Very sad to report that dear SHARON STRAUBEL, longtime backstage volunteer at Riverwalk, frequent Stage Manager, Props Mistress and all around behind-the-scenes pillar of Riverwalk — has died of pancreatic cancer at her home, this morning, with fellow RWT stalwart and significant other, Leroy Cupp, by her side.
Arrangements are pending, and I hope to have more news before the next Ripples issue. As usual, donations can be made to Riverwalk in Sharon’s memory and donors names will be listed in Riverwalk programs for a year. Send checks to Riverwalk Theatre P.O. Box 12249, Lansing, MI 48901. Sympathy cards may be sent to Leroy at 6341 Bell Hwy. Eaton Rapids MI 48827. I don’t know the addresses of her sons or any other family.
VOTE FOR RIVERWALK… or any other theatre of your choice!
I have my prejudices, being on the board, and wanting to continue my trade ad in the sym[hony program that brags about Riverwalk being a Top of the Town winner for seven years in a row — and I AM proud that Riverwalk balances quality with accessibility and sustainability in live community theatre. Yay Riverwalk! Here’s the info/website:
We invite you, our readers and viewers, to let us know about your favorite people, places and businesses in Greater Lansing.
Like previous years, the contest is broken up into two rounds. In the first round, which runs from now until April 12, you can write in your own choices or choose people/places/businesses that have already been submitted. We started the contest this year by automatically adding the Top Five from the 2015 contest.
On May 4, we whittle the list down to the top five in each category, and those five will battle it out in a Final Five runoff contest until May 17. Nominees keep their votes from the first round. Winners are announced in the June 1 issue of City Pulse!
There are seven main categories and 123 subcategories. You must vote in at least 15 subcategories to have your votes count. You may spread your 15 votes through multiple main categories.
Winning a Top of the Town award is a major bragging right for locals, so be sure to support your top picks through both rounds.
THUMBELINA opens the 22nd. Check out the attached RIPPLES, below
My name is Edric Haleen, and I'm the writer/director of The Princess Who Saved Herself, which will be performed this fall at the Riverwalk. I'm holding auditions for the two child roles on June 5th and 6th. One of the kids has to play the electric guitar in the show. I'd like to have perhaps three different sizes of electric guitars at the theatre those nights . . . so that no matter what size guitar they've been practicing on at home, they can find a guitar that same size when they arrive to audition. Would anyone out there be willing to let me borrow a 3/4-sized or 1/2-sized electric guitarfrom June 4th to June 7th? If so, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. (The guitar doesn't have to be any specific model or color or anything like that -- and I can bring my own amp and 1/4-inch cable. I really just need a few different-sized guitars . . .)
Thanks so much! Edric
Edric Haleen <email@example.com>
Do YOU know a theatre student who could use $2500?
AND don’t miss YOUR 1 in 200 chance to win $5000!
Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each. You could win $5000 if your ticket is drawn at the 2016 Barneys!
The first $10,000 raised will be divided between the $5,000 prize and two $2,500 scholarships for performing arts students. The second $10,000 will support Riverwalk’s Building and Site Fund to improve and maintain our theatre.
Scholarship applicants must be accepted in a post-secondary performing arts program (theatre, theatrical design, performing arts management, dance or music) and have a history of participation in performing arts. Special consideration will be given for participation in Riverwalk Theatre productions. Information is also be available on the website.
Raffle Tickets will be sold from September 1 through the Barneys intermission on June 18, 2016 (if they last that long!) At the Barney ceremony, a $5,000 prize will be awarded to one ticket holder who doesn’t have to be present to win. Two $2,500 scholarship winners will also be announced at the Barneys.
Tickets are available from the Riverwalk Theatre office, Riverwalk Board members and at:
www.riverwalktheatre.com/scholarship - which also has the scholarship application.
Note the attached Riverwalk RIPPLES below — introducing the thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK which opens next Thursday.
Also NOTE Theatre Students should apply soon for Riverwalk’s $2500 scholarship — AND everyone should snap up what’s left of the 200 raffle tickets at $100 each, for a 1 in 200 chance to win $5000!
1/14-17 - Don’t forget one more weekend of Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS at Riverwalk - Bargain Thursday at 7 $8/10 — Fri/Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm $15/$12 - Classic, powerful drama packs a punch. www.riverwalktheatre.com
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Arthur Miller's birth, Riverwalk Theater brings his classic Tony Award winning play, All My Sons, to the stage (January 7-10 and 14-17). Based on true events, All My Sons examines an all-American family that harbors an explosive secret and the sometimes rising cost of living the American dream when discoveries of secret romances, betrayals, and the loss of a loved one threaten to unravel their lives.
Joe Keller (Michael Hays), a successful businessman, lives comfortably with his wife, Kate (Eve Davidson), and son, Chris (Jeff Magnuson), in a suburban American neighborhood. They have only one sadness in their lives – the loss of their other son, Larry, who went missing in HYPERLINK "http://www.shmoop.com/wwii/" \t "_blank" World War II. After three years, Kate still clings to the hope that her son is alive. Chris would like her to give up that hope because he wants to marry Ann Deever (Meghan Eldred), an old neighbor and Larry's former fiancée. But when Joe places the family prosperity above the lives of others, there are consequences for all.
Award winning director Bob Robinson has assembled a solid cast that also includes: Joe Dickson, Charles Sartorius, Sarah Hauck, Mark Polzin, Sally Hecksel and Steven Wulfekuhler.
Dates: January 7-10 and 14-17, 2016.
Times: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Bargain Thursdays $10 and $8 for seniors. $15 regular price, $12 for seniors
Location: Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933.
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