2/13-14 - The All-of-Us Express Children's Theatre Wind in the Willows is outstanding; it's the timeless story of a dreamer who gets himself into trouble but fortunately has friends who are there to support each other. The cast is expressive and has great chemistry, projects and enunciates well. The costumes, makeup and set are creative, and the story incorporates a "fight" scene between the friends and the conniving weasels which is so extensive and well-choreographed you could watch it repeatedly and continue to notice something new each time. The story is straightforward enough to be understood by all ages, and the action will keep even young attendees' attention.
Wind in the Willows continues Friday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 14 at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m., at Hannah Community Center on Abbott Road in East Lansing. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 17 and under. http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/allofus
Attached are the documents pertaining to All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre's first ever Young Playwright's Festival, coming up in May! They're taking submissions until January 5th. If you could include this in your next GLUT list email, that would be fantastic!
Sarah Willis <email@example.com>Artistic Director,
All-of-Us Express Children's Theatre
at Hannah Community Center
direct line: (517) 319-6957
front desk: (517) 333-2580 ext. 0
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July 25-26 & August 1-2, 2014, Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. Directed by AECT Alumnus Amelia Rogocka.
In the harmonious undersea world of merpeople, the little mermaid Pearl dreams of the world above. Her sisters Luna and Coral, her father, Anemone the Sea King, and her grandmother, the Great Mother, warn her of the dangers above. But Pearl, in love with the handsome prince whose life she saved, trades her voice to the Sea Witch to become human. After the Sea Witch is vanquished by her twin sister, the Great Mother, Pearl regains her voice, marries the prince, and happiness and harmony prevail.
Delightful inventions, reverberating with the ecology of land and ocean, render exciting and newly relevant this adaptation by Linda Daugherty of the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.
Please note that there is a 10:00 am show the second Friday for groups only; pre-paid reservation is required. Please call the Hannah Community Center front desk (517-333-2580 extension 0) for more information about this group show.
7:00 p.m. Fridays, 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Saturdays; July 25-26 & August 1-2 at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.
$7 & $5
The Carol of 25 Years
All-of-us Express alumni and youth will present a readers theater production of:
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road
6:30 p.m.: Performance 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Dinner/Silent Auction
Join us for this special event! After the performance, there will be a pizza and salad bar dinner, photo booth and silent auction.
Tickets: $5 (show only) • $20 (show/dinner combo) • $50 (family combo—show/dinner for four)
Deadline for dinner tickets: Monday, December 9
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (517) 333-2580 ext. 0. Tickets will be available starting in November and can be purchased at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center front desk.
The wonderful founder of All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre, Evelyn Weymouth, is back at the helm, but she's only "temporary." Someone will have to replace her. Here's an interesting, flexible, creative, part-time position for SOMEone in our theatrical communityl
City of East Lansing Position Opening All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT)
AVAILABLE POSITION: Artistic Leader PAY RATE: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour
WORK SCHEDULE: Varies. Approximately 20-25 hours per week, up to 30 hours per week during productions, including 3-4 evenings per week and weekends.
The Artistic Leader provides oversight and management of production and educational activities related to the All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre and other performance related activities for the City of East Lansing. The Artistic Leader is responsible for production and educational activities as they relate to AECT’s mission as well as City of East Lansing objectives including: directing rehearsals and productions, conducting workshops and seminars, making budget and spending recommendations, working with volunteers and parents/guardians of children and supervising production staff. Position works under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Departments’ Program Coordinator.
Complete info at
The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce Evelyn Weymouth as the interim artistic director of the All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT).
Weymouth founded AECT in 1989 and retired at the end of the 2006-2007 season. She is returning for the first two shows of AECT’s 25th Anniversary Season. She will serve as director for AECT’s upcoming fall production of Treasure Island, as well as the upcoming winter production of Winnie the Pooh. It is only fitting that Weymouth is back, especially for the Winnie the Pooh production, as it was the first show AECT brought to the stage back in 1989.
"I’m excited to return to AECT for the first two shows of the 25th season," said Weymouth. "I’m thrilled to be back in a directorial position, working alongside today’s talented area youth to bring two great productions to the stage."
"We are fortunate that Evelyn stepped up to take on the interim artistic director position with All-of-us Express," said East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Tim McCaffrey. "Evelyn’s history with the program and her proven vision and leadership will be quite beneficial to the area youth participating in the first two shows of the 25th season."
Weymouth holds two degrees in Children’s Theatre and Creative Dramatics, including a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota. Her practical experience ranges from her own theatrical activities as a child to experience teaching and performing for other children in more recent years. Many theaters, libraries, schools and recreation departments have made use of Weymouth’s talents.
Weymouth’s first day as interim artistic director for AECT was Aug. 1. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/allofus to learn more about AECT.
This is the first full musical produced by All-of-us Express! This musical fantasy will delight audiences of all ages!
Aladdin finds a magic lamp with a genie that transforms his life and wins him the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. However, the evil magician Jammal wants the lamp for himself. This musical fantasy will delight audiences of all ages!
July 26-27 & Aug. 2-3
7 pm Fri. 2 & 4:30 Sat.
$5 kids; $7 age 18+
Evelyn Weymouth, founder and former artistic director for All-of-us Express Children's Theatre, will be joining the City of East Lansing and All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre as interim artistic director. Ms. Weymouth will return on a temporary basis beginning in August and stay through our second scheduled performance, Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh was the first show ever directed by Ms. Weymouth and the first show ever for All-of-us Express Children's Theatre. This comes at a special time as this will be the 25th anniversary season for All-of-us Express.
We welcome Ms. Weymouth back to Michigan and hope you will join us too in celebrating her return. The City of East Lansing will begin the recruitment process to fill the artistic director position in the fall of 2013. If you have any questions, please contact me at this email or (517) 319-6963. Kathleen Miller, EL Parks Program Coordinator.
The person originally slated to direct our summer show, "Aladdin and the Wonderful, Magical Lamp" (our first full musical), is not able to now. It is a musical, however, the plan is to work form soundtrack because Hannah's auditorium is without a pit for orchestra. We may be able to work around a very small band or something but not a full orchestra and we do not have pay for musicians. he show performs the last weekend of July and first weekend of August at Hannah Center, with Auditions in mid May. Contact Miranda for further details.
Miranda Sue Hartmann
Artistic Director, All-of-us Express
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