As the late humorist/cow- boy/actor and all-around celebrity, Kevin McKillip pays tribute to Rogers in his self-com- posed one-man show, Will Rogers: An American Original at Stormfield Theatre. Rogers blends puns, political commentary and rope tricks into a polished portrait of an American archetype.
Those who saw Michigan State University Theatre Department s Two 9/11 Plays in September may find The Guys to be slow and sedate. In actuality the pieces complement each other well. The MSU plays were fast-paced, chaotic vignettes, which captured the immediate impact on a broad swath of people.
Front Bottoms (indie) pop into Lansing NewJersey-based indie-pop band Front Bottoms headlines an all-ages showThursday at Mac’s Bar. Also taking the stage are Martyr Me, TheUnguarded Moment and PK Fire. While Front Bottoms is a duo made up oflong-time friends Brian Sella (vocals, g...
For non-singer and non-dancer Natalie Wood, making West Side Story was such a grueling experience that she almost bowed out of the production. She felt bullied by director Robert Wise. She also had qualms about her inexperienced co-star, Richard Beymer, whom she tried to have fired.
Translating Stephen Sondheim lyrics into Spanish sounds like an experiment destined to end in disaster. But, for the most part, the slightly revised West Side Story at Wharton Center works extremely well, even though the show ultimately clicks because of the way it honors the original material, not because of the tweaking.
On Death and Horses and Other People, the Michigan State University Museum s new show within Mask: Secrets and Revelations features photos of masked attendees at the Masopust carnival in Roztoky, Czechoslovakia.
Wes Haskell, a third-year master of fine arts student at Michigan State University, says The Beaux Stratagem is a step away from the kinds of guys he usually portrays. I tend to play the "nice guy-next-door" roles, and Archer, at least at the beginning of the story, is not what one would call a gentleman, Haskell said.
Nonprofits have weathered some difficult challenges in the past decade, and the Lansing Area AIDS Network is no exception. Jacob Distel, executive director of LAAN, says the annual Red Ribbon Gala is an important cornerstone in maintaining funding and support for his organization s mission.
Bring your questions, bring your friends and bring a little money for lunch, said Peggy Arbanas, co-director of the festival and MSU international student adviser. Lunch features international cuisine for $5, served in the garden level of the MSU Union; the festival itself is free.