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Ted Lewis Museum 40th Anniversary Festival
June 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Join the Ted Lewis Museum as we pay tribute to Circleville’s favorite son and one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Ted Lewis! Three days of exciting events including The Ted Lewis Orchestra Revue of 1952, 1902 Circleville Cadet Band Concert, Dr. Cooper’s Medicine Show, Kiddie Karnival, film screening, lecture and more!
The festival kicks off with a the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Ted Lewis Museum on Friday at 12 PM. This is followed by a screening of Ted’s 1943 biopic Is Everybody Happy at the Pickaway County Main Library on Friday at 7 PM. Admission is free and so is the popcorn!
The Saturday festivities begin with a free Kiddie Karnival at 10 AM at Ted Lewis Park. Step back to 1903 with a side show, free cotton candy, story-time, crafts, musical instrument petting zoo and fun for kids of all ages! At 11:30 we will recreate one of the most popular forms of turn-of-the-century entertainment in Dr. Cooper’s Medicine Show. At 1 PM, the Pickaway County Main Library will host a free lecture by Ted Lewis expert Mark Berresford entitled “Jazz De Luxe” – Ted Lewis and His Role in the Dawn of the Jazz Age, 1916-1920. The highlight of the weekend will be the Ted Lewis Orchestra Revue of 1952 at 7 PM at Circleville High School. This show will feature a 12-piece big band, singers, dancers and special guest star Cathy Basic Van (singer with Ted Lewis 1955-1960) paying tribute to Ted’s revue in the 1950s. Tickets for the Saturday evening revue are $10 for adults and free for children and students.
On Sunday at 2 PM, Ted Lewis Park will come alive with the music of Sousa, von Suppé, and Pryor as the museum presents a free 1902 Circleville Cadet Band Concert in the park. A 25-piece concert band will recreate a typical concert program from the era with rousing marches and light classics from Ted’s childhood days.
Ted Lewis 40th Anniversary Festival Schedule
Friday, June 9, 2017
12:00 PM: Ted Lewis Museum Grand Re-Opening
7:00 PM: Is Everybody Happy (1943) Screening
at Pickaway County Library
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 AM: Kiddie Karnival at the Ted Lewis Park
11:30 AM: Dr. Cooper’s Medicine Show at the Ted Lewis Park
(Rain Location: Pickaway County Family YMCA
1:00 PM: Historical Lecture at Pickaway County Library
2:00 PM: Phonograph Demonstration
7:00 PM: Ted Lewis Orchestra Revue of 1952
at Circleville High School
Sunday, June 11, 2017
2:00 PM: Circleville Cadet Band Concert at Ted Lewis Park
(Rain Location: Pickaway County Family YMCA)
For full details visit: www.tedlewismuseum.org
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