Director Andrew Knode will be joined by his “Entertainment Pix” co-host Gary Kiser in introducing the Variety Show’s performers to the excitement and challenge of a live TV production. This will be the first live show for the TV production company that broadcasts regularly on local cable channels. Audience members also can look forward to a new experience as they watch the TV style of the event. The production will be staged for the Medina County Arts Council’s 2015 fall fundraiser, titled“The Medina County Variety Show,” on Sunday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Haddad Theater, in Broadway Hall in Medina.
Tickets for the Variety Show are being sold at Buehler’s stores in Brunswick, Wadsworth, and Medina, and at The Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Medina Square. They can also be purchased on line www.medinacountyartscouncil.org. In addition, tickets may be purchased for a special 2 p.m. show on the same day. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students 12 and under. Committee members and Arts Council trustees want to make the Showcase available to many, so ticket prices are kept in an affordable range. According to a committee spokesperson, “In response to the growth of Medina County, the organization’s board of trustees recognizes the need to provide funds for grants that encourage and support growing and needed local arts activities, and our committee appreciates the work to help us by the local TV staff led by Knode and Kiser.“
Extra support for the event comes from local businesses and individuals through program ads, patron contributions, and in-kind donations. Money raised will go toward the current efforts of the Council to increase funding for grants to county non-profit arts organizations, schools, and special arts activities in the county.
Experienced and popular performers will include: Jim Gill, James and Heather Kovach, the Medina Centre for Dance Art, Denny Miller and others. The script has been written by Kiser and Knode based on a story by Karl Kiser and Martin Carlton. The Stage Manager and Assistant Director is John Haller.
The production is promoted by the Arts Council’s fundraiser Steering Committee: Linda Ingram, Committee Chair; Cindy Allman, Marketing Chair; and Roger Smalley, Ticket Chair. Working with the staff and crew as House Managers are trustees Susan Ungham and Pat Chaloupek.
The theater stage is in the County Administration Building at 144 N. Broadway in Medina, with free parking in the lot behind the building where the entrance to the auditorium is located. For additional information go to http://www.medinacountyartscouncil.org/ or call 330-722-5502 during business hours. Seating is limited, so the early purchase of tickets is advisable.
Press release submitted by:
Nancy Sprowls, 330-725-6443
Linda Ingram, 330-388-0693