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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON – 2015 marks the 9th season of the Chautauqua and Lyceum Series presented by Elixir in Mount Vernon. This year the programs will be staged at a new location, 120 S. Main Street. This is across the street from the former location.

All Productions are on a donation basis on Thursdays at 7 p.m.  Below are the dates, character, actors and musicians to be featured.

  • January 15 – John Brown [Mike Petee] - Abolitionist, Terrorist, God’s Warrior?

Music – Owl Creek [gifted singer/songwriter/musicians]

  • January 29 – Civil War Soldier [Ken Hammontree] Gettysburg native Jack Kelly.
    • Music – Steve Ball
  • February  12 – Princess Diana [Amy K. Stoner] -Princess of Wales, died in car crash.
    • Music – TBA
  • February 26 – Jennie Wade [Rachel Ball] -Only civilian killed at Gettysburg.
    • Music – Elixir
  • March 12 - George Burns [Greg Patterson] - comedian, actor, writer, icon of humor.
    • Music – Radio Show
  • March 26 – Dom DeLuise [Aaron Pauley] – comedian, chef, author, director.
    • Music – Harmony Brothers
  • April 2 – News Conference with Abraham Lincoln & Jefferson Davis [Robert Brugler & David Walker] -What if the 2 presidents shared a joint News conference?
    • Music – Elixir
  • April 16 – Ethel Waters [Dr. Annette Jefferson] -Emmy & Academy Award nominee, jazz and Gospel singer, Grammy Hall of Fame Winner.
    • Music – The McManaways
  • April 23 – Clement Vallandigham
  • April 30 – Harriet Beecher Stowe [Susan Kahrl] -Writer of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
    • Music – Noah Shull
  • May 14 - Elizabeth Montgomery [Hope Dial] - star of “Bewitched” 1960’s sit-com.
    • Music – TBA
  • May 28 – Cy Young [Christopher Hart] - incredible Ohio Baseball pitcher.
    • Opener – Elixir
  • June 11 –Andy Griffith [Ken Barnett] Singer, guitarist, actor, Grammy Award winner.
    • Music – Owl Creek
  • June 25 – Pocahontas [Amy K. Stoner] – Early Virginia Native American.
  •                   Music – Bob Ford
  • July 2 – John Adams [Greg Patterson] - Founding Father, Abigail’s husband.
    • Music – Pocketful o’Gimmick
  • July 14 – Howard Hughes [a.k.a. Jim Stoner] aviator, movie mogul, recluse.
    • Music – Desmond Wall
  • July 30 – Oskar Schindler [a.k.a. Ken Hammontree] -man behind Schlinder’s List.
    • Music – Marian Funk
  • August  6 – The Donner Party and the Mount Vernon, Ohio connection-[Lyceum with Mike Petee] – find out what part Mount Vernon had in Donner Party tragedy.
    • Music – Bob Ford
  • August 20 – Frank Lloyd Wright [a.k.a. Dayne Baughman] – amazing Architect.
    • Opener – Joe Rollin Porter
  • August  27 – President George Washington [a.k.a. Ken Hammontree] – Our 1st President or was he? Hear the words of this true American Patriot.
    • Music – Tim Noble
  • September 10 – Clark Gable (a.k.a. Jim Stoner] – actor, born in Cadiz, Ohio.
    • Opener - Radio Show
  • September 24 – Swinging with the Saints [a.k.a. Raylene Hlavaty] – a series of Christian music through the ages, their history and performance of the songs.
  • October 15 – Coretta Scott King [a.k.a. Dr. Annette Jefferson] wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., activist and Civil Rights Leader.
    • Music – Desmond, Mike & Chris [the music of Peter, Paul and Mary]
  • October 29 – Jim Bowsher – tells History through the objects that were there.
  • November  4 – Ethel Merman [a.k.a Jenny Casner] actress and wow, what a voice.
    • Opener – Lowell Borchers
  • November  19– Mae West [a.k.a. Allison Stepp-Baughman] – actress, playwright, screenplay writer,                                       whose career spanned seven decades.
    • Music – Desmond Wall

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ON PROGRAMS (subject to changes) check  for the latest information: www.elixirpresents.com

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