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Wednesday, May 27,2009

Other summer theater

by City Pulse
Other summer theater

MAY/JUNE


Through June 14 “Flyover, USA: Voices from Men of the Midwest." A new original show on what it means to be a 21st Century Midwestern male. Williamston Theatre. $18 to $24. (517) 655-SHOW. www.williamstontheatre.org.

June 4 – 14 “The Rothschilds." A musical about a Jewish family that combats anti-Semitism while developing a banking dynasty. Riverwalk Theatre. $20. (517) 482-5700. www. riverwalktheatre.com.

June 8 2009 Pulsar Awards Dinner. City Pulse honors the best in local theater. See ad on page 3 for details. See page 21 for nominees.

June 12 – 21. “Strange Shorts." A trio of short comedies, featuring political satire, the meaning of life and the dead letter office. Capital TheaterWorks (formerly Ledges Playhouse). FREE. (517) 944-0221. www.capitaltheaterworks.org.


June 24 - 28 “Our Town." The Thornton Wilder classic directed by Mary Matzke. June 24 to 28, tickets free. LCC Summer Stage. FREE. www.lcc.edu/hpa/events/index.aspx.




JULY


July 2 – Aug. 9 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)." A humorous mash-up of the Bard’s entire catalog. Williamston Theatre. $18 to $24. (517) 655-SHOW. www. williamstontheatre.org.


July 8 - 26 “Bluff." Jeffrey Sweet dramady about two protagonists who bond over a moment of shared heroism. $12 - $30. BoarsHead Theater. (517) 484-7805. www.boarshead.org.

July 15 - 18 “Hank Williams: Lost Highway." A musical biography of the legendary country musician. LCC Summer Stage. FREE. www.lcc.edu/hpa/events/index.aspx.

July 16 - 26 “Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)." This comedy explores the possibility that all Shakespeare’s tragedies are actually comedies. Riverwalk Theatre. $14. (517) 482-5700. www.riverwalktheatre.com.

July 17 - 26 “The Importance of Being Earnest." The Oscar Wilde classic gets a ‘60s Mod makeover. Capital TheaterWorks. FREE. www.capitaltheaterworks.org.


July 23 – Aug. 1 “Summer Musical Theater Conservatory." Musical review featuring young students. BoarsHead Theater. $10 suggested donation for adults. (517) 484-7805. www. boarshead.org.


July 29 - Aug. 2 “Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine." A fantasy about young reader Beanie who is tormented by characters who have escaped from their respective books. LCC Summer Stage. FREE. www.lcc.edu/hpa/ index.aspx.

July 30 - Aug. 9 "All’s Well That End’s Well." Shakespearean comedy on the Grand River. Shakespeare on the Grand. Riverfront Park. FREE. www.lansingcivicplayers.org.




AUGUST


Aug. 14 – 23 “ThunderHoof and the Prince." An all-ages musical involving a quest for a bride and a wacky werewolf. Riverwalk Theatre. $7/$5. (517) 482-5700. www. riverwalktheatre.com.


Aug. 20 - 22 Renegade Theater Festival. Featuring 22 different Michigan theater groups performing at a variety of venues in Lansing’s Old Town. FREE. www.renegadetheatrefestival.org.


Aug. 28 – Sept. 6 “J.B.” Archibald Macleish’s modern retelling of the story of Job. Capital TheaterWorks. FREE. (517) 944-0221. www. capitaltheaterworks.org.




SEPTEMBER


Sept. 18 – 27 “Improv-able Lives: Redux” The popular improv show is back. Capital TheaterWorks.
FREE. (517) 944-0221. www.capitaltheaterworks.org.

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