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Tibbits Presents Cabarets at Local Restaurants

COLDWATER – Tibbits Summer Theatre takes the show on the road teaming with three area restaurants for a dinner and music performance featuring members of its professional summer company. The cabaret performances will be presented Monday, July 15 at Olivia’s Chop House in Jonesville, Tuesday July 16 at Schuler’s in Marshall, and Wednesday, July 17 at Sutton’s Deli in Angola, IN. The performance will

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ARTISTS AND BUSINESSES SOUGHT FOR “A CHAIR AFFAIR” FUNDRAISER

COLDWATER –Artists, crafters, and businesses interested in recreating, upcycling and reinventing chairs for Arts Alive’s newest fundraiser, “A Chair Affair” will have the opportunity to exhibit their talents and win cash prizes. Artists are being asked to take a chair of any kind and transform it into a work of art. Businesses interested in participating are being asked to either create their own chair

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Tibbits to Host Regional Theatre Meeting

COLDWATER – Tibbits Opera House happily hosts a meeting of the historic venues in the Michigan, Indiana and Ohio region Thursday, May 23 to network and discuss topics relevant to the industry. The informal gathering was established with the goal of meeting peers in the industry to discuss common issues and share ideas and opportunities. The first such meeting was held last September at

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TIBBITS CLASSIC FILM SERIES TAKES ON CRIME!

COLDWATER – Watch ordinary people risk their lives for justice as they investigate seemingly hopeless and hard to crack crimes as Tibbits Classic Film series presents Mystery Night May 25, 2019 at 7pm. First up in this double feature, the 1950 classic starring Ricardo Montalban and Bruce Bennet, “Mystery Street.” A small town policeman, Pete Morales (Montalban), is assisted by Harvard professor, Dr McAdoo

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR TIBBITS STUDENT FILM CONTEST

COLDWATER-Students ages 11-19 can test their creativity and explore the world of film production through a 10-day film competition presented by Tibbits Theatre and Beyond (T-TAB) starting June 14 at Tibbits Opera House with the premiere of the films on June 25. The contest begins with the kick-off event June 14 at the box office in Tibbits Opera House where prospective teams can stop

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Tibbits Opera House Announces 2019 Popcorn Theatre Titles

COLDWATER –Tibbits Popcorn Theatre will delight audiences with its 31st season featuring five shows created specifically for kids and their families to enjoy Friday and Saturday mornings from June through August. A time-honored tradition, Popcorn Theatre is the perfect way to introduce kids to live theatre performed by professionals. Tibbits Artistic Director Charles Burr stated, “I am pleased we are offering such a diverse

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Tibbits Receives Funding from Jeffris Family Foundation

COLDWATER – Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, through a grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation, has commissioned Tom Roberts Architect LLC to complete a Historic Structures Report (HSR) on the Tibbits Opera House, built in 1882. While Tibbits completed exterior restoration including the beautiful French Second Empire façade in 2013, the interior still looks mostly as it did when saved from demolition in

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Children’s Choir Auditions Set for Tibbits Summer Theatre

COLDWATER –Children who want to experience the limelight of Tibbits Summer Theatre’s professional production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat can audition for the children’s chorus May 15 and 16. Auditions will take place at the Tibbits Opera House, located at 14 S. Hanchett St., at 5pm each night. These auditions are open to students in grades 4-10. Boys’ voices cannot have changed.

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Tibbits Opera House recognized on National Register of Historic Places!

COLDWATER – One of Branch County’s architectural gems received additional recognition as the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, has listed the Tibbits Opera House in the National Register of Historic Places. With the completion in 2013 of the restoration of the original 1882 French Second Empire façade, Tibbits began the process to get the building listed. Historically, it has been

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ARTS ALIVE SEEKING ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & VENDORS FOR ARTWALK & VINTAGE MARKET

COLDWATER – Arts Alive’s expanded ArtWalk and Vintage Market Saturday, July 20 offers opportunities artists, musicians, street performers, vintage and antiques dealers, repurposers, chalk artists, magicians and others seeking to exhibit their talents. The juried outdoor festival will fill downtown Coldwater with art and activities from 3-7:30pm. South Monroe Street will feature a variety of fine and performing artists. Organizers expect to line the

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