These two shows are great! — and much greater than MY sparse reviews are these two very well written ones by David Winkelstern in the City Pulse — the paper that cares enough to review local theatre! Yay! Read these reviews and vow to see at least one of these shows. You won’t regret it! Lobby Hero ends this Sunday the 20th and 9 Parts of Desire ends February 27. (Free 9 Parts post show talkback with Sarab Kamoo and Ed Nahhat Sunday, Feb 20 at 3:30pm)
Shakespeare Festival Is Back
I usually consider the Jackson Michigan Shakespeare Festival “out of area” for the GLUT (that L is for Lansing, after all) but I know some of you Bard-ophiles will be glad to know that:
"…after being dark for two long years, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival is coming back strong for 2022—and we want you to be part of Our Renaissance! We’re calling our upcoming 26th MainStage Season "MSF Renaissance 2022," featuring a larger Opening Night Gala, more after-glow parties, more of our classic Bard Talks and Company Q&As. Tickets will be on sale soon.
2022 MSF Renaissance Season
July 19 - August 21
Village Theater at Cherry Hill
We are not able to use the Baughman Theatre in Jackson this year. The fire last summer damaged the theatre. Jackson College could not guarantee that the repairs would be made in time for our 2022 season. Thankfully, we were able to negotiate extra weeks at the Village Theatre in Canton. The full MSF Season for 2022 will be held at the Village Theater from July 19th - August 21st.**
http://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com | 517.998.3673
I usually don’t include “just music” performances in this theatre forum, but this one promises to serenade the Musical Theatre fan:
LANSING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES BROADWAY ROCKS CONCERT
Date & Time: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Wharton Center for Performing Arts – Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: $55, $42, $20
Student Tickets: $14
Box Office: 517-487-5001 or http://LansingSymphony.org
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is pleased to announce its Broadway Rocks concert, a part of the Pops series, that will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall.
The evening will feature exciting vocalists from the Broadway stage performing selections from such contemporary Broadway musicals as “Hairspray,” “The Lion King,” “Chicago,” “Rent,” “The Wiz” and “Phantom of the Opera.”
“This is a return performance of the Broadway Rocks concert to Lansing since the performance a few years ago was wonderfully received! The vocalists look forward to energizing the audience with a variety of selections from fan-favorite productions,” said John Such, executive director for John Such Artists’ Management.
The concert will feature three vocalists: Dan Domenech, LaKisha Jones and Rachel Potter.
Domenech’s versatile vocals have been heard in 49 states and eight countries. Touring with productions of “Rent,” “Wonderland,” “Sister Act,” “Rock of Ages” and “Kinky Boots,” Domenech has made his mark as one of the industry’s top leading men. He recently performed the role of Che in “Evita.”
Best known to millions of TV viewers as a top-four finalist during the 2007 season of “American Idol,” Jones is ready to reclaim center stage in music, theater and television. Having worked with hit-making songwriters and producers including Tony Nicholas (Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross), Ro & Sauce (Brandy, Ne-Yo) and Greg Curtis (Keyshia Cole, Yolanda Adams), Jones featured a spirited mix of R&B and soul on her last album, “So Glad I’m Me.”
Potter, dubbed by US Weekly as “One to Watch,” and whose “crystalline vocals” were raved about by the Hollywood Reporter, is both a Broadway star and an accomplished Nashville recording artist. She made her Broadway debut as Wednesday in “The Addams Family.” She also had the honor of touring with the smash hit “Wicked,” where she understudied the ever “popular” Glinda.
LSO’s 2021-22 season features five concerts in the MasterWorks series, three in the Pops series, four in the Chamber series and two in the Jazz Band series. Tickets can be purchased at lansingsymphony.org or by calling the LSO office at 517-487-5001.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
• Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry to any Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert at any indoor venue.
• Face masks will be required for entry to the concert venue, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn inside all areas expect when eating or drinking.
More information can be found at lansingsymphony.org/about-us/health-safety-protocols.
This concert is sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, Financial Technology Inc., Neogen and Traction.
Attached is the latest Ripples from Riverwalk Theatre — which you may have already received from Mike at the office.
NOTE that Riverwalk's ART auditions have been postponed to Monday and Tuesday Feb. 14-15. Director Scott Pohl is looking for men only (publisher/author’s requirement.)
ALSO - Hope to see you opening night 2/10 for LOBBY HERO at Riverwalk. Very good “buzz” on this one. Check out Kelly Sandula Gruner’s beautiful, full color program (Thanks Jackson for printing!) with photos etc… https://www.riverwalktheatre.com/show-programs.html
Why not see Lobby Hero opening weekend to leave future weekends for the coming crowd of shows? February is putting the “Ubiquitous" is back in the GLUT. Check out the calendar; SEVEN shows running the weekend of Feb. 26
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