Free Acting Workshop for Production of ‘As You Like It’

February 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – A free audition and acting workshop for youth ages 10-18, led by Tegan Sturmer and Dr. David Wood, for Superior Arts Youth Theater’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It will be offered on Sunday, February 24, 2019, 6-8 pm, at the Marquette Hope Connection Center. The workshop will include an overview of the plot and characters, tips on how to prepare for the audition, and an introduction to Shakespearean English.

An abridged production of As You Like It, directed by Sturmer, will be part of SAYT’s 2019 Play Festival this spring. As You Like It follows the story of Rosalind and her cousin Celia as they flee to the Forest of Arden.

The workshop will include acting and improvisation games, plot explanation, character analysis, Shakespearean English exercises, and scene readings. Participants will receive take-home audition materials and are encouraged to come to the workshop with questions regarding plot, characters, and audition preparation.… Read the rest

“East of the Sun, West of the Moon” World Premiere Ballet

January 19, 2019


Marquette, MI – The World Premiere of East of the Sun, West of the Moon is Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 pm, with more performances through the weekend. Choreography and Direction by Jill Grundstrom, Music by Griffin Candey, Story Adaptation by Susan Candey.

Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 PM

Friday, January 25th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 PM (Theatre for All Performance)

Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 PM

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the Forest Roberts Theatre.… Read the rest

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Peter White Public Library hosts An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the poet’s 210th birthday. There will be several performances, including a reading of “The Raven”. … Read the rest

“Elf Jr.” at the Vista Theater

December 3, 2018

Negaunee, MIDecember 3, 2018 – The Historic Vista Theater and the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council present Elf Jr. The Musical on December 6-8 at 7:00 pm and December 9 at 2:00 pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Vista website.… Read the rest

Performance of Mexican Plays in Spanish at NMU

December 1, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 1, 2018 – A Northern Michigan University Mexican theater class will perform two plays starting at 4 pm on Tuesday, December 4, in room 2902 of the West Science building. They will be presented in Spanish, with English subtitles. Total run time for both is about 45 minutes. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

The first play, titled “El censo” (“The Census”) by Emilio Carballido, is a comedy about the relationship between the Mexican government and Mexican citizens in the 1940s. Following that will be “El viaje de los cantores” (“The Journey of the Singers”) by Hugo Salcedo, an award-winning play based on a tragic story of 18 men who lost their lives trying to migrate to the United States.

Both of the plays are designed and performed by NMU students and directed by Professor Timothy Compton.… Read the rest

‘Scrooge!’ Coming to NMU

December 1, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 1, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will introduce a few surprising twists to its longstanding holiday production of Scrooge!, a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performances will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 12–Saturday, December 15, with additional shows at 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday, December 16.

Scrooge! follows a bitter old miser’s journey toward discovering the true meaning of Christmas, with the help of strange ghosts and well-spirited people. Community member Susan Candey is directing Scrooge! this holiday season.

“In addition to the giant storybook, all of the familiar songs and memorable characters will return this year,” said Candey. “A change to look forward to in this production are the new projections created by Daric Christian from the School of Art & Design.… Read the rest

Westwood Shakespeare Company Presents Romeo and Juliet

December 1, 2018

Ishpeming, MIDecember 1, 2018 – Shakespeare’s timeless and ever relevant Romeo and Juliet will be presented by the Westwood Shakespeare Company Dec. 6, 7, and 12 at the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre.

All shows are at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets are on sale for $5 in the Westwood High School office, and tickets will be sold at the door for $8/student and $10/adult. Groups of five or more can purchase tickets at the door for $5 per person. Season tickets are also available.… Read the rest

Westwood Shakespeare Company Presents “Romeo and Juliet”

December 1, 2018

Ishpeming, MIDecember 1, 2018 – The Westwood Shakespeare Company presents a swashbuckling and romance-filled production of Romeo and Juliet December 6, 7 and 12 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door $10 for adults, $8 for students or $5 per seat for groups of five persons or more. Tickets are also available in advance for $5 from cast members.

Season tickets for all shows including both improv and the Shakespeare offerings for all of the 2018-2019 season are also available: $100 for family season tickets and $60 for individual season tickets. Depending on the size of your family and/or the number of shows you attend that amounts to as little as $1 or $2 a show!!!

The second semester will feature more improv and a “scene show” featuring various scenes from numerous Shakespearean plays.

Come on out and enjoy the work of the only permanent high school Shakespeare and improv program in the Midwest at the PPAT!… Read the rest

Next Page »