Puppets, Magic, Music: March in to Fun at the Holland!


BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio – March at the Holland Theatre is packed with budget-friendly family fun and music for all tastes. Kick off the month on Saturday, March 2, with the B2wins: Top 40 From the Last 40. From the slums of Brazil to the stages of the world, these violin-playing twin brothers delight audiences of all ages with their inspirational story and unique spin on upbeat pop hits.

Then get a head start on St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Tuesday, March 5, when the best Irish band in the world returns to the Holland! Since 1997, Lunasa’s rollicking traditional music has met with acclaim from critics and crowds alike. This event is generously sponsored by Marker Inc.

Next up, bring the whole family to Madcap Puppets: The Wonderful World of Oz on Sunday afternoon, March 10. Tickets for this humorous retelling of the classic tale are just $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

Enjoy more music on Saturday, March 16, when singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson takes the stage. The Brooklyn-based artist’s authentic lyrics and soulful voice have garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.

The month wraps up with more family-friendly fun from The Magic of Kevin  Spencer on Sunday afternoon, March 24. This sensory-inclusive show is designed to be welcoming to all. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

Tickets for all shows are available at TheHolland.org/tickets or through the box office, at 937-592-9002. Contact the box office for group discounts and youth ticket pricing.

The Holland Presents series continues in April with illusionist Chris Funk: Redefining Wonder on April 6; jazz musician Raul Midon on April 20; and a newly added concert with audience favorites Columbus Jazz Quintet on April 26.

Season sponsors are Beasley Architecture & Design and Marker, Inc.; media sponsors are 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.