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“Save Grey Gardens!” Actors’ Theatre Gala on May 1

Actors gala invite 2014

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April 5, 2014 · 8:19 pm

Save Grey Gardens Gala: May 1

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Please join us for this year’s fundraising event!

Ms. Edith Bouvier Beale and Ms.”Little” Edie Beale along with Actors’ Theatre cordially invite you to “SAVE GREY GARDENS!”

The gala is May 1, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm

Since the Grey Gardens estate is not currently safe for visitors, the gala will be held at the brand new
Rockford Construction headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids located at 601 First Street.

Attire for the event is business casualwith Bouvier attitude.
As Big Edie told Little Edie, “Don’t get excited, just put the damn thing on!”
Want to attend in true Bouvier attire? Best costume will win a prize!

The evening’s events will include: live and silent auctions, live performances around the Bouvier family grand piano, complimentary food and beverages, various games and photo opportunities!

*There may also be a sneak peek at Actors’ 2014-2015 Season line-up!*

Tickets are $35 for one, $60 for couples, and $20 for students (with proof of ID) IN ADVANCE.
At the door, tickets increase to $45 for one, $70 for couples, and $25 for students.

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The Grand Awards on mlive.com!

Did you see this great article on mlive about this year’s Grand Awards? Check it out:

Grand Awards Gala to recognize best Grand Rapids theater productions, raise money for Combined Theater Scholarship

By Sue Merrell | grentertainment@mlive.com 

Imagine a bubbly blonde, perpetually dressed in pink, doing battle with a deep, dark dysfunctional

Gabe, played by Kyle Los, watches as Dan, played by Larry Young, talks to Henry, played by Duncan McCarger, and Natalie, played by Maggie Nye, in a scene from Next to Normal by Actors' Theatre. (Jon M. Brouwer|MLIVE.COM)

Gabe, played by Kyle Los, watches as Dan, played by Larry Young, talks to Henry, played by Duncan McCarger, and Natalie, played by Maggie Nye, in a scene from Next to Normal by Actors’ Theatre. (Jon M. Brouwer|MLIVE.COM)

family, and they’re all being chased by a mad, razor-wielding barber and three color-coordinated airline stewardesses.

That’s this year’s Grand Awards.

“Next to Normal,” which Actors’ Theatre presented last December, leads the contenders with 11 nominations, closely followed by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s June production of “Legally Blonde” with 10. Nipping at their heels with eight nominations each are Circle Theatre’s productions of “Boeing-Boeing” and“Sweeney Todd.”

The winners will be announced Oct. 27 at the Grand Awards Gala at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. The annual event, which recognizes the best in local community and college theater productions, benefits the Combined Theater Scholarship.

This year’s list of nominees is longer than in previous years because categories with more than eight eligible entries have been expanded beyond the traditional three nominees.

“Some categories have 30 or 40 people who are eligible,” said co-chair Greg Rogers. “Why not have more nominees? It’s more fun and makes somebody’s day because they got nominated.”

Categories that have eight to 12 eligible candidates can have up to four nominees; categories that have 13 or more eligible candidates have five nominees.

“It’s a fund raiser and this is one way to get more people involved,” Rogers said. “That’s what it’s all about anyway.

The nominations also include two posthumous nods for legendary local director/lighting designer Paul Dreher who died in June. Duane Davis will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. []

Read more of the article, and check out a complete list of nomination at www.mlive.com!

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Spotlight Gala – Special Ticket Price Ends Tomorrow!

Join Actors’ Theatre on May 2,2013 at 6:30PM for our 2013 Spotlight Gala honoring Tom Kaechele and Amy Osborn Kaechele for their ongoing dedication and stewardship to Actors’ Theatre.

HURRY! ONE DAY left on this Special Ticket Price:

$40/person or $70/couple*  (Advance offer, Exp. 4/25/13)

$50/person (at the door)

*Includes buffet dinner, beer/wine bar & entertainment.

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More information can be found and tickets can be purchased at the Actors’ Theatre website.

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Save the Date: 2012 Spotlight Gala – April 14th

Each year, at our Spring Gala, Actors’ recognizes an individual for their enduring dedication and stewardship to the organization. Join us on April 14, 2012 at Centennial Country Club as we celebrate a beloved and long-time patron of Actors’ Theatre and friend to the arts in West Michigan:

Edith (Edie) McCargar

Ever smiling and gracious, Edie has been a regular fixture at our productions for many years.  Her contributions, however, extend beyond her patronage to theatre.  Edie’s children and grandchildren, in turn, have played vital roles in the success of our organization.

The evening includes delicious food by our sponsor West Michigan Caterer, music and song provided by Scott Patrick Bell, Jane DeYoung, and other faces – new and old.  Silent and live auctions and drawings will help to raise proceeds benefiting the ongoing operations of Actors’ Theatre.

Tickets are $40 per person/$70 per couple in advance ($45 per person at the door) and includes heavy hors d’ouvres, beer/wine bar & entertainment.  Dress code for this year’s event is either formal or “industrial black tie” – use your creativity and imagination to put together your ensemble, if you choose!  Purchase your tickets today at Actors’ website and join us as we celebrate Edie’s contributions to the organization and the past, present and future of Actors’ Theatre!

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