The Ritz Theatre Announces New 2021-22 Season!

Marisa Stephens July 21, 2021

The Ritz Theatre Announces New 2021-22 Season

After a brief pause in performances due to COVID-19, The Ritz Theatre is proud to announce another outstanding season of events for 2021-22.  Since not being able to host events since spring of 2020, The Ritz Theatre is excited to welcome guests back for music, comedy, magic, community theatre, and family entertainment.  See below for the full line up of shows that will be sure to steal the stage.  Season subscription sales begin August 2nd and single event tickets begin August 30th.  Tickets can be purchased and more information can be found on their website at ritztheatre.org

Spring 2020 Covid Carry-Over Performances

Trace Adkins 

NEW DATE:  Friday, October 8th, 2021 | 7:30pm

A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery and always memorable live performances, GRAMMY nominations, CMT and ACM awards and nearly 200 million plays on YouTube. Hell, even a slew of movie and TV roles have come the Grand Ole Opry member’s way. Working with some of Nashville’s most respected songwriters, Adkins continues to find ways to connect with his fans through music while recording what he describes as autobiographical songs throughout his career. Hits include “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.” | Sponsored by Roppe Corporation & Republic Lumber

 

Chicks with Hits

NEW DATE:  Friday, October 15th, 2021 | 7:30pm

Enjoy the rare opportunity of seeing three of the biggest female artists in country music on stage together performing an intimate night of acoustic music. And, with 36 top ten singles and over ten millions records sold between them, there’s a lot of material to pull from. Three guitars, three stars, singing together all night. It’s about to get real! | Sponsored by Blanchard Valley Health System

 

Herman's Hermits | Starring Peter Noone

NEW DATE:  Friday, November 12th, 2021 | 7:30pm

At the age of 15, Peter Noone achieved international fame as lead singer of the legendary ‘60s pop band, Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits included “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “Just a Little Bit Better,” “Wonderful World,” “There’s a Kind of Hush,” “A Must To Avoid,” “Listen People,” “The End of the World” and “Dandy.” Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over 60 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox’s “Entertainer of the Year. | Sponsored by Blanchard Valley Health System

 

REZA | Edge of Illusion

NEW DATE:  Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 | 7:30pm

REZA is recognized as one of today's most highly sought-after entertainers in the touring illusion industry, delivering innovative, engaging and spectacular performances worldwide. REZA infuses state of the art production elements, masterful comedic timing, and numerous interactive & inspirational moments, allowing the audience to experience the magic first hand. Perhaps REZA’s greatest secret is his uncanny ability to communicate his performance art on such a personal level. REZA is intriguing, engaging, and captivating. He isn't just a magician. He is an entertainer. | Sponsored by Ballreich Snack Food Company, LLC

 

 2021 - 2022 Ritz Theatre Season

Head Games | The Foreigner Tribute

Saturday, October 2, 2021  | 7:30 PM

Head Games is New York's original Foreigner tribute. With over ten years experience, they are a high-powered rock and roll band that embodies all the flash and glam of the ‘70s – ‘80s era that Foreigner was known for. With hits like "Cold As Ice," "Hot Blooded," "Feels Like the First Time," "Waiting For a Girl Like You" and their mega-hit "I Want to Know What Love Is,” Head Games performs all the Foreigner classics with the same authenticity that made the legendary band so successful. | Sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank

 

 

Jukebox Saturday Night

Saturday, October 23, 2021  | 7:30 PM

Jukebox Saturday Night is a music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The event captures the sounds of great melodies and lyrics performed by an energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists. Jukebox Saturday Night celebrates America’s Swing Era, performing the greatest hits by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Count Basie and more. Vocal selections will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell, Rosemary Clooney and other vocal idols. | Sponsored by Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital

 

The Texas Tenors 

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 7:30 PM

The Texas Tenors have amassed a huge fan base worldwide with over half a million followers on social media and more than 20 million views on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. With impressive live ticket sales tracked by PollStar, they are considered the most successful touring group in the history of America's Got Talent. The Texas Tenors appeared on the most recent season of NBC's national hit television show America's Got Talent: The Champions. After airing worldwide, their fan base grew even larger than before. As consummate professionals, these three friends with a simple All-American dream have proven their impact will be long lasting as their popularity continues to grow. | Sponsored by Republic Lumber

 

The Nutcracker | Chicago Festival Ballet

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Delight in the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as you never have before. Renowned dancer and choreographer, Kenneth von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet performs The Nutcracker with powerful jumps, endless turns and beautiful costumes and sets. Dancing mice, toy soldiers and twirling sugarplums are sure to add magic to your holiday season! | Sponsored by Old Fort Banking Company

 

Nobodies of Comedy

Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 7:30 PM

You've never heard of them…but hey, they've never heard of you either! Here's your chance to see the funniest up-and-coming comedians in America. We've hand-picked these comics from the best unknown talent from across the country and rolled them into one hilarious show. They may be a bunch of nobodies…but not for long! Don't miss this chance to see tomorrow's stars of comedy today. (Intended for mature audiences only) | Sponsored by Clouse Construction & Reineke Family Dealerships

 

The Frontmen of Country 

With Richie McDonald (Lonestar), Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) and Tim Rushlow (Little Texas)

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 7:30 PM

With their combined amazing vocal and instrumental talents, The Frontmen deliver a high energy show packed with fan-favorites from their three award-winning and critically-acclaimed bands.

Lonestar - “Amazed,” “My Front Porch Looking In” and “I’m Already There.”

Restless Heart - “Tell Me What You Dream,” “When She Cries” and “I’ll Still Be Loving You.”

Little Texas - “God Blessed Texas,” “Amy’s Back in Austin” and “What Might Have Been.”

Sponsored by Blanchard Valley Health System & Roppe Corporation

 

Winter Dance Party

Saturday, February 26, 2022  | 7:30 PM

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the ‘50s era: “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and many, many more. John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical Buddy...the Buddy Holly Story, performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens.

 

Kansas | The Point of No Return Tour

Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM

With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic of classic rock bands. Composing a catalogue that includes 16 studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), one quadruple-Platinum single “Carry On Wayward Son” and another triple-Platinum single “Dust in the Wind.” KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. | Sponsored by Blanchard Valley Health System

 

Thomas Pandolfi, Piano

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 7:30 PM

The young American pianist, Thomas Pandolfi, is an exciting virtuoso who is becoming more and more sought after by audiences. He has been showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Thomas is also considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.

 

Michael Bolton

Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world.  Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 25th year. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won two Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), six American Music Awards, three Emmy nominations and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With nine #1 singles, Michael has seen nine studio albums rank in the Top Ten, including his 28th CD, Songs of Cinema, a tribute to beloved songs from the world’s most iconic films. | Sponsored by National Machinery Foundation

 

Friday Night Live

Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 10 - 2021 | Jan. 21, Feb. 25, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, May 20 - 2022

Fridays | 7:30 PM

Looking for something to do on a Friday night? The National Theatre at The Ritz will host an eclectic selection of artists in an unplugged performance environment. Each Friday Night Live will feature two or three regional entertainers that may include a folk singer, a jazz musician, an aspiring singer/songwriter or some other style of artist who is passionate about the opportunity to showcase their talents. Join us for a glass of wine in this casual, intimate setting. | Sponsored by Tong’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing

 

Hollywood's Greatest Movies

Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 - 2021 | Jan. 12, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 13, May 11 - 2022 

Wednesdays | 2:00 PM

Before television, movie complexes and the internet - there were movie theatres. Grand movie palaces were built with great excess including elaborate interior design, conditioned air and the incredible ambiance that became an important part of the movie-going experience. Built in 1928 to capture the huge demand for "talkies," The Ritz Theatre became "the" place to see movies in Tiffin. Take a Wednesday afternoon to enjoy a nostalgic journey down memory lane. with the movies that played an integral role in the history of The Ritz.| Sponsored by Your Legacy Federal Credit Union

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