Moonlight Bay

13may7:00 pm9:00 pmMoonlight BayA Rollicking Ragtime Romp

Event Details

Join the Ted Lewis Museum and the Circleville Men’s Barbershop Chorus on a Rollicking Ragtime Romp into the past to relive the music that was performed at Circleville’s Grand Opera House at the turn of the century.  Before radio, motion pictures or television, people flocked to the local opera house for culture and entertainment. Touring companies of the latest Broadway hits crisscrossed the country, bringing music, mirth and melodrama to the masses.  Local talent shows gave budding stars like Theodore Friedman (Ted Lewis) their first chances to perform on stage.  Erected in 1888, Circleville’s Grand Opera House brought these shows, and later movies, to what Ted called “The Capital of the World” until its untimely demolition in 1962.

Hear the music Ted enjoyed during his halcyon days of youth while sneaking out of his father’s store to see the latest shows at the Opera House.   Plus a special tribute to Pickaway County born 1900s recording superstar Corrine Morgan and Circleville native composer Sara Egan.  Featuring The Circleville Men’s Barbershop Chorus, A 12-piece orchestra under the direction of Joseph Rubin, and the vocal virtuosity of Matt Tolentino and Rachel Will  in a mélange of melody and mirth. Enjoy all your favorite Tin Pan Alley hits “By The Light of the Silvery Moon,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “Take Me Out To the Ball Game,” “Down By The Old Mill Stream,” and much more!


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Circleville High School