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Top 10 Reason to Come to the Tibbits Auction…

“On the High Seas”… 10.   It’s one place it’s socially acceptable to talk like a pirate. 9.       It’s easier to bid than to walk the plank. 8.       You MIGHT get away with calling your wife/girlfriend a wench. 7.       It’s easy to do, when Polly the Parrot says bid, follow directions. 6.       Our pirate servers will keep your mug filled with Grog. 5.       Come see

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Charles Burr on putting together the season

As soon as the curtain descended on Alone Together Again last summer, I began thinking about what shows we would do for the 2016 season. Many factors go into the final selection of plays: • Cast size • How the potential shows mesh with other possible plays and musicals for a balanced season • New show availability • Audience appeal • What kind of

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Welke Quietly Made Things Happen

On any great project there are people in the background who quietly do things, say the right thing to the right person, open a door, or make a suggestion, they make some gesture which can be easily missed. When we look at Tibbits Opera House and marvel at its beautiful restoration, please know there was an individual, who in a quiet, unsung way helped

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“We Can Live in a World of Peace”

“For all our differences and disagreements, we can live in a world of peace. In opposing every attempt to create a rigid uniformity, we can and must build unity on the basis of our diversity of languages, cultures and religions, and lift our voices against everything which would stand in the way of such unity. Together we are called to say “no” to every

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Tibbits Hosts Arab American National Museum

Tibbits Opera House and the Arab American National Museum (AANM) team up this week for a week long residency aimed at developing understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity in our community. Museum representatives will share history and traditions of the Arab culture to Coldwater students from grades 3 through 12. They will also share the program with service clubs throughout the week, including

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