Mark your calendars: The Walton presents a season full of outstanding arts performances

Publish Date: 08/17/2022

The 2022-23 season at the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School is already packed with great shows! 

CSA’S Civic Theatre presents The Sound of Music, Aug. 11-14

The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic returns to the main stage at the Walton, presented by CSA’s Civic Theatre. Show times are 7 p.m. Aug. 11-13 and 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Tickets are available now online or at the door. Prices are $18 for adults, $12 for students. Click here for more information, including a link to purchase tickets.

Orchestra Indiana presents The Planets HD, Sept. 18

Orchestra Indiana presents The Planets HD at 3 p.m. Sept. 18. This out-of-this-world performance includes Pianist Kenny Broberg, 2017 Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist, displaying the beauty of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2., followed by Gustav Holst’s The Planets, complete with NASA space footage. Prior to the performance, Maestro Matthew Kraemer will provide a pre-concert lecture, with insightful and informative introduction to the pieces on the program, starting at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available online now

MHS Bands Fall Concert, Sept. 27

Come out and enjoy this free show put on by the talented musicians at Marion High School. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS Drama and Music Departments present Mame, Oct. 28-29

The Marion High School Drama and Music Departments will bring this hit to the main stage at the Walton, featuring one of musical theatre's all-time greatest heroines, socialite Mame Dennis. When Mame suddenly becomes responsible for the upbringing of her nephew Patrick, the wealthy sophisticate embraces the challenge, introducing the boy to all of life's wonders. With spirit, humor, class and wit, Mame, which debuted on Broadway in 1966, continues to thrill audiences around the globe. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band, Nov. 13

The Marion High School Bands will host the Central North region for this special annual event this year, in partnership with the Indiana Bandmasters Association. The concert is set for 4 p.m. Nov. 13. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Orchestra Indiana presents A Christmas Celebration, Dec. 4

Orchestra Indiana presents A Christmas Celebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $20 and are available online now.

MHS Music Department’s Holiday Extravaganza, Dec. 8

Come out and enjoy this free annual show put on by the talented Marion High School choir and band students.

MJH Holiday Band Concert, Dec. 14

McCulloch Junior High’s talented band students present this free annual show at the Walton. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS Drama presents a welcome to second semester show, Jan. 14

This show will be in the Walton’s Little Theatre. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Marion Community School of the Arts presents A Year with Frog and Toad, Feb. 3-5

Marion Community School of the Arts brings this classic of children’s literature to life on the main stage at the Walton. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Indiana Music Education Association’s Circle the State With Song, Feb. 11

The Marion Community Schools Choirs will play host to our region for this special annual event this year, in partnership with the Indiana Music Education Association. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS Black History Club play, Feb. 25

This special annual event is always a must-see show! More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS/MJH Spring Band Concert, March 6

The talented musicians at Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High combine for this special annual event. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Grant County Public High School Honor Band, March 7

The Walton hosts this special annual event coordinated by the band directors of Grant County’s public high schools. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS/MJH Spring Choir Concert, March 9

The talented musicians at Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High combine for this special annual event. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS Drama presents a spring show, April 14-15

More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS Bands ISSMA preview concert, April 17

This annual concert features pieces the MHS Bands have prepared for the annual Indiana State School Music Association’s Organizational Contest (for which MHS is one of the hosts the following weekend). More details will be announced closer to the event.

Marion Community School of the Arts presents Puffs, May 5-7

Marion Community School of the Arts presents a new twist on the familiar tale of a world famous wizard school to the main stage at the Walton. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MHS Choirs Senior Spotlight Show, May 8

This special annual show features special performances by graduating seniors and more from the talented musicians of the Marion High School Choirs. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Marion Community Schools’ All-City Art Show, May 10-15

This special event stretches over several days in May and features artwork and music from Marion Community Schools students of all levels. More details will be announced closer to the event.

MJH Spring Band Concert, May 17

McCulloch Junior High’s talented band students present this free annual show at the Walton. More details will be announced closer to the event.

Marion Community School of the Arts presents iShow weekend, June 9-11

Marion Community School of the Arts presents their annual spectaculars iDance, iPerform, iSing, and iCreate at the Walton. More details will be announced closer to the events.

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NOTE: Details are subject to change. The Walton also hosts various invitation only events for school groups throughout the year, and additional public shows may be added to the season at a later date.