Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Anton in Show Business” by GRCC Players Opens Oct. 30

Mark your calendars! GRCC Players open “Anton in Show Business” by Jane Martin October 30! Call 616-234-3946 or visit for tickets.

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University Wits Present: “The Rocky Horror Show” Oct. 31-Nov 9

From the Dog Story Theatre website:



The University Wits are closing out their 2014 season with Richard O’Brien’s classic horror musical, The Rocky Horror Show.  This productions features a live band, fast paced choreography, and plenty of raunchy humor.

Richard O’Brien’s absurdist musical comedy, set in the 1950’s sexual revolution, has been an audience favorite for generations.  Filled with raunchy comedy, catchy crowd-pleasers, and an abundance of audience participation, this classic musical romp will leave audiences wanting to “The Time Warp” all over again.

Advanced Tickets: $18

General Admission: $20

Student Rush(day of at the door): $15


Friday, October 31 – 8pm

Saturday, November 1 – 8pm

Saturday, November 1 (Midnight),  – 11:59pm

Sunday, November 2 -3pm

Wednesday, November 5 – 8pm

Thursday, November 6 – 8pm

Friday, November 7 – 8pm

Saturday, November 8 – 8pm

Saturday, November 8 (Midnight) – 11:59pm

Sunday, November 9 – 3pm

Virgin bags will be for sale at Dog Story Theater.  Audience participation and props are welcome, but food props and large water guns will not be allowed in the theater.

This production contains adult language and themes that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

More Information can be found at:

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2014 Matching Donation Campaign UPDATE!

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We have some very thrilling news to share with you!

As we hope you know, Actors’ Theatre was recently presented with an outstanding challenge from several donors who are willing to match your donations. Our original goal was $15,000 – $4,000 by the close of 4000 Miles,our opening show, and another $11,000 by the time Chess, our second show, opens December 4.  We are excited to inform you that after 1 month of starting this campaign, just over $10,000 has already been raised thanks to generous support from friends like you!

What now? We need another $5,000 so that we can receive the full donation match. We are confident that if we raise this amount soon, another donation match will be offered by the time Chess opens.

Please help us keep this momentum going!

 Actors’ Theatre has been a proud producer of high-quality entertaining, innovative, challenging, and thought-provoking theatre in Grand Rapids for over 33 years. Consider donating as part of this great opportunity to make your money go farther dollar-for-dollar.


To Donate

On-line: click here
By phone: 616.234.3968
By Mail: Actors’ Theatre, 160 Fountain St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

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Welcome Our New Managing Director, Kyle Los

kyle los picture 1We are very thrilled to announce Kyle Los as our new Managing Director. Many of you have seen Kyle on stage at Actors’ Theatre in shows such as Venus in Fur, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Reefer Madness and Sweetest Swing in Baseball. For the last three years, Kyle has managed GRid70 – a collaborative design hub which hosts creators from Amway, Wolverine World Wide, Steelcase, Meijer, and Pennant Health Alliance. Recently named one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty”, Kyle is being recognized as an influential leader in Grand Rapids.

Kyle has been working in many capacities for the organization and currently serves on the Actors’ Theatre Board of Directors as Treasurer. Ben Boerkoel, Board President said, “We are excited to have his abilities and passion for Actors’ Theatre as Managing Director. We have witnessed his strategic vision and a hard working no-nonsense work ethic driven by his deep and passionate heart for the work of Actors’ Theatre. We are confident that Kyle’s energy and insightful leadership will successfully lead the Actors’ Theatre family to new and exciting places.”

In speaking with Fred Sebulske, founder of Actors’ Theatre, he said, “I am delighted to hear of Kyle joining Actors’ Theatre in an official capacity. His work with Actors’ over several years as an actor, board member, sound designer, producer, and assistant director has shown him to be a well-rounded theatre practitioner with a real passion for Actors’ and its mission. This is a great step in insuring a bright future for Actors’.”
Kyle will assume his role as Managing Director starting November 3rd.

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Stark Turn Players present “Poltergeist: A Musical Parody” Oct. 23-26


From Dog Story Theater’s website:

Stark Turn Players’ annual Halloween Horror Musical Parody is based on the 1982 film, Poltergeist.

Audiences have come to expect the Players’ irreverent parodies of favorite horror films, set to music to celebrate the Halloween season. This year’s show is no exception: Mom spends her time playing Farmville and Minecraft on her smart phone, Dad just wants to watch Honey Boo-Boo on TV and can’t figure out how his little girl gut sucked into a flat screen TV, and little brother Dobby is a paranoid schizophrenic, certain that it’s really the illuminati or men in black that have kidnapped her.  Then there is Leslie, the over-the-top, totally androgynous, and completely lecherous exorcist called upon to help rid the house of the evil spirits.

The original script is by Jacqueline Frid and Sarah Stark with original music and lyrics composed by Julia Yob. Sarah Stark directs with Julia Yob as Musical Director and Antonio Copeland as choreographer.

The cast includes:  Beth Schaub and Eric Orive as the Mom and Dad; Julia Steudle and Kassandra Dill as their children, Carly Anne and Dobby; with Anessa Johnson as Dr. Letch, the paranormal specialist and Ian Brown as the outlandish Leslie.

Shows Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm and Midnight, Saturday 8pm with a costume party and  a Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm.

$14/adults and $8 students and seniors.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to:

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