~ 2014-2015 Lyceum Schedule ~

Below is a summary of the 2014-2015 upcoming events. There are links associated with each event that will allow you buy individual tickets online or you can buy a season pass online as well. Tickets can always be bought at the door. Click on Tickets for more information.

Littleton Contra Dance - Many, many people showed up for an old-fashioned New England contra dance on 2 August 2014, sponsored by the Littleton Lyceum in honor of Littleton's tercentennial. Read here about the fun had by all!

Five O'clock Shadow

Five O'Clock Shadow
Friday 26 September, 2014
7:30 pm

At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Throughout its 23 year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed live performances and recordings. What’s more, these guys love what they do, and their joy is contagious!
NOTE: The Cantori Scolari of Indian Hill Music will do a brief musical presentation before the main performance. Using their voices as their instruments, these youngsters are learning music theory and notation as part of their training in singing.

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King Philip's War - Michael Tougias
Friday 7 November, 2014
7:30 pm

King Philip's War was America's first major Indian war and it was our country's bloodiest war in history. It took place in 1675 and was named for Metacom, a leader within the Wampanoags who had been given the nickname King Philip by the English because of his haughtiness. Littleon was directly impacted by King Philip's war; according Herbert Joseph Hardwood, King Philip's war "fell heavily on the settlement of praying Indians of this place [Littleton], and caused the plantation to be practically deserted by them, thereby opening the way for the entry of white people which followed soon after (Proceedings of the Littleton Historical Society, No 1, 1894-1895)." Come hear renowned author Michael Tougais discuss the events leading up to this bloody conflict and how it impacted New England communities, both native and colonists.

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Michael Tougias

Alex the Jester

Alex the Jester
Friday 30 January, 2015
7:30 pm

Have you ever seen a court jester perform? Not very likely! Come see Alex the Jester perform daring stunts, mind-bending sight gags, musical capers and physical feats! The audience will be encouraged to get engaged… not only in egging him on and cheering, but in assisting him with his pranks (when the spirit moves them)! Alex the Jester’s humor has many levels so three generations can laugh together, often for different reasons.

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The Hardtacks: Folk Music of the Civil War Era
Friday 20 March, 2015
7:30 pm

The Hardtacks explore the American Civil War though unique combinations of period music and visual materials. You'll hear Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle perform songs such as "Dixie", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Home, Sweet Home" and "Ring, Ring De Banjo". This dynamic and engaging session will feature instruments such as banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, accordion, whistle, and guitar, and challenges participants to find new connections between song, art, and politics in American history.

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The Hardtacks

All Lyceum events begin at 7:30 pm and are held in the Littleton High School Auditorium, Littleton, MA (Directions). Click on "Ticket Information" in the navigation to learn about purchasing individual or season tickets. Tickets can now be purchased online!