Grand Rapids Circle Theatre stages "You Can't Take It With You"

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 06-14-2024 under OPINION

Humor tends to age like avocados. Start reading "Our American Cousin," the comedic play Abraham Lincoln was watching when John Wilkes Booth assassinated him, and you’ll soon realize that there are worse things than getting shot. That...

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Lindsey Normington (Open Projector Night Winner)

by (Grand Rapids Fi...)

Submitted 01-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

We'd like to congratulate our last Open Projector Night winner, Lindsey Normington and her film 'How to Without a Doubt Get Rich and Famous in L.A.' We were excited to have a conversation with Lindsey to learn more about her, process,...

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Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In June of 1988, the very first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids was held in the downtown Monroe Ampitheater -- now known as Rosa Parks Circle. The event included live entertainment, informational booths, and a number of guest speakers. The...

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University Wits presents: 'Jeffrey'

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 06-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Set to open at Dog Story Theater on the first evening of Pride Month this year, is the University Wits’ production of "Jeffrey" by Paul Rudnick. In the play, originally published in the early 90’s, Rudnick delivers to his...

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Artist feature from UICA: Plant Parenthood

by (KCAD)

Submitted 05-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Lass Laugh Comedy Festival makes its debut this month

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 05-03-2018 under NEWS

Lass Laugh Comedy Festival is coming to Dog Story Theater this May. Organized by Kristin Hirsch and Amy Gascon, Lass Laugh is a women's comedy festival making its debut with a full weekend to kick off the talents of women in comedy. A fantastic...

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Comedy, community and baseball: A tale by Rhea Butcher

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rhea Butcher grew up a fellow midwesterner in Akron, Ohio. They are a standup comic, writer and actor, who now resides in Los Angeles. They have appeared on CONAN, released their own solo album, Butcher, and created the show Take My Wife alongside...

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Grand Rapids Improv Festival brings comedy into the present

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NEWS

It's time for a short break in routine. This week the Grand Rapids Improv Festival (GRIF) is here to remind you how good it can feel to keep things spontaneous.  “Improv is basically a performance that relies on audience...

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The University Wit's production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens at Dog Story Theater

by (The University Wits)

Submitted 10-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

The University Wits, a Grand Rapids-based theater production nonprofit, is kicking off its 2016 – 2017 season with the classic Yooper comedy “Escanaba in da Moonlight." The play, which follows the hilarious antics of four Michigan...

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"Mr. Burns": Actors' Theatre imagines life after the apocalypse

by (Actors' Theatre)

Submitted 09-17-2016 under NONPROFITS

Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids opens its ambitious 36th season with a dark comedy that the New York Times called “so smart it makes your head spin” — Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. The play premiered in...

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