www.riverwalktheatre.com - 482-5700 - make your reservations sOOOn.
Adam Woolsey (the lead actor in the fun musical celebration of 50's TV, "My Favorite Year") and Gary Mitchell (producer/actor) will be appearing on Jack Robbins' WLNZ Coffee Break Show, that can be heard from 8 a.m. -10 a.m. each weekday morning. One hour of the show can be seen on Comcast Cable on Channel 15 in Lansing and Channel 31 in East Lansing and Meridian Township, Monday through Friday. Times are as follows: 9:00-10 a.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 8:00-9:00 p.m. You can also watch Coffee Break online at lcc.edu/tv/watch. Adam will also be appearing on WKAR's Current State Program on Wednesday.
www.riverwalktheatre.com - 482-5700 - make your reservations sOOOn.
Puppet Show and Workshop
6/21-22 & 28-29 - Riverwalk Theatre and Fairy Dust Theatre present "Princess Lucy in the Land of Pretend"
It’s 1964, and there’s a new local kids’ show on Lansing’s WMMB, Mid-Michigan Broadcasting! It’s called “Princess Lucyin the Land of Pretend” and it features puppets, ventriloquism, games and silliness.
The Riverwalk Theatre and Fairy Dust Theatre present a fun childrens show with elements of nostalgia for the adults. Miss those old kids programs you loved from the past? Would you like to show your children or grandchildren what those shows were like? Well, Kellie Stonebrook and Bruce Bennett have concocted a play that is very reminicent of those shows.
It’s live theater, but presented as if you are in the studio audience of a children’s TV show from the 1960s with features of Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo, and locally produced shows like Al E. Khatt (from WJIM, now WLNS), The Land of Play (WKAR), and Soupy Sales (WXYZ, Detroit).
Also, after each of the Saturday performances, there will be a 1 hour workshop for kids, “Making Your Puppet Come to Life”. The kids can make their own paper bag puppets with simple materials provided, and practice puppetry with Princess Lucy herself.
Kellie Stonebrook plays Princess Lucy. Stonebrook is known mostly as an actress around the Lansing area, but is also an excellent ventriloquist. Kellie and her “Fairy Dust Theatre” are booked all over Michigan to perform with her puppets at schools, libraries and daycare facilities. She attends the international ventriloquists’ convention held every year, and has taken classes from Jeff Dunham and other famous ventriloquists.
Bruce Bennett is writer and director of the show, and performs some puppetry. This is the 3rd Childrens show he’s authored to be performed at Riverwalk. Bruce is a commercial artist, but also has acted or directed at most of Lansing’s theaters, including the defunct BoarsHead and Stormfield Theatres, and the thriving Williamston Theatre. He’s also acted in movies, including a nice speaking role in “Machine Gun Preacher” which starred Gerard Butler.
The idea for the show came from Bruce’s fond memories of attending broadcasts of Bozo and Al E. Khatt at WJIM as a child, and working years later with Howard Lancour, local TV kid show host, in advertising and community theater. “Howard had wonderful stories of those days,” says Bennett. Bruce is also in touch with a group of local TV station employees from the old days who get together once a month at a local restaurant.
“Princess Lucy in the Land of Pretend” is presented in the Black Box performance space at the Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive in downtown Lansing. The show runs June 21, 22 and 28, 29. Performances at 7:00 on Friday, and at 12:30 and 4:30 on Saturday. Tickets are $6. Call the Box Office at 517-482-5700 for reservations.www.riverwalktheatre.com
RUHALA GLEE CAMPS for all ages
Register and pay in full by May 31st and receive 20% off!Refer a friend that registers who has never been a student at Ruhala Center and receive an extra 35% off.
Ages 5-11 - 11 am - 1 pm:
Session I, June 24 - June 28, 1 week, $150
Session II, July 15-July 19, 1 week, $150
Session III, August 5-August 9, 1 week, $150
Ages 12-adult - 11 am - 2 pm:
Session I, June 17 - June 21, 1 week, $200
Session II, July 22 - July 26, 1 week, $200
Session III, August 12 - August 16, 1 week, $200
Call 517-337-0464 for more information.Ruhala Performing Arts Center | 1846 Haslett rd | East Lansing | MI | 48823ruhalacenter.com
6/10- 8/30 - Mid Michigan Family Theatre summer acting camps will begin on June 10The goal of the camp is to provide instruction in acting and the theatre process using relevant and interesting topics. Participants will spend the day learning about the production process of theatre through a variety of activities. These will include using the voice and body to create a believable character and improvisation techniques. We will conclude with a camp performance!
The suggested age for campers is eight and up. The cost for the camp which runs from 9 a.m to 3:00 p.m. is $150.00 You can contact MMFT to register for these camps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mid Michigan Family Theatre 2013 Summer Camp Schedule.
They will be held all over the Greater Lansing area running June 10 – 14 and ending Aug. 26 - 30.
Here is the full schedule with costs and locations:
~ June 10 – 14 The R.O.C. 1706 W. Dansville Rd. Mason Times 9 – 3 cost $150.00
~ June 17 – 21 Capitol City Baptist Church 5100 Willoughby Rd. Holt Times 9 – 3 Cost $150.00
~ June 24 – 28 Marshall Music 3240 E Saginaw St. Lansing Times 9 – 3 Cost $150.00
July 1 – 5 No camp due to 4th of July
* July 8 – 12 Meridian Christian Church 2600 Bennett Rd. Okemos Times 9 – 11:30 a.m. $90.00
(Camp day 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Acting schedule 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
# July 15 – 19 Delta Comm. Rec. 4538 Elizabeth Rd. Lansing Times 9 – 12:00 noon Cost $75.00
@ July 29 – Aug. 2 Okemos Comm. Ed. 1826 Osage Dr. Okemos Times 9 – 12:00 noon Cost $75.00
% Aug. 5 – 9 Haslett Comm. Ed. 1590 Franklin Street Haslett Times 9 – 12:00 noon Cost $75.00
& Aug. 26 – 30 DeWitt Area Rec. 16101 Brook Road, Lansing, Times 9 – 3:00 Cost $150.00
~ please sign up through the MMFT website @ www.mmft.net
* please sign up through Meridian Christian Church "http://www.meridiankids.org/register/"http://www.meridiankids.org/register/
# please sign up through Delta Community Recreation "http://parks.deltami.gov/"http://parks.deltami.gov/
@ please sign up through Okemos Community Education "http://www.okemosonline.com/"http://www.okemosonline.com/
% please sign up through Haslett Community Education "http://www.haslett.k12.mi.us/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=331"http://www.haslett.k12.mi.us/education
& please sign up through DeWitt Area Recreation Association "https://www.dewittrecreation.org/NewProfile.aspx"https://www.dewittrecreation.org/NewProfile.aspx
6/15 - Free Improv Workshop
for actors or anyone interested (age 18 and older, please)
Come and play Saturday, June 15, 2013, 12 to 1:30 pm at Metrospace in East Lansing (110 Charles Street)
FREE (donations to Metrospace welcomed)
Drop in, or contact Deborah Tomlinson at email@example.com, subject line "improv" for more information.
6/6-16 - Drama at Inish at OTL
Over the Ledge Theatre Company at The Ledges Playhouse in Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge
A Comedy about the Transformative Qualities of Great Drama - and their Consequences!
Director Mary Job is thrilled to introduce her cast for DRAMA AT INISH, the first show of the 2013 season at Over the Ledge Theatre. The show opens Thursday, June 6 and runs through June 16. It is a wonderful combination of old hands and young talent. Come and join these fine actors as the little town of Inish decides upgrade the quality of its summer entertainment and bring in a traveling theatre company specializing in the drama of Ibsen, Strindberg and other heavyweights. See what happens when a staid little backwater embraces modern angst.
JOHN TWOHIG – Rick Dethlefson
ANNIE TWOHIG – LeAnn Dethlefson
LIZZIE TWOHIG – Erin Hoffman
EDDIE TWOHIG –Devin Faught
CHRISTINE LAMBERT –Meghan Malusek
PETER HURLEY – Joe Dickson
CONSTANCE CONSTANZIA – Gini Larson
HECTOR DE LA MAR – Brad Rutledge.
HELENA - Ja’Nay McClaster
MICHAEL– Max Donovan
HEGARTY – Adam Pruden
TOM MOONEY– Mike Shalley
SLATTERY— Juan Kopulos-Lerma
June 6-9, 13-16, 2013
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Shows at 8pm
Sunday Matinees at 2pm.
In the big red barn in Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge.
Tickets, $10 Regular, $8 Seniors, $6 Students.
Call (517) 318-0579 for information and ticketswww.overtheledge.org
5/30 - 6/2 - The Mid Michigan Family Theatre proudly announces it next production of The Monster in the Closet written by playwright Angela D. Stewart.
The performance dates and times are as follows: Friday, May 31 and June 3 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 1 and 8 at 3:00; and Sunday, June 2 and 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Saturday and Sunday matinee are $7.00 for students and adults and $5.00 for pre-school ages.
The show will be performed at the Alfreda Schmidt Community Center which is located at 5825 Wise Road in south Lansing just north of Miller Road.
About the play: Emily has a big problem. Not only is she sent to bed just as she reaches the highest level of her new video game, but there’s a monster in her closet! It’s not just her imagination. Her friend Stephanie saw it, too. Suffering the teasing of her brother and his friends, Emily and Stephanie recruit some of their own friends to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm — he only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s too scared of kids to even think about trying to frighten them. Murray’s boss, the Dream King, has heard about his goofing off on the job, and now Murray is on probation. Murray’s supervisor, fellow monster Wanda, is not happy with him either. After all, every monster knows that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over her — not to play with her toys and especially not to get caught in the act! What will happen when Emily has all her friends over for a sleepover to try to capture Murray? Even with Emily’s friend Brain’s careful analysis and planning, the girls wind up trapping the Dream King and his secretary, Toady, instead of Murray. With other wonderfully entertaining characters like Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, the solution to Emily’s monster problem brings humor, a bit of ingenuity and a little magic to this charming and delightful family show.
For additional information, please contact the director, Bill Gordon (517) 339-2145 H (517) 862-6448 C
mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mmft.net
Mid Michigan Family Theatre at Schmidt Community Center
5825 Wise Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 339-2145 business
I (Mycah Artis) am currently continuing work on a devised theater piece that debuted last summer in the Galway Fringe Festival. GenevieveTaricco and I reconvened in Michigan for a few months to continue working and are taking the piece back across the pond to the 2013 Galway and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals this summer. It is really exciting for us to keep developing our original work and we are so thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase it at these amazing international festivals. We are running a fundraising drive through Indiegogo - if you can find a way to give anything we would be so grateful. The drive only lasts for 50 days and we're trying to drum up enthusiasm for the project as quickly as possible.
If everyone gave between $20 and $50, we'd be be right within our goal. Whether you can give or not, it'd be a huge help if you could spread the word: on your facebook wall, at work, twitter, email, whatever you communicate with. Go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/serotonin-syndrome for the funding campaign and for more information about the project.
Thanks so much.
Mycah Artis <email@example.com>
I am ALSO attaching the Riverwalk Season 25 Brochure, in case you want to be among the FIRST 100 to buy a season ticket and thereby be included in a drawing to win a VIP PARKING SPACE by Riverwalk's door. (You make the reservation for your CAR, when you call in your theatre-seat reservation!) 6 shows, only $75!
5/16 - 6/16 - 10:53 by Annie Martin, (World Premiere), comedy, drama, and potential romance swirl around a hospital waiting room, 8 pm Thu/Fri, 3pm & 8pm Sat; 2 pm Sun (contains mature language) - WT
5/30-6/2 & 6/6-9 - My Favorite Year, 7 pm Thu; 8 pm Fri/Sat; 2 pm Sun, 50s TV nostalgia musical comedy directed by Dan Pappas - RWT
5/31-6/9 - Monster in the Closet! - MMFT
6/2-3 - AUDITIONS for Charlotte's Web, ages 10-18, 6:30 pm sun. & Mon. - RWT
6/3-4 -AUDITIONS for Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures, all ages, 6:30-8 pm Mon. & Tues.- MMFT
6/5-8 - Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas 8 pm - MSUSC
6/6-9, 13-16 Drama At Inish by Lennox Robinson, directed by Mary Job - OTL
6/7-8, 14-15, 21-22 - Stop Copying Me! by Dionne O’Dell 6:30 pm - MSUSC
6/8 - The Other Side of the Rainbow - a collage concert of dance acting & song 7 pm Macdonald Middle School - SPA
6/12-15 - Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher In Rep with: Little Brother: Little Sister by David Campton 8 pm - MSUSC
6/19-23 - Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! 7pm in the LCC Outdoor Amphitheatre, part of the FREE Summer Stage Under the Stars festival - LCC
6/19-22 - Baby, book by Sybille Pearson, music by David Shire lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. 8 pm - MSUSC
6/21-22 - Comfort Food by Rob Roznowski 10:30 pm - - MSUSC
6/21-22, 28-29 - Princess Lucy and the Land of Pretend - puppet show with Kellie Stonebrook & Bruce Bennett, 7 pm Friday; 12:30 and 4:30 Saturday $6 for all ages. Both Saturday shows will be followed by a one-hour puppet workshop. RWT
MMFT presents "Monster in the Closet"
5/31 - 6/9 - Monster in the Closet
May 31-June 9, 2013
7:00 p.m. on Fridays and 3:00 p.m.on Saturdays and Sundays
at the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center.
Emily has a big problem. Not only is she sent to bed just as she reaches the highest level of her new video game, but there’s a monster in her closet! It’s not just her imagination. Her friend Stephanie saw it, too. Suffering the teasing of her brother and his friends, Emily and Stephanie recruit some of their own friends to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm — he only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s too scared of kids to even think about trying to frighten them. Murray’s boss, the Dream King, has heard about his goofing off on the job, and now Murray is on probation. Murray’s supervisor, fellow monster Wanda, is not happy with him either. After all, every monster knows that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over her — not to play with her toys and especially not to get caught in the act! What will happen when Emily has all her friends over for a sleepover to try to capture Murray? Even with Emily’s friend Brain’s careful analysis and planning, the girls wind up trapping the Dream King and his secretary, Toady, instead of Murray. With other wonderfully entertaining characters like Sandy the Sandman and his dream weavers, the solution to Emily’s monster problem brings humor, a bit of ingenuity and a little magic to this charming and delightful family show.
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