A Hometown Holiday, On the Air
Nov
17
to Nov 26

A Hometown Holiday, On the Air

They're back! After a sold out run last year, The Michigan Caroling Company brings you the new 2017 version of their Hometown Holiday Christmas Radio Show. Filled with more songs, holiday quizzes, humor, and of course, audience participation. This year's version of the show is sure to have you laughing, guessing and singing along. Come join the fun and celebrate the season with us! It will definitely put you in the Holiday Spirit.

Check out one of last year's sponsor jingles featured in the show! 

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec
1
to Dec 23

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Naughty and Nice Collide at the Annual Christmas Pageant. 

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant are faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. None of the Herdmans have ever heard the Christmas story before, and their interpretation has everybody up in arms. But what results is the best (and most unusual) Christmas pageant ever seen!

By Barbara Robinson

Directed by Aaron Dennis Smith

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

CAST LIST

Beth Bradley - Grace Barker
Mother (Grace Bradley) - Tracey Larson
Father (Bob Bradley) - Brian Ross
Charlie Bradley - Gabriel Stephens
Alice Wendleken - Addison Berg

The Herdmans
Ralph - Vincent Oldford
Imogene - Elissa Cyphers
Leroy - Vincent Schweihofer
Claude - Chris Larson
Ollie - Noah Ross
Gladys - Eryn Collard

Mrs. Armstrong - Erin Getzin
Mrs. McCarthy - Pat Francesconi
Mrs. Slocum - Heidi Jones
Mrs. Clark - Kim Bertolini
Reverend Hopkins - Alan Collard
Fireman - Patrick Phelan
Maxine - Elizabeth Angell
Elmer Hopkins - Michael Decker     
Hobie - Dylan Davenport
David - Dane Kieninger
Doris - Isabella Giacona
Beverly - Madelyn Collard
Janet  - Grace Marrs
Ramona - Molly Beaker
Shirley - Avery Martin
Juanita - Trinity Jones
Francis - Emma Terhune
Shepherds - Jacob Furtah, Isaac Cyphers
Baby Angels - Noah Phelan, Chloe Kieninger, Clara Ross


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2018 Season Ticket Package
Jan
1
to Dec 31

2018 Season Ticket Package

Purchase a season ticket package and get $3 off per show. You will receive a coupon code for each show in the 2018 season to book your tickets whenever you'd like, either online or by phone at 810-278-1749. Enjoy the flexibility of picking your own dates, times and seats! As an added bonus, all season ticket holders receive "Play Perks" - a free Roasted with Perks coffee or bottled water at each show! 

The 2018 productions include:
- Seussical the Musical at Riverbank
-The Nerd at The Snug
-Titanic the Musical at Riverbank
- Thoroughly Modern Mille at Riverbank
- Dixie Swim Club at The Snug
- Baskerville at Riverbank
- Escanaba in da Moonlight at The Snug
- A Christmas Story the Musical at Riverbank

The benefits of being a season ticket holder include flexible booking and exchanges, advance notice of special events during the season, and a free coffee or water at each show.


*Valid for the 2018 season only. Good for one performance of each production in the season. Discount only offered through January 31, 2018.
 

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2018 Gift Coupon
Jan
1
to Dec 31

2018 Gift Coupon

Purchase a $28.00 coupon code that your recipient can use for any show in the 2018 season, at either theatre. After your purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with a unique coupon code that you can provide the recipient. Once they receive the coupon code from you, they can pick the show, date, time and seat they prefer whenever it's convenient for them. Coupon codes are redeemable online or by calling 810-278-1749.

Coupon codes are only valid in the 2018 season for events with ticket prices of $28.00. 

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Seussical the Musical
Feb
16
to Mar 18

Seussical the Musical

Oh the Thinks You Can Think!

The whimsical world of Dr. Seuss springs to life in this imagination-infused musical! Horton the Elephant discovers a dust speck is actually an entire planet, Gertrude McFuzz wishes she had a flashier feathered tail, and Jojo the Who thinks too many thinks. The Cat in the Hat is your magical master of ceremonies in this sensational smorgasbord of Seuss tales.

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

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The Nerd
Apr
6
to Apr 29

The Nerd

Deviled Eggs and House  Guests Stink after 3 Days...

The Nerd follows the hilarious dilemma of budding architect, Willum Cubbert, who is visited by a man he's never met, but who saved his life in Vietnam. Delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Willum’s visitor is a hopeless “nerd” - a bumbling oaf with no social skills, little intelligence, and less tact who decides to outstay his welcome with a vengeance!

By Larry Shue

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Titanic the Musical
May
4
to May 20

Titanic the Musical

The Central Character of Titanic is the Titanic Herself.

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912 remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. This is the factual story of that ship – of her officers, crew and passengers - set to a hauntingly beautiful score.

Story and Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston, Orchestrations by Ian Weinberger

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Thoroughly Modern Millie
Jun
29
to Jul 22

Thoroughly Modern Millie

A Country Girl Hits the Big City!

Winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns," were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, this show is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.

Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book by Richard Henry Morris and Dick Scanlan.

 

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The Dixie Swim Club
Aug
3
to Aug 26

The Dixie Swim Club

A Laugh-Filled Look at Friendship

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.

A Comedy by James Hope Wooten

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Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Sep
7
to Sep 30

Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot!

From the mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

A Comedy By Ken Ludwig.

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Escanaba in da Moonlight
Oct
12
to Nov 4

Escanaba in da Moonlight

A Comedy by Jeff Daniels

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family's Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.

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A Christmas Story - the Musical!
Nov
16
to Dec 22

A Christmas Story - the Musical!

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!

The classic 1983 movie comes to hilarious life in this contemporary musical with all the flash and flair of Broadway!  A Christmas Story chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, and an official Red Ryder® BB gun. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

Book by Joseph Robinette, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

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Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon

Come out and see the students from Riverbank Theatre Performing Arts Academy's Fall Musical Theatre Workshop in Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon! This 30-minute production is all about the adventures of two siblings, Jack and Annie, who go on an adventure to an exotic island with pirates. While there, the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life.

Tickets: $5.00.

Saturday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Riverbank Theatre

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Moon Over Buffalo
Oct
20
to Nov 5

Moon Over Buffalo

You'll laugh your moon off!

In this spectacular comedy, a husband and wife acting team struggle to perform two plays, Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives, while dealing with family crises and the possibility of a Hollywood director's visit. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors, and backstage shenanigans, Moon over Buffalo is a fast-paced screwball comedy all audiences can enjoy!

By Ken Ludwig

Appearing at The Snug Theatre | All tickets: $26.00


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Oct
7
to Oct 8

STORM - A Maritime Concert

Storm is one-part history lesson and one-part rock concert recounting the famous shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. The show fuses actual eyewitness interviews, spellbinding underwater video, and contemporary music that creates a unforgettable history lesson. Storm remembers the terrifying gales, and the survivals of sailors who were caught in the tempest. Over 300 years of exploration and navigation are unveiled to the audience, from French fur trading ships to modern cement boats that currently ply the lakes. 

Ric Mixter hosts Storm, transporting the audience back to the age of sail and steam. Dan Hall provides the melody, with lyrics derived from historical accounts of survivors. Dan’s songs are as powerful as the massive modern freighters he heralds in “Thousand Foot Keel”, and his amazing voice provides requiem for those lost to the lakes.

Ric Mixter has been featured on the History and Discovery channels as an expert on Great Lakes storms. He has produced over 30 programs for PBS and tours the Midwest as one of the most popular shipwreck lecturers. Ric has visited over 100 shipwrecks, from German U-Boats to 150 year old schooners. He’s traveled thousands of miles to record wrecks in the ocean and on the lakes and he’s one of the few to actually visit the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Storm merges the unique on-stage personas of Hall and Mixter, utilizing a giant video screen to share archived imagery during the songs and stories. 

With an estimated 5,000 shipwrecks on the lakes, Storm will always be a new experience. Ric says "Storm will be customized to the St. Clair River area, showcasing local history in addition to the big stories."

Learn more at http://www.lakefury.com/storm-tour/

Riverbank  Theatre - $20.00

Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m.

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Oliver!
Sep
15
to Oct 1

Oliver!

An orphan's thrilling quest to find love!

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, this award-winning musical takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

Cast List

Oliver Twist - Brian Martin
Fagan - Eric Niece
The Artful Dodger - Noah Carlson
Bill Sikes - Matt Wallace
Nancy - Cheyenne Bolt
Bet - Sylvia Stephens
Mr. Bumble - Jason Oyler
Mrs. Corney - Diana Turner
Mr. Brownlow - Alan Collard
Mr. Sowerberry - Mike Martin
Mrs. Sowerberry - Cindy Rhein
Charlotte - Samantha Rhein
Noah Claypole - Ian Francis
Dr. Grimwig - Gary Gary
Mrs. Bedwin/Old Sally - Donna Troike
Orphans/Pickpockets - Noah Bunyan, Christopher Larson, Noah Ross, Luke Hincherick, Gabe Stephens, Aven Campau, Michael Decker, Naomi Bunyan, Ella Carlson, Sami Skrocki, Madelyn Collard, Eryn Collard


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Popcorn Falls
Aug
18
to Sep 1

Popcorn Falls

Broadway Comes to Riverbank!

Broadway actor and playwright, James Hindman debuts and stars in his new production, Popcorn Falls at our Snug Theatre! James' credits include such hits as Cats, City of Angels, and most recently Mary Poppins.  Fellow Broadway actor Tom Souhrada, who is just completing the national tour of Kinky Boots, will join James as the two actors portray 24 characters in this fast-paced comedy farce that celebrates small town can-do spirit.

Welcome to Popcorn Falls, a small American town, whose only claim to fame - their namesake waterfall - has dried up. Now bankrupt, their last chance is a large grant that can only be used if the town produces a play in a week. Led by the Mayor and the local handyman, the enterprising townsfolk try to rise to the challenge and prove that art can save the world.

Written by Michigan native James Hindman; Dramaturg - Christian Borle

Appearing at The Snug Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

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Sister Act
Jul
7
to Jul 23

Sister Act

Spread the news! It's time to rock the pews!

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg. A disco diva is placed in protective custody in the one place the bad guys won’t find her – a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior, but using her unique moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, she breathes new life into the church and community. Spread the news...it’s time to rock the pews!

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner

Additional Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00


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CAST LIST

Anita Newby - Deloris Van Cartier

Katherine Guc - Mother Superior

Katy Nelson - Sister Mary Robert

Jennifer Linder - Sister Mary Lazarus

Colleen Wood Ellery - Sister Mary Patrick

Sean Michaels - Monsignor O'Hara

Michael Rice - Curtis

Xavier Bush - TJ

Mark Hinton - Joey

Maurizio Dominguez - Pablo

Chase LePla - Eddie

Audrey Brown - Sister Mary Martin of Tours

Olivia Brown - Michelle, Nun, Bar Patron

Dana Bertolini - Tina, Nun, Waitress

Ian Francis - Ernie, Altar Boy, Bar Patron

Christy Kreidler - Sister Mary Celeste

Erin Getzin - Sister Mary Irene

Diana Turner - Sister Mary Stephen

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Live Storytelling: "The Seven Chinese Brothers"
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Live Storytelling: "The Seven Chinese Brothers"

Using props and puppets and plenty of audience participation, Once Upon a Puppet recreates a live version of the ancient Han folk tale of "The Seven Chinese Brothers". In this epic tale, the Seven Brothers use their own amazing powers to defeat the tyrannical Emperor Ch'in Shih Huang to save each others lives. The 45-minute storytelling session ends with a great song and surprise visit from a 20 foot long golden dragon. An interactive, fun treat for kids (and adults) of all ages!

Appearing at The Snug Stage | All tickets: $10.00

Nancy Penvose of Once Upon a Puppet
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Chapatti
Jun
9
to Jun 18

Chapatti

An unlikely bond opens the door for a second chance at love.

GEM Theatrics, the husband and wife production company of Gary E. Mitchell and Mary Beth Quillin will return to the Snug Theatre for a fourth season to present the new Irish play, Chapatti, by Christian O’Reilly. 

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people rediscovering the importance of human companionship.

The Snug Theatre - All tickets: $26.00

Reviews from Chapatti at The Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids!

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"I would urge all my theater friends to go see this tomorrow if possible. One of the most touching and sad but beautiful plays I have seen in a long time. Gary and Mary Beth are brilliant!"

 "We loved the show. Such a beautiful story told by such fabulous actors. I was very moved and delighted. A wonderful evening. Thank you very much."

"This show is lovely, powerful, and heartfelt. (The actors) give such convincing performances. We are so grateful that we got a chance to see it. I'd highly recommend it to everyone. Please find a venue to do it again in GR. It needs to be seen."

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Little Women
May
12
to May 21

Little Women

A family favorite comes to life. 

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March while growing up in Civil War America. This musical embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.

Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Book by Allan Knee

Director: Edmond Reynolds | Music Director: Paul Decker

Appearing at The Snug Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

CAST LIST

Marmee - Katherine Guc

Jo March - Amanda Rae Evans

Meg March - Danii Diehl

Beth March - Hilary Doutourgeerling

Amy March - Mallorie Green

Aunt March - Audrey Brown

Laurie Laurence - Drew Dyer

Mr. Laurence - Randy Skotarczyk

Mr. John Brooke - Samuel Wright

Professor Bhaer - Jason Oyler

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Comedy Night with Mark Knope
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Comedy Night with Mark Knope

HEADLINER MARK KNOPE

Mark is a Michigan-native, who got his start doing standup back in 1986 - in the banquet room of a Chinese restaurant in Albuquerque, NM! Fresh-off his divorce in '86, he dubbed himself a "Born-Again Bachelor" and spent the next couple of decades driving hundreds of thousands of miles all over the U.S. & Canada - performing at comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate events!

No two shows are exactly alike, because of Knope's uncanny ability to ad-lib and involve his audience along-the-way! He loves sharing stories about playing golf, dating "grandmothers," and the challenges of physical therapy! Mark has released two CDs (which have gotten airplay on Sirius/XM) and he's also guested several times on "The Bob & Tom Show." Over the years, he's been seen on ABC, FOX and Comedy Central.  

Check out a clip from one of his shows!


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OPENER KEVIN KRAMIS

Check out a hilarious clip about texting in today's modern world...and the memories from the good 'ol days...


Riverbank Theatre - April 28 and 29 at 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $20.00

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Shrek the Musical
Mar
24
to Apr 9

Shrek the Musical

Beauty is in the eye of the Ogre!

Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Laugh along with the tale of the ogre Shrek, an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. This musical will teach the entire family beautiful isn't always pretty! Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets: $26.00

CAST LIST

Sean Michaels - Shrek

Brittany Smith - Fiona

Chase LePla - Donkey

Aaron Dennis Smith - Lord Farquaad, Papa Ogre

Wendy Krekeler - Gingy

Pamela Plewa - Dragon, Pig 1, Mama Ogre

Dan Williams - Pinocchio, Knight

Cheyenne Bolt - Wicked Witch, Duloc Performer

Jonathan Slease - Big Bad Wolf, Knight

Samantha Rhein - Pig 2, Duloc Performer

Danii Diehl - Pig 3, Duloc Performer

Emilee Caughel - Ugly Duckling, Duloc Performer

Carrie Meusling - Mama Bear, Duloc Performer

Gwendolyn Rhein - Baby Bear

Noah Bunyan - Peter Pan, Young Shrek

Sami Skrocki - Young Fiona, Duloc Performer

Alexandria Demski - Teen Fiona, Duloc Performer

Jeffery Pedue - Grumpy

Scott Joseph - Thelonius, Bishop, Guard, Knight

Abigail Bunyan - Duloc Performer


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Younce Guitar Duo
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Younce Guitar Duo

Jerry and Ryan Younce are a unique instrumental guitar duo that infuse elements of Jazz, Latin, and Celtic music into familiar songs like Van Morrison’s Moondance, The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and other classic favorites. 

This father-and-son guitar duo was formed in 2008, when Ryan invited his father to join him for a gig he had booked at Short’s Brewery in Bellaire, Michigan. The joy and enthusiasm they have while playing their music is infectious, and their relaxed yet energetic manner is a testament to their musicianship. The duo easily wins over audiences with the dynamic sounds of their richly layered guitar work, and the sense of warmth and community at their shows explains why a large portion of their audience will regularly travel around the area to see them perform.

Check them out here: http://www.younceguitarduo.net/video

Tickets: $20.00 - The Snug Theatre - March 17 - 8:00 p.m.

 

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The Big Bad Musical
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Big Bad Musical

Presented by Riverbank Performing Arts Academy's Musical Theatre students. The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even:  Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf.  With the Grimm sisters as the commentators on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.  As our wronged fairy tale characters testify, the wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming.  Yet, even though the infamous Evil Stepmother resents doing pro-bono work on such an obviously futile defense, Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself.  Was he born a criminal, or made one? 

Performances at The Snug Theatre on Saturday, February 18 at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

$5.00 each.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Feb
3
to Feb 19

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The con is on in this sexy and irreverent farce.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards, takes us to the French Riviera for hijinks and hilarity! Two swindlers working over rich ladies quickly find out that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them.  They agree on a competition to see who can extract $50,000 from a rich young heiress first; an uproarious battle of cons ensues that will leave you laughing, humming and guessing until the end!

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek | Book by Jeffrey Lane

Appearing at Riverbank Theatre | All tickets $26.00

CAST LIST

Tony Amato - Lawrence Jameson
Chase LePla - Freddy Benson
Brittany Smith - Christine Colgate
Kathy Vertin - Muriel Eubanks
Ty Evenson - Andre Thibult
Amanda Rae Evans - Jolene Oakes
Veronice DeLaHarpe - Ensemble
Jonathon Slease - Ensemble
Donna Troike - Ensemble
Roland Troike - Ensemble
Ian Francis - Ensemble
Cheyenne Bolt - Ensemble
Nancy Penvose - Director
Aaron Smith - Music Director/Piano
Brittany Smith - Choreographer
 

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A Christmas Carol, The Musical
Dec
2
to Dec 18

A Christmas Carol, The Musical

“Bah Humbug!” says the prosperous curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. Scrooge is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. 

Read the Encore Michigan review here!

  • Music by Alan Menken
  • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
  • Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens
  • Based on the story by Charles Dickens

CAST LIST

Graham Allen - Mr. Fezziwig; Charity Man; Adult Ensemble
Tony Amato - Scrooge
Elizabeth Angell - Martha Cratchitt; Children Ensemble
Cheyenne Bolt - Emily; Adult Ensemble
Audrey Brown - Mrs. Fezziwig; Adult Ensemble
Emily Custer - Mrs. Cratchitt; Adult Ensemble
Michael Gravame - Ghost of Christmas Present/Sandwichboard Man; Adult Ensemble
Elena Guc - Fred's Daughter; Children Ensemble
Katherine Guc - Scrooge's Mother; Poulterer; Adult Ensemble
Luke Hincherick - Tiny Tim; Children Ensemble
Dane Kieninger - Jonathon; Children Ensemble
Caleb Kreidler - Young Ebenezer, Age 21; Charity Man; Adult Ensemble
Grace Marrs - Belinda Cratchitt; Children Ensemble
Nancy Penvose - Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag; Adult Ensemble
Brian Ross - Bob Cratchitt; Adult Ensemble
Clara Ross - Fan, Age 6; Children Ensemble
Noah Ross - Scrooge, Age 8; Children Ensemble
Gabriel Rowland-Renaud - Peter Cratchitt; Children Ensemble
Sami Skrocki - Fan, Age 10; Children Ensemble
Aaron Smith - Fred Anderson; Scrooge's Father
Brittany Smith - Sally Anderson
Sam Tricomo - Scrooge, Age 12; Children Ensemble
Donna Troike - Mrs. Mops; Ghost of Christmas Future/Blind Old Hag alt.; Adult Ensemble
Rol Troike - Charity Man; Judge; Adult Ensemble
Abi Turner - Smythe daughter; Children Ensemble
Diana Turner - Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter; Adult Ensemble
Hannah Turner - Grace Smythe; Children Ensemble
Sam Turner - Smythe son; Children Ensemble
Daniel Williams - Young Marley; Mr. Smythe; Adult Ensemble
Dan Wolking - Jacob Marley; Beadle; Mr. Hawkins; Old Joe; Adult Ensemble

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A Hometown Holiday, On the Air
Nov
18
to Nov 26

A Hometown Holiday, On the Air

Take a nostalgic trip back to the 1940s with this Garrison Keillor type radio show complete with popular carols, stories, skits, and some audience participation. Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols in this touching holiday concert.

Created by the Michigan Caroling Company
1 hour 45 minutes

The Snug Theatre - $26.00

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Dick Whittington and his Cat - A Puppet Show
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Dick Whittington and his Cat - A Puppet Show

Puppet Fun for All Ages!

Based on the traditional English folktale. Dick Whittington and his best friend Marmalade the cat have big dreams to travel to London to seek their fortune for they have read that the streets are paved with gold. The brave pair set out on an adventure in which they come across a pair of gangster rats who are plotting to steal the Queens crown jewels. Together they foil the the rats plan and save the jewels, much to the pleasure of her Majesty and the local constabulary (PC Plod). Dick Whittington and Marmalade are rewarded by the Queen for their heroism and bravery and are made Lord Mayor of London and Royal Rat Catcher to the Queen.

The story is full of laughter songs and audience participation.

Wear your Halloween costumes! 

The Snug Theatre - $10.00

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The Actress
Oct
7
to Oct 23

The Actress

The Actress dramatizes the events backstage as a colorful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.

  • By Peter Quilter
  • Directed by Susan Craves

CAST

Lydia Martin (The Actress) - Connie Cowper

Katherine (Her Dresser) - Mandy Logsdon

Charles (Her Elderly Fiance) - Al Bartlett

Harriet (Her Agent) - Nancy Penvose

Nicole (Her Daughter) - Amy Morrisey

Paul (Her Ex-Husband) - Mike Trudel

Margaret (Her Company Manager) - Nancy Mitchell

 

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The Drowsy Chaperone
Sep
9
to Sep 25

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920's and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. The audience is greeted by the narrator, Man in Chair, sitting on a darkened stage. He is a fan of vintage musicals who seems to be suffering from free-floating depression, and he quickly decides to cheer things up by playing a record of the original cast recording of a (fictional) Broadway musical entitled "The Drowsy Chaperone". No sooner has the needle touched the record than we, together with the narrator, are transported to a 1928 Broadway theater and into "The Drowsy Chaperone", a play-within-a-play crammed full of every cliche, gag and gimmick from the golden age of musicals.

  • Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
  • Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

There will be no intermission during this production. Running time: approximate 1.5 hours.

CAST & CREW


Jeffery Pedue - Man In Chair
Christy Kreidler - Mrs. Tottendale
Randy Skotarczyk - Underling
Luke Bove Robert - Martin
Aaron Buckley - George
Gary Gray - Mr. Feldzieg
Brittany Smith - Kitty
Joey Carrier - Gangster #1
Grayson Kennedy - Gangster #2
Aaron Dennis Smith - Adolpho
Amanda Rae - Janet Van de Graaff
Katherine Guc - The Drowsy Chaperone
Anita Newby - Trix the Aviatrix/Reporter #2
Matt Siadak - Superintendent/Reporter #1

Aaron Dennis Smith - Director
Brittany Smith - Choreographer
Anita Newby - Vocal Director
Matt Siadak - Stage Manager
Monica Lopicolo - Pianist/Music Director

 

 

 

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Love Letters
Aug
12
to Aug 28

Love Letters

Share in their relationship from second grade through college, as they grow apart and marry others, still maintaining a relationship over the years and across the miles in the time-honored tradition of letter writing.  Spanning the years 1937 - 1984, this story will resonate with those who remember the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War Years and the crazy '60's and '70's. 

By A.R. Gurney

Presented by GEM Theatrics, the husband-and-wife acting team who had successful runs at The Snug Theatre with 2014's My Dearest Friend and 2015's Old Love.

SPONSORED BY:

 

 

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Jul
29
to Jul 30

Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS (A Youth Theatre Camp Production

Come out and see the talented kids from our 2016 Youth Theatre Camp in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. This 40-minute show will be the culmination of the 2nd Annual weeklong theatrical arts camp.

The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this show features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

All tickets $5.00 | Friday, July 29th at 7 p.m. | Saturday July 30th at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

2015 Youth Theatre Camp Production - King Arthur's Quest

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Leaving Iowa
Jul
8
to Jul 24

Leaving Iowa

Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth. This hilarious, family-friendly comedy is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. Read the review from Encore Michigan.

  • By Tim Clue and Spike Manton 
  • This play is running at The Snug Theatre. Tickets $26.00

CAST LIST:


Matt Siadak - Don
Patrick O'Lear - Dad
JM Ethridge - Mom
Mandy Logsdon - Sis
Maggie Alger - Multiple Character Gal
Joey Carrier Multiple - Character Guy

Jay McCulloch - Director
Curtis Clark - Stage Manager/Tech
Brittany Smith - Production Manager

 

 

 

 

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:

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Mike the Magician
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mike the Magician

Bring the kids out for a special night of fun and magic with Mike the Magician! His perfect blend of humor, audience participation and unique magic tricks will delight your kids. Guaranteed they'll be asking for their first magic kit after the show! 

All tickets $10

This show will be performed at The Snug  Theatre, 160 S. Water Street

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Jun
10
to Jun 26

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

  • Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
  • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

See video highlights from the show!

CAST LIST

Michael Gravame - Pseudolus
Tony Amato - Senex
Pam Plewa - Domina
Caleb Kreidler - Hero
Gary Gray - Hysterium
Frank Bublitz - Erronious
Patrick O'Connor Cronin - Miles Gloriosus
Sal Rubino - Marcus Lycus
Mallorie Green - Courtesan
Maddie Ringvelski - Courtesan
Cortney Roles - Courtesan
Colleen Miner - Courtesan
Veronica De La Harpe - Courtesan
Mandy Logsdon - Courtesan
Katy Kujala - Philia
Aaron Buckley - Protean
Joey Carrier - Protean
Garrett Hadwin - Protean
    
Edmond Reynolds - Director
Paul Decker - Music Director

Curtis Clark - Stage Manager
Brittany Smith    Production Manager/Choreographer

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
May
20
to Jun 4

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

The beloved comic "Peanuts" comes to life in this classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown! Come out and relive your childhood with these timeless characters.

Based on the comic strip, "Peanuts" by Charles M. Shulz | Book, Music an Lyrics by Clark Gesner | Directed by Dr. Stuart Scott

Read the Review from Encore Michigan!

CAST LIST:

Brett Boulier – Charlie Brown

Janique Sanders – Lucy

Anthony Tringali – Linus

Alex Striker – Schroeder

Bethany Moses – Sally

Caleb Kreidler – Snoopy

SPONSORED BY:





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Willy Wonka
Apr
15
to May 1

Willy Wonka

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. 

  • Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
  • Adapted for the Stage byTimothy Allen McDonald and Leslie Bricusse
  • Based on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Read the review from Encore Michigan!

CAST & CREW:

Ty Evenson - Willy Wonka
Anson Pavlov - Phineas Trout
Brian Martin - Charlie Bucket
Diana Turner - Mrs. Bucket
Dan Williams - Mr. Bucket
Nancy Penvose - Grandma Josephine
Sharon Bickley - Grandma Georgina
Frank Stevens - Grandpa George
Brian Kaufman - Grandpa Joe*
Sam Tricomo - James
Sophie Wise - Matilda
Emerson Lang - Sophie
Elena Guc - Billie
Bradley Wilson - Agustus Gloop
Kyle Burch - Mrs. Gloop
Elizabeth Angell - Veruca Salt
Mike Bickley - Mr. Salt
Ben Adair - Mike Teavee
Maggie Alger - Mrs. Teavee
Brooke Pacifico - Violet Beauregarde
Amanda Sayers - Mrs. Beauregarde
Brian Ross - Chorus Reporter
Christy Kreidler - Chorus Reporter
Hannah Turner - Oompa Loompa
Abigail Turner - Oompa Loompa
Sammy Turner - Oompa Loompa
Noah Ross - Oompa Loompa
Sami Skrocki - Oompa Loompa
Luke Hincherick Oompa Loompa
Dane Kleininger Oompa Loompa                                                                                    

*Dale Dobson will be playing the part of Grandpa Joe on April 22 and 30.

Lisa Copley - Director
Anita Newby - Vocal Director
Carrie Meusling - Choreographer

SPONSORED BY:



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Little Red - A Puppet Show
Apr
2
11:00 AM11:00

Little Red - A Puppet Show

A Puppet Show for all Ages!

A story about friendship and courage filled with music, songs, jokes and plenty of audience participation. Fun for kids of all ages.

Take a trip to the Wild West and meet Little Red, a young girl with a pioneer spirit. Little Red ventures off into the woods to take her grandma a basket filled with goodies. Unknown to her, Hairy Von Wolfenstein (alias ‘The Big Bad Wolf’), is lurking in the woods ready to snatch up any picnic basket. Greedily, the wolf plots to steal the goodies and sets off to grandma’s house. The wolf tricks grannie into letting him in by posing as the meter man. Little Red uncovers his plot and with the help of Sheriff Hoppy, a rootin, tootin, law-abiding rabbit. They manage to rescue grandma and capture the wolf with the aid of Sherriff Hoppy’s handy dandy butterfly net. All ends happily ever after.

Based on a fairytale favorite ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

Read the Voice News article!

The Snug Theatre - Tickets $10.00

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Mar
4
to Mar 20

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescent’s vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. 

  • Music and Lyrics by William Finn
  • Book by Rachel Sheinkin

READ THE REVIEW FROM ENCORE MICHIGAN!


CAST LIST

Caleb Kreidler - Chip Tolentino
Jordan Frontiero - Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere
Anson Pavlov - Leaf Coneybear
Casey Hibbert - William Barfee
Anita Newby - Marcy Park
Jenna Russell - Olive Ostrovsky
Christy Kreidler - Rona Lisa Perreti
Brian Ross - Vice Principal Douglas Panch
Matthew Redmond - Mitch Mahoney*
Shane O'Connor - Stage Manager/Tech

Brittany Smith-  Director
Ron Pietrantoni - Music Director

* "Mitch Mahoney" will be played by Kyle Burch on March 12th.

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Promises, Promises
Feb
5
to Feb 21

Promises, Promises

If you liked Mad Men, you’re in luck! 

Set in swinging and stylish 1960s Manhattan, Promises, Promises offers up a platter of sharp one-liners from comic genius Neil Simon and infectious pop tunes from Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Nominated for four Tony Awards and based on the 1960 Oscar-winning Billy Wilder film The Apartment, this raucous comedy features such hits as “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Say a Little Prayer”, and the title song, “Promises, Promises.” 

Meet Chuck Baxter (played by Aaron Dennis Smith) – an overlooked nobody at Consolidated Life Insurance. This all changes when his colleagues find out that he has what they want: a spacious, fashionable apartment ideal for mischief. With the promise of promotion dangling before him, Chuck lends some of his senior executives his place for their extramarital trysts. In exchange, Chuck gets the key to his aspirations—and a lowly rung up on the corporate ladder. For a while, life is bliss. That’s before Chuck learns that the object of his own affection is the mistress of his boss, the man who holds the key to Chuck’s two greatest properties: his flat and his future.

READ THE REVIEW FROM ENCORE MICHIGAN!

CAST LIST

Aaron Dennis Smith - Chuck Baxter
Brittany Smith -  Fran Kubelik
Ty Evenson - J.D. Sheldrake
Christy Kreidler -  Marge MacDougall
Randy Skotarczyk - Dr. Dreyfuss
Sal Rubino - Mr. Kirkeby
Mark Konwinski - Mr. Vanderhof
Kyle Burch - Mr. Dobitch
Jeffrey Pedue - Mr. Eichelberger
Joey Carrier - Waiter, Bartender, Karl Kubelik
Diana Turner - Miss Olson
Emilee Caughel - Secretary, Dancer
Carrie Meusling - Secretary, Dancer
Anita Newby - Nurse, Dancer
Janique Sanders - Secretary, Dancer
Jenna Russell - Secretary, Dancer

Edmond Reynolds - Director
Paul Decker -  Music Director
 

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Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
Dec
4
to Dec 20

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

A traditional holiday favorite to put you in the spirit of the season. This musical version of the joyful and nostalgic classic movie includes memorable songs such as Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Pinecones and Hollyberries and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. As we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, we all need a little break to remember that miracles do happen. The Miracle on 34th Street is pure family entertainment for your holiday celebrations.

BY MEREDITH WILLSON

CAST LIST

Wendy Krekeler - Doris Walker
Sami Skrocki - Susan Walker
Jonathan Meldrum - Fred Gaily
Graham Allan - Kris Kringle
Amanda Sayers - Miss Shellhammer
Randy Skotarczyk - Mr. Macy, Miss Muffet
Donna Troike - Woman at Parade, Clerk, Clara
Jeffery Pedue - Mr. Sawyer, Drunk Santa
Maggie Alger -  Miss Crookshank, Mrs. Finfer, Clerk, Scout Leader
Bill Barz - Judge Martin Group, Mr Gimbel
Sal Rubino - Tammany O'Halloran, Balloon Vendor
Kyle Burch - Thomas Mara Sr. (DA), Alvin
Gary Gray - Whitey, Policeman, Mailman
Diana Turner-  Henrika's Mother, Nurse Sims, Clerk
Dylan Davenport - Harry Finfer
Emerson Lang - Henrika
Noah Ross - Tommy Mara
Avery Lang - Parade & Store Kid
Clara Ross - Parade & Store Kid
Vincent Finn - Parade & Store Kid
Vance Finn - Parade & Store Kid
Hannah Turner - Parade & Store Kid
Mayor Ray Scotarczyk - Mayor of NY


THIS PRODUCTION IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

DAVIS-VANDENBOSSCHE INSURANCE AGENCY

DVA's funding helps us pay for licensing, sets, costumes, and more - we are truly grateful for their partnership. DVA is a full-service insurance agency with four locations in Southeastern Michigan to serve you. Visit their  Facebook page or website to learn more! 

 

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