Shane German, local WYCE music director and actor, moved to Grand Rapids three years ago. Since then, he has been in 14 shows, including Jewish Theatre’s Torch Song Trilogy Act III: Women and Children First, in which he just won the Grand Award this year for outstanding lead actor in a play. The play went on to win outstanding play, and other cast members took home awards as well. Coming off of the hype, German is both inspired and exhausted from the experience.
In just 90 minutes, three actors will perform all 37 plays and sonnets written by William Shakespeare in The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged).
The Grand Rapids all-women comedy group Funny Girls performed a sold-out show last night at Dog Story Theater, with their musical “Adult Christmas: Losing the Magic.” The comedy troupe took us on a journey at Halfway to Heaven Retirement home, through a variety of mediums and performances.
You may think you've heard all the Christmas songs. And you may regret how many times you’ve heard them. But you also are more than likely wrong. On both counts.
Some Christmas traditions have nothing at all to do with Christmas, and that’s just fine. In fact, it may make them all the more sweet.
Eight minutes. That’s the amount of time it takes to fall for the latest production of the beloved Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof.
It must be getting cold, because the tiki drinks are out in full force. In this version of another Don the Beachcomber classic, MeXo brings its trademark Mesoamerican flavors to the typically rum-heavy cocktail.
Tucked safely between the peninsulas, Beaver Island is a singular place, untethered from time and unburdened by the mainland’s concerns.
Lake Michigan’s largest island may seem like a world away, but it’s about to join a revolution that’s been spreading like wildfire on the mainland.
In the 1960s, when trade officially halted between the U.S. and the new island republic, virtually all the sights, smells and sounds of Cuba remained unchanged. Visit Havana today and you will still see vintage Chevrolets rolling down the old streets, the buildings left squat and unchanged in the last 60 years compared to its capitalist neighbor. And all for the better, in my opinion.
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