The East Lansing Community Theatre performs in Hannah Center and focuses on Shakespeare and headed up by Mike Stewart. The Downeaster Theatre is based at 1120 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, 48906 - and headed up by Kathryn Willis. First show performs at The Robin Theatre in Reo Town.
Check out these links and info below - and prepare to audition and attend. The GLUT of theatre in Greater Lansing continues to live up to the GLUT reference: “an excessively abundant supply”.
The Downeaster Theatre
The Downeaster is holding a “FIRST LOOK” open house 11 am to 5 pm Thursday, July 13
AUDITIONS coming up for The Laramie Project at 7 pm July 13-14 & 10 am Saturday the 15th
Also, The Downeaster Theatre is looking for an assistant director.
East Lansing Community Theatre
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears! I am very Happy to Announce That The City of East Lansing has agreed to sponsor an Adult Theatre Company. This new Company will be called The East Lansing Community Theatre. Dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare!
We will be doing 2 productions a Year beginning with "The Tempest". The Audition dates are: Monday July 17th from 6:30 to 9pm. And Tuesday July 18th from 6:30 to 9pm. These Auditions will take place at The Hannah Community Center 819 Abbot rd. East Lansing, Michigan The East Lansing Community Promotes Non-Traditional Casting, Which means that all roles are open to anyone!
All rehearsals are at the Hannah Community Center and will begin on Monday July 24th and run Monday thru Thursday from 6:30 to 10pm until our Tech week which begins September 10th. With the first opening of the East Lansing Community Theatres production of The Tempest on Thursday September 14th thru Saturday September 16th. And again the following week Thursday September 21 thru Saturday September 23rd. Performance times begin at 7pm each of those nights. All performances are at the Hannah Community Center.
Our Second production Will be "12th Night". Auditions dates are: Sunday January 21st from 6:30 to 9pm and Monday January 22nd from 6:30 to 9pm. Rehearsals begin Monday January 29th and also run Monday thru Thursday 6:30 to 10pm . Until start of Tech week Sunday March 11th. Performances are March 15th thru 17th and again the following week March 22nd thru 24th. Performances begin at 7pm. All of the above held at the Hannah Community center.
For those of you that don't know me, my name is Michael Stewart Artistic Director of The East Lansing Community Theatre. I will also be Directing the First Show, The Tempest! I have over 40 years of experience in Live Theatre as an Actor, Director, Artistic Director, Lighting Design, Set Design and construction, etc.
The Director for our 2nd production is still TBD. I want to make it clear what it means by The Statement That the City of East Lansing is sponsoring This Theatre Company. The city is providing us with a place to rehearse and a Place to Perform and that is all! But I feel that is all we need! With all of your help and Talent I feel this Theatre Company Will thrive and Grow.
So if this piques your interest and you would like to get involved Please contact me at Mike and kath Stewart on Facebook Thru Messenger or you can write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not an Actor and would still like to be involved there are many Jobs in Theatre where we will also need your help. I look forward to working with all of you and Making The East Lansing Community Theatre a Great Success.