News release from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation:
What’s Happening at Foellinger Theatre
Wednesday, August 8, 8:30 p.m., Free
Hop is the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and takes him in as he recovers. Fred must learn to cope with the world’s worst house guest. Both will learn to grow up. PG. 95 min. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.
Thursday, August 9, 8:00 p.m., Free
Chadd Micheals and The Brat Pack
Local crooner Chadd Micheals and his brat pack cronies Todd Frymier, Lindsey Helmer and Tom Didier take to the stage with songs from Frank Sinatra to Michael BublÃ©. .
Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m., Free
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
This performance is the culmination of Choralfest, a week-long multi-disciplinary arts day camp. Concert details.
Saturday, August 11, 8:00 p.m., $5
Spike & the Bulldogs
Let Spike and the Bulldogs take you back to the days of the “sock hop” and drive-in movies, when you could get six plays for a quarter on the juke-box. Spike and the Bulldogs plays 50’s and 60’s vintage music. Sponsored by WGL 1290 The River.
Tuesday, August 14, 8 p.m., Free
Fort Wayne Area Community Band
The evening will be a walk through memory lane as the band performs “Those Were the Days”. Approximately 80 musicians, music teachers and professionals from all walks of life make up this local community band.
Wednesday, August 15, 8:30 p.m., Free
Griffin Keyes is a kindhearted caretaker who is loved by the animals in the Franklin Park Zoo. Griffin is more comfortable with a lion, but thinks he must give up his job so he can find a girlfriend. The animals decide to reveal their biggest secret–they can talk–so they can help Griffin find a girlfriend. PG. 102 min. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.
Friday, August 24, 8:30 p.m., Free
Movie: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world. PG. 89 min. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.
Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m., $5
Memories of the King
Brent Cooper brings back all the excitement, looks, sounds and electricity of a live Elvis concert. Sponsored by WGL 1290 The River.
Thursday, August 30, 8:00 p.m., Free
Summit City Chorus
The Summit City Chorus will dazzle you with the harmonies of four-part barbershopâ€”coming from this male chorus, ages 18-80. Guest barbershop quartets will add to your enjoyment.
Saturday, September 8, 8:00 p.m., $30, $25
The Guess Who
The Guess Who was such a huge hit two years ago, we’ve invited them to return! A world-famous Canadian Rock band from the 70’s, The Guess Who recorded hits such as “American Woman,” “These Eyes,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Clap for the Wolfman” and “Laughing”. Sponsored by Fun 101.7 WLDE and MedPartners.
Saturday, September 22, 8:00 p.m., $15
It’s been over 50 years since they released their instant hit “Little Darlin'” and to date it has sold approximately 20 million copies. You may also remember their hits “Church Bells May Ring” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”. Sponsored by WGL 1290 The River, PBS, Fun 101.7 WLDE and MedPartners.
Tickets may be purchased on-line ator at the Parks & Recreation office, 705 E. State Blvd. You may also purchase tickets at the box office starting at noon the day of the show. The Foellinger Outdoor Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children’s Zoo on Sherman Boulevard. For more information, please call the box office at 427-6715 or the Parks & Recreation Department at 427-6000. Thank you to our season sponsors: Lincoln Financial Foundation and Indiana Arts Commission.