'Phantom' and 'Slumber' open tonight at Mid-Michigan Family Theatre
By Fiona Guo
Two one-acts feature ghosts and unexpected guests
The one-act plays “The Phantom of Pinchpenny Pond” by Cheryl Capshaw and “The Slumber Party” by Claire Boiko open tonight atMid Michigan Family Theatre.
“Phantom,” presented by older teens, is about a student named Harley who is assigned to write a short ghost story based on a real-life experience. “Slumber” tells the story of an unexpected guest at young Annie’s sleepover during a winter blizzard. “The actresses put a lot of energy and a lot of fun into the show,” said director Bill Gordon of his young cast. “They worked to make it as successful as they can.”
Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays through June 26. Tickets can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMFT holds auditions for the musical “Go West!” Monday and Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The show is based on the history of westward expansion in the early United States, including the adventures of settlers going to the gold hills of California.
“We are looking for teens — actors and actresses who are enthusiastic, willing to involve themselves and have fun,” Gordon said.
Mid-Michigan Family Theatre is located in the Frandor Shopping Center at 440 Frandor Ave. in Lansing. For more information, please visit www.mmft.net, or call (517) 339-2145.