Hadestown Sings It Again

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 05-10-2023 under OPINION

"It's an old song, but we're gonna sing it again." That's the promise of Hadestown, the Tony Award-winning musical that retells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. By moving the action from ancient Greece to a lightly...

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Civic Theatre to host immigration panel at Grand Rapids Public Library

by (GR Civic Theatre)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Grand Rapids Civic Theatre placed "Ragtime the Musical" on its 2016-2017 season line-up they wanted to celebrate the meaning behind the Musical. They wanted to showcase the search for the American Dream by interviewing area immigrants...

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"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" musical showing at Grand Rapids Public Museum in partnership with Stage GR

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Just in time for the holidays the Grand Rapids Public Museum, in partnership with StageGR, presents Clark Gesner’s classic musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Visitors will enjoy six of their favorite Peanuts...

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Civic Theatre's summer youth program provides hands-on experience

by (GRCT)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

When summer promptly rolls around, kids – usually – dream of days occupied with lounging by the pool, campfires, and, the most vital for an unforgettable summer, no classrooms. That isn’t quite the case for Clarissa Mousel and rest...

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Local theatre's modern rock musical engages with hilarious chaos, neuroses

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 07-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

A large and shadowed New York City skyline in the distance, various and varied couples with drinks in hand already seated on the stage, and one ominously long black bar; clearly it's date night. This, however, is not just any date night, but a...

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"Caroline, or Change" full of raw feeling, captures strength of community theater

by (Luis Rodriguez)

Submitted 05-31-2016 under OPINION

I have strolled through Porter Hall, the rehearsal room, in the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre many times by now – and this time was no different, at first. The accent brick wall drawing in the four corners while the aging hardwood floor is masked...

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Local production of "The Mikado" raises questions on theatre and race

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION

What are acceptable vestiges for art to speak through? This is the simple question that so many other questions seem to boil down to as we reflect on West Michigan Savoyards’ latest production of "The Mikado", showing this weekend at...

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Musical comedy, "The Mikado," comes to Wealthy Theatre

by (WestMichiganSav...)

Submitted 03-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The most famous Gilbert and Sullivan musical comedy, "The Mikado", premiered in London in 1885. It was the Victorian era with Queen Victoria on the throne. Now, 131 years later, "The Mikado", is still being performed around the...

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Gilbert & Sullivan's - The Mikado

by (WestMichiganSav...)

Submitted 03-28-2016 under

The most famous Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy, The Mikado, premiered in London in 1885.  It was the Victorian era with Queen Victoria on the throne.  Now, 131 years later, The Mikado is still being performed around the world. The...

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Restaurant Week Specials include Dinner AND a Show

by (Heritage Theatr...)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

What better to do after a fantastic dinner during Restaurant Week, than to go see a musical about people in the food service industry?   Heritage Theatre Group presents TIP$ the Musical.  This original show features snark, sass and...

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