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By | 2006-04-05T09:00:00-04:00 April 5th, 2006|Uncategorized|
TIDBITS: Fundraisers around town
Bring out the tropical attire for Stagecrafters’ fundraiser

ROYAL OAK – Stagecrafters will host a South Pacific Beach Party Night on Thursday, May 13 to kick off the opening of its production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “South Pacific.” The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the beautiful Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak.
South Pacific Beach Party Night includes a themed pre-glow with a food by Lily’s Seafood, beverages by Tasi Juice Bar and desserts by Pronto!; a Silent Auction; and the final dress rehearsal of “South Pacific.”
Tropical attire is encouraged.
Silent Auction items up for bids include a barbeque grill, Bahama Breeze gift certificate, a framed Picasso print, a patriotic purse, cosmetics, Superior Fish gift certificate, camp shirts from The Resort, a midnight sailboat cruise on Lake St. Clair, a murder mystery party, and much, much more.
Proceeds will benefit Stagecrafters’ programs.
Stagecrafters, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit community theatre group, is celebrating its 48th season of providing opportunities for members of the community to develop their talents and to volunteer their time to create an enriching, quality theatrical experience through its Main Stage, 2nd Stage, Youth Theatre, and Portable Players productions.
Tickets are $30 each. All seats reserved. Visa/MasterCard accepted. Call 248-541-6430 for tickets and information.

Performers play dream roles in Actors’ Theatre fundraiser

GRAND RAPIDS – Actors’ Theatre will present a fundraiser for the theatre titled “If They’d Only Let Me.” It will play one night only on Sunday, May 23 at Spectrum Theatre on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College.
This will be the third edition of this fundraiser, which was first presented in 1985 and again in 1991 by Actors’ Theatre, then in the old Spectrum Theatre. The basic premise is that performers often have dream roles (or at least dream songs) that they would love to perform but will never get a chance to because it is written for a different gender or a different ethnicity – or just a different type of performer. So for one night only, none of that matters; performers are given the chance to transcend those limitations and perform a song from their “dream role.”
Actors’ Theatre Managing Director Fred Sebulske has invited a number of area performers to appear in this edition of “If They’d Only Let Me.” At press times, performers include Alex Agaard, Christy Beatty, Carol Black, Reed Bretz, Kelly Carey, James Drummond, Mary Gamble Hyatt, Craig Hammerlind, Maureen Kirkwood, Marney MacAdam, Barbara Osburn, Jean Reed Bahle, Greg Rogers, RoseAnne Shansky, Claire Sinn, Steve Taber, Aubrey Talbott, Matthew Tepper, Jason Townes, Michael Travis, Neil Trevisan, Shelly Urbane, Brendan Van Stee, David Van Zyl, Laurie Veldheer, Lisa Whitley, and Larry Young.
Musical accompaniment will be provided by Michael Shansky.
A reception will be held in the lobby following the performance.
{ITAL The fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Ticket prices for the show and reception are $25.00 each.
To reserve seats, please call the Actors’ Theatre box office at 616-234-3946.}

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