FIVE Unique and Exciting Fall Shows Coming to Meridian’s Historic Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts!

Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity 25th Anniversary Concert Featuring the legendary Florida Boys, a Southern Gospel vocal quartet founded in about 1946 by J. G. Whitfield. Originally named The Gospel Melody Quartet, the group was renamed in 1954. Tickets: $20 General Admission, available at the door the night of the show. Please call Habitat for Humanity at 601 485-4992 for more information.

Florida Boys

Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.*   The Mississippi Opera presents “The Merry Widow”. This light-hearted operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna. This promises to be the perfect introduction to opera for anyone wishing to broaden his/her cultural horizon and to experience something different. A great, colorful and fun evening is guaranteed. Tickets: $25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5. Available at the Temple Box Office during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.). For credit card purchases call 601 693-5353. This event is free to Meridian Symphony 2014-2015 Season subscription holders. *Please note change of date.

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Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.   The 50+ piece Bolivar Symphony Orchestra from Cartagena, Colombia (South America) is touring Mississippi as orchestral good-will ambassadors for their country and will be performing live on stage at the Temple Theatre. Meridian is one of only three MS cities (Natchez and Jackson) selected by this world-renown touring orchestra, under director German Alberto Cespedes Diaz. Tickets: $25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5. Available at the Temple Box Office during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.). For credit card purchases call 601 693-5353

Bolivar Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.   The United States Army Field Band’s Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will return to Meridian for the first time in seven years. The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus consists of a 65-piece symphonic band and a 29-voice mixed chorus. The groups have toured for more than 50 years and offer a varied repertoire of original and standard concert music, pop, patriotic, and show tunes in a program that appeals to all ages.   Admission is FREE so bring the entire family and show your support for these fabulous United States Army servicemen and women. Be sure to mark your calendars now!

USA Concert Band & Chorus

Monday, November 24, 7:00 p.m.   Kick off the Holiday season with a Temple Theatre annual tradition with the Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker featuring a company of 40 world-class Russian artists bringing the charming Nutcracker Christmas story to life. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the largest and longest continually running Russian ballet tour in North America. Averaging 100 performances each November and December, this coast-to-coast tour of two simultaneously performing companies combines the highest caliber Russian ballet, cutting edge production values and heartfelt charm that consistently thrill audiences. With hundreds of hand-sewn costumes, life-sized puppets designed in the Russian tradition, and nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effects, the Great Russian Nutcracker is an acclaimed and spectacular holiday celebration.

The performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker will include local children dancing alongside the Russian professionals. Moscow Ballet Audition Directors are flown to the US in early fall each year to audition and rehearse local children, preparing them to perform with the professional Russian company of forty dancers. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for aspiring young dancers and can be a life-changing experience.   Tickets: $25 VIP seating; $20 General Admission; Students (17 and under) $5. Available at the Temple Box Office during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.). For credit card purchases call 601 693-5353.

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Silent Movie Sunday

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: SILENT MOVIE SUNDAY!! August 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m. The Magnolia Theatre Organ Society and the Meridian Temple Theatre proudly present two classic silent movie comedies: “COPS!” starring Buster Keaton, and “A WOMAN” with Charlie Chaplin. Co-starring live, in concert and providing the musical score on the Temple Theatre’s mighty Robert Morton Theatre Organ, will be Guest Artist/Organist,Tom Hoehn from Clearwater, FL.

ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Concessions will be available. Bring the entire family, friends and neighbors and be prepared for an afternoon of fun and music. Voluntary donations for the ongoing repair and maintenance of the organ will be gladly accepted in lieu of admission fee.

Within Mississippi, only in Meridian’s historic Temple Theatre can you return to a time when life was a little slower, entertainment a bit simpler, in a true movie palace from the 1920’s, complete with a magnificent theatre organ, a really big screen, and decor that relives the golden age of days gone by.

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Stage 2 Presents West Side Story

Coming to the Meridian Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts, August 15, 16 and 17 — Meridian’s Stage 2 proudly presents West Side Story! For more information, contact Hunter Dungan at 601 480-9563, email Side Story Poster

Exciting Upcoming Shows!





Admission – $10

1. January 3…New Years Show
2. February 7..For Everly After…Tribute to the Everly’s
3. March 7…Circle Unbroken……… the Carter Family Legacy
4. March 21 UWA……….Roots and Rhythm
5. April 4…the Bakersfield Sound
6. April 19 UWA…Women in Country Music / Sucarnochee Folk Festival
7. May 2…. Songs of the Ranger and the Troubadour (Hank Snow and Ernest Tubb Tribute)
8. June 6… California Dreamin’ ,the Folk Rock Scene
9. July 4…. Star Spangled Jangle
10. August 1… All Shook Up
11. September 5… Little Big Stars
12. October 3…. Dream Baby, the Songs of Cindy Walker
13. November 7…Camp Meeting Revue…Peace in the Valley
14. December 5….Sucarnochee Christmas


Rails-to-Reels Festival Set for October 25, 2014





We LOVE Mystery Bus Tours!  Call us today and let us be a part of your Mystery Tour.  It’s in a historic theater with lots of stories and surprises.  It’s been a guaranteed success in the past!  We can accommodate 50 to 500 people in one tour! 


Spend the Night on the Temple Stage

Grown men couldn’t do it!  Can you?  Admission for this exciting fun is $1oo per person with a  minimum of 10 people at one time.  Bring your sleeping bags and be prepared to be scared!  By schedule only!

Below is a little sample of what you might see.  Click on the Link and be prepared!