Fifth annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off at Dog Story Theater February 1

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lake Effect Fringe Festival stands by its motto, “Changing the forecast for live local theatre,” as many local West Michigan talent pull together to provide a wide variety of events that span over a month, from February 1 until...

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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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Ride The Rapid in November to sip local and enjoy arts and culture

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 11-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The days are growing shorter and the weather colder. But staying inside doesn't have to mean missing out on fun events and destinations throughout the city. Music, shopping, theater, cocktails -- November has it all. As you gear up for the...

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Grand Rapids Improv Festival brings comedy into the present

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NEWS

It's time for a short break in routine. This week the Grand Rapids Improv Festival (GRIF) is here to remind you how good it can feel to keep things spontaneous.  “Improv is basically a performance that relies on audience...

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The University Wit's production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens at Dog Story Theater

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 10-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

The University Wits, a Grand Rapids-based theater production nonprofit, is kicking off its 2016 – 2017 season with the classic Yooper comedy “Escanaba in da Moonlight." The play, which follows the hilarious antics of four Michigan...

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One-on-one interview with "Holes" guest director, Jason Marlett

by (GRCT)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, Civic Theatre season asks the question: How much of a persons’ destiny depends on fate and can that fate be changed? From Septembers’ emotionally charged "Good People" to the upcoming adventures in "Holes...

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"Mr. Burns": Actors' Theatre imagines life after the apocalypse

by (Actors' Theatre)

Submitted 09-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids opens its ambitious 36th season with a dark comedy that the New York Times called “so smart it makes your head spin” — Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. The play premiered in...

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Circle Theatre's 'Over the River and Through the Woods' celebrates family

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 08-22-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Upon entering the theater, the audience is treated to a warm set- your living room-slash-dining room for the evening. Make yourself at home! It’ll be a fast-paced feast of the senses with gentle, yet driving instrumental music that will tickle...

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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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