Classic Favorites, New Country Hits at the Holland in November


Music both old and new lights up the Holland Theatre stage in November, when audiences have a chance to re-live classic hits and catch a rising country star.

The month begins with ‘Splish Splash’ The Music of Bobby Darin on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. From “Dream Lover” to “Mack the Knife,” celebrate Darin’s indelible music, life, and times with a swinging band, multimedia, backstage stories, and more. Event sponsors are Mick and Jane Reed.

Next up is Kylie Frey with Brandi Sparks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. This rising country star is fresh from an audience-pleasing appearance on America’s Got Talent. She’s joined on bass by local musician Jessie Jervis, with Ohio native singer-songwriter Brandi Sparks opening. The show is sponsored by Marker Inc.

Tickets for all shows are available at or through the box office.

The Holland Presents series continues in December with Christmas Celebration on Ice and a free concert from the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band. Season sponsors are Beasley Architecture & Design and Marker, Inc.; media sponsors are the Bellefontaine Examiner and V-Teck Communications; and season support is provided by Honda of America and Ohio Arts Council.

Built in 1931 in downtown Bellefontaine, the Holland is the nation’s only atmospheric Dutch theater. The building had fallen into disrepair in the 1990s after being converted into a cineplex but was saved from demolition when a local teacher and students took an interest in the structure. Buoyed by community support and government and private grants, the theater completed a multimillion-dollar restoration in 2019 and today is a vibrant nonprofit center for the performing arts.

(Please note that the B2wins show originally scheduled for Nov. 2 has been postponed to March 2.)