Monthly Archives: February 2012

Circle Theatre Auditions – March 9 & 10

The Circle Theatre 2012 Season Auditions will take place on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10


Cabaret [Musical] May 10 – 12 / 16 – 20 / 23 – 26
Escanaba in the Moonlight [Comedy] June 7 – 9 / 13 – 17 / 20 – 23
Hair [Musical] JULY 12 – 14 / 18 – 22 / 25 – 28
See How They Run [Farce] August 9 – 11 / 15 – 19 / 22 – 25
The Great American Trailer Park Musical [Musical] September 6 – 8 / 12 – 16 / 19 – 22
The Adventure of Treasure Island [Magic Circle] June 28, 29, 30 & July 1

Call (616) 632-1987 to schedule an audition appointment, or visit the Circle Theatre website to request an audition appointment. All auditions will be held at the Kretschmer Recital Hall at the Art & Music Center, located on the campus of Aquinas College.

Scripts & CD’s are available for check out with a $5.00 deposit for each. Both are available at the Circle Theatre Box Office, located at the Performing Arts Center, on the Campus of Aquinas College, Monday – Friday, 12:00PM – 5:00PM.

For additional information, please visit the Circle Theatre website. (
Additional questions and inquiries, please contact Jana Veldheer, at

Get more information about auditions at the Circle Theatre website.

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Tomorrow Night: The Pipline Series at UICA Presents “The Empress of Sex”

Join us tomorrow as we kick off the new play series that everyone’s talking about!  Back by popular demand for a second annual showcase, Actors’ is proud to present the 2012 Pipeline Reading Series. Beginning this week through early April, Actors’ Theatre will present staged readings of four new works by regional and national playwrights for public reading and discussion. Readings will take place on February 21, 28, March 27 and April 10, 2012.

The reading series will be graciously hosted by our friends the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, located at 2 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A suggested donation of $15 will benefit the development and presentation of new works at Actors’ Theatre and UICA. All performances will begin at 6:30PM and will include a brief discussion afterwards, facilitated by Actors’ Literary Manager Randy Wyatt.

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Tuesday’s Pipeline reading:

THE EMPRESS OF SEX by Duncan Pflaster
UICA Theatre, February 21, 2012 – 6:30PM

A woman, spurned in love, finds a deserted island and sets herself up as The Empress Salacia, decreeing that there shall be no love allowed in her domain, only sex.   She gathers some sybaritic acolytes, and all is frolicsome mindless fun until Salacia’s ex-lover Agis comes to the island in disguise, to attempt to win her back.  Perfectly suited on the heels of Valentine’s Day,The Empress of Sex is scandalous, erotic romp with a surprisingly sweet center.

Duncan Pflaster has won awards for his plays Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants and for the existential comedy Eternity: Time Without End. His most recent full-length plays include The Starship Astrov, The Thyme of the Season, Suckers (a comic vampire play, nominated for five 2009 Planet Connections Awards), and Ore, or Or (about greed and race in America). Other plays include The Empress of Sex, The Tragedy of Dandelion (a five-act all-female play in iambic pentameter), the critically acclaimed Gay love story The Wastes of Time, the comedic science-fiction Lesbian drama Dik and Jayne Are Not The Same, the parallel universe cocktail party comedy Sleeping in Tomorrow, the comic Greek tragedy Amazing Daedalus, book and lyrics for the pansexual soap opera musical Eskimo (music by Adam Rabin of the band Mailbox), and the drag queen Alice In Wonderland adaptation Wilder & Wilder. His writing often touches on themes of family, community, religion, and homosexuality.

Come join us for this exciting event!  To learn more about the Pipeline Series, please visit the Actors’ Theatre website.

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Bard on the Run! – Feb. 17-18 at Dog Story Theatre

Shakespearean acting meets improv in the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s Bard on the Run. Bard on the Run is an experiment with the rehearsal processes of Shakespeare’s own time period.

Friday, Feb. 17th – A Midsummer Night’s Dream @8pm

Saturday, Feb. 18th – A Midsummer Night’s Dream @8pm

This installment of Bard on the Run features a completely unrehearsed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with actors who have memorized their lines on their own encountering their scene partners for the first time at the Friday, February 17 8:00 p.m. performance.

All proceeds from these performances go towards Pigeon Creek’s 2012 mainstage season!

More information and tickets can be found at the Dog Story Theatre website.

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Calling All Students – Scholarship Information

Attention Students – the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has a wonderful list of scholarships available to students on their website.  If you are a theatre student, make sure you check out the Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarship!  (Click the Separate Application section for details.)

Get your application in today!

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“Next Fall” Two-For-One Thursday Offer – Good Until 1PM!


The cast of Next Fall re-takes the stage tonight at 8PM. There are only three more chances to catch this shining star in Actors’ 31st season before it’s gone for good!  The help you over the mid-week blues and welcome the coming weekend, we’re offering a special, limited-time, offer on tickets:

From now until the box office opens at 1PM today, receive two-for-one tickets to tonight’s performance!  This offer is available only online and lasts for only four hours so don’t delay.   Go to and use the coupon code “TWO-2DAY” (no quotes) in the coupon box during checkout to take advantage of this special offer.  Tickets must be purchased online.

Tickets also still remain for Friday and Saturday’s performances but are selling fast!  Adult tickets start at $24. Student/Senior Discounts are available through the box office.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 8PM. Group discounts are available for parties over 10.  Call the box office after 1PM today at (616) 234-3817 to purchase tickets or for more information.

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