FLOC is now accepting Scholarship Applications!

2015 scholarship recital invite flyer legal.aiDo you know a Hancock County High School Senior who sings, dances or plays an instrument?  If so, please let them know about the $1,000 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship!

FLOC is now accepting applications for the 2015 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship, open to all graduating High School Seniors planning to advance their study of a performing art (dance, vocal or instrumental music) at an accredited college or university.

Current seniors who are interested in competing for the award are invited to apply for adjudication by completing an online Performance Application found here. All Performance Applications and Teacher Recommendations are due no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.

The Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship is not limited to those who plan to major in a performing art. The competition is open to students who will be participating in a performing art in some capacity, such as a member of a vocal ensemble, concert band, dance studio, or taking private lessons in their chosen performing art. Criteria for selection include consideration of performing art accomplishments and ability, future promise, a desire to pursue their performing art at the collegiate level, as well as consideration of a recommendation by a teacher, tutor or director.

Competing students must perform two short selections (selections to be a combined length of 5-10 minutes) of contrasting styles and provide their own accompaniment if necessary. Performers will be randomly placed on a performance list and will perform their selections in a recital setting to be held on April 12, 2015, with a public audience and adjudication panel. The winner of the scholarship will be presented with their award at the conclusion of the recital.

Many Thanks!

Plaid PhotoWe had an amazing time this past weekend performing Forever Plaid for three very appreciative audiences.  If you were one of the folks that laughed along with us, thanks for spending a few hours of your day with us – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Whenever we come to the end of an exhilarating show, its amazing to look back and see just how many people gave of their time and talents to make it happen.  There were many, many people and organizations that made Forever Plaid a reality – to you we say a very hearty thank you!  We truly could not have done it without the help of the following folks:

The Arts Partnership & Peggy Grandbois, Craig VanRenterghem, Sarah Foltz and Zach Huber
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
The Fort Findlay Playhouse & Julie Lane, Samantha Henry and Elizabeth Opperman
Youth Orchestra
Findlay High School
Kenton City Schools
Findlay First Edition & Kevin Manley
Alexandria’s & Toni Lee
Bright Bows & Kimberly Bright

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t thank those that did almost all of their work behind the scenes and didn’t get to stand in the spotlight – thanks to Zach Thomas, Becky Burrier, Jenn Denike, Mike Denike, Heidi Croy, JD Smith, Jean Daniel, Nathan Stockton & Jeff Dean – we truly could not have done it without you.

Finally, to those folks that put their talents on display for us all to see – thanks for your hard work, dedication and for three spectacular performances.  Harry & Celia Stockton, you did a simply wonderful job of putting together a show of this magnitude in fewer than 30 rehearsals. Abi Cullen, you were our rock back there, we’d play with you any day – and thanks for not leaving when you found you it was a pit of 2 – you really should have watched that YouTube video…  Seth Carey, Tyler Badertscher & David Marquart – you guys were a blast to work with!  Thanks for making rehearsals so fun, and for some truly marvelous performances.

Your last chance to see the Plaids…

Starts in 2 hours!  Join us this afternoon at the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main on the University of Findlay’s Campus!  Doors open at 1:30 PM, with the curtain at 2!

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students – we’ll see you there!

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Come join us for the last show at Alexandria’s!

FLOC Forever PlaidWe had a wonderful time last night – many thanks to our very appreciative audience!  If you weren’t able to make it last night, we hope you’ll join us this evening for our the last of our unique Alexandria’s performances.

Doors will open at 7 PM, dinner will be served from 7:30-8:30 PM, and the show will start at 8:30 PM.  We’ll have some tickets left at the door, so come on by!

Forever Plaid opens TONIGHT!

FLOC Forever Plaid FB photo 1Do you like funny hats & slap stick humor?  What about dudes dancing with plungers, or ones that shove stuff up their noses?  Sound too funny for you?  What if we told you there were heartfelt moments that will make you a little (or a lot) dewy-eyed?  Maybe you just enjoy lots – and lots – of singing or plaid…everything?  If you fit these descriptions then you’re in luck, because Forever Plaid opens TONIGHT!

Join us tonight and tomorrow at Alexandria’s in downtown Findlay (doors open at 7, dinner from 7:30-8:30, show starts at 8:30), or Sunday afternoon at 2 PM in the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main on U of F’s campus!

Tickets are available at the door for all showings.  Tickets for Alexandria’s are $20.00 each and include access to the cash bar.  Matinee tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

Parking for Alexandria’s is available in the parking garage just West of the building, and anywhere on street.  Doors for the dinner portion of Alexandria’s open at 7!

Do you like musical numbers…lots and lots of musical numbers?

FLOC Forever Plaid newspaper photo 1Then do we have a show for you!  We’ve been working tirelessly to present you with 24 – yes 24! – classic ’50s songs this weekend.

Among the many nostalgic musical numbers are “Three Coins in the Fountain”; “Undecided”; “Gotta Be This or That”; “Moments to Remember”; “Crazy ‘Bout Ya, Baby”; “No, Not Much”; “Sixteen Tons”; “Chain Gang”; “Perfidia”; “Cry”; “Heart and Soul”; “Lady of Spain”; “Scotland the Brave”; “Shangri-La”; “Rags to Riches”; and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”.  There’s quite literally something for everyone!

We hope you’ll join us this Friday and Saturday at Alexandria’s, or this Sunday at the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main on U of F’s campus – its gonna be a great show!

Miss out on the Forever Plaid dinner theater deadline?

forever plaid fb event bannerDon’t worry – you can still see your favorite Plaids this weekend!  Non-meal tickets are still available for all three shows in person at the Arts Partnership Box Office, via telephone at 419-422-4624 or at the door (while supplies last)!

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows at Alexandria’s without a meal are $20.00 – you’ll still be able to access the cash bar.

Tickets for the Sunday matinee at the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main on the University of Findlay campus are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

Make sure you get your tickets soon – you don’t want to miss this show!