Released in 1982, the film Tootsie has crossed the border into middle age. If you’re lucky, middle age can be the best of times: a time when, having managed to gain some wisdom, you’ve learned what you want and are no longer concerned with what you don’t. If you’re unlucky, the wheels can fall off.
Since 1988, Broadway Grand Rapids has brought to town touring productions of the biggest, most impactful shows, from stunning new productions of classics like The King And I to shows as fresh as Hamilton; each season, a wealth of artistry and entertainment is lavished onstage.
In its essence, theatre is storytelling. Storytelling the way we long for it as children, told from an expressive human’s lips in the room, where you can almost feel their heartbeat.
Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists takes place during those best and worst of times: the French Revolution, which cast off the crown, and the Reign of Terror, which lopped off heads.
When a legendary American master comes to your hometown, your hometown turns out.
Every now and then there’s an opportunity to see a performer at the top of their game—the perfect role at the right time that showcases the fullness of their talents and skills—and it’s a joy beyond measure to be in the room with someone having the time of their life who in so doing gives you the time of your life.
Why go to the symphony? The answer isn’t obvious.