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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...
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Jan. 25 2018
The fierce acting and strong voice of the central character, Jenna Hunterson, played by Desi Oakley, helps make “Waitress” powerful. As a stifled pie maker finding her inner strength, Oakley...
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Jan. 25 2018
“Buried Child” begins with Michael Hays as Dodge onstage while an unseen Amy Rickett as his wife, Halie, yells from above a real stairway in her imagined room. Their prolonged long-distance...
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Dec. 21 2017
“Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters,” “Star Trek,” “The Simpsons,” “Lord of the Rings,” and numerous other familiar titles sit neatly in rows on Lansing’s...
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Dec. 14 2017
Beggar’s Banquet was named after a Rolling Stones album — which explains why its menu listed the Abbot Road Cucumber Martini as “light and refreshing.” After a sip, I realized only...
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Dec. 14 2017
The Wrought Iron Grill ensnares unsuspecting visitors to Owosso with lavish gourmet offerings and a lengthy wine selection. When traveling to Shiawassee County to see an Owosso Community Players production...
Dec. 14 2017
Based on your votes in City Pulse’s 2017 Top of the Town contest, we’ve assembled a guide to your favorite Lansing-area eateries. We’ll run single categories in the paper periodically,...
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Dec. 14 2017
Local musician and folk music promoter Sally Potter is no ivory tower musician. She keeps busy recording, teaching and performing throughout the year, spreading the inclusive gospel of folk music, but...
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Nov. 30 2017
On Tuesday, works by local artists will go up for auction at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s annual Holiday Glitter and Applause event. It’s the second year in a row that City Pulse featured...