Scene/properties designer Jesse Ray Kelley has provided a picturesque backdrop of stacked steamer trunks and suitcases — parts of which cleverly pull out and create a diner booth, Lover’s Leap stairway, and more. Dave Wendelberger and his little combo keep the music flowing. There is a little profanity; the show is rated age 13 and up.
If any of you swore off the Summer Circle venue in past years, due to mosquitoes or hill-climbing challenges, or hearing challenges — it’s time to give it another try. This is the third year, I think, using the new courtyard directly behind the Auditorium building (corner of Farm Lane and Auditorium Road) It features greatly reduced bug-levels and well amplified sound, and better lighting. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to sit directly on the risers.
Summer Circle really fills up these three weeks in June with FREE theatre, and then some. Besides the three 8pm regular shows (See Rock City, Peter/Wendy and Bike America) there’s a show for children (The Amazing American Road Trip - 6:30: June 9-10 & 16-17) and a show BY children at the end of the Kids Camp on June 23 — also a Late Night Show starting at 10 pm “adults only” (Bob: A Life in 5 Acts 10 pm June 16-17 & 23-24)
A season ticket is awarded to the person who got to the venue the earliest; there is a 50/50 raffle, concession stand, opportunities to donate and join Friends of Theatre — and, this year, “special events” to make the getting-there-early-for-the-best-seats a fun wait:
Fresh Air and Fitness - 7:15-7:45 every Wednesday
Dance Lansing “Summer Selections” Thursdays, June 8, 15 & 22, 7-7:45
Free Puppet Making for Kids every Friday/Saturday before the kids show - 6-6:30 pm
MSU Bikes bike tour through campus; rentals available; June 21 6:30 pm Call 517-432-3400 for more info.
Lansing Bike Party ride to the show; search Lansing Bike Party on Facebook. June 23 at 6:30
Contra Dancing June 25 7-7:45
Summer Circle Theatre Kids Camp performance Friday, June 23 6:30 pm
There’s an easier to read schedule at http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/