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A Christmas Carol, The Musical
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


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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The Actress
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


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
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.


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
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.




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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
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

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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
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!


Brett Boulier – Charlie Brown

Janique Sanders – Lucy

Anthony Tringali – Linus

Alex Striker – Schroeder

Bethany Moses – Sally

Caleb Kreidler – Snoopy


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Willy Wonka
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!


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


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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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



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
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.



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
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.



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



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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The Mousetrap
to Oct 25

The Mousetrap

Welcome to Monkswell Manor, a recently converted guesthouse run by a young couple, Mollie and Giles Ralston. After checking in their first guests, things go very wrong; phone lines go dead, snow mounds up around the Manor, and they are trapped in a house with a murderer. In Mollie’s words, “That’s what happens in a nightmare. You’re somewhere in the middle of friends and then you suddenly look at their faces and they’re not your friends any longer...Perhaps you can’t trust anybody—perhaps everybody’s a stranger”. The Mousetrap is a classic theatrical whodunit written by the greatest mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie.


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to Aug 30


Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small ensemble of followers help Jesus Christ tell the parables in clever ways; using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs bring the teachings of Jesus's life dancing across the stage. 




Jason Oyler - - - Jesus

Jacob Carroll - - - John the Baptist/Judas/Jacob

Keagan Banfield - - - Keagan

Matt Copley - - - Matt      

Xavier Jajuann - - - Xavier         

Catherine Raffa - - - Catherine

Janique Sanders - - - Janique

Claire Toupin - - - Claire

Stephanie Volke - - - Stephanie

Maddie Wozniak - - -Maddie



Harvey Kahl - - - Keyboard           

Eric Blundell - - - Guitar         

John Barron - - - Bass         

Rob Emanuel - - - Drums



Stuart Scott

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to Jun 28


”What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play.....” Wilkomen to the smoky, seedy Kit Kat Klub.  Your host, the Emcee, tells the story of an American writer Cliff Bradshaw, who finds himself in love with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, and inadvertently gets caught up with pro-Nazis. This Tony award winning musical explores the pre-World War II tensions in 1929 Berlin.





Emcee: Jeffrey Howson
Sally Bowles: Natalie Rose Sevick
Clifford Bradshaw: Caleb Kreidler
Ernst Ludwig: Brian Wyzgowski
Fraulein Schneider: Donna Troike
Fraulein Kost: Crystal Rhoney
Herr Schultz: Edmond Reynolds
The Kit Kat Girls:
        Rosie: Katy Nelson
        Lulu: Diana Turner
        Frenchie: Brittany Smith
        Texas/Gorilla: Mandy Logsdon
        Fritzie: Crystal Rhoney
        Helga: Ally Simmons
The Kit Kat Boys:
        Bobby: Bill Laduke
        Victor: Aaron Buckley
        Herman (Customs Official, Max, Rudy): Joey Carrier

Piano/Music Director: Aaron Smith
Reeds: David Swain
Trumpet: Paul Decker
Bass: Rol Troike
Drums: Matt Kokotovich

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Quartet
7:00 PM19:00

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Quartet

Marine City Music Festival, Inc. and Riverbank Theatre are partnering together to offer a series of concerts in 2015. Our first concert is offered through the auspices of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The Bassoon Quartet will be performing a witty mixture of classical and popular music specially orchestrated for this most versatile and colorful instrument.  The musicians will tell us more about the bassoon, its history, structure and role in the modern symphony orchestra.

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Mary Poppins
to Apr 26

Mary Poppins

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, this practically perfect nanny must teach the Banks family how to value each other again. With classic songs like Chim Chim Cher-ee, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and Let’s Go Fly a Kite, this musical is fun for the whole family!                                

 A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film

Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman                           

Book by Julian Fellowes                                                                                                            

New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe            

Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh        

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Noises Off
to Mar 15

Noises Off

Called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post, Michael Frayn’s uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. Noises Off is a hysterical romp packed full of forgotten cues, missed connections, and backstage hilarity!


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