Oklahoma! – Encore Michigan Review (7/9/2016)

Marin Heinritz, Encore Michigan “Cain’t Say No” to Tibbits’ Oklahoma The ensemble of cowboys led by the dynamic Drew Porrett as Will Parker give knockout performances from “Kansas City” all the way through to the end. Their leaps, high kicks, tapping in cowboy boots and crisp fouette turns (without losing their hats!) are delightful to watch. Much of their choreography is mirrored by the

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Driving Miss Daisy – Battle Creek Enquirer Review (6/17/2016)

Nicole L.V. Mullis, For the Enquirer ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ is well worth the drive to Coldwater “Driving Miss Daisy” is a play that stays with you, even if poorly done. And this production, directed by Suzanne Marie Ogden, is gorgeously done. It starts with actors Diana Wilde and Joel Diggs, who play Daisy and Hoke as if made for the roles. Diggs is just

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Oklahoma! – Battle Creek Enquirer Review (7/8/2016)

Nicole L.V. Mullis, For the Enquirer Fancy footwork makes Tibbits’ ‘Oklahoma!’ better than OK “Oklahoma!” was the first musical written by dynamic duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was also the first musical to use choreography as a means to forward the storyline, earning original choreographer Agnes de Mille credit with Rogers and Hammerstein. Tibbits Summer Professional Theatre enlisted choreographer Kevin Halpin

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Golf Outing Scheduled

Taking the best of last year’s event and incorporating an option for those who are not night owls, allowed Tibbits golf committee to once again offer a unique golf event to support Tibbits Opera House. The evening on the course will begin at 6 pm and include an appetizer tent, a cash bar, games, raffles, and friends! The title sponsor this year is Chemical

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January 2016 – Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Jody Lewis, Tibbits Volunteer of the month for January! Jody has been a valuable volunteer for over 25 years! She has helped with many projects including hair and wigs, housing, transportation, golf outing, and you may remember her as our loyal paramedic from the Kiss & Cry booth during Dancing with the Celebrities. Jody has also sponsored the kids mini putt fundraiser

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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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