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42nd Street (1933) Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday
7:00 pm

Tuesday - May 3, 2022

7:00 pm

42nd Street (1933) Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday

$3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office.


Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions)Lobby opens at 6pm.

All seat general admission

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an evening with ROGER McGUINN
8:00 pm

Saturday - May 7, 2022

8:00 pm

an evening with ROGER McGUINN

The legendary Grammy Award-winning co-founder of Folk-Rock band The Byrds, returns to the Wildey for an intimate evening of song and storytelling. Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Roger McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history. Today, Roger McGuinn offers shows that are as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening of a intimate, spellbinding journey of story and song.

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Glengarry Glen Ross [Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday)
7:00 pm

Tuesday - May 10, 2022

7:00 pm

Glengarry Glen Ross [Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday)

$3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office.


Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions)Lobby opens at 6pm.

All seat general admission

 

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the PAUL THORN band
7:30 pm

Wednesday - May 11, 2022

7:30 pm

the PAUL THORN band

Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character – as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music of our time. He’s also appeared on major television shows, received numerous National Public Radio features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts. Paul’s new release, “Never Too Late To Call,” is seven years in the making and features all original material. The CD was recorded at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis and produced and engineered by Grammy winning wunderkind Matt Ross-Spang.

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Bonnie And Clyde (1967) Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday
7:00 pm

Tuesday - May 17, 2022

7:00 pm

Bonnie And Clyde (1967) Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday

$3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office.


Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions)Lobby opens at 6pm.

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Grand Allusion (a tribute to Styx)
8:00 pm

Saturday - May 21, 2022

8:00 pm

Grand Allusion (a tribute to Styx)

"Grand Allusion - A group of Renegade, Blue Collar Men, in their search to become Superstars, who have formed the ultimate Styx tribute band that will be Rockin' the Paradise at a venue near you. Now we just need you to join us in this celebration so that we can all have The Best of Times. Welcome to the Grand Allusion. Pay the price, get your tickets for the show."  A Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood River Concert Event

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore (a staged reading of)
2:00 pm

Sunday - May 22, 2022

2:00 pm

Love, Loss, and What I Wore (a staged reading of)

The Wildey Theatre welcomes a staged reading of Nora and Delia Ephron’s delightful play,
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
performed by The Pinky Swear Project.  Love, Loss, and What I Wore is an intimate collection of stories and monologues based on the best- selling book by Ilene Beckerman. The Pinky Swear Project consist of five local actors.  The group’s mission is to support community arts groups and to benefit women’s support agencies. In the past three years this troupe has raised thousand of dollars which benefited area organizations.
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Argo (Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday)
7:00 pm

Tuesday - May 24, 2022

7:00 pm

Argo (Wildey $3 Movie Tuesday)

$3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office.

Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions)Lobby opens at 6pm.

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Vanessa Collier
7:30 pm

Thursday - May 26, 2022

7:30 pm

Vanessa Collier

Acclaimed soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier plays the Wildey for the first time..

As a seven-time Blues Music Award (BMA) nominee and a two-time BMA Award Winner for Horn Player of the Year (2020 & 2019)

In addition to her BMA awards, Vanessa is also a multi award-winning songwriter, master musician, and multi-instrumentalist, known for seamlessly weaving together funk, soul, rock, and blues styles through soulful vocals, searing saxophone solos, and witty songwriting skills. With her career still in its infancy, Vanessa has already turnedmany heads, garnering tremendous accolades for her trademark high energy, powerful,fiery, and passionate live shows.

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an evening with Michael Martin Murphey
8:00 pm

Friday - May 27, 2022

8:00 pm

an evening with Michael Martin Murphey

ADDITIONAL SEATING MAY BE AVAILABLE BY CALLING THE WILDEY TICKET OFFICE AT 618-307-1750
Michael Martin Murphey’s musical journey has taken many unpredictable paths over the past 50 years. Topping the Pop, Country, Western and Bluegrass charts, Murphey has never been one to rest on his laurels.
A loyal American son from Texas, Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date.
Murphey’s long-running incarnation as a purveyor of the music, lifestyle, and values of the American West is one of many musical mantles he has worn over the years. To track his career path is to span the country itself, from coming of age in the Texas folk music scene, to Los Angeles to Colorado to Nashville and then back to his native Texas.
Murphey’s original songs have been recorded by The Monkees, Kenny Rogers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Tracy Byrd, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Johnny Rivers, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others.
During the early 1970s in Austin, TX along with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, Murphey created the “Cosmic Cowboy” movement, which was pivotal in drawing artists like Willie Nelson to the scene and helped birth the “Outlaw” Country movement. In 1972, Murphey signed a major label deal. Discovered by renowned producer Bob Johnston (Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan), Murphey released his pivotal debut, Geronimo’s Cadillac. “On the strength of his first album alone,” proclaimed Rolling Stone Magazine, “Michael Murphey is the best new songwriter in the country.” In 1975 he topped the pop charts with his hit singles, “Wildfire” and “Carolina In the Pines” from the RIAA Certified Gold album Blue Sky - Night Thunder.
Then, in the early 1980s, Murphey recorded a watershed country album for Capitol Records produced by Jim Ed Norman. He topped the Country Charts with the “Still Taking Chances” single, which solidified his relationship with country radio as a hit singer-songwriter, and exposed him to an entirely new audience. Twelve years after his first hit in Pop music, Murphey was awarded “Best New Artist” by the Academy of Country Music (beating out George Strait). He continued to top the country charts throughout the decade with hits like “What’s Forever For,” the Grammy nominated “A Face In the Crowd,” (with Holly Dunn), the number one “A Long Line of Love”, “I’m Gonna Miss You Girl”, and many more.
In 1985, Murphey performed with the New Mexico Symphony in a concept he titled “A Night in the American West,” which was so well received, it led to hundreds of performances with American and Canadian symphonies, including the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
In 1990 he circled around to one of his first loves, cowboy music. Cowboy Songs Vol.1, was wildly successful and became the first album of cowboy music to go gold since the heyday of Marty Robbins. Cowboy Songs was so popular and highly regarded that Warner Bros. created an entire imprint called Warner Western. In the midst of this Country / Western successes he founded a Western cultural festival called “Westfest”, deemed “the best festival in America”. It is American West showmanship, culture, lifestyle and scholarship.
Ever a genre-busting artist, Murphey refocused his attention again in 2009 with his Grammy nominated Buckaroo Blue Grass. That project — and two subsequent releases, Buckaroo Blue Grass II and Tall Grass & Cool Water — topped the Bluegrass charts.
Murphey has been awarded gold albums for Cowboy Songs, Vol. I, Blue Sky Night Thunder, and a Platinum single, “Wildfire”. He has been given the prestigious Charlie Russell Award for Western Heritage. He is a 5-time recipient of the Wrangler award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame, and boasts awards from the Academy of Country Music, Rock Music Awards, Academy of Western Music Awards, Governor of New Mexico’s Outstanding Achievement Award, Outstanding Son of Texas Award by the Texas Legislature, and multiple from BMI. In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, joining old friends Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin. In 2019 he was received a lifetime achievement award from the Western Heritage Awards (their highest honor).
In 2018, he released Austinology, celebrating his early days as a pioneer of the Austin Music Scene of the 70s with guest artists that include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and many more.
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The NeverEnding Story (Wildey $3 Tuesday Movie)
7:00 pm

Tuesday - May 31, 2022

7:00 pm

The NeverEnding Story (Wildey $3 Tuesday Movie)

$3 Tickets available starting at 3pm day of movie at Wildey Theatre ticket office.

Cash or check only. (cash, credit cards accepted for concessions)Lobby opens at 6pm.

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