“Opus” 4 Star Review in the Grand Rapids Press!

Check out the review in The Grand Rapids Press by writer John Phipps:

Actors’ Theatre’s ‘Opus’ a Work of Art

Published: Friday, January 28, 2011, 8:05 AM

T.J. Hamilton | Grand Rapids Press Lauren Greer and Greg Rogers appear in a scene from "Opus."

John Phipps | The Grand Rapids Press

In music, an opus is a work, and its number shows the order in which it was composed.

Well, throw out any thought of order and move Actors’ Theatre’s presentation of “Opus” straight up to No. 1, because it is a first-class piece of work by all concerned.

Clear your schedule for one of the remaining performances, and go get your money’s worth in prime theater while you have the chance.

Beautifully orchestrated by Grand Award-winning director Jeralyn Pinsky and an ensemble cast of four Grand-winning actors and a talented newcomer, this one is a solid winner. And it deserves much more of an audience than Thursday’s opening night crowd, which, while appreciative, was lucky if it populated half the 230-seat Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE.

Too bad, because the work is a tour de force that shows what clever, rapier script-writing, adroit, fast-paced direction, supple, nuanced acting and artful use of lighting can do to fire an audience’s imagination into seeing a minimal stage set as a rehearsal hall, concert venue, apartment and backstage room at the White House.

And although players in a string quartet on stage clearly are not really playing, they are perfectly believable as world-class musicians with all the joys, hang-ups, talents and foibles of any four people thrown together in a common endeavor…. (Read the rest of the review here on www.mlive.com)

Good news!  There are still tickets available for this beautiful show!  Be sure and order them today.

Performance times:

Jan. 28 – 29, 8 PM
Feb. 3, 4, 5 8PM

Go to www.atgr.org for more information, or call our box office at (616)234-3946. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00PM until 5:00 PM. The box office will be open from 1PM until show time on the day of performance.

Spectrum Theater is located at:

160 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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