Music, Film, and Theatre schedule

Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 pm

Jim Cooper and Mallet Madness
$10 general admission; children 12 and under free

Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper and Mallet Madness will present a tribute to the great jazz vibraphonists at the Box Factory for the Arts, on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 pm.

Jim will perform on vibes, marimba and bells. Joining him on stage will be Ivan Akanssima on piano and guitar; Tim King, bass; and Chuck Hartzell on drums and percussion. The evening's special guest will be Lake Michigan College music director John Owens also on drums. They will perform music of some of the jazz greats including Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton and others.

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Saturday, May 28 - NO CONCERT

Enjoy Memorial weekend


Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 pm

The Box Factory Theatre Company presents
"The Breakfast Club"
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

The Breakfast Club cast

Thirty one years after “The Breakfast Club” hit the big screen, members of the Box Factory Theatre Company are getting ready to bring the classic 80's story to the stage.

The iconic film features five teenagers with seemingly nothing in common and, for different reasons, end up in detention together on a Saturday morning. After being "forced" to spend the day together, they discover they do have something in common: each other.

The updated version of the story will be performed in what director Carole Catherine calls “theatre all-around”, where the audience will feel as if they are sitting in the library of Shermer High School. The action surrounds the audience as students move through the school, down halls and to the library, at times being chased by Assistant Principal Vernon.

“It is amazing how iconic this piece is. Everyone has their favorite lines. The actors have been very successful at making each part their own, so don’t expect a retread of the film,” says Catherine. With four Lakeshore students and one St. Joseph High School student in the cast, the process has been a bit like that unforgettable Saturday morning, with the group getting to know each other and overcoming stereotypes.

The Breakfast Club is known as the "quintessential 1980's film". Empire Magazine ranked it as one of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, it made The New York Times’ Best 1000 Movies Ever list, and Entertainment Weekly ranked the film No. 1 in the 50 Best High School Movies of all time.

The cast includes Max Beltz as Andrew, McKenna Coske as Claire, Hannah Kessler as Allison, Jaxson Lybbert as Brian, Ricky Wallsten as Bender, Gregg Rizzo as Richard Vernon and Mark Globensky as Carl.

The story was written by John Hughes and adapted for the stage by Shari Gray and Jeffrey Dingler, directed by Carole Catherine. Performances will be 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 2, 3 and 4 at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph. Ticket prices: $10 in advance ($15 at the door) .

Advisory: Due to graphic content (language and sexual references), this program may be best suited for mature audiences. ​

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Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 pm

Men of Riversong Music Society
$10 general admission; children 12 and under free

Men of Riversong

On Saturday, June 11th, 7:30 pm, the Men of Riversong will return to the Box Factory for the Arts. Audiences have responded with great enthusiasm to previous Men of Riversong concerts. This one promises to be another evening to remember.

The ensemble will include Thom Brown, Steve Brundage, Larry Feldman, Joe Foster, Tom Meldrim, and Gary Tope. Performing individually and together, these talented musicians will present a warm and inviting evening of traditional and contemporary folk music. There will be joyful songs, humorous songs, poignant songs, topical songs, and inspirational songs. Vocal harmonies will fill the air. Musical accompaniment will include guitar, banjo, mandolin, concertina, and bass.

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Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm

Rusty Nails
$10 general admission; children 12 and under free

Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm

Lake Effect Jazz Big Band
$10 general admission; children 12 and under free



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