Strand Theatre: Weekly Newsletter 11/17/2023November 17, 2023Strand Performing Arts Center
Weekly NewsletterVolume 17 Number 45
Our 16th Season
...Building an Audience, One Seat at a Time.
Dear Strand Fan,Our holiday festivities start this weekend!...is full! You know what we are talking about...CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989). You can see this holiday classic this weekend at the Strand. We are showing Christmas Vacation on Friday and Saturday. If you can't make Friday we'll see you on Saturday. You can sit in the balcony and have fun as a family. The theater is "decked" out for the holidays! Tickets are available at the door. The movie starts at 7:30pm.Black Friday the tradition continues! ELF (2003) will be shown Friday November 24, the day after Thanksgiving. We have shown Elf for over a decade. It is a great time for the family. Come enjoy some Strand popcorn and sing along with Buddy! Tickets are available at the door. The movie starts at 7:30pm.DUSTIN KOESTER AND FRIENDS takes the stage on Saturday November 25. Dustin Koester is a drummer/percussionist based in Los Angeles, CA. As a pro “side man” musician, he has toured the world with many artists/productions, most notably Eric Burdon (lead singer of British Invasion pioneers The Animals), Emily Kinney (singer/songwriter/actress from The Walking Dead), and the national touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar (starring Ted Neeley).This homecoming rock show at The Strand, Dustin Koester & Friends brings world-class talent and a handful of stories to a sentimentally-charged small town stage. In the same building where Dustin grew up seeing movies, eating too much candy, and scoring his first kiss, you’ll hear him perform his favorites from his life so far, including songs from The Animals, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Jesus Christ Superstar and other favorites, as well as exclusive performances of original music by band members and notable Indianapolis music scene heavyweights Davey Allen (Eric Burdon & The Animals, Davey And The Midnights), J. Elliott (singer/songwriter, previously of Stereo Deluxe), and Geoff Zentz (longtime collaborator, previously of The Dead Weight).Dustin is a native of Shelbyville and graduate of Shelbyville High School. A passionate musician from a young age, Dustin flourished in the school music programs, getting involved in most of the bands and choir ensembles available. As a senior at SHS, he won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and earned scholarships to attend summer music camps. While attending Indiana University, he was a member of the Marching Hundred Drumline and also played the drum set at both mens and women’s basketball games. We look forward to Dustin's performance at the Strand. Tickets are available online, at the door, and at Shelbyville Paint. The performance starts at 7:30pm.***When you come to the Strand this holiday season, you will see a Lionel train set. This is done by our volunteer Bob Schlick. The engine is a 1939 Lionel Flyer that was his childhood train. Come see Bob and watch the trains...it is fun no matter your age!The women's restroom drain saga continues. This weekend we will again need a plumber. The issue is somewhere between Post Street (yes, we have a street behind the theater) and the front lobby. That is beyond what we can figure out. Let's hope it's a simple fix.The rest of the theater had been behaving. We are prepared for the cold weather, and looking forward to a robust end of our 2023 Season. We hope you can make it to one of our performances.Thank you for the support. We enjoy what we do and it is always more fun with you here. See you at the Strand!
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"Building an audience one seat at a time."
UPCOMING EVENTSHoliday FilmCHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)Friday November 17, 2023Saturday November 18, 20237:30pm $7
Holiday FilmELF (2003)
Compass InsuranceFriday November 24, 20237:30pm $7ConcertDUSTIN KOESTERand FRIENDSSaturday November 25, 20237:30pm $25-$45$10 Youth
Mainstreet ShelbyvilleHOLIDAY PARADE &MISTLETOE MARKET(Strand dark this night)Friday December 1, 20235pm - 8pm
Holiday FilmPOLAR EXPRESS (2004)Saturday December 2, 20237:30pm $7
Holiday ConcertHOLIDAY CLASSICSwith a TWIST!CIRCLE CITY SOUNDSunday December 3, 20233pm - $20$5 Youth
Holiday ConcertAN A CAPPELLA HOLIDAYONE VOICE INDYWednesday December 6, 20237:30pm - $15$5 Youth
Holiday ConcertROCKIN' COUNTRY
TERRY LEESaturday December 9, 20237:30pm - $25 - $35
Holiday ConcertCELTIC CHRISTMAS
Saturday December 16, 20237:30pm $25 - $35
"Building an audience, one seat at a time."