Tony Danza

Tony Danza will perform at Marion's Palace Theatre on April 23.

MARION – The Palace Cultural Arts Association (PCAA) is pleased to announce the addition of more live acts to the Marion Palace Theatre’s Winter/Spring 2022 schedule of events.

Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” Tony Danza has also established himself as a song and dance man. Danza will bring his popular touring cabaret act, “Tony Danza: Standards & Stories,” to the Palace main stage on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tony combines timeless music with wit, storytelling, and the undeniable charm that has made him a beloved star of stage and screen around the world.

Along with his 4-piece band, Tony performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical “Honeymoon in Vegas” (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.

“Tony Danza: Standards & Stories” is sponsored by Jeff Richmond & Tina Fey Family Foundation. Tickets prices are $54, $47, $39, and $32.

On Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. the May Pavilion serves as an ambient setting for a classical concert performed by a chamber ensemble from the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by the musical experimentation and innovation of the baroque period, this Classical Baroque Recital will delight music aficionados of all ages. Sponsored by Ingrid & Dr. Al May. Tickets $15.

Ticket sale dates for Tony Danza and the Classical Baroque Recital are as follows: Palace Theatre PCAA Marquee Membership - Thursday, January 13; PCAA General Membership - Monday, January 17; Public - Thursday, January 20.

In addition to the shows mentioned above, the Palace will also host main stage events: “Back to the Eighties,” “The Church Basement Ladies,” “Clue on Stage,” and “BritBeat” along with Music & More in the May events Hey Mavis, Shovel City Improv, Thursday Trivia Nights, Dueling Pianos, and The GeezeCats. Event dates, show times, ticket prices, and synopsis are listed below.

Tickets may be ordered during box office hours by phone 740-383-2101, in person at 276 W Center Street, downtown Marion, or 24/7 online marionpalace.org. Fees apply for online purchases. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Tony Danza on tour

Tony Danza will perform at Marion's Palace Theatre on April 23.

Winter/Spring 2022 Main Stage Events

• “Back to the Eighties” - February 18, 19, & 20, 2022. - Directed by Emily Yaksic and performed by a cast of local youth, this parody stage production travels back in time to an era filled with 80s pop culture. Sponsored by Pillar Credit Union. $19 Adult; $12 Child age 12 & younger.

• The Church Basement Ladies – Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Your favorite unsung heroes of the church basement return to the Palace with the original installment of their hit musical comical series. With good, clean laughs and memorable characters, this show is heavenly fun for all. Sponsored by Union Bank. $28, $32, $37.

• “Clue On Stage” – Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2022. – Emily Yaksic directs this family friendly comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist. A local cast portrays the cult classic characters known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find a murderer. Sponsored by Premier Bank. $22.

• Tony Danza: Standards & Stories – Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Sponsored by Jeff Richmond & Tina Fey Family Foundation. Tickets $54, $47, $39, $32

• BritBeat – Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – With mop tops, retro costumes, vintage instruments and harmonizing vocals, the band performs all the Beatle’s hits from the sixties. The entire concert plays to the backdrop of immersive and captivating moving multimedia that intertwines with the moods and emotions of the Beatles’ iconic music catalog. Sponsored by Premier Bank. $20, $25, $30

Winter/Spring 2022 Music & More in the May Pavilion

• Thursday Trivia Nights - Designed to bring adults together through the thrill of play, every first, third, and fifth Thursday of the month, the May Pavilion will become an arena for an informal and fun battle of wits. These events are recommended for ages 21 & up. Doors open at 7pm. Donation in lieu of admission.

• Hey Mavis – Friday, January 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – This Cuyahoga Valley quartet connects with audiences across the globe who enjoy a soulful mix of original Appalachian Americana music. Sponsored by Ted Graham. $16.

• Shovel City Improv – Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. - Audience members help create the show by providing suggested phrases, while the team of hometown comedians incorporate the suggestions into the performance. The result? An unpredictable night of laughter and fun for all. Ages 16 and up. $15

• Dueling Pianos – Saturday, February 12 at 6 p.m. - Whether you’re in the mood for Journey or Lady Gaga – you say it, they play it. Howl’s entertainers go head to head singing and playing your favorite music requests from the classics to today’s hits. Sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Kit Fogle, CPFA Senior Financial Advisor. $25.

• Classical Baroque Recital – Saturday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. - Featuring performed by a chamber ensemble from the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by Ingrid & Dr. Al May. $15.

• The GeezeCats – Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. – This Cleveland, Ohio based band delivers a concert filled with harmony and hilarity featuring the classic songs of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Sponsored by Marion Logistics Services. $16.

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