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Wednesday, May 4,2011

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Shout ’Halleujah’ at Starlight

by Christopher Horb
The Starlight Dinner Theatre knows a good thing when they’ve got it. That’s why the troupe is closing out its sixth season with “The Hallelujah Girls”, another comedy from writers of such previous Starlight hits as “Dearly Beloved”, “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

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A second harvest of ’Grapes of Wrath’

by Christopher Horb
Since its publication in 1939, John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” has moved generations with its depiction of the struggles faced by Americans during the Great Depression.
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Thursday, March 24,2011

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Cultural shocks, modern distractions

by Christopher Horb
Written by Tony-Award winner David Edgar, “Pentecost” looks at the frenzy following the discovery of a fresco in an abandoned Eastern- European Church.
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Wednesday, March 16,2011

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On stage this weekend: Golden Tickets, gold records — and black eyes

by Christopher Horb
You don’t need a golden ticket and you certainly don’t need to be an Oompa Loompa to sample the many flavors of the strange and musical world of Willy Wonka. East Lansing High School offers everyone a chance to meet the Candy Man when the curtain rises on “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.
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Wednesday, February 23,2011

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by Christopher Horb
Munro Leaf created the iconic character, a gentle, loving bull that prefers smelling flowers to facing bullfighters in the ring in the 1936 book, “The Story of Ferdinand.” Walt Disney Studios famously adapted the story of Ferdinand and his human counterpart, the reluctant matador, Danilo, into an Oscar-winning animated short two years later.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

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Family Theatre cast strikes back against bullies through drama

by Christopher Horb
Gordon, director of the Mid Michigan Family Theatre, has created the play “Bully- Be-Gone: Tactics and Strategies to Reduce Bullying in Schools.” Produced with the Lansing Everett Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School Theatre Department, the touring play is aimed at helping elementary age kids handle issues of bullying.
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Wednesday, February 9,2011

Shakespeare times two

by Christopher Horb
In the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater’s co-production of "Romeo," Alejandro Rodriguez and Kaliswa Brewster play the lovers, under the direction of Penny Metropulos. The action has been to updated to a 1912 setting, a move intended to allow 21st century audiences.
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Friday, February 4,2011

When cliques don't click

'Secret Life of Toads' looks at junior high social life

by Christopher Horb
In “The Secret Lives of Toads”, much of the plot involves the strife between various cliques of middle school kids and the characters, like real kids, can be pretty mean to each other.
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Wednesday, February 2,2011

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New visions of classic tragedies

by Christopher Horb
Director Tony Caselli knows that “Oedipus” may be a hard sell to mainstream audiences. After all, most people only know Sophocles’ classic tale for its most sensational element: the title character’s murder of his father and marriage to his own mother.
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Wednesday, January 26,2011

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There’s music in the air

by Christopher Horb
“I’ve kind of been able to see it grow,” he said. “I think for Adam there’s kind of a sense of ‘it’s all yours now.’” Told almost entirely in song, "Days" is the story of four young New Yorkers whose paths cross as they search for love and fulfillment in the Big Apple.
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