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Sheridan Stage is THE comprehensive source for
Sheridan-area performing arts events!

At the Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild, our mission is to produce and promote community-based performing arts. We envisioned a web-based resource that would provide the community with an up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all things performing arts. Sheridan Stage provides a portal for local artists to post information about upcoming performing arts events, including theater, music, dance, comedy, and improv productions.

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Sheridan Civic Theatre Guild proudly presents our 2017-2018 season lineup.

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Apr
20
Fri
Rachel Bergman, flute @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This Sheridan College faculty recital is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Dr. Rachel Bergman is Director of Arts Outreach and Academic Support at Sheridan College. She teaches flute and music theory and founded and directs the Sheridan College Flute Choir. She is a member of the Assisi Music Festival (Italy) and has been on the faculty of the Skidmore Summer Flute Institute since its inception in 1994. An advocate of new music, she has premiered a number of new chamber works, most recently at the College Music Society National Conference, where she also presented a lecture-recital on Leonard Bernstein’s Halil. Her principal flute teachers include Judy Mendenhall, Jan Vinci, Paula Robison, and Ransom Wilson.

Dr. Bergman earned her PhD in music theory from Yale University under the direction of Allen Forte and completed her undergraduate degree in Music and Mathematics at Skidmore College, where she was the recipient of a Filene Music Scholarship.

Apr
21
Sat
Prism ’18 featuring M.E.A.T. @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Prism ’18 featuring M.E.A.T.
April 21 at 2:00 pm

Join us for the PRISM Concert – a unique, seamless, multisensory experience where the emphasis is placed on listening more than watching.

Prism ’18 features M.E.A.T. (Music Ensemble of Audio Technology)

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

J Shogren Shanghai’d @ Mars Theater
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

J SHOGREN SHANGHAI’D

SATURDAY, APRIL, 21, 7:30PM

EVENT TO BE HELD IN THE MARS THEATER

J Shogren Shanghai’d from Centennial WY (pop 100, 4 bars) have a singular vision of what they are doing musically—Roots & folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter.

Growing up in Northern Minnesota, Shogren’s backstory is kinda wild…musician trapper economist janitor who worked for the King of Sweden and President Clinton…and writes songs about Salvation and Lutefisk.

Shogren calls their music “catawampus american music”. He shows up with a lived-in rasp of a voice, acoustic guitars, a mandolin and a batch of his own songs and some well-traveled numbers by cohorts from another time. Shogren has released numerous albums over the last decade, played all over the Rocky Mtn region & Europe, and International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Shogren played the Lincoln Center in NYC and the Kennedy Center in Wash DC (with Max Hatt & Edda Glass), as part of the NewSong Music Series.

“Brilliant storyteller from Wyoming. Hard Boiled, sometimes dark humorous stories delivered with a voice that clearly have lived through them.” Lennart Persson (SWE) Rootsy

“J Shogren is an intellectual dealing in pop music. He’s funny, but the jokes are wry and subtle, drawn from a wide range of high and low cultural references….Like traditional music itself, Shogren’s songs occupy their own other world.” J Clark (US) Rambles

“Increasingly so, those artists who stand out among the many entrants each year to the NewSong Competition possess not only great skill as songwriters and performers, but who do so in a way that’s uniquely their own. J Shogren is no exception. His songwriting is endearingly eclectic. And he delivers his songs with a confidence and enthusiasm characteristic of all the great ones who truly understand their craft.” Gar Ragland, Producer & Director, NewSong Music

“Shogren’s style is definitely singular. Whether solo, duo or with a larger ensemble, Shogren is like the distant, Wyoming-born

Adult/Senior/Military $14.50 ♦ Student $10

The Bitter Creek Band @ Occidental Hotel
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bittercreek Band
Every Saturday Night at 7 PM
(Preceded by Open Mic at 5:45 PM)

Apr
24
Tue
Bluegrass Old Timey Jam Performance @ Luminous Brewhouse
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s bluegrass time, with local musicians playing some of the oldies … your favorites. Some old fiddle tunes and maybe a little bit of country too. Free and open to the public. $2 burgers also available. For more information, call Bill Bradshaw at (307) 751-1852 or the Senior Center at (307) 672-2240.

Apr
26
Thu
Ben Markley with SC Jazz @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3.30p – 5.00p: Open Masterclass/Rehearsal with Dr. Ben Markley (Director of Jazz Studies, UW) and SC Jazz Ensembles
All high school and community musicians are welcome and encouraged to attend the masterclass. For more information, contact Dr. Eric Richards.

7.00p: Ben Markley in concert with the SC Jazz Ensembles

Both events FREE and OPEN to the public. Part of Sheridan’s Celebrate the Arts.

Ben Markley, a jazz pianist, has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock. Markley’s latest recording project is Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records). Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton’s most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as ‘Hindsight,’ ‘Bolivia,’ and ‘Holy Land,’ Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2017 by DownBeat magazine. He is currently head of the UW jazz department.

Thursday Night Jam Sessions @ Occidental Hotel
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday Night Bluegrass Jam Sessions
Live Music and Entertainment at the Occidental Saloon

Starting at about 6:30 PM every Thursday evening, a group of local musicians gather in the Occidental Saloon and wow their audience with some of the best Bluegrass, Western and Folk music in the land. The event started with a very humble beginning and has now grown into a hugely popular local event. Not only does the Jam Session showcase local talent, it is often a venue for other skilled musicians who may “just be passing through” and are welcomed to “sit in.” The Jam is always open to the public and there is never a cover charge.

Meet Our Hosts

David Stewart on guitar, seen in the center of the above photo, and Lynn Young on Violin, seen forefront in the photo below, host the weekly Thursday Night Jam Session at the Historic Occidental Saloon. Here is a little information about these two stellar musicians.

David Stewart is a singer/songwriter who has enjoyed his songs cut by many up and coming artists, along with veterans Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Eddy Raven, and Scott Hisey. David has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and has written about his adventures in his book, Heart and Sole, published by White-Bouke. David Writes and works from his home in Buffalo where he lives with his wife, Jackie.

Lynn Young is a musician extraordinaire who plays almost anything with strings. Lynn loves to sing and play old time fiddle music and claw hammer banjo. Lynn worked for the forest service for 38 years. Before, and since his retirement in 2004, he has played all over the world with the acclaimed “Fiddlin Foresters”. Thursday nights he plays at the Famous Occidental Hotel. He lives in Buffalo with his wife Shawn.

Thursday Night Jam Sessions
Every Thursday Night at 7 PM
The Famous Occidental Bluegrass Jam!

The Bittercreek Band
Every Saturday Night at 7 PM
(Preceded by Open Mic at 5:45 PM)

Apr
27
Fri
BJ Thomas @ WYO Theater
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

BJ THOMAS
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 7:30PM
CELEBRATE THE ARTS IN SHERIDAN!
THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five time Grammy and two time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, invites longtime fans and newcomers alike to his living room—or more accurately, The Living Room Sessions, his debut recording for Wrinkled Records featuring intimate acoustic re-imaginings of 12 of his most renowned songs.

Working with famed veteran country music producer Kyle Lehning (Randy Travis, George Strait, Willie Nelson) at Sound Stage Studio in Nashville and backed by a host of Music City’s finest sessions musicians, Thomas recorded many of these as duets with a perfectly fulfilled “wish list” of guest artists from different genres. These include pop great Richard Marx “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”, country legend Vince Gill (“I Just Can’t Help Believing”), bluesman Keb’ Mo’ (“Most of All”), Lyle Lovett (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”), rocker Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray (“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”) and producer/songwriter turned popular contemporary standards singer Steve Tyrell (“Rock and Roll Lullaby”).

Inviting Tyrell to the “living room” for a duet not only leads to some of the album’s most compelling vocal moments, but has rich historical implications that take both singers back to the beginnings of their careers—an era that included Tyrell managing Thomas and being the producer on Thomas’ original recording of “Rock and Roll Lullaby.”

Thomas also vibes on The Living Room Sessions with two lesser known powerhouses, labelmate and renowned Nashville touring and session singer) Etta Britt (“New Looks From An Old Lover”) and–consistent with his ongoing appeal to younger audiences as well as lifelong fans–20-year-old Broadway and soundtrack phenom Sara Niemetz, who joins Thomas on “Hooked on a Feeling.” The Living Room Sessions also includes four solo performances by Thomas that represent a several decade swing in his earlier career: the opening track “Don’t Worry Baby” (a Beach Boys classic first covered by the singer in 1977), “Eyes of a New York Woman” (1968) “Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love” (a #1 country hit in 1983) and “Everybody’s Out of Town” (1970).

One of the keys to making The Living Room Sessions—Thomas’ first recording since the 2009 Brazilian themed Once I Loved—as cozy and warmhearted as its title promises was not over-thinking the process in advance. Realizing that most of these classic tracks lent themselves perfectly to the “unplugged” setting, he trusted Lehning and the Nashville “cats” (Bryan Sutton on acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, gut string guitar and dobro, John Willis on electric, acoustic and gut string guitar and dobro, Viktor Krauss on upright bass and Steve Brewster on drums and percussion) to just trust their instincts and do their thing. While Thomas brings a fresh emotional urgency to each song, he mostly kept the arrangements simple and in line with the original, only varying the melody slightly on a select few—including “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and “Hooked On A Feeling.”

The surprise emergence of the Oscar winning “Raindrops” in a key scene in “Spider-Man 2” in 2004 underscored Thomas’ continued place as an identifiable cultural touchstone, and in recent years—as he continues to do 60-80 shows annually throughout the U.S. and tour internationally everywhere from Australia and Hong Kong (last year) to Paris (this coming March 2013—he has discovered through technology just how deep and loyal his fans’ commitment runs. A few years back, after an interview he did with an online DJ, the host put some music together for an one hour package that could be accessed online; Thomas had 3.5 million downloads in three days.

Many of Thomas’ signature hits (from “Raindrops” to “Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” and “Lonesome”) find him seeking some level of positivity to overcome the proverbial universal battle with loneliness. He extended this theme into his successful late 70s-early 80s foray into gospel music, which earned him the first four platinum albums in the genre’s history: Home Where I Belong, Happy Man, You Gave Me Love and Amazing Grace. Four of the singer’s Grammy Awards were earned from his work in gospel, in the category of “Best Gospel Other: Incl. Sacred, Religious or Inspirational Recording, Musical or Non-Musical.”

All seats $35

Apr
28
Sat
Recital: Mariela Shaker, violin @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘’Fled Syria And Found Refuge On The Stage.
Mariela Shaker is singular. A virtuoso’’….BuzzFeed

This concert is part of Celebrate the Arts.

Mariela Shaker, born 1990 in Aleppo, Syria, has performed and spoke at the White House, Brooking Institute, Pentagon Conference, United Nations, Arab American Institute, Georgetown and George Washington universities, Asfari and Saied foundations, Harvard University, Points of Light, International Rescue Committee, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Mariela has performed at the Kennedy Center in celebration of World Refugee Day which has been organized by UNHCR. Mariela has been named as a Champion of Change for World Refugee by president Obama and was honored at the White House. She has performed for members of the U.S. Legislature, Queen Rania of Jordan, and for the first Scottish Minister in Scotland at Beyond Borders International Festival.

Mariela has been profiled by the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Buzz Feed, Woman’s Day and many others. Mariela is trying to use her music to build bridges and promote peace and raise awareness for the plights of the Syrian people. Mariela is the peace ambassador of World Council of Arameans. What is remarkable about Mariela is that as a refugee, not only her music is heard, but her voice for refugees in need! Though her own family has no electricity and many times she is unable to have contact, she perseveres for this noble cause.

The Bitter Creek Band @ Occidental Hotel
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bittercreek Band
Every Saturday Night at 7 PM
(Preceded by Open Mic at 5:45 PM)