Actors’ Theatre Concentrates on ‘Impacting Works’

Written by  Shelby Pendowski Actors’ Theatre 35th Season 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids actorstheatregrandrapids.org, (616) 234-3817 Upcoming shows: Heathers: The Musical, Oct. 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24 Dogfight, Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 Grace, Jan. 28-30 & Feb. 4-6 Rapture, Blister, Burn, March 17-19 & 24-26 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, May 12-14 & 19-21   Since its genesis […]

“What’s Your Damage, Heather?” Heathers the Musical comes to Grand Rapids

Written by  Shelby Pendowski Poster for Heathers the Musical at Actors’ Theatre Ah, yes, the glory days. Life as a high-school teen was all about cliques, young love, pimple-ridden faces and the drive to fit in with the snide popular kids at any cost. Sounds abysmal, doesn’t it? Film director Michael Lehmann dramatized this confused […]

A Q&A with Dianne Reeves: Vocalist headlines at St. Cecilia Music Center

Written by  Shelby Pendowski Dianne Reeves COURTESY PHOTO Dianne Reeves – Great Artist Gala St. Cecilia Music Center — Royce Auditorium 24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids  Oct. 29; $125 and up scmc-online.org; (616) 459-2224 While the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties may be long behind us, that energy still thrives today thanks to artists like […]

Newer Isn’t Always Better: GR Ballet Performs Dracula

By  Shelby Pendowski GRBC presents Dracula PHOTO: Wende Clark Grand Rapids Ballet Presents Dracula Peter Martin Wege Theatre, Grand Rapids Oct. 25-27, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 Show times at 2 and 7:30 p.m. $12-$40 grballet.com, (616) 454-4771 Before glittering diamond skin, vegetarianism and werewolf hatred came around to screw up classic lore, vampires owned the night, seducing […]