Feb 27 2015
Dear Strand Fan,
We had fun this weekend. Star Trek “Into Darkness” on Friday night started things off great. The movie looked and sounded good. Thank you to the one fan who saw all four movies! If you are a Star Trek fan, the Strand was the place to be.
Saturday night Kit Haymond performed with his band Pressed In Black. The opening act was one of Kit’s students Morgan Fields. Morgan did a fine job. It isn’t easy getting on the Strand’s stage and singing with stage lights in your eyes and the audience in the darkness. Everyone has to start somewhere and we are happy that Morgan got her start with us. We look forward to hearing her talent again at the Strand.
Kit was another young artist that started at the Strand. It is amazing what 7 years can do! Kit has developed into a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist. His entire show was original music. He has a very bright sound. His lyrics speak to both broad and focused topics. It was especially fun to hear the influence of such greats as Lennon and McCartney come out in Kit’s music. It was a fantastic show!
Sunday we welcomed the 65th Street Klemzer Band to the Strand’s stage. This group is from the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. It’s members are made up of congregants from many walks of life. (One trumpet player happens to also do a few things for the Strand) This band was also joined by three professional klezmer musicians. Steven Greenman, violin and Kurt & Annette Bjorling. The three played with the band and did two short sets as a trio. Their instrumentation included violin, harp, tsimble and clarinet. Everyone in attendance got a healthy amount of traditional Jewish music. The only thing missing was some dancing!
The Strand did well in the bitter cold. We had performances every night and things worked great…until Sunday. It seems as a leak developed on our roof from the melting snow. Strand building maven Bob S. reminded us this was not the first appearance of that leak. We had it with the same circumstances about 6 years ago. OK Bob, we forgot….but he didn’t. It just so happens we have all the rubber roofing and cement ready to fix the problem. As soon as things thaw, up we will go onto the roof to get that fixed. If anyone has experience with rubber roofing, Bob has asked for some help. We don’t do this every day, and we’re trying to do it right without mistakes. Give us a call or email if you have the experience and are willing to help.
The cold also causes a bit of havoc with our schedule. On Wednesday we has the SHS Mr. Shelbyville talent competition planned. The Saturday night SHS boys basketball game was cancelled due to snow. The rescheduled game is (you guessed it) Wednesday. Mr. Shelbyville has been rescheduled to Wednesday March 18th. This gives the contestants extra time to prepare, something the audience will always appreciate.
Last week we talked about our balcony bathrooms. We were silly when we said they would be done by Michael Malone’s show. Friday Runnebohm Construction came through and installed the bathroom partitions right on schedule. Unfortunately, we forgot about the locks, closers, trim finishing, alarm strobes, exhaust fans, lighting trims, final painting, and a few other “details.” We might be done, but then again it might just take a little more time. We love having all volunteers, it makes even the simple stuff exciting!
This Friday is the return of our Friday Night Frights series. Strand volunteer Branden Y. has worked hard to bring a different variety of movies for 2015. The double feature starts at 7:30pm and all tickets are $5.00.
Michael Malone returns to the Strand Saturday February 28th. He is funny! Tickets are still available. Please come out and support top flight comedy at the Strand. You will be glad you did!
Thank you for your support. The Strand is unique, although many of us don’t realize that. From the 23rd Century outer space to 19th century Eastern European Music all in one week. Maybe we are a bit out there. Don’t forget your tickets to Michael Malone! See you at the Strand!
Friday Night Frights
MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH (2013)
February 27, 2015
February 28, 2015
$20 Advance / $25 Door
Bar Services By: 18 on the Square
Shelby County Players
NO BODY LIKE JIMMY
by Burton Baumgarner
March 6, 2015 7:30pm Friday
March 7, 2015 7:30pm Saturday
March 8, 2015 2:00pm Sunday
March 12, 2015 7:30pm Thursday
March 13, 2015 7:30pm Friday
March 14, 2015 7:30pm Saturday
March 15, 2015 2:00pm Sunday