Job Notice from Matt Ottinger
Lansing theater friends: The Okemos school system is looking for someone part-time to run/manage our theaters. Mostly at a very well-equipped high school, but two other theaters at the middle schools as well. Key responsibilities are to run lights and sound for various concerts and events, plus design and build sets for three drama productions annually. You'll work with a well-trained student stage crew, who would continue to evolve under your supervision and guidance. Not much money, but a fun atmosphere and a lot of autonomy for the right person. Send me a private message or write me at email@example.com for more info.
The direct link to online ticket purchases is https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetc/selfserve/EditItem.aspx?PC=3751-GALA15&ItemCount=1 or you can call 517-355-6691.
The evening begins on the Fairchild Theatre stage on the MSU Campus. We'll start out with food and wine (Woody's -- yum!), then enjoy dessert from Le Bon Macaron and MSU Dairy.
While we're inside you can get raffle tickets to toss into drawings for some terrific prizes. They include a Vivian Dwyer planter, tickets to Wharton, Peppermint Creek, Coral Gables, Soup Spoon Cafe, Purple Rose, Williamston Theatre, Eat at State, Tipping Point Theatre, the State Room, jewelry, and art, including The Pubs of Sparta and a piece by local artist Barb Whitney. (There's more -- that's what I remember!)
We'll also have five items auctioned live by Williamston Theatre's Tony Caselli, our emcee. Drawing a lot of interest these days is a performance by "The Voice" finalist and MSU theatre grad (2002) Joshua Davis. Invite your friends to a party at your home and Josh will perform! If you haven't heard him, he's terrific -- and a really nice guy.
Our other live auction items include a Grand Hotel getaway, a made-for-the-event sculpture by Mark Chatterley, a glass creation by Craig Mitchell Smith, and a lovely pendant designed especially for the event and donated by Hampton Jewelers.
After dessert, guests will be the first to see a private preview of "Mr. Burns, a post-electric play" -- which will officially open the Summer Circle season the following night. You will be the FIRST audience to experience a theatrical presentation on the new Summer Circle Courtyard!
All this for $40 -- all of which goes to support FREE summer theatre at MSU throughout the month of June. This year's season, as always, includes shows for adults as well as families. It costs about $2,000 for each actor/technician/designer's fellowship for the summer season and funds from this event will support those fellowships.
MORE exciting developments from MSU:
Friends of Theatre Focus on Covering New Summer Circle Courtyard Stage
MSU Friends of Theatre, a volunteer organization supporting the Michigan State University Department of Theatre in general and the Summer Circle Courtyard in particular, are hoping to raise $5,000 for a new stage cover to protect the new Summer Circle performance space for years to come.
The cost of the stage cover is $5,000. Donations are being managed through a MSU CROWDPOWER page at http://givingto.msu.edu/crowdpower/summer-circle-stage.cfm
Through generous donations Friends of Theatre are able to support nearly 30 MSU student actors, designers, managers and technicians to work at the craft they love and provide our community with free summer theatre. The Department of Theatre is constructing this stage cover to install theatrical scenery where students practice their art to produce plays and musicals each June.
“This marks the first season on the new Summer Circle stage,” says Department of Theatre chairperson Kirk Domer. “The courtyard was built through the generosity of community and university donations. It is our responsibility to protect and maintain the new performance space and the protective stage cover will help preserve it for years to come.”
The Summer Circle Theatre will begin its 55th season on Wednesday, June 10, with “Mr. Burns – a post electric play.” Guests attending the Friends of Theatre gala on Tuesday, June 9, will see a complete preview of the play, along with enjoying food, wine, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds from the gala support student fellowships for Summer Circle. Tickets and additional information are available at http://theatre.msu.edu or by calling 517-355-6691.
Summer Circle Theatre remains dependent on donations from loyal patrons and theatre fans to maintain the quantity and quality of its town-and-gown productions.
CONTACT: Kirk A Domer, Department of Theatre Chairperson, 517-355-6690, firstname.lastname@example.org
It's summer camp time for the Greater Michigan Muscular Dystrophy Association, and we're looking for a few volunteers to help us out on the afternoon of Tuesday June 16, to come help lead theatre and improv games for our campers, who are between the ages of 6-17. Amanda (and Kyra) Macomber are going to lead the project, but as we'll be splitting the camp into smaller groups I'll need a few more people to lead small groups. The camp is at the Sherman Lakes YMCA Facility which is is Augusta MI (between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, about an hour away from the Lansing area).
If you're interested, please e-mail email@example.com or call 517-706-0376 and ask for Kelly.
June CTAM Newsletter
Lansing Community College Performing Arts
Summer Stage Under the Stars 2015
LCC’s annual performing arts festival features music, theatre and dance presented in LCC’s beautiful outdoor amphitheatre and in Dart Auditorium
By José Cruz González, adapted from Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale
Presented by The American Shakespeare Collective in partnership with Lansing Community College, directed by Tommy Gomez
7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 (preview)
8 p.m. Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6
2 p.m. Sunday, June 7 (post-show discussion with cast)
The Two Musketeers!
A comedy adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
The American college premiere, directed by John Lennox
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 through Sunday, June 21
LCC Outdoor Amphitheatre (Free)
Layers: LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet
Featuring Dennis Therrian (piano), Jon Gewirtz (sax), Ed Fedewa (bass) and Mike Daniels (drums), with LCC Jazz Band student combos opening.
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015
LCC Outdoor Amphitheatre (Free)
Adapted for the stage by Paul Sills
From stories in the Grimm Brothers’ Collection and Aesop’s Fables
Directed by Mary Matzke
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, June 26
LCC Outdoor Amphitheatre (Free)
Four nights of new choreography in this annual collaboration between Happendance and LCC Dance
7 pm. Tuesday, July 28 through Friday, July 31
Dart Auditorium (Free)
Free, with exception of INVIERNO (tickets $12-$20)
LCC Performing Arts Production Office, 517-483-1488, firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Shakespeare Collective Tommy Gomez, 415-336-6989, email@example.com
Looking For A Guest Speaker?
If you know of an organization that is interested in learning more about the Greater Lansing Community Theatre, Riverwalk Theatre has a Speakers Bureau Program and is willing to have a representative speak to any group. The presentation will highlight the process of selecting a season of shows, including the upcoming 2015-16 Riverwalk Theater schedule. Auditions, rehearsals, fundraising and almost everything else that encompasses a theatrical production will be discussed. If you are interested in securing a speaker for your organization, please contact Michael Siracuse at 517-482-5700 or e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Mitchell at 517-484-4683 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Pre-Season Ticket Sale: ends- May 31 (only 8 days left)
GO TO http://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/#!blank/c1xy8
…to get 20% off all 2015 Tickets, Season Tickets and Individual
This is the final chance for discounts for the 2015 Season, no lower prices will be offered!
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival runs
July 9 - July 19 in Jackson and July 29 - August 16 in Canton
All three productions run in repertory.
Michigan Shakespeare Festival | Office: 215 W Michigan Ave | Theatre: 2111 Emmons Road | Jackson | MI | 49201
June 2015 RWT Ripples
BEST OF FRIENDS is coming up at Riverwalk. Check it out and other Riverwalk News in the attached RIPPLES newsletter.(ALSO just found out Riverwalk has yet AGAIN been named “top of the town” theatre winner for the City Pulse!http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/
for schedule and info:
2015 Ruhala Summer Camps Brochure
Register and pay in full by
June 1st and receive a
Buy Ruhala now and SAVE!
For more information & to register call 517.337.0464
or visit our website at:
and register there.
Evan on TV at 2pm today
Friends & fans of The Talk on CBS: watch for EVAN PINSONNAULT during today's broadcast! (Wednesday, May 20) He is the guest "Talker" and his online clip will be featured during the Entertainment News #EverybodyTalks segment
Tune in weekdays at 2pm ET - 1pm PT/CT on CBS!
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