Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tonight Only – THE HARMONIZERS at Circle Theatre

Come see THE HARMONIZERS’ review of four-part male vocal harmony from the Doo-wop era to the present day. Songs by The Four Lads, The Monotones, The Silhouettes, The Spaniels, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Rockapella, New Kids on the Block, The Backstreet Boys, N’ Sync, Boys II Men and even Katy Perry (as arranged for men’s ensemble on the TV show Glee!).

Performance Date is Monday, August 15 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Circle Theatre

Music direction by Charles Hutchins
Choreography by Jolene Frankey

Ryan Cupp, Tenor I
Colin Tobin, Tenor II
Davin Lepisto, Baritone
Kyle Juressic, Bass

and the band:
Charles Hutchins, keys
Eric Scholtens, guitar
Alex Hamel, guitar and percussion
Andrew VandenBerg, bass

For more information, check out event details on Facebook.  Tickets are $15 at the door, or call the box office at (616) 456-6656 (M-F 12PM – 5PM, 12PM – curtain show days) Information can also be found at


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Get Your Actors’ Theatre Gear!

Show your pride in the theatre that works hard to bring the best of innovative, thought-provoking, challenging and entertaining theatre to West Michigan! Actors’ Theatre gear is now available on Zazzle, including this shirt to kick off our new season!

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Looking for Great Theatre This Weekend? Check Out “Same Time, Next Year” at Circle Theatre

Same Time, Next Year opened last night with a rave review from the Grand Rapids Press.  There are lots of opportunities to check it out for yourself, as performance dates run August 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 at 7:30pm and August 21 at 5:00pm.  Here’s what Circle Theatre had to say about the show:

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays.

The plot follows a love affair between two people, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners, morals and attitudes are hilariously enacted by the lovers, Doris and George.

Same Time, Next Year

Written by Bernard Slade
Directed by Paul Dreher
Stage Managed by Kim Contreraz

Delores / Samantha Gauthier
George / Craig Hammerlind

Thursday – Saturday / August 11 – 13 @ 7:30PM

Wednesday – Saturday / August 17 – 20 @ 7:30PM
Sunday / August 21 @ 5:00PM
Wednesday – Saturday / August 24 – 27 @ 7:30PM

For ticketing information call Circle Theatre’s Box Office at: (616) 456-6656
(Monday – Friday / 12PM – 5PM)
(12PM – Curtain / SHOW DAYS)

or go to

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Opportunities for Michigan Performers

Artists Needed for Arts in Motion 5k

Help is needed for recruiting talent for our third annual Arts in Motion 5k, September 3, in Royal Oak. We’ve teamed up with Arts, Beats & Eats this year to grow our annual walk/run fundraiser, and we want to be sure we have a strong presence of talented kids and adults performing and otherwise DOING ART at our event – highlighting the importance of arts education for a brand new audience, and inspiring runners, walkers and their families with great art! We are looking for…PERFORMERS – choirs, instrumental ensembles, dancers, improv troupes, circus types – to perform OUTSIDE, either in the park, along the race course, or IN the race itself (on the move) VISUAL ARTISTS – to either install temporary art in the park or create awards for our participants. You can find complete guidelines for artist participation here:

Call 248.545.9200 or email with any questions.

Call for Performance Proposals: Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) – Grand Rapids, MI

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is a dynamic arts center fostering cultural dialogue and creative experience through innovative and diverse events and services. UICA presents contemporary visual art, music, film, literature, dance and other performance work that, because of its challenging content or technique might not otherwise find a venue in West Michigan.


Include in proposal packet:
• Resume or bios of performers
• Sample of past performances in the form of a CD, VHS, or DVD
• A written description of the proposed performance and performance history
• Artistic fee schedule
• Sample technical rider

All proposals are reviewed by the UICA’s Program Committees. Decisions are based upon how the performance fits with UICA’s mission and quality standards, space in UICA’s program schedule, and availability of resources. Note: Groups inquiring about renting space for a public performance still need to submit a proposal to the appropriate program committee for review. Individuals renting space for a program are responsible for all publicity and set-up.

Deadline: Ongoing Send proposals to: UICA Performance Proposal, 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE Grand Rapids, MI.

Kid’s Artfest

The Grand Rapid’s Children’s Museum in partnership with Square Peg Events, LLC are hosting the second annual Kid’s ArtFest. This year’s theme is International Art. Sunday, October 2nd, noon – 5:00pm. We are in need of visual artists, art organizations, musicians, street performers, actors for monologues, and general volunteers. This is a great time for your organization to come out and support a great cause and have fun with wonderful kids through play. If you are interested please contact: Cynthia Hagedorn at, please keep a watch on Facebook for all the updates… Kid’s ArtFest

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Find Out About Local August Festivals on

Looking for something fun to do this August?  GRNow has a great list of local festivals happening this month to help you wrap up your summer fun!

Here’s a few coming up soon:

Newaygo County Fair – Aug. 6-13, Newaygo – In operation for more than 50 years, the fair and livestock show on M-82 has a petting farm, sheep shearing demonstrations, vendor tents, food, rides, a demolition derby, burn out contests, the ‘Farm Olympics’ and more. General admission is free; parking is $3.

Red Barns Spectacular – Aug. 6, Hickory Corners – Hundreds of antique, classic and special interest vehicles will be on display at the Gilmore Car Museum for the “Grand Daddy” of car shows in West Michigan. Find collector automobiles for sale, campers & RVs, classic boats, bicycles, car parts, tools, literature, pretty much anything related to vehicles. $9 admission includes access to all museum exhibits (kids under 11 are free).

Coopersville Summerfest – Aug. 8-13, Coopersville – The volunteer-driven festival draws thousands of people each year with the Del Shannon Memorial Car Show (showcasing more than 900 cars), a full week of family-friendly activities, food, museum exhibits, tractor games a 5K run and more. Free general admission.

Find out more at!

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