Circle Theatre Grand Rapids
The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns
Jukebox Musical Comedy
The Sequal to the Smash Off-Broadway Hit Musical
Created by Roger Bean
July 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 at 7:30PM
July 21 at 5:00pm
We’re back in 1958, and it’s time for The Marvelous Wonderettes to graduate in this long-awaited sequel to the smash Off-Broadway hit! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future. Act Two zooms ahead to 1968, where the girls perform as bride and bridesmaids to celebrate Missy’s marriage to Mr. Lee! Featuring “Rock Around the Clock,” “At the Hop,” “Dancing in the Street,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and 25 more hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns will have you cheering for more!
Go to the Circle Theatre Grand Rapids website to learn more and order tickets.
Comedy – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
July 11-13 and 18-20 at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater
From the playwrights: “All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! Now revised for 2013 with the same recycled jokes – just put in a different order. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.”
Go to the Heritage Theatre Group website to learn more and order tickets.
Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids
The Beauty Queen Of Leenane
by Martin McDonagh
July 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27 – 8pm
July 21 & 28 – 3pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids
Maureen Folan is plain. Maureen Folan is lonely. Maureen Folan’s sisters have moved on to marriage and children while she remains as the caretaker for her manipulative, aging, and harshly critical mother Mag. When Mag interferes with Maureen’s first and possibly final chance for a love of her own, their already awful relationship takes an even sharper turn for the worse.
Equal parts hilarious, chilling and tragic, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a dark Irish comedy by one of the masters of the genre. Author of The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Skull in Connemara and The Pillowman, among others, Part One of McDonagh’s “Leenane Trilogy” is the Tony Award-winning play that will have you leaving the theatre aghast and abuzz.
Go to the Actors’ Theatre website to learn more and order your tickets.