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Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody
Feb. 4-8, 2015
"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" is the whip-smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best-selling book and highly-anticipated movie, and brings it to outrageous life onstage at the City Theatre for six performances, Feb. 4-8. Featuring musical numbers, steamy performances highlighting the famous hunk and his grey tie, and lots of hilarious surprises. Continue..
Lake Effect Fringe Festival
Dog Story Theatre
Feb. 6 - Mar. 1, 2015
The Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off its 3rd year of bringing new theatre to West Michigan on Friday, Feb. 6, with a performance by No Outlet Improv at 8 p.m. Troupe members Katie Fahey, Lizzy Sulkowski, Eirann Betka, Mackenzie McElroy, Ryan Hinkle, Nick Milbratz, Cleo Patra, Mike Nichols, Colleen Watt, and TJ Corbett to bring short-form, fast-paced, interactive fun to audiences of all ages. Continue..
Meadow Brook Theatre has been awarded grants totaling $87,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grants were awarded through the MCACA peer review process and were among 494 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2015 funding. Grant monies will provide operating and capital support to Meadow Brook Theatre and will make sound and light technology upgrades possible throughout the theatre. Continue..
Click the link below for a list of Equity, non-Equity, film & video auditions, industry job openings and industry-related classes and workshops throughout the state.
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By Bridgette Redman
Broadway is often a stage for young actors, especially in a physically demanding production like “Pippin” that is filled with acrobatics, magic tricks, and circus-feats of tumbling and balance. The production of “Pippin” currently playing at East Lansing's Wharton Center, though, belonged to the older actors. In this complex coming-of-age play within a play where the young Pippin searches for meaning and fulfillment in his life, the brightest shining moments came from John Rubinstein's Charles, and from Priscilla Lopez’s Berthe. Continue..
By John Quinn
There are plays that get produced over and over - fortunately, those tend to be the best of the best. The critic, therefore, will be reviewing the same show many times in his or her career. It’s not a bore. It's like dropping in on an old friend from time to time; reliving old memories, learning what's new. And when an excellent company revives an excellent show, there’s ALWAYS something new. Continue..
by John Quinn
All drama, says Aristotle, should provoke an emotional response; some emotional responses will have an audience squirming in their collective seats. “Yellowman,” Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful one-act, exposes a caste system within the African-American community based on skin color, in which dark-skinned and light-skinned hold each other in mutual contempt bordering on hatred. For Performance Network’s patrons, who are overwhelmingly of European heritage Continue..