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Black History: Celebrating the life of Dr. Edward Bouchet

160221 Black HistorySunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Free admission ~ donations accepted.

Join the historic Ariel Theatre in celebrating Black History Month and the life of Dr. Edward Bouchet (1852-1918).

Edward Alexander Bouchet was an African American physicist and educator. In 1874, he became one of the first African Americans to graduate from Yale College, and was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from any American university.  Dr. Bouchet was a principal and teacher at Lincoln High School in Gallipolis, Ohio from 1908 to 1913.

Music selections by The Ariel Children’s Chorus and Washington C.A.T.S. Choir with commentary by Elaine Armstrong.

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Drew Hastings: Farmageddon

160226 Drew Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.

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Join the Ariel Theatre in welcoming the most unlikely farmer and Mayor you’ve ever met, Drew Hastings.

As a Comedian, Drew Hastings has been a well-known standup for 20-plus years with television comedy specials, Tonight Show appearances, and a regular favorite on the National Bob & Tom Radio Show.

As a Farmer. A lifelong, loft living, city dweller, he left Los Angeles at age 50 to take up farming in rural Ohio
which he describes as “Farmageddon”.

As Mayor: he was just re-elected as Mayor of the small, rural City of Hillsboro, Ohio, where his politically incorrect candor would get most elected officials recalled, (they’ve tried twice) yet somehow he thrives.

Sponsored by WBYG 99.5FM, Big Country

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Giving Thanks

151129 ACC

Sunday, November 29, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Ariel Chamber Theatre

The Historic Ariel Theatre presents Giving Thanks a concert by The Ariel Children’s Chorus under the direction of Judith Cavendish.
Admission is free ~ donations accepted at the door.

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The Christmas Show! 2015

Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Christmas Show!

The Ohio Valley Symphony

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The Ohio Valley Symphony presents its most beloved holiday tradition, The Christmas Show! Order tickets early!

As part of the Ohio Valley Symphony’s mission to bring live, professional, orchestral music to the region and to instill a love of music — especially in children, the public is encouraged to attend OVS rehearsals for free at 7–10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 1–4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Ariel. Open rehearsals are a great way to grow familiar with symphonic music, and they offer a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at the preparation of an orchestral performance.

Single tickets to the Ohio Valley Symphony’s THE CHRISTMAS SHOW! cost $24, $22 (senior) and $12 (student). Tickets and more information are available at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre box office, 428 Second Ave., Gallipolis; by phone, (740) 446-2787 (ARTS); and through the Ariel website

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Ariel Merry Tubachristmas

Ariel's Tubachristmas

December 12, 2015
Concert starts at 2 pm!

MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS is celebrating its 42nd Anniversary (1974-2015). Created by Harvey Phillips, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2015 will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract participants aged 8 to over 90 years! The warm, rich organ-like sound of tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience!
Come and Listen 100% FREE!
TUBACHRISTMAS is 100% FREE for audience members who just want to come in to our hall and experience the event. It’s sure to be loads of fun, and will get you in the Christmas Spirit! Always the second Saturday in December at 2 pm.


Join in the Fun and PLAY ALONG!

Bring your Tuba, Baritone, Euphonium, or other big brass buddy and join in the fun at the Ariel Theatre! Participants pay  as little as $10 to participate, and there are lots of souvenirs and books available! Register at the door, or save time and complete the form below to Pre-Register!

Registration begins at 10:30am ~ Rehearsal begins at 11:00am

 Complete the form here!

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The Voices of Christmas

Voices of Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.

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Enjoy Christmas favorites and holiday standards featuring the Ariel Children’s Chorus, Dale Rawlins Singers, French Colony Chorus, Joyful Noise Quartet, and soloist Brian Griffin.

Tickets to this festive concert are $10.  Tickets and more information are available at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre box office, 428 Second Ave., Gallipolis; by phone, (740) 446-2787 (ARTS).



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26th Annual Brittany’s Prom Style Review

160117 26th-Prom Thumb 250 Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Brittany’s 26th Annual Prom Style Review

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Join the historic Ariel Theatre in welcoming Brittany’s Fashions and students from area high schools to the main stage.  The audience is in for a treat!

All proceeds of this spectacular event benefit the continuing restoration of the historic Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.  Brittany’s owner Kay Hardway is excited to again showcase teens from 8 area high schools modeling the new 2016 prom styles.


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Oboes on the Ohio

Coming this Fall!

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String into Spring! Janice Martin, violin, voice, piano

Janice martinSaturday, March 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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There is no performer quite like Janice Martin. She achieves virtuosity as a violinist, pianist, soprano and perhaps most impressively, boasts the title as the world’s only aerial violinist. Janice’s multi-dimensional artistry has disarmed classical, popular and jazz audiences alike while creating ardent fans who span a broad demographic. Renowned composers such as the LA Philharmonic composer-in-residence Steven Stuckey, Bob Goldstone and Charlie Barnett have written for Ms. Martin (who wrote “Concerto in Fourths” for her) prompting collaborations with such with Jazz artists such as Larry Willis and David Bixler. In 2009 she wowed millions of viewers on the popular NBC Series America’s Got Talent with her aerial violin and vocal performance, and her playing has been featured on television projects for the Discovery and History Channels as well on the big screen in the Miramax film “Paperclips.” She is a frequent guest performer with Cirque de la Symphonie, an “orchestrated aerial dance spectacular,” and is a headline act in Branson, MO.

Ms. Martin’s musical credentials include top prizes at both the Washington International Competition, the Young Artist International Competition, and the Career Award Grant by National Endowment for the Arts. For her accomplishments, The Stradivari Society awarded her the honorary use of the 1708 Burstein/Bagshawe Stradivarius Violin.

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2014-15 25th Anniversary Season Subscriptions

Join The Ohio Valley Symphony the Silver Anniversary Season featuring 5 exciting concerts in our home, Ariel-Dater Hall.  Call the box office today at 740-446-ARTS! Visit for more information!
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Vienna Masters, John O’Conor, piano

Irish pianist John O’Conor — called a true Poet of the Piano — will take away the chill of winter with the music of Mozart and Brahms. Order tickets online today!

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Simply Spring, Solomya Ivakhiv, violin

Usher in the Spring with the beautiful sounds of The Ohio Valley Symphony with violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv.  Order tickets online today!

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Tri-County Gospel Sing

Join the historic Ariel-Dater Hall in welcoming the Tri-County Gospel Sing, presented by Pastor Rick Barcus of the Addison Free Will Baptist Church. This concert is free to the public. A love offering will be collected. Doors open at 5 pm and the concert starts at 6 pm.

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Celebration of Black History

This free evening concert will feature local talent, both young and old, as well as readings by Glenn Miller and commentary by Elaine Armstrong.
Saturday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Free admission, appropriate for all ages.

Postponed due to inclement weather.


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The Ariel Chamber Theatre Series will welcome Ass3mbly on Sunday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Appropriate for all ages.

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Carl Michael, Magic & Illusion

The art of magic is making the impossible possible – Carl Michael is a performer who makes it happen. From childhood Carl Michael has immersed himself in the study and practice of magic and illusion.

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Shotgun Red Comedy Show

Join us in welcoming the SHOTGUN RED COMEDY SHOW to the historic Ariel-Dater Hall. This 4-piece country comedy show features your favorites from the Shotgun Red Variety Show seen weekly on RFDTV, including Miss Sheila, Shotgun Red, Steve Hall, with Jennifer Bruce and Roger Francis and impressions of over 30 artists! Advance tickets $12 and at the door the night of the show are $15.

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Maelzel Woodwind Quintet

Join us for this afternoon Ariel Chamber Theatre Series concert. The musicians will be performing with historic woodwind instruments.

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