From music to dance to live theater, you can find quality performances to entertain any audience at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater.
Here are some of the upcoming events happening at the MCL Grand.
KLB - Garden Secrets Class
Thursday, March 2
Keep Lewisville Beautiful will hold a Garden Secrets class, “Native and Adaptive Plants,” on Thursday, March 2, 6-8 p.m.
Please call to 972.538.5949 reserve your spot. RSVP is required required. This event is open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972.538.5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.
5th Annual MCL Grand Songwriting Workshop
Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines will be the guest instructors at the MCL Grand’s 5th annual Songwriting Workshop being held at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theatre on Saturday, March 11, starting at 9 a.m. Both Hendrix and Maines will share their expertise, knowledge and wisdom with those attendees.
Tickets are $50 per person and includes lunch and two tickets to Terri and Lloyd’s Black Box Songwriter Concert Series scheduled for Sunday, March 12. Participation is limited to 20. Tickets to the workshop are available online at mclgrand.tix.com.
Terri Hendrix has been making music around Texas for over 20 years. With 15 CDs on her resume and more awards than we have space to put them, Terri is one of the most sought after singer-songwriters around. Her approach to making music will help songwriters young and old learn how to make the most of their songwriting skills.
Lloyd Maines has been involved with thousands of recordings over the last forty years as both an A-list Steel player, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He brings an enormous amount of knowledge to the Grand to share with Terri at this workshop.
For more information and to receive pre-workshop information, contact Tim Phillips at email@example.com.
Anson Funderburgh is best known for a musical style that incorporates a powerful mix of Chicago and Texas blues. The guitar legend is an eight-time WC Handy Blues Award winner and best known for his collaborations with Sam Myers. Anson has recorded over a dozen albums, and spends much of his time on the road, touring not only in the United States, but also in Europe.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, $10 for children ages 12 and younger, and can be purchased online at MCLGrand.tix.com. Tickets also are available at the customer service window of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street.
Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.
Denton County Cinderella Pageant
The Denton County Cinderella Pageant will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles.
Cinderella is a “natural” scholarship pageant for females age 0 – 26 and is one of the largest and most prestigious programs of its kind. Cinderella is in its 40th year, and has given thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. Contestants will compete in several events which include photogenic, interview/baby playtime, partywear modeling, casual wear modeling, No experience or fancy clothing required to participate.
Participant early bird registration fee is $100 if paid in full by March 2, regular registration fee after March 2 is $125. Event day registration will start at 10 a.m. See registration form for more information on additional fees and discounts. Spectators ticket fees are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Black Box Songwriter Concert Series with Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
These two mainstays of Texas music bring their wealth of experience and talent to the MCL Grand to finish off a great weekend of music and learning. Terri has 15 CDs behind her and more to come, while Lloyd has produced thousands of albums and played his A-List Quality Steel on hundreds more! Together they make some of the finest music you’ll ever hear.
The Black Box Songwriter Series focuses on acoustic concerts by talented songwriters in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater. Tickets are $15 and are available at mclgrand.tix.com.
Texas AACTFest 2017
The TNT Annual Conference & Texas AACTFest 10 community theater groups from around the state as they compete in the Texas AACT Fest. Each theater company has 10 minutes to set up the stage, 60 minutes to present its performance, and 10 minutes to strike the set. Judges will assess all areas of their performance and rank the competitors to determine the national qualifiers.
Tickets are range from $15 to $120. Check out the Texas AACTFest page for more information, to see descriptions of the shows and purchase tickets.
Play Readers Club
Thursday, March 23
The club is open to actors and patrons. During each meeting participants will explore both new and classic scripts in a “book club” style approach. Participants can take a reader’s role or just listen.
The club is free to attend; donations welcome. Refreshments will be served. The suggested age for the club is 17 and over. Club hosted by Stephanie Riggs, Educational Director of Our Productions Theatre Co.
No Easy Way: a Staged Reading
The first staged reading of “No Easy Way” presented by Western Sunset Productions is scheduled for Friday, March 31, 8 p.m.
“No Easy Way” is a brand new play set to premier in the Western Sunset Productions 2017/2018 season.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved by calling 903.452.0977 or purchased at the door. Free refreshments will be provided after the show.
Director's Choice - LakeCities Ballet Theatre
LakeCities Ballet Theatre will present Director’s Choice on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.
Show times for both Friday and Saturday night is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at lakecitiesballet.org.
The ballet company will display its versatility in a program of classical and contemporary dance selected by Artistic Director, Kelly Lannin. The program featured work is Élégie from Tschaikovsky Suite #3 with Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Also featured on the program is an exciting La Esmeralda Suite staged and choreographed by resident choreographer and teacher, Deborah Weaver, formerly of La Scala Ballet. Special guest artist, Steven Loch (Pacific Northwest Ballet) will perform the exciting Flames of Paris pas de deux.
LakeCities Ballet Theatre is one of seven local groups receiving funding from a City of Lewisville grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.
photo credit: Scott Young Photography
DFW Play presents Fest O’ Theatre 2017
Fest O’ Theatre is the first Bengali drama festival in the Dallas metroplex and will featuring three well-acclaimed original plays from Boston, Houston and Dallas. Enjoy the theatrical artistry from three production groups - “Boro Holo Ja” by Off-Kendrik, “Hoimonti” by MIST and “Black Dots” by DFW Play.
Tickets are $15 general admission if purchased by Monday, April 10; $25 starting Tuesday, April 11 or at the door. Content is for audiences 12 and older.