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Monday, March 18,2013

They're out for blood — literally

Annual Battle of the Badges between firefighters and police officers benefits the Red Cross

by Chris Galford
Tuesday, June 28 — On Saturday, local firefighters and policemen took to the basketball court as the first step in a drive for blood donations. The final score — which saw firemen in the lead — launched a running competition between these organizations. Now, however, it’s anyone’s game, as it’s up to donors to decide who they want to win.
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Monday, March 18,2013

A literary coup for MSU

The Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman Collection of Israeli Literature is scheduled to arrive this week

by Chris Galford
A major donation to Michigan State University will soon introduce students to a plethora of foreign writers, as well as spurring cultural connections between the U.S. and Israel.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Looking back on Michigan's role in the Civil War

A Michigan State University exhibit recalls the events of the 1860s

by Chris Galford
The Michigan State University Museum is honoring the memory of Michigan’s soldiers with an exhibit on Michigan’s role in the Civil War.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Curtain Call

'Willy Wonka,' 'Dreamgirls.' 'Once Upon America' open this week

by Christopher Horb
The East Lansing High School Center for the Performing Arts is offering everyone a chance to meet the Candy Man himself when the curtain rises on “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Friday.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Curtain Call

Stormfield Theatre announces summer youth theater camps

by Christopher Horb
Summer vacation is on the horizon and Stormfield Theatre is looking to entertain and educate young theater fans over the break with the Fractured Fairy Tale Series, its 2011 Drama Camp for Kids.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Curtain Call

'Magic Flute' casts its spell; Riverwalk Theatre announces its next season

by Christopher Horb
There’s nothing quite like a night at the opera.And there’s certainly nothing like an opera from the master himself – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Audiences can find out for themselves when the Michigan Opera Theatre returns to Michigan State University’s Wharton Center ...
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Monday, March 18,2013

MSU's 'Fantasticks' is rooted in nature

Director Jane Falion says the venerable musical is the perfect show for Summer Circle Theatre

by Christopher Horb
As director Jane Falion tells it, it’s not hard to understand why “The Fantasticks” has endured since its Off-Broadway debut in 1960. “It’s simply a beautiful show," Falion said. "The themes are universal. It’s about love, loss, trust. There couldn’t be themes any more universal than in ‘The Fantasticks.’”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Going old-school for new technology

Mid Michigan Family Theatre stages a comic melodrama to raise funds for upgraded computers

by Christopher Horb
As its title suggests, the action in the new Mid Michigan Family Theatre comedy doesn’t unfold anywhere near The Great White Way.
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Monday, March 18,2013

This 'Cafe' serves golden oldies

Riverwalk Theatre salutes the music of rock legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

by Christopher Horb
Thursday, Feb. 15 — “Hound Dog.” “Poison Ivy.” “Stand By Me.” Since the dawn of the rock-n-roll era, few songwriting duos have had as much of an impact or left a greater legacy than Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the writers whose music is showcased in Riverwalk Theatre's revue “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.”
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Monday, March 18,2013

Comedy goes green

'The Irish Comedy Tour' brings an early dose of St. Patrick's Day to the Wharton Center

by Christopher Horb
Thursday, March 8 — St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off a bit early when the bawdy Irish-American comics of “The Irish Comedy Tour” arrive at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre Tuesday.
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