Jazz, Dance, Improv & Broadway Ensemble
Acting Classes for kids, teens, adults
1846 Haslett Road
East Lansing, 48823
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Ruhala Performing Arts Center offers classes for all ages.
Jazz, Dance, Improv & Broadway Ensemble
Acting Classes for kids, teens, adults
1846 Haslett Road
East Lansing, 48823
More info at:
Ixion Ensemble is happy to announce its 2021-22 season... and a new venue. We will be taking our performances into overdrive (literally).
For our 21-22 season, Ixion will be performing at the Lansing Mall, 5660 W Saginaw Hwy., in the former Overdrive nightclub, Lansing, MI 48917.
This years shows are:
Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau
November 5, 6, 12 & 13
- At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle trilogy.
Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin
March 18,19, 25 & 26
-In this action-packed samurai story set inside the halls of an all-American high school, Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin by Qui Nguyen tells the tale of Emi Edwards, a high school geek gurl who is fighting to overthrow the cruel shoguns of her school. However in her journey to right wrongs, will her own cravings for popularity and power corrupt her quest to save the school? Will she be able to establish a new world order? Or will violence just beget more violence?
May 13, 14, 20 & 21
-Six directors take on six short plays to explore our relationships with food and drink.
Auditions will be announced at a later date.
For more information emailmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m almost done patching together a CALENDAR of the whole 21-22 Theatre Season, which, we hope, is back for good! I’ll email a pdf attachment of the whole season, and start filling in the calendars at http://www.greaterlansingtheatre.net as soon as all theatres have responded/proofread.
Make plans to attend a September show or audition NOW - and get your vaccinations to keep all audience and cast members safe!
(Maybe ALSO plan to be a part of Peppermint’s new, audience-written project, Opening Up - see below.)
9/2 - 7pm - Staged Reading of Ernie’s Life, a new play by Ayden Soupal directed by Rose Jangmi Cooper - RWT parking lot, byo chairs - admission by donation - RWT
9/10-19 - 8pm Fri/Sat; 2pm Sun - Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball dramatic comedy - LEB
9/18 at 9 am – 12 pm – (see also 9/28) Auditions for Mary Poppins Jr. Get audition info here: https://midwaytheatercompany.org/auditions Grace Bible Church, 1000 S. Canal Road, Lansing, 48917– MTC
9/24 at 7pm & 9/26 at 2pm – Particle by Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor – ImáGen New Musical Development Initiative - Wharton Center Pasant Theatre https://theatre.msu.edu/particlethemusical/ – MSU
9/26 & 27 - 7pm - Auditions for All Together Now musical revue directed by Tricia Rogers. Bring sheet music to sing any musical theatre song; be prepared to learn a short dance - RWT
9/28 at 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Auditions for Mary Poppins Jr. Get audition info here: https://midwaytheatercompany.org/auditions Grace Bible Church, 1000 S. Canal Road, Lansing, 48917– MTC
9/30-10/3 - 7:30pm Thur/Fri/Sat; 2pm Sun - Leaving Iowa, comedy by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, directed by Susan DeRosa Wilson Center, 101 W. Cass St., St Johns 48879 - HGP
HGP - Homegrown Productions, 517-930-1421 “Homegrown Productions St. Johns” Facebook
LEB - Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts - LebowskyCenter.com - 989-723-4003
MTC - Midway Theater Company - midwaytheatercompany.org - 517-316-5272
RWT - Community Circle Players at Riverwalk Theatre, www.RiverwalkTheatre.com, 517-482-5700
And get ready for OCTOBER…
YOU can be a PART of a unique, new postal/theatrical event from Peppermint Creek:
Opening Up: a community returns to the world - a theatrical event told in letters & artifacts
Beginning October 2021 (then monthly through June 2022)
In an effort for our community to open up to us and to each other after a period of being isolated and closed off from the world during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Peppermint Creek presents “Opening Up: A Community Returns to the World”.
The community is encouraged to send in one-page letters describing a time in your life when you had to open up in some new or unexpected way and what you learned from the experience. PCTC will highlight one letter each month throughout the season to send to participants in the mail.
Each letter will be accompanied by an artifact that corresponds/helps deepen the experience of the story and may have a participatory element for participants. Other letters from the community will be featured on PCTC’s social media platforms throughout the season in an effort to continue exploring the season theme of “Opening Up” and to continue a dialogue around what that looks like, specifically after a global pandemic.
PCTC hopes this theatrical experience told through letters will be an old (and new!) way to highlight our community voices and for you to experience personal stories from your community in a tactile and visceral way - much as PCTC has always done as a theater company.
Check the website for “tickets” (which is really more like a “subscription”?) http://www.peppermintcreek.org
Accepting letters throughout the entire season. Send your one-page letters via email to email@example.com, or mail to:
Peppermint Creek Theater Company
c/o Opening Up
11550 Barnes Highway
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
August 26-29 at 6:30 pm
Curtainless Theatre presents
Kith and Kin
A complication of Shakespeare monologues and two-person scenes exploring the meaning of family
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Due to some unforeseen complications, Kith and Kin, our monologue and scene compilation will not be playing this weekend at Hunter Park as previously announced. Instead, we will be bringing this show to you as a recorded production that you can watch right here on Facebook or on our YouTube channel! Stay tuned for more details!
Curtainless Theatre strives to bring Shakespeare and other Classical Theatre to the greater Lansing area, often using excerpts, and imaginative settings to make it more accessible. If you would like to get involved, message their Facebook page.
Find out more about this group at: https://thecurtainlesstheatre.blogspot.com/
Free of charge but donations appreciated.
Hey, all — get ready for the free Arts in the Park festival show this weekend in Adado Riverfront Park (3pm Sat/Sun) — and you can catch Arts Feast in Old Town Saturday, too. Check out this Studio 10 interview!
Check out this packed issue. Season 33, Arts in the Park, B.O.B. Live, Staged Reading, Treasurer's Report
Reminder. THIS is the weekend for two REAL LIVE SHOWS in OWOSSO and LAKE ODESSA
Head Over Heals in Owosso Lebowsky Center Players at Fortitude Farms - outdoors
4 Performances | August 11, 13, 14 & 15 at 7:30 PM
A bold new musical comedy set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation” and “Heaven is a Place on Earth.” This laugh-out-loud love story is a modern musical fairytale where once-upon-a-time is right now, as it follows the escapades of a royal family who set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Join us outside for this jukebox musical under the stars at Fortitude Farms.https://www.fortitudefarmsandevents.com
Evolve Theatrics, formerly the Blue Light Players, "Matilda, The Musical" will take place on August 13, 14, and 15 at the Lakewood HS Performing Arts Center in Lake Odessa, MI.
Socially distanced seating will be in effect for all performances and audience members are strongly encouraged to wear masks. No tickets available at the door. However, tickets may be purchased online or on a smartphone up until curtain time each night. All seats are reserved and for more details, you may visit our website at: http://www.evolvetheatrics.com
The incomparable actress Carmen Decker will be memorialized in Fitzgerald Park, where she performed with BoarsHead Theatre. She also performed with Lansing Civic Players, the Community Circle players at the Okemos Barn Theatre (now Riverwalk). She died January 30, 2021 after a brief bout with pneumonia. She was 97 years old. https://www.lansingcitypulse.com/stories/lansing-theater-community-looks-back-on-carmen-decker,15539
A memorial service will be held for Carmen on Wednesday, August 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. Meet any Pavillion 6. Note that Fitzgerald park charges an entry fee of $3/car for Eaton County residents, $5/car for non-residents.
Evolve Theatrics, formerly the Blue Light Players, are proud to announce that their production of "Matilda, The Musical" will take place on August 13, 14, and 15 at the Lakewood HS Performing Arts Center in Lake Odessa, MI.
This production was less than a month from opening when the pandemic hit in March 2020. We made a promise to our cast members that given the opportunity, we would not give up on their dream of performing this show. In June 2021, we decided to undertake an ambitious six week rehearsal schedule to bring "Matilda" to the stage. With the exception of Bruce, all of our little kids are in new roles and we had to replace Matilda, Miss Honey, Mr. Wormwood, Michael, and our Escapologist.
Not only have we survived this aggressive rehearsal schedule, we have thrived in the process. The joy of performing and creating theater can be felt in every rehearsal. Our 28 cast members can't wait to welcome our audiences and truly demonstrate that "even if you are little, you can do a lot”.
Socially distanced seating will be in effect for all performances and audience members are strongly encouraged to wear masks. In an effort to cut back on social interaction, there will be no tickets available at the door. However, tickets may be purchased online or on a smartphone up until curtain time each night. All seats are reserved and for more details, you may visit our website at: http://www.evolvetheatrics.com
Pray for wonderful weather in early August, because we’re up for some outdoor stories - LIVE!
The second in Riverwalk Theatre’s Summer Staged Reading series of new, original scripts is
by Doak Bloss
directed by Mary Job.
7pm Thursday, August 5,
Riverwalk parking lot 228 Museum Drive— byo chairs, donations accepted.
Three months into what he fears will be a lifetime of sobriety, Tanner can’t stop dreaming about his old friend, vodka. In confrontations with the estranged love of his life, his best friend, and the adult daughter he didn’t know he had, he faces the consequences of one more sip. Cast: Connor Kelly, Cassie Little, Ndegwa McCloud, and Rachel Daugherty
Williamston Theatre welcomes you back to live performance!
Two evenings of staged readings held on MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre stage
Outdoor staged readings on MSU’s campus
Directed by Tony Caselli
On The Market
by Jason Odell Williams
Friday, August 6 at 7pm
A former singer, now realtor, struggles with the modern dating scene after becoming a widow two years ago only to have her life turned upside down when she finds a mysterious note from her dead husband telling her it’s okay to “move on.” A modern, romantic comedy for grown-ups about love, loss, and finding your Forever Home. Featuring Sarab Kamoo, John Lepard, Jasmine Rivera, and David Wolber.
The Thanksgiving Play
by Larissa FastHorse
Saturday, August 7 at 7pm
How does one celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month at the same time? In Larissa FastHorse’s biting satire, this is the question facing three “woke” white thespians tasked with devising an elementary school pageant about the first Thanksgiving while avoiding any culturally appropriative missteps. A roast of the politics of entertainment and well-meaning political correctness alike, The Thanksgiving Play puts the American origin story itself in the comedy-crosshairs.
Free and open to the public. On the MSU Campus off Auditorium Road, between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Museum. Both plays are intended for mature audiences. No reservations required. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and bug spray. Masks are required for un-vaccinated patrons. Social distancing is not required but encouraged.
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