Tibbits Opera Foundation Awarded Second Heritage Grant

For a second year, Tibbits Opera Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) through its Heritage Grants program. The program supports projects that help the people of Michigan understand cultural differences by sharing local stories of race, cultural history and personal identity. Tibbits will expand on activities completed through its first Heritage Grant project in order to bridge barriers

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Measure for Measure at Tibbits

The all male chorus Measure for Measure will be taking the Tibbits stage, Saturday, September 17, as this year’s musical guest for the 16th Annual Smith Memorial Benefit Concert. Conducted by the President of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Steven Lorenz, with piano accompaniment by the pianist for the Ann Arbor Korean Assembly of God, Seohyun You, this year’s guest will be the

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Auditions for “Hamlet Hears a Who”

COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions August 25 and 26 for “Seusspeare: Hamlet Hears a Who,” a “Seussified” spoof of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to be presented October 14-16. Auditions are open to any student in fourth through eighth grades. They start at 5 pm and will be held at Fulmer’s State Farm across the street from Tibbits Opera House. Rehearsals will begin September

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Old House Maintenance Workshop

Homeowners and Small Commercial Property Owners Invited to Wood Window Repair and Old House Maintenance Workshop in Coldwater Michigan Historic Preservation Network, in partnership with the Tibbits Opera House and with support from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the State Historic Preservation Office, will facilitate a Wood Window Repair and Old House Maintenance Workshop for homeowners and small commercial property owners on

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Opus Mime at Tibbits

Tibbits Popcorn Theatre steps into a wonderful innovative world filled with characters, stories and laughter, but very few words as Opus Mime takes to the stage August 5 and 6 at the Tibbits Opera House. This show will make audiences laugh out loud, while all ages will enjoy seeing characters overcoming struggles, achieving goals, and even making pizza. Michael Lee, a master student of

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Library & Tibbits Team for Free Event

Tibbits Popcorn Theatre in conjunction with Kid’s Place at the Branch District Library will be presenting a free program designed for children to learn about the next Popcorn Theatre show “The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks.”  The program at the library is Saturday July 16 at 1pm in Kid’s Place at the Coldwater Main Branch. The Tibbits performance, based on a book by Nancy

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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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