Among West Michigan’s most gleaming jewels is Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, but you know that — word has gotten out. Years ago, its planners dreamed of someday drawing 200,000 visitors a year. In 2015, it drew over 780,000.
This Christmas may feel different than years past, but it’s still the most wonderful time of the year at the Barn Theatre where it’s festive and joyful as all get out with the return of their Christmas Cabaret, a delightful performance to complete their marvelous 75th anniversary season.
Are you a supporter of the performing arts but struggle with the affordability of season tickets? What about the dreaded commitment to purchasing tickets for performance dates months in advance?
Two and a half weeks before Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers opened their first live, in-person performance since before the pandemic, one of the dancers tested positive for COVID-19, causing them to scrap one of the central dances they’d been rehearsing for “Unbound,” their fall concert of dance that opened Friday.
It’s been more than five years since the original Murder for Two, the musical murder mystery featuring more than a dozen characters but only two actors and a singular piano, wowed Kalamazoo audiences as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival with the high-octane, madcap, vaudevillian, award-winning comedy.
The 2020 Gilmore Festival was thwarted, like so many live performances, by the pandemic; however, the Rising Stars Series has returned, offering eager piano enthusiasts an opportunity to experience playing from the world’s best and brightest keyboard stylists either live, in-person, or live streamed from Kalamazoo.