Comedian Heywood Banks to Perform at Tibbits

COLDWATER – A regular on the “Bob and Tom Show” for years, Heywood Banks returns to the Tibbits stage with his unique brand of humor on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Tibbits Entertainment Series. Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Billed as “Equal parts genius and buffoon,” this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a

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WHIZ, BANG, POOF; DOUG SCHEER UNLEASHES HIS WACKY SCIENCE ON TIBBITS!

Date: 06/30/2017 WHIZ, BANG, POOF; DOUG SCHEER UNLEASHES HIS WACKY SCIENCE ON TIBBITS! COLDWATER – Doug Scheer mixes humor and off-the-wall antics with scientific experiments in his educational show Wacky Science coming to Tibbits Popcorn Theatre July 7 & 8. For the past 30 years, Doug Scheer has been performing his show Wacky Science for elementary school students around the country. Wanting to develop

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Get to Know the People Behind the Scenes at a Tibbits Talkback

COLDWATER – Talkbacks, held the first Saturday of each Tibbits main-stage show, are a popular way for theatre-goers to get backstage knowledge from the professional summer theatre company. These sessions are scheduled for July 8, July 29, and August 12. After the curtain falls at the end of the performance, audience members who want to stay and talk with the cast and crew are

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Backstage with “The Troll and the Elephant Prince” Cast

  Learn All about the Audition Process and the Cast   BEN SHIMKUS Shows/Roles: The Troll and the Elephant Prince (Jack), Damn Yankees (Henry), Footloose (Ensemble) What was your audition process for Tibbits like? “I sent in videos of past performances at other venues, and then I personally choreographed a minute-long dance piece to showcase my abilities as a dancer. And then a few weeks

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Backstage of The Cemetery Club

Actor Jacob Major caught up with the cast of The Cemetery Club before their matinee performance. Check out the links below to hear about working with the company, pre-show rituals, and the physical and emotional side of acting in this show. EXPLORE THE LINKS BELOW to see short video interviews of The Cemetery Club cast! Gloria Logan answers the question “What’s it like to

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‘The Cemetery Club,’ a must see

By Karri Gruner kgruner@thedailyreporter.com Posted Jun 18, 2017 at 11:31 AM COLDWATER— The 2017 Tibbits Summer Theatre Season opened on Thursday with a matinee showing of ‘The Cemetery Club.’ The set was designed with every detail in mind, it made me feel like I was actually in Ida’s living room. The beginning of act one started with Ida and Lucille, two friends living in New York with very believable

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Tibbits journeys to the cemetery with three spry widows.

Encore Michigan, June 19, 2017 By: David Kiley COLDWATER, Mich.–There is a whole genre of plays designed to give meaty roles to women who are past their ingenue age. It’s a much-needed genre as it more accurately reflects life. One of the best examples of the genre is “Steel Magnolias,” but the play showing at Tibbits Opera House is also a solid entry—The Cemetery

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Get to Know the People Behind the Scenes of The Cemetery Club

Opening this Thursday, June 15, is the first production of the 2017 Tibbits Summer Theatre season, The Cemetery Club. Both funny and touching, this story is of three widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants

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The Troll & the Elephant Prince

Immerse yourself in the magical world of The Troll and the Elephant Prince, the first production in the 2017 Tibbits Popcorn Theatre Season showing June 11 & 12 at 10am. The citizens of Trolltown are forced to pay gold to an intimidating Troll so that he will protect them from the terrifying creatures that live in the mountains, the One-Eyed Slithering Zanies. One morning

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