Peppermint Creek Theatre Hosts "Never Too Far From Home": a one night only virtual musical fundraiser! Saturday April 18 from 7 - 9:30pm
Join the Peppermint Creek family as we raise money to support Seams Fabric Store, a local organization creating cloth masks for thousands in the Lansing community.
"Never Too Far From Home" will be a one night only musical event that virtually brings together singers from across the globe, all who have a special tie to the Lansing community and to the PCTC stage, to sing a song of their choice, all while raising money for a worthy local cause. Featured singers include: Adam Gwon (composer/lyricist - Ordinary Days), Tigi Habtemariam (Caroline, or Change), Sharrise Hamilton (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Emily McKay (Boy in the Bathroom), Todd Tuchek (Next To Normal), Emma Kron-Deacon (Heathers),Daniel Shafer (The Secret Garden), Jocelyn Scofield (Tick, Tick, BOOM), Amanda & Chad DeKatch (Bright Star, Altar Boyz), Matt Dave Bill (Dogfight), and more!
The concert will take place on Saturday April 18 from 7 - 9:30pmand will be livestreamed from our websiteor on the Peppermint Creek Facebook page. 100% of the donations raised from the concert will go to support Seams Fabric in their work to support the community during the COVID-19 crisis. Find out more about the great work Seam's Fabric is doing during the COVID-19 crisis (and donate early!) on our website. There is no admission to view the virtual concert - all are welcome!
Seams Fabric store has answered the call for cloth masks needed during the COVID-19 pandemic for the greater Lansing community by helping to coordinate the creation and distribution of donated supplies to volunteers in the Mid-Michigan area. As the supply of medical grade masks became scarce and the recommendation for everyone to wear a mask in public became a reality, an army of textile artists and sewers mobilized to produce hundreds and hundreds of masks. As of April 7, Seams Fabric volunteers have sewn 11,121 masks. Masks are being distributed to first responders, health care workers, hospital visitors, post office workers, food bank volunteers, essential workers, assisted living facilities, home healthcare workers and others throughout the greater Lansing area.
Heading up the local effort is Jessy Gregg, owner of Seams Fabric in East Lansing. Jessy has gathered, purchased and distributed cotton fabric, elastic, thread, bias tape, shoe laces, fabric cutters and buttons to the volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours constructing masks. As requests come in, the masks are packaged and delivered to the requesting organization. All at no charge!
This isn’t “theatre” but still…
We got this from local Theatre Supporter (and Thespie mediator/article writer; YES, I think there will eventually be Thespie recognition of as much of the season as got onstage) MIKE HUGHES about an online way to sign apetition to include sexual orientation and gender identity in civil rights act:
Mike says: "There’s an important ballot petition that has been sidelined for a month by the coronavirus shutdown. Now things have been adjusted to allow people to sign it online.
The petition amends the 1976 civil rights act to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. It’s extremely important to the LGBT community and to all the rest of us who want a fair and just society.
You can read the full details, prior to signing it, when you go online. PLEASE do, if you’re a registered voter in Michigan and if you haven’t already sighed it. Go to
If you still prefer a paper petition, I’ll send you one. (To sign that, you’ll need a second registered voter to sign as the circulator.) Or call me to talk about it.