.

Salina Symphony All Things Russia –
Sunday October 10th, 4:00 p.m.
The Salina Symphony’s 55th season opener will feature music by three masterful Russian composers. The orchestra will present works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich as well as the magnificent Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2010 King Award for Young Artists National Music Competition.

Straight No Chaser –
Thursday, October 21st, 8:00 p.m.
$54, 47, 38
Originally formed a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon – with a huge fanbase, millions of viewers on YouTube… and a contract with Atlantic Records. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Theatreworks USA) –
Friday, October 29th, 7:oo p.m.
$8 for adults and children
This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This strange and wondrous place is ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch, who makes the winter last year round. Although they seem unlikely saviors, the children fulfill an ancient prophecy by defeating the witch, thus restoring sunshine and peace to the spell-bound Narnia and returning the great Lion King Aslan to his throne.
Presented by the MCCUNE and Middlekauff Foundations.

Merle Haggard –
Thursday, November 11th, 7:30 p.m.
The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole. If the question were asked, “Who forged the genre that is known today as ‘modern country music’?,” Only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard. Merle wasn’t in the delivery room on the morning country music was born; it simply seems like he was. And you won’t hear anybody refer to him as the father of country music. But many will swear he’s at least its godfather.

Salina Symphony Opera – Hansel & Gretel –
Friday November 12th, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday November 13th, 7:00 p.m.
Joint Collaboration with Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina Symphony Youth Symphony Celebration –
Sunday November 14th, 7:00 p.m.

Brian Regan –
Sunday December 5th 7:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday the 24th of Sept. at 10am
Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Releasing two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials and DVD’s in as many years – 2008’s “The Epitome of Hyperbole,” and 2007’s “Brian Regan Standing Up” – Brian has set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow. Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues into 2009. It is the quality of his material, relateable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. With his first appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and recently made his 20th appearance. He also includes regular visits to “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” on his schedule. Brian sold-out the Stiefel Theatre two years ago.

MercyMe –
Friday, December 17th 8:00 p.m.
MercyMe is an American contemporary Christian band. The group first gained mainstream recognition with the crossover single, “I Can Only Imagine” which elevated their debut album, Almost There, to becoming certified double platinum. Since then, the group has released five additional studio albums, three of which have been certified gold, and a greatest hits album. MercyMe has won numerous Dove Awards and has had various Grammy Award nominations. In 2009, Billboard magazine named MercyMe the Christian songs artist of the decade for the 2000s. Their song “Word of God Speak” was named the Christian song of the decade and they also were named the Christian Adult Contemporary Songs Artist of the Decade. They had 22 number one songs as of the end of 2009, and six of their songs ranked in the top 50 songs of the decade.

Salina Symphony Christmas Festival –
Saturday December 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday December 19th, 4:00 p.m.
Sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit, the Symphony’s annual Christmas Festival will feature song and dance from members of the Salina Chorale, Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale, Children’s Holiday Chorus and Peggy Simms’ Center for Theatre Arts Dancers. Fun for the whole family!

Turtle Island Quartet –
Saturday, January 15th 2011, 7:30 p.m.
$35, 23, 15
A San Francisco Bay Area based jazz string quartet formed in 1985 and still actively touring worldwide. They were the first string quartet to achieve artistic and commercial success integrating jazz improvisation, jazz rhythms and comping using extended techniques. Their extensive repertoire consists primarily of compositions and arrangements by quartet members that highlight their versatility.  They will celebrate their 25th anniversary by recording a Jimi-Hendrix-inspired album titled “Have You Ever Been…”  and plan to play selections from this album at the Stiefel show.

Salina Symphony Coming Home –
Sunday January 30th, 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome home the sons of Salina music legend and Symphony founder, Eric Stein. Edmund and Rudolph Stein will perform Brahms’ Double Concerto for violin and cello. The concert will also feature the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, a medley of the endearing themes from the box office phenomenon, composed by John Williams.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo –
Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 8:00 p.m.
$65, 47, 28
A fundraiser for the Salina Community Theatre and the Stiefel Theatre. All tickets at $65 include a reception after the show with several Ladysmith Black Mambazo artists w/ food & drinks. Location TBA
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – from South Africa sings in the vocal style of isicathamiya and mbube. They rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his album, Graceland and have won multiple awards, including three Grammy Awards. They were formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960 and became one of South Africa’s most prolific recording artists, with their releases receiving gold and platinum disc honours. The group has now become a mobile academy, teaching people about South Africa and its culture.

Bill Engvall (two shows) –
Saturday, February 19th 2011, 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
$52, reserved
Bill Engvall is one of the top and most requested comedians working today. Bill has been chosen as host of the new ABC’s “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” reality show. He also stars in and executive produces the sitcom entitled “The Bill Engvall Show.” The show centers on Bill as the father at the core of a family comedy. Bill also hosts one of the top rated shows on CMT, Country Fried Home Videos. This show finds real videos from real people showing what real Americans do bringing the wit and wisdom to television that only the heartland can offer.
7:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

Salina Symphony Vienna Prelude –
Sunday March 13th, 4:00 p.m.
The Symphony will treat the audience to Viennese music with the Die Fledermaus Overture by Johan Strauss along with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano featuring the Faculty Piano Trio from Fort Hays State University.

Arlo Guthrie –
Thursday, March 17th 2011, 7:30 p.m.
$55, 43, 30
Arlo Guthrie is the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer / writer / philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company. Arlo’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant”, whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster a new commitment among the ’60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Arlo went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of “Alice’s Restaurant.

Salina Symphony Youth Symphony Extravaganza –
Sunday April 3rd, 7:00 p.m.

Shemekia Copeland –
Saturday, April 16th 2011, 8:00 p.m.
$35, 15
At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland’s shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear.

Salina Symphony Tribute to Musical Theatre –
Sunday May 1st, 4:00 p.m.
The season finale will trace the history of musical theatre through the centuries.  Vocalists Teri Johnson and Patrick Greene will return to their hometown of Salina to perform love songs from Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of Penzance and The Magic Flute.

Wichita Grand Opera “Daughter of the Regiment” –
Thursday, May 5th 2011, 8:00 p.m.
$85, 55 38 (a reception is included with the $85 ticket)
The Stiefel will roll out the red carpet and for the first time bring the amazing Wichita Grand Opera to Salina.  Formal dress is encouraged.
Conducting this production will be Maestro Martin Mazik   As principal conductor of the Slovakian National Opera in Bratislava, Maestro Mázik conducts more than 100 performances per season, including the operas La Traviata, Carmen, Don Giovanni, and The Elixir of Love. In addition, he has appeared with major opera companies and orchestras in Europe, Japan and The United States. Starring will be internationally renowned and acclaimed tenor Otokar Klein. Slovak-Hungarian tenor Otokar Klein has sung at major opera houses throughout Europe.

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