Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series designed specifically for the residents of the
seven-county regional service area of Ohio State Marion and is intended to complement the other entertainment opportunities available in the area. This series features a variety of performance styles from Broadway to bluegrass, with an opportunity for the audience to meet with artists at a reception at the end of each evening. The mission of Five Nights on Campus is to provide exceptional and diverse cultural and educational opportunities and to encourage the community to be a part of campus life.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. All tickets are general seating.
An Evening with Mike Cross
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
With fourteen albums, hundreds of radio and television appearances, and thousands of concerts under his belt, Mike Cross continues to evolve and progress! With his guitar and fiddle, he has traveled coast-to-coast delighting audiences with 12-string bottleneck blues, fiery Irish jigs, and a wealth of his own music and stories filled with backwoods humor characteristic of a Mark Twain or Will Rogers. Whether he is appearing at Symphony Hall in Boston or at an outdoor music festival in Arkansas, people across the country look forward to seeing their favorite fiddling storyteller and sharing these special good times with friends and family.
"Xanadu, The Broadway Musical"
Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. & Friday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
The movie Xanadu, starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John, was transformed into a Broadway show in 2007 and ran for more than a year. The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, in the form of a beautiful girl named Kira, encounters a down-on-his-luck artist named Sonny Malone. When she helps him meet up with the rich Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, the two join together to create an artistic and business success, a unique club called “Xanadu.” Charming and poignant, this student-based production promises a delightfully tuneful evening.
Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Garnering rave reviews everywhere, Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from various areas of the world, as well as their own original compositions. With over 20 instruments on stage, the band is fueled by the twin fiddles of Elizabeth Blinkenstaff and Kara Markley, while driven by an explosive rhythm section consisting of Craig Markley and Sid Omasta, and featuring the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs. Kara’s highly acclaimed vocal stylings are showcased throughout each performance. Help us welcome back to campus one of the region’s most “in-demand” acts!!
On Stage: An Evening of Songs and Stories
Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Larissa Thurston Bateman is a Marion native whose career as a singer, dancer, and actress has led her around the world. She was a member of the Broadway Company of CATS and has appeared in episodes of Law & Order, All My Children, and The Conan O’Brien Show. Joining her will be NBC4 news anchor, Cabot Rea, whose real passion has always been music. He has performed principal roles with the Ohio Light Opera and Kenley Players and has made appearances throughout Ohio. Pianist and composer David Tolley will accompany. Since his breakthrough appearance on the Tonight Show, David has an impressive list of accolades including a performance at the White House.
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Bone Voyage Jazz Band, a Cincinnati- based jazz septet plays the music of the 20th century with the refreshing sound of two trombones plus trumpets, clarinet/sax, vibraphone, and rhythm. The band maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the tri-state area and is currently in residence at the Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro in Blue Ash, Ohio. Led by Marion native, Dave Haldeman, the band is known for its wide repertoire, ranging from Bourbon Street to Broadway, Traditional Dixieland Jazz to Swing, and Mainstream Jazz to Latin Jazz. Get ready for a musical trip down memory lane!
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or more information on
Five Nights contact Gary Iams at: (740) 725-6253 or e-mail: email@example.com
Marion campus faculty & staff: $8
Tickets are also available at the door the evening of each event.
Season Ticket Prices for 2012-2013
Scarlet & Gray Patron: $50
Corporate Membership: $200 (includes 6 season tickets)
Club/Civic Membership: $200 (includes 6 season tickets)
Marion Campus Employee: $28
Special thanks to our 2012-13 sponsors:
ClearChannel Marion; Frontier; Marion Community Credit Union; Marion General Hospital; Marion Industrial Center, Inc.; Marion Technical College; Morral Companies, LLC; Sims Bros., Inc.; The Herald; The Marion Star; Whirlpool Corporation; Wyandot, Inc.
Special thanks to our partners:
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Marion County and Buckeye Backers (Ohio State Marion's volunteer group)