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Auditions for “Water by the Spoonful” this Weekend!

Auditions for Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegra Hudes, will be Saturday & Sunday November 22nd and 23rd from Noon – 3pm both days. Individuals auditioning need to register by 1pm to audition.

Director, Michelle Urbane, is excited about the opportunity for a diverse cast for this production: Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, African American, and Caucasian

Casting:
3 Men ages 21-40,
1 African American man age 30-50,
3 Females age 28-40.
*multi-ethnic casting desired – Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, African American, and Caucasian

Show Run Dates: January 29-31 & February 5-7, 2015

Rehearsals Begin: December 1st, 2015 (* There is a period fromDecember 22ndJanuary 4th that there will be no rehearsals.)

Synopsis:
Elliot, an Iraq war veteran, joins an internet chatroom in an effort to deal with the after-effects of war. An intimate portrait of both a family and the members of an online recovery community is unlocked as they struggle with the harrowing consequences of addiction. Covering the distance between the virtual world to the physical, Water by the Spoonful ties together the lives of a host of unforgettable characters in a play of genuine warmth about forgiveness and redemption.

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water by the spoonful

 

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Presents “Mary Poppins”!

Mary Poppins

From Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s website:

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. Mary Poppins has received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers.

November 14 – December 14, 2014

Original Music and Lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by: Julian Fellowes
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Created by: Cameron Mackintosh

More information and ticket reservations are available at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre website

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Coming December 4th… Order Your Tickets Now!

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November 2, 2014 · 9:46 pm

There is Still Time to Catch Cornerstone’s “Much Ado About Nothing”!

From the Cornerstone University Theatre website:

From the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" – Jordan Van Dyke and Sarah Bobis as "Margaret" and "Ursula!"

From the cast of “Much Ado About Nothing” – Jordan Van Dyke and Sarah Bobis as “Margaret” and “Ursula”

Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

As the play begins, Leonato, a nobleman living in the idyllic Italian town of Messina, prepares to welcome friends home from a war. When the soldiers arrive at Leonato’s home, Claudio quickly falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero. Meanwhile, a witty war of insults in resumed between Benedick and Beatrice (Leonato’s niece). Claudio and Hero become engaged and in the week before their wedding, friends pass the time with a series of tricks set up to make Beatrice and Benedick stop arguing and fall in love.

The villain of the play, Don John, sets out to disrupt everyone’s happiness. He sets a trap for Claudio, convincing him that Hero has been unfaithful. The enraged Claudio humiliates Hero by abandoning her at the altar. Friends of Hero hide her away and convince Claudio that she has died of shock and grief. Leonato tells Claudio that as his punishment, he must declare Hero’s innocence and marry Leonato’s niece. Claudio prepares to marry the mysterious, masked woman he thinks is Hero’s cousin. When Hero reveals herself as the masked woman, Claudio is overwhelmed with joy. Benedick asks Beatrice to marry him; after some arguing she agrees. The joyful lovers all have a merry dance before they celebrate their double wedding.

Production Information:
Last show! Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$8 General Public | $5 CU Community (current students, staff and faculty)

Location:
Matthews Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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“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 www.grcc.edu/theater for tickets.

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