Shakespeare Comes to Tibbits

High school students from the surrounding region will see the tale of two star-crossed lovers, “Romeo and Juliet” brought to life by the Michigan Shakespeare Festival Tour on May 24 at Tibbits Opera House. Tibbits presents the professional touring troupe as it recreates the beloved Shakespearean tragedy. This high-energy adaption is part of the troupe’s educational outreach to high schools in southern Michigan, northern

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Harriet Tubman Performance Coming to Tibbits

Children in Branch County will have an opportunity to see first-hand why Harriet Tubman deserves to be the new face of the twenty-dollar bill when acclaimed storyteller, Rosie Chapman performs a first-person interpretation of the famous heroine at Tibbits on May 17. Through audience participation, Chapman combines education and entertainment to help share the story of Harriet Tubman who was born into slavery in

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Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys

Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys bring high-octane, rockabilly fun to Tibbits Opera House on Friday, May 6, 2016. Tibbits organizers considered the show a perfect way to kick off a weekend in Coldwater that includes the 29th Annual Car Show-Swap Meet. Combining the best of American roots music—honky-tonk country, searing gutbucket blues and lonesome hillbilly twang— Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys mix

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Yemen Culture Explored through Jewelry

Renowned Yemeni jewelry expert and author Marjorie Ransom will present a free lecture on Yemeni culture at Tibbits Opera House on May 14 at 1:00 p.m. The presentation will include examples from her collection of Yemeni jewelry and will be followed by a reception with traditional Middle Eastern-style refreshments.  Ransom will also be signing copies of her book, Silver Treasures from the Land of

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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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Popcorn Theatre Announced

Tibbits aims to stimulate children’s imaginations and stir-up nostalgia in parents and grandparents with adaptations of popular stories, mimes and marionettes as it presents its 2016 Popcorn Theatre season. The summer begins with two Hans Christian Andersen classics. The tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes!” adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller runs June 24, 25 and July 1, 2. It tells of a tricky tailor

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Wild Swan Theatre Brings Fairy Tales to Life

Area elementary students will experience live theatre through several delightful stories shared in “Once Upon a Time,” a Wild Swan Theater production coming to Tibbits on Wednesday, April 13. Young visitors to the theatre will enjoy an engaging collection of favorite children’s classics including “Three Billy Goat’s Gruff,” “Reynard the Fox” and “The Three Little Pigs.” In true Wild Swan style, three performers and

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Talented Teens Compete for Cash Prizes

Twenty-five talented teenagers will entertain community members during the “Spotlight on Teens” talent show at the Tibbits Opera House on Saturday, May 7 at 7PM. The students, age 11 to 18, will sing, dance, sign and play musical instruments in their quest for prizes during the annual competition which is produced by the Tibbits Theatre and Beyond (T-TAB). Several students will incorporate sign language

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Twinderella the Musical

A cast of 50 area students will take the stage March 18, 19 and 20 in a unique musical twist of the Cinderella story, this one featuring her long lost twin brother, Bob. “Twinderella, The Musical” features Cinderella and Bob played by Megan Barnes and Alex Pickell who have been separated since they were young. Just as Cinderella has an evil stepmother, played by

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