“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.

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”.

“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.

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. The performances will be in Spanish, with English subtitles.

‘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. It will bring a fresh look to the entire production and draw audiences into the world Dickens created. Another exciting addition this year is the puppet representing the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. At 8-feet tall, the puppet looms over Scrooge and requires three actors to operate the head and arms.”

The ensemble of more than 30 performers is composed of NMU students, community members and area youth. Community member Monica Nordeen leads the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge, a role typically portrayed by male actors.

“Monica is a meticulous actor and capable of playing a broad range of characters,” said Candey. “Having worked with her in the past, I was confident in her ability to bring such a challenging role to life. Throughout the rehearsal process, she has not only shown dedication to the physicality of Scrooge, but an unfaltering commitment to his emotional journey.”

The one-act show is approximately 55 minutes long. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. They are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at (906) 227-2082.

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.

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!

DocuMonday at Peter White Public Library

November 30, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 30, 2018 – DocuMonday will take place on Monday December 3, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM with RBG.

2018, rated PG, 98 minutes. Directed by Julie Cohen & Betsy West. This biographical documentary examines Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s journey to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and at the age of 84, an unexpected pop culture icon.

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