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July 26 2018
The Williamston Theatre’s production of the John Murrell play features Karen Sheridan as Sarah Bernhardt and John Lepard as her devoted attendant, George Pitou. While the infamous and renowned French...
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July 12 2018
The Over the Ledge Theatre’s production of the Rodger Bean musical spotlights a female quartet that performs at their 1958 senior prom and subsequent 1968 class reunion. The first act showcases ‘50s...
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June 14 2018
But it doesn’t take a devotee of the British comedy troupe to appreciate Riverwalk’s production of “Monty Python’s Spam alot.” Anyone who relishes a good musical will be delighted...
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May 31 2018
A “smash” requires a spirit. LBC used their Hard Nose Rye Whiskey. It was aged in white oak and had a spicy and peppery taste — to me, a flavorful and palatable version of whiskey. A...
May 17 2018
Gini Larson plays the not-always-as-she-seems Dr. Halbrech with apparent ease. My affections for the doctor faded, but my admiration of Larson’s acting never wavered. A brief appearance by Janet...
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May 17 2018
In “Legs,” Angela Dill and Spencer Perrenoud are amputees waiting for prosthetic limbs. She is a mom and a car accident victim, and he is a soldier who lost his leg from a road bomb. The unlikely...
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May 10 2018
A fleet of 46 Dodge Caravans is available for “reps” that travel between 1,500 and 3,000 miles a week servicing school music programs. Marshall claims his store works with 80 percent of the...
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May 3 2018
Their musical has elements of a professional show: expert acting, skilled singing, solid songs, proficient musicians, precision movements and choreography and costumes that do not seem acquired from a...
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April 12 2018
For about 35 years, he has been connected to local theatre, as an actor and as the creator of sets. Boerger’s favorite role was Atticus Finch in Riverwalk Theatre’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”...
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April 5 2018
As those barricades to Big Jim’s goals are gradually revealed, the first act of the over two-hour-with-intermission play has a very different tone than the second. Albright and the entire ensemble...
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April 5 2018
The Tavern 109 is just down the street from the Williamston Theatre. The restaurant and pub traditionally serves a specialty cocktail to coincide with the company’s current play. Until April 22 when...
March 22 2018
For “Dog Act,” Michigan State University’s Arena Theatre is transformed into a unique fun house. Like the carnival versions, the fun comes from shocks and scares. The MSU Department of...
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March 22 2018
It’s not their fault there were more people onstage than in the audience. “Twelfth Night” debuted when there was a glut of play openings. Michigan State University students were on break....
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March 15 2018
On Friday, those who somehow haven’t heard of the multi-talented singer, as well as long-time fans, get a chance to hear Donohoe in person at Lansing’s Allen Marketplace. Her show features...
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March 1 2018
To say the multifaceted, three-story set inside the Lebowsky Center is elaborate seems insufficient. Dirk Rennick, Dan Wenzlick, Shelby Lindquist and Josh Holliday’s design shifts from a magnificent...
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March 1 2018
Another feature that made the Barnes and Noble Café variation of pizza more restaurant-quality was how it was cooked. Instead of a microwave or heat lamp, the Margherita was toasted. The two-slice...
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Feb. 22 2018
When Jan Ross laughs, it’s not just heard — it’s felt. The big bellow suits her 5’ 10” formidable frame. Sometimes theater audiences have heard the distinctive chuckles, and...
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Feb. 8 2018
In partnership with Sycamore Creek Church, the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company is presenting a play that examines traditional Christianity and struggles between faith and spirituality. “The Christians,”...
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Feb. 1 2018
“I got a chance to thank (The Weavers) personally for ruining my life.” With more than 50 albums, numerous Grammy nominations, five “Lifetime Achievement” awards, hundreds of tours...
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Feb. 1 2018
Siracuse, 62, has been the ringmaster of the building’s multiple rehearsal sites and black box theatre for 22 years. He’s in charge of schedules, crew, talent and office duties. But if you...