Shakespeare Laughs Galore coming to Riverside Park

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Public Library, will present Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the bandshell at Riverside Park in...

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Rumour has it (and learns from it) in Pigeon Creek Shakespeare's "School for Scandal"

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 06-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Lady Sneerwell is infatuated with the young, libertine Charles Surface. Surface has squandered away his father's fortune. His brother, Joseph, is not much better in that he wants to marry the young ward, Maria, for her own fortunes. However,...

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Two rooms, four doors, six actors, ninety minutes of hilarious roller coaster is Circle Theater's Perfect Wedding

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 06-06-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Have you ever wondered, “Should I get married?” A ticket to Perfect Wedding will hilariously answer that question. But don't look through the program for any clues before the curtain rises. The director chose to leave the plot away...

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World Premiere of Mob Play "Boardwalk Blues" at Dog Story Theater

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

The University Wits are a Grand Rapids theatre company in their fourth season and are recognized for excellence in theatrical design. They are best known for creating original works as well as producing published classics. Their upcoming production...

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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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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

by (UICA)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Did you know that there’s a movie theater downtown? You might not know it, but there is a cinematic gem located in the heart of Grand Rapids that film fans have been frequenting for years. The UICA Movie Theater, located on the corner of...

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1yr Theater Company presents two new, high drama, one-act plays

by (jlschindlbeck)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The 1yr Theater Company is presenting two one-act plays, Doctor Arthur, and The Moon Will Rise and Grow by Stephen Douglas Wright on May 13th through 15th. The plays act as part of a series of five original plays by Wright taking place between...

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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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Civic Theatre encourages Grand Rapids community to embrace themselves, others through storytelling

by (GR Civic Theatre)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

What if we lived in a world where everyone felt comfortable in their own skin and the norm was to just be you? Imagine the countless hours saved because there would no longer be time spent wishing away the things we did not like about ourselves....

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Local scholarship program grows for high school juniors, seniors

by (WestMichiganSav...)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan Savoyards is not a local household name, but their scholarship program is becoming well known to area high schools. The Savoyards have been putting on Gilbert & Sullivan performances each spring for 17 years and are now in their...

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