VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING (Saturday) and the VIRTUAL BARNEY AWARDS (Tuesday)Riverwalk Annual MeeTing will be: Saturday, July 11 at 1 pm as a Zoom Webcast.
Executive Committee members will make a presentation and members will be able to submit questions in advance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details will be sent by email and posted to the website in advance of the meeting. Even if you have not used Zoom before, you should be able to get to the meeting by clicking the link in your e-mail.
Virtual Barney AWARds will be Tuesday, July 14 at 7 pm Zoom Webcast liVe with host Matt Ottinger. The link will be emailed to everyone Manager Mike has an email address for, and also posted on Riverwalk Facebook events and at our website: riverwalktheatre.com.
VP Rita says: Don't forget to send in the questions you want addressed at the annual Membership meeting ahead of time! We hope this will prevent anyone's questions from getting missed, especially for anyone not very familiar with participating on virtual chat platforms like Zoom.
Please email your questions to:
If you need to renew your membership, please do so prior to the meeting so you get our Zoom Meeting link.
You can renew online: https://www.riverwalktheatre.com/membership.html
Remember, Peppermint Creek is looking for texts to create an original production:
If you have ideas for any texts we should use in this performance, please send them to email@example.com no later than July 10, 2020. Please include the title of the text (if applicable), the author, and the location of the text (either include the material in your email or a link to the source material).
Remember, Ixion is auditioning:
A quick reminder that we are taking video submissions and scheduling zoom auditions on July 7th for our monologue collection Turn Turn Turn.
The recordings can be of any monologue you are familiar/comfortable with and must be submitted by midnight July 7th. The live auditions will also include your prepared monologue and some cold reads from the scripts.
If you have any questions or would like to preview the Turn Turn Turn monologues, please let us know.
The show will be an outdoor performance August 21, 22 & 23.
Rehearsals will be via zoom initially and scheduled with cast members' availability. Once we begin rehearsal in the performance space, we will be observing social distancing.
Longtime Lansing Theatre activist Todd Heywood is looking for a new home; Facebook has gleaned offers of moving help, but still no place to go:
"OK this is an official cry for help. It seems the landlord got offers on the property from the showing on Monday - that's great btw for him. BUT the offers are contingent on the ground floor apartments being vacated. I am one of those apartments. I was given a verbal 30 day notice today (7/1/20). I NEED to find a place, downtown Lansing preferred, ground floor, one bedroom, pets/EA animals allowed, prefer utilities included.”
Message Todd Heywood on Facebook if you know of any suitable lodgings.
(From Andromeda Community Theatre in Charlotte) to all theatre groups in the Greater Lansing Area - questions we are all grappling with:
• What streaming platform have you had the best luck with? Are there specific things you like or don't about certain platforms?
• Do you have any plans to reopen? What do those plans include, ie, masks, social distancing, waiting for the governor, etc.
Sorry for the rush but I didn't get the press release until this morning.
Looking to act, perform, and create this summer?
Come join us in the jungle!
OnLive Theatre presents: The Jungle Book, a four-week children's theatre workshop culminating in a full-length, live, digital performance on August 1st. The theatre kid in your life won't want to miss this! Check out our website to read more and sign up: https://onlivetheatre.wixsite.com/website/about
Sign up forms and auditions are due Saturday, June 27th at 11:59pm. We are accepting 20 children into this workshop on a first-come, first-served completion of the sign up form on our website, so sign up early to make sure your child gets a spot!
One Child: $40
Two Children (siblings): $70
OnLive Theatre's workshops are geared toward children ages 8-14 with strong reading skills. If your child is slightly younger or older, please email us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org so we can evaluate their specific situation and determine whether this workshop is an appropriate fit for them.
Ruhala Center offering 4 Day Workshops For Kids (Ages 5- 13)
Mondays- Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Singing Broadway Styles I July 6 - 9
Sing your heart out and discover new styles of Broadway music!
Acting Scene Study I July 13- 17
Act off your partner, be in the moment, and have fun!
Tap Dance I July 27- 30
Feel the rhythm and tap, tap, tap to your heat's joy!
Improv! Acting I August 3- 6
Act on your feet! Don't think about it, let it come to you by free association!
Mental Toughness & Focus I August 10- 13
Learn techniques that will make you mentally strong and focused!
Two hour classes I $150
6/29 - Virtual Lansing City Pulse Pulsar Awards
The City PulsePulsar Awards are happening! Join usMonday, June 29, at 6 p.m.via Zoom. Jamie Paisleyis our esteemed host, and we'll have a few words from Publisher Berl Schwartz. We didn't want all your hard work to go unrecognized. Join the Zoom ceremony here at the appointed time:
Click here for Zoom meeting link. Password: 137408
7/14 - Virtual Barney AWARDs
… will be Tuesday, July 14 at 7 pm Zoom Webcast LIVE with host Matt Ottinger. The link will be emailed to everyone Manager Mike has an email address for, and also posted on Riverwalk Facebook events and at the Riverwalk website: http://riverwalktheatre.com.
In case you missed them, the Lansing State Journal Thespie Theatre Awards were announced June 5 https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/entertainment/arts/2020/06/04/thespies-awards-announced-abbreviated-season/111906522/
Before we can get started, we are calling for your input.
Peppermint Creek Theatre’s passion statement is to produce contemporary theatre that addresses vital issues in our society, raise awareness, and encourage dialogue while entertaining. When vital issues today include a pandemic and an American society raising its voice against centuries-long injustices, we at Peppermint Creek are looking to begin a project to lift up and engage community voices.
We are asking you to share your suggestions for powerful and important texts from America’s past, reflecting all types of American voices with us. It may be in the form of letters, texts, speeches, song lyrics, PCTC is looking to raise voices that are not necessarily recorded in our history books. These texts will be combined into a project during our 2020-21 season with a goal to learn how we as a country have managed to get where we stand today.
Once submitted, selected texts will be compiled into a presentation in partnership with young members of our communities to reflect upon and interpret through words, art, and performance.
If you have ideas for any texts we should use in this performance, please send them to mailto:email@example.com later than July 10, 2020. Please include the title of the text (if applicable), the author, and the location of the text (either include the material in your email or a link to the source material).
We are excited to create an original production for this coming season that leverages voices from our past and those of today's youth as guides as we form a roadmap for how we the people can move forward into a tomorrow worthy of our ideals.
As we continue staying home and staying safe, Bay City Players are happy to be able to bring you another installment in the #MakeArtVirtual series.
This week our home-bound actors will be presenting an original play by T.E. Klunzinger “Shostakovich in New York: A Mostly True Story“
TUESDAY, June 16 - 7:30 pm
go to http://baycityplayers.org/2020/06/15/bay-city-players-presents-virtually-shostakovich-in-new-york-a-mostly-true-story-an-online-event-jun-16/
As always, these events are free to all, but donations are appreciated and can be made at http://www.baycityplayers.org/donate
Synopsis: In March 1949, under difficult circumstances, composer Dmitri Shostakovich was part of the Soviet delegation to the Cultural and Scientific Congress for World Peace at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. He had been told to deliver an unpalatable speech, but he got through it, perhaps helped by a host who provided some novel stress relief.
About the Playwright: T.E. Klunzinger is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Community Theatre Association of Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University. He lives in Haslett and spends a lot of time with his faithful laptop. (And, of course, Tom has been active in Lansing area theatre for many years.)
This Lansing actor left the area nearly 20 years ago soon after playing Fagin in Riverwalk’s Oliver! He’s had some success and some struggles in L.A. since, and now plays a recurring, small, but notable role as barfly “Kermit” in Showtime’s Shameless, AND is having a documentary made about his life…https://www.actinglikenothingiswrong.com AND also just got laid off from his “day job” at Weight Watchers.
Now he’s getting all electronic on us in these new virtual times. You can purchase a “Cameo” personalized message from him for birthdays or any occasion, https://www.cameo.com/search?q=Jim Hoffmaster&nodeType=user&nodeId=5dcefa1eaa0dc401701bb3b0
AND he has just started a Podcast, which is free to listen to, but I think he may get some money from ads or such? https://anchor.fm/jim-hoffmaster/episodes/Artistic-Expression-vs-Entertaining-Myself-eemsod
So — check it out, if you remember Jim — or even if you don’t. He’s an interesting guy!
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