6/25 to 29 - 7 pm - Sorry I will be out of town this weekend and not able to see LCC's FOOLS, the first performance of LCC's "Summer Stage Under the Stars" June 25 to 29, at SEVEN pm, in the amphitheater behind Dart Auditorium. I have seen pix of Jeff Boerger's storybook set on Facebook. The Neil Simon script follows the humorous plight of a young man who lands his first teaching job in a town under a 200-year curse that inflicts all of its residents with “chronic stupidity.” The teacher has 24 hours to break the curse before he also becomes stupid. Mary Matzke, the director of Fools, described it as “a feel good, laugh out loud comedy with an underlying important message.”
Tom and Mary summer schedule:
For those of you (like us) who are fans of Tom Heideman and Mary Koenigsknecht, singer-songwriters and longtime friends/fundraisers for Community Circle Players (both at the Okemos Barn and now Riverwalk Theatres) here is a "plan ahead" schedule to integrate with your summer fun calendars:
6/29 - Sunday - noon-2pm - East Lansing Farmers Market, Valley Court Park
7/2 - Wednesday - 4-6 pm - Allen Street Farmers Market, corner of Kalamazoo & Allen
7/30 - Wednesday - 7:30-8:30 pm - Music in the Park at Meridian Historic Village just north of Meridian Mall
8/3 - Sunday - noon-2pm - East Lansing Farmers Market, Valley Court Park
9/7 - Sunday - 12:30 - 2 pm - Resurrection Ox Roast, corner of Michigan & Rumsey
... AND keep in mind Tom & Mary's next "Riverwalk Saturday Night" variety music show—featuring themselves plus an always new and talented assortment of other musician friends—will be at 8pm Saturday, November 15 on Riverwalk's Black Box stage
6/25-29 - Fools
6/25-29 - Fools, a comic fable by Neil Simon, directed by Mary Matzke - at LCC outdoor amphitheatre The first production of Summer Stage Under the Stars 2014, LCC’s annual performing arts festival featuring a variety of music, theatre and dance presented at LCC’s beautiful outdoor stage and in Dart Auditorium. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic and the family, and enjoy free theatre this summer!
7 p.m. Wednesday June 25, 20147 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 20147 p.m. Friday, June 27, 20147 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 20147 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014
A young man lands his first teaching job in a seemingly idyllic Russian hamlet. But there’s a problem: the town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years, and the eager teacher has only 24 hours to break the curse before he, too, becomes Stupid. To further complicate matters, he has fallen in love. Of course. A play the entire family will enjoy, with comic action and maybe just a touch of irony.
Outdoor Amphitheatre at LCC, located on Washington Mall between Dart Auditorium and the Gannon Building.Rain location: Dart AuditoriumParking: free on the street after 6 pm, and free on weekends in the Gannon Ramp accessed off Grand AvenueMelissa Kaplan, LCC Performing Arts Production Office, 517-483-1488www.lcc.edu/showinfo
Acting - ages 7 - 13
Puppetry - ages 7 - 13
Intro to Shakespeare ages 10-17
Teen Camp ages 12-17
Schmidt Community Center
Okemos Community Education
Haslett Community Education
DeWitt Area Recreation Authority
More info at:http://www.freewebs.com/midmichfamilytheatre/classescamps.htm
Ruhala Summer Intro to Acting Camp
June 23rd-26th 11:00AM-1PM Ages 7-13
517-337-0464 or RuhalaCenter.com
Intro to Acting camps are for kids who love to be dramatic and act out stories! Acting in front of others is fun and can be a great way to gain confidence and speaking skills. Taking on characters uses the imagination in uniquely creative ways. Start to learn a cool technique this summer!
You will learn:
• Basic warm-up exercises that are super fun
• Best ways to work with partners
• How to approach a script
• How to develop a character
• How to bring strong emotion to your scene
• How to memorize easily and quickly
Come develop characters, work on scripts and create dramatic scenes. Let Ruhala Acting help you land your next audition! Sign up for a week of pure acting fun today!
link to the brochure:
Join us for this creative, fun, exciting camp. You may register by calling 517-337-0464, or visiting our website at RuhalaCenter.com.
Ruhala Performing Arts Center | 1846 Haslett rd | East Lansing | MI | 48823
6/18 - Renegade Reading: Spoken Word
Wednesday, June 18 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
MICA Gallery (PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE from Absolute Gallery)
1210 Turner Street
The Renegade Theatre Festival has created a new series called Renegade Readings to showcase the work of local playwrights and lead to the annual free Renegade Theatre Festival, this year running August 14-16.
Spoken Word features a number of performers, each presenting poetry and story via performance. Spoken Word has been described as many things; fundamentally, it is poetry or stories that are meant to be performed rather than read from a page, or read out loud. And generally, the topics are personal explorations and commentary, though not limited to non-fiction. Each Spoken Word artist has a different style – come and enjoy the diversity and variety! Artists scheduled include musician, performer and hip-hop artist Solo, and writer/story-teller Suban Nur Cooley.
MICA Gallery presents a wide range of contemporary art in changing exhibits. It is one of the programming activities offered by the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art. Others include Lansing JazzFest, Old Town BluesFest, Burning Desires, and the recent Grand American Fish Rodeo.
Contact: Melissa Kaplan
6/13 - 22 - Mid Michigan Family Theatre presents The Selfish Giant and The Happy Prince - two short plays by Oscar Wilde.
(oops - let this one slide through the cracks! one more weekend!)
Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story about a Selfish Giant who wouldn’t share his beautiful garden becomes a joyous play that touches on themes of friendship and heart-changing faith. The Selfish Giant comes home from a long trip to find children playing in his garden. He kicks them out, threatening to bring them to justice for trespassing. But a harsh winter-in the form of comic characters Frost, Snow, Hail and North Wind-brings the realization to the giant that the children who used to trespass in his garden implanted friendship in this special place. The Giant’s heart melts in a life-changing moment, and spring, along with the children, returns to his garden.
In a town where a lot of poor people suffer, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", who in reality has never experienced true happiness. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds. The statue is then torn down and melted leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city by God, so they may live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.
Production dates are Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 and then Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, 2014. No show on Father's Day. Enjoy the day and treat Dad to a special day!
Friday performances are at 7 PM; Saturday and Sunday performances are at 3 PM. Tickets are available at the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center Office on the day of the performance or in advance from cash and crew members. Payment is by cash or check only. Tickets are $7 for students and adults, $5 for preschoolers.
Please enter at the main entrance for the community center on the southeast side of the building. The box office is on the right upon entering. Performances are held in the auditorium on the southwest end of the building.
The contact info is NOT Dana Brazil who has moved out of state (Florida, I think...?)
The NEW contact for Take it From the Top is Kris Koop Ouellette
7 p.m. Sunday, June 15
Written By Janet Torreano Pound
Directed by Michael Hayes
Janet Torreano Pound's first full length family play follows three generations of the Belanger family and shows how they got from there to here.
Local actors Lee Helder, Charlotte Ruppert, Devin Faught and Michael Hays
Admission by Donation
Riverwalk Theatre Black Box auditorium, adjacent to the lobby
228 Museum Drive,Lansing, MI
Barney Awards Saturday 6/21
Attention Riverwalk Theatre Actors & Technicians!!
Join us for the Annual Barney Awards and Reception.
EVERYONE (even you non-members, shame on you ;-} ) is invited to this fun event, featuring awards, entertainment (a variety show with music directed by Jane Falion) and a fun reception with finger food and wine, free of charge.
Saturday, June 21
8 pm Annual Barney Awards Show followed by a gala reception
and congratulations to all!
Dress up in your red-carpet finery and join us for a fun evening of celebrating all that is Riverwalk Theatre.
Manager, Riverwalk Theatre
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