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Micky’s Monkees Christmas Show Dec 15 Ohio

December 6, 2012 by  
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If You Go …

• “Micky’s Monkees Christmas” at the Marion Palace Theatre
• 8 p.m. – Saturday, Dec. 15
• Tickets are $40, $30, $26, $22 reserved seats. Charge by phone (740) 383-2101 or online Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.
• Marion Industrial Center Inc. sponsors this special holiday show.

MARION — Hey, hey, it’s The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz coming to Marion’s Palace Theatre.

The Palace Cultural Arts Association hosts Dolenz performing a “Micky’s Monkees Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.

Known and loved as the singing drummer of The Monkees, one of America’s all-time favorite bands, George Michael Dolenz, Jr. (a.k.a. Micky) has fashioned a long-lasting and diversified career in show business, according to a press release.

Throughout his varied career as an actor, director and producer, he’s continued to perform the hits that he sang with The Monkees. At the Palace performance, look forward to celebrating the holidays with Micky with timeless Christmas classics, surprises for the kids and The Monkees mega Top 40 hits.

The son of actor George Dolenz, Micky took to acting as a boy, earning great success with “Circus Boy” (1956). He went on to explore singing, performing in LA-area clubs. Among those who saw Micky in action was Michael Nesmith.

On the strength of his audition, he won a role on “The Monkees” TV series in 1965, becoming the group’s designated crazy one. Assigned as a drummer, Micky worked to learn the instrument well enough to bluff his way through filming. When the group began touring for real in late 1966, Micky learned drumming to pull off concerts.

Whether in lead or in harmony with the others, Micky’s voice made the group all the stronger. He was particularly effective in harmony with Nesmith.

The Monkees’ recording career was brief, but in that time they produced an astounding amount of material.

It has been said The Monkees have endured the test of time because of signature songs written by the likes of music icons Carole King, Neil Diamond, Carole Bayer Sager, the writing duo of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, as well as the TV show’s material and humor that “still stands up.”

“Wisely the producers kept the humor from getting topical or satirical so … it works across generations. I like to think of course that it had something to do with the four of us,” Dolenz said.

His autobiography aptly sums up his 55 years in showbiz – he is a survivor. In fact, Dolenz’s current status is not just survivor but thriver, as evidenced by the release of a new album, “Remember,” in September and his current tour with fellow Monkees in honor of Davy Jones, who passed away earlier this year.


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