Monthly Archives: June 2011

Staged Reading of “Antigone” July 7th

Cambridge Press and Schuler Books invite you to join us for a Staged Reading of the newly published ANTIGONE. Readings from the play by local actors will be followed by a Q and A with the translator Diane Rayor and first director Karen Libman. Books will be available for purchase and autograph.

Thursday, July 7 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Schuler Book & Music
3165 Alpine Avenue Northwest (616) 647-0999
Walker, Michigan

For more information, see this event on Facebook.

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“45 Seconds From Broadway” From JTGR – Opening Tonight!

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by:
Len Robinson
Show Dates:
June 16, 18, 19 and 23, 25, 26
Location: GRCC Spectrum Theater 160 Fountain St. NE

Neil Simon’s 45 Seconds from Broadway refers to the amount of time it takes to walk to Broadway from the play’s setting, a coffee shop. Inspired by the Edison Hotel coffee shop, also known as the Polish Tea Room, it is a favorite watering hole for struggling actors, aspiring writers, standup comics, and suburban matinee ladies. The central character, comedian Mickey Fox, is surrounded by a host of eclectic characters including the proprietor and his wife, an upscale society dame and her nearly mute husband, a British impresario, a Broadway ingénue, and a South African playwright. Simon’s typical one-liners fly fast and furiously throughout the first act, but the play takes a more serious turn when Mickey’s older brother pleads with him to help his son become the comedian he desperately wants to be.

For tickets and more information, go to the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids website at or call their box office at 616/234-3946.

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Interships for Students – UICA

July 25–August 18
Monday–Thursday, 10 AM–1:30 PM
FREE ages 14–21

Facilitated by creative professionals, small design teams engage with multi-faceted creative challenges that connect educational, artistic resources and services to the community. This program is recommended for any student interested in or actively pursuing a career in studio arts, design, non-profit arts management, museum studies, art education or similar careers.

To learn more or to download an application, go to the UICA’s website.

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Opening This Weekend – “Cymbeline” Performed by Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company

Cymbeline is a dark fairy tale, whose plot revolves around Imogen, a princess who marries against her father’s wishes, and disguises herself as a boy to follow her husband when he goes into banishment.   Over the course of the play, Imogen crosses paths with her wicked stepmother, unwanted suitors, and long-lost princes.

The play’s all-male cast features actors Chaz Albright, Daniel Christmann, Benjamin Cole, Ross Currie, Michael Empson, Bill Iddings, Cordello Jordan, Scott Lange, Andrew McClelland, Joel L. Schindlbeck, and Joseph Valente.  The production will be directed by Bob Jones, who travels from Virginia to work on this production.  Jones has previously worked at the American Shakespeare Center, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare at Winedale.


June 17 and 18, 2011, 7:30 pm
Red Barn Theatre
3657 63rd St,
Saugatuck, MI 49453

Tickets are $15 Adults/$12 Students and Seniors, and are available by calling 269-857-5300..

June 23 – 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm and June 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Dog Story Theater
7 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tickets are $12 Adults/$6 Students and Seniors, and are available at the Dog Story Theater website. Thursdays performance (as always at the DST) are “Pay What You Will.”

July 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Creative 360
1517 Bayliss St.
Midland, MI 48640

Tickets are $10 or $45 for a familiy of 5, and are available by calling (989) 837-1885

July 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Beardsley Theater/Frauenthal Center
425 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440

Tickets are $12 Adults/$6 Students and Seniors, and are available by calling Star Tickets at 1-800-585-3737 or the Frauenthal directly at (231) 727-8001

July 28, 29 and 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm and July 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm
C3 Exchange (Inclusive Spiritual Community)
225 E. Exchange St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Tickets are $12 Adults/$6 Students and Seniors, and are available at (616) 850-0916

For more information, including Cast Photos and Bios, go to the Pigeon Creek website at:

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2011 Michigan Photo Competition – Lowell, MI

Deadline: July 8, 2011

The 2011 Michigan Photo Competition is one of Lowell Area Arts Council’s first statewide Call for Artists.  This juried exhibit will showcase the wide array of fine photographic talent found in all corners of our great state and welcomes all types and processes of photography. In honor of this photographic excellence, $2,100 in prize money will be awarded with $1,000 going to the first place winner, $500 for second place, $300 for third,  $200 for fourth, and $100 for fifth.

Eligibility: Open to Michigan residents 18 years & older.  Only original artwork completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the Lowell Area Arts Council will be eligible.  The non-refundable entry fee is $30/artist with a maximum of two entries per artist. Entries by either CD or e-mail must be postmarked by July 8.  For a complete application and calendar, see the Lowell Area Arts Council website or call 616.897.8545.

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