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Saturday, January 31

9:00 - 3:00 pm

Ocean Springs Arts and Antique Market

Join us on the grounds of The Mary C for a day of art, entertainment, and antiques.

Join us prior to the Ocean Springs Mardi Gras Parade where we will also be serving soup from The Beau Rivage, have photo opportunities with Carter Church Mardi Gras Costumes, inside children's lego activities, and more....

Vendors register for a space here...

$30 Members / $35 Non-Members


 

 


Thursday, February 12

7:30 pm

Songs You Love: Coast Big Band Valentines' Show

The Coast Big Band is a Mississippi Gulf Coast 20 plus piece big band orchestra whose music is a strong mix of big band dance music, pop tunes, soulful and hot vocals, Latin tunes, and jazz standards. 

You'll hear classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey.  The band now has added more contemporary songs from the 60's to the 90's.

In the tradition of great big bands, The Coast Big Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums with featured vocalists: David delk, Karen Abernathy, Jonathan Brannon, and Dannette Pilon.

*NEW - Student Rush Tickets! We will release 1/2 price student tickets one hour prior to show time to students providing a student id to the box office.

 

Reserved Seating

$12.50

 

Coast Big Band Season Package

(3 Shows for $30.00)

 

 




Thursday, February 19

7:00 pm

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

   


Saturday, February 21

2:30 pm

Transformation Theatre: The Bookcase Fable

A little girl named Nia has just added to her collection of books, The Little Swan. Little does she know that the introduction of a new story into her bookcase would cause such distress. The princesses are upset to find some competition with the alleged ugly duckling, resorting to bullying and isolating her. Discouraged and heartbroken, the Little Swan seeks reassurance from other characters as she loses confidence in herself and her story. Will any other characters come to Little Swan's rescue? Will Little Swan rediscover her self-confidence?

This production is the conclusion of the Transformation: Theatre class.

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

   


Saturday, February 21, 2015

7:00 pm

Longshot Theatre Company

Mississippi Gulf Coast's very own improvisation troupe is coming to The Mary C! If you like shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway," you will love Longshot!

"Make it So" makes it's 2015 debut at the Mary C!  The crew of the USS Erebus will be performing their hilarious improvised Star Trek series just before the cast of Long Story Short entertains the crowd with some awesome short form improv comedy!

General Admission - $10.00

 

 

Make it So & Long Story Short at the Mary C!



Saturday, February 28

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

Youth Symphony's

2015 Gulf Coast 10th Annual

Solo and Ensemble Judging

FREE ADMISSION

   


Monday, March 9, 2015

7:00 pm

Vienna Boys' Choir

The Vienna Boys' Choir is a choir of long-standing tradition; it is one of the oldest boys' choirs not attached to a church or a college. It was the choir attached to the Austrian court; its roots go back to the 13th century, but records from the early phases are tenuous and scarce. In the late 15th century, the choir was part of the court music of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor, who moved the court from Innsbruck to Vienna and thus is credited with the foundation of the Chapel Imperial.

We are so honored to have this historic choir perform in our beautiful theater. Enjoy a night of classical music as performed by these highly talented youths.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $59 for adults & $35 for children (10 and under)


 



March 14 - 2:30 pm

Triple Threat Academy and The Mary C

Host

Seussical the Musical

Auditions

Auditions are open to ages 5 to 18.

Production dates are April 24 - 26 at The Mary C.

Selected cast members will also travel to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA in January to compete with children's theatre groups from around the world.

   

March 13, 14, 20, and 21 - 8:00 pm

March 15 and 22 - 2:00 pm

Broadway South Repertory Presents

RENT

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the TONY Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences.

 

Tickets - $25.00


 



Thursday, March 19

7:00 pm

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance

Present

Songs and Stories Radio Show

This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio.

Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.

GENERAL ADMISSION

FREE ADMISSION

 

   

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The Mary C and Musaic Productions

Present

Leah Rollins

in

"Woman With a Message"

A musical and motivational presentation addressing world concerns - Includes personnel stories that affect society as well as inspirational, jazz, and gospel music.

General Admission

$15.00 Adults

$10.00 Students and Seniors

 


 


Saturday, March 28 - 2:00 pm

William Carey University and The Mary C

Present

The Magic Flute

A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness.

General Admission

Adults $20.00

Military $10.00

Students $5.00

Children 10 and Under $5.00

 

 

 




Saturday, April 18

7:00 pm

Just Over The Rainbow presents

"Dearly Departed"

Not since STEEL MAGNOLIAS has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put "Mean and Surly" on the tombstone.

General Admission

$12.00

 

 

 

   


Friday, May 1, 2015

7:00 pm

Longshot Theatre Company

Mississippi Gulf Coast's very own improvisation troupe is coming to The Mary C! If you like shows like "Whose Line is It Anyway," you will love Longshot!

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting show!

General Admission - $10.00

 

   


Saturday, May 2 - 7:00 pm

and

Sunday, May 3 - 2:00 pm

William Carey University and The Mary C

Present

Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is an off-Broadway musical revue of a men's quartet - (much like the Ames Brothers, the Four Seasons, and the Everly Brothers, with a splash of Perry Como) that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s.

Personifying the clean-cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums' dreams of recording an album ended in death in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles' American debut onThe Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with the Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory.

General Admission

Adults $20.00

Military $10.00

Students $5.00

Children 10 and Under $5.00

 

   

Thursday, June 4

7:30 pm

Coast Big Band

The Coast Big Band is a Mississippi Gulf Coast 20 plus piece big band orchestra whose music is a strong mix of big band dance music, pop tunes, soulful and hot vocals, Latin tunes, and jazz standards. 

You'll hear classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey.  The band now has added more contemporary songs from the 60's to the 90's.

In the tradition of great big bands, The Coast Big Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums with vocalists. 

Reserved Seating

$12.50

 

Coast Big Band Season Package

(3 Shows for $30.00)


 



Saturday, July 11

6:00 pm

Hard Raq Bellydance Revue

Join us for an enchanted evening of bellydance! Bellydance is one of the oldest forms of dance and has been growing in popularity all over the world in recent years. In the Middle East, the dance is more commonly called, "Raqs Sharqi." It is believed that the dance first came to America in 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair. During that time, the Hollywood film industry sought to capitalize on the peaked interest in this new exotic dance form, and this contributed to the transformation of the dance from a folk dance that was passed on from generation to generation into a performance art. Local dancers, as well as traveling professionals, will be presenting various styles of traditional and fusion styles in this exciting show.

General Admission - $10.00

 

 



Saturday, October 17

8:00 pm

Yalla-ween Bellydance Showcase

International Bellydance Superstar, Moria Chappell, joins Hard Raq in this student and instructor showcase in which creative fusion of bellydance and various other dance forms will be presented.

Beginning her dance career in Atlanta, GA in 2001, with Awalim Dance Company, Moria moved to San Francisco in 2005 to study with The Suhalia Dance School, and was invited to join The Suhalia Dance Company and Bal Anat, from which she learned the extreme muscle control and isolation fundamental to her current style.

That same year she was invited to join The Bellydance Superstars and thus her world travels began. In 2007, Moria taught 30 workshops in over 8 different countries and, via The Bellydance Superstars, performed in more than 15 countries worldwide.

By 2008, Moria began traveling to Thailand and India to deepen her understanding of yoga, Thai, and Odissi dance.

Now, in 2014, Moria has taught and performed in virtually every major city in the world. She teaches in Washington, DC on a regular basis and continues her Odissi dance and spiritual studies by traveling to India annually and by studying with Dr. Ratna Roy.

General Admission - $20.00

 

 



Saturday, December 5 - 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 6 - 2:00 pm

The Bellydance Nutcracker Suite

A fresh twist on an old masterpiece... belly dancers from all over the southeast have joined together to present you with their version of this Christmas classic - world fusion style! Join our leading lady as she saves the Nutcracker Prince by courageously defeating the Rat Queen, after which she is taken to the land of the sweets to be entertained by dances from various cultural origins in gratitude for her bravery. Daring sword balancing acts, flowing silk veils, shimmering Isis wings, glamorous feather fans - this show has it all!

General Admission - $20.00

 

   

 

Tuesday, December 8

7:30 pm

Coast Big Band Holiday Show

The Coast Big Band is a Mississippi Gulf Coast 20 plus piece big band orchestra whose music is a strong mix of big band dance music, pop tunes, soulful and hot vocals, Latin tunes, and jazz standards. 

You'll hear classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Harry James and Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey.  The band now has added more contemporary songs from the 60's to the 90's.

In the tradition of great big bands, The Coast Big Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums with vocalists. 

Reserved Seating

$12.50

 

Coast Big Band Season Package

(3 Shows for $30.00)

 


 

THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORS OF OUR THEATER PROGRAMMING

 

 
 

 

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education    1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564    228.818.2878    228.818.2886 fax   info@themaryc.org