Heritage Theatre turns to Kickstarter to produce Blithe Spirit

by (Heritage Theatr...)

Submitted 12-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Like any other nonprofit community theatre company, Heritage Theatre Group can’t sustain itself on ticket sales alone; this year, they’re trying a new method of raising $3,500: running a Kickstarter campaign to produce Noel Coward’...

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Catalyst Radio: Civic Theatre opens its 88th season with The Giver

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Submitted 10-11-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we feature Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, as it begins its 88th season of performances. This season leans heavily on...

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Play at UICA

by (HannahMax)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under OPINION

The current exhibition at UICA is titled "Play." On the forth floor there is an interactive mechanism made of acrylic, electronics, and wood. Iowa resident Del Jackson is the creative genius behind this product. This piece is called A.I....

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Circle Theatre's Aladdin receives mixed reviews, favorable recommendations from Press Club

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 08-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Edgar, Age 10 In the Circle Theatre of Aquinas College, a play called “Aladdin” was held. The story of Aladdin was very interesting in my opinion. I repeat, the story of Aladdin was very entertaining. It took place in the desert. The...

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Thrive hosts Grains of Hope refugee play, ethnic dinner, silent auction April 21

by (refugeesupportgr)

Submitted 04-11-2013 under NONPROFITS

Imagine being forced to leave your home, fleeing to seek shelter in a country you hardly know. Professor Stephanie Sandberg and a group of theatre students have interviewed over one hundred refugees about their experiences as well as several...

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Dads get their day as parents learn to play

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

Ah, Father’s Day. A great time to kick back with the kids and enjoy some quality time. Maybe play a game of catch. But wait, are your children ready to play catch? Is this the stage when you can do that? What other activities are good for this...

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Civic Theatre's "Harvey" proved a whimsical production for adults

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 02-07-2012 under OPINION

The play The play "Harvey" was showing for the first time at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre through January 29. “Harvey” won a 1945 Pulitzer Prize award for Drama and was made into a movie in 1950 starring James Stewart. In...

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Catalyst Radio: Austin Bunn on his documentary play, and on writing

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Submitted 01-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Local writer Austin Bunn spends time on Catalyst Radio this week to talk about his documentary project "Rust." When Bunn moved to Grand...

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Denali: Local playwright's hot little number in sub-zero setting

by (Amy McFadden)

Submitted 11-16-2010 under OPINION

"People give you things so you'll open the door. So they can see inside."   On Nov. 5, local playwright Austin Bunn gave 50 of us at Spectrum Theater's black box space the gift of a high-stakes plot and intricately connected characters in the...

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World premiere of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 09-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The American Dream is not for everyone,” chanted cast members at the Wednesday night dry run of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race. “This is not a country that people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” the cast continued. Over the past...

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