COLDWATER – BroadwayWorld has just announced the nominees for the 2017 Regional Awards, and Tibbits Summer Theatre has been nominated for eleven awards in eight categories. The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Tibbits productions that have been nominated for awards include all four of their summer stock productions of The Cemetery Club, Footloose, Damn Yankees,
“Oklahoma!”. A classic tale of two unlikely people falling in love within a spirited community of cowboys and farmers is opening at the Tibbits Opera House, in Coldwater, Michigan, on July 7th, with following performances on July 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
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
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
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
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
COLDWATER – Tibbits Summer Theatre’s 2016 season includes a mix of old and new, music and comedy, exceptional dancing, and the professional theatre Tibbits has been presenting for 52 years plus new music events and new times. The main four-show season features the classic American musical, “Oklahoma!”, the recent Broadway hit “The Addams Family the Musical,” the funny, yet poignant play “Driving Miss Daisy,”
Theater: ‘Alone’ proves good comedy is not ‘obsolete’
Lauri Rowe, For the Enquirer
Debbie Culver and Alan Elliott seamlessly bring the 30-plus year marriage of George and Helene to life, a sort of coming-of-an-age story. It is easy to believe these two have been through the thick and thin of raising three boys over the decades.
Donna Adams Schulte, a familiar face on the Tibbits stage, fills the scenes with her precise comedic timing and bubbly presence.
“Alone Together Again” is a comedy that proves once again live theater done in the beautiful historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater is far from being “obsolete.”
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Tibbits’ “Alone Together Again” is funny and endearing
by Bridgette Redman | Encore Michigan
‘Alone Together Again’ is a show with a lot of laughs in it. It fulfills the role of family comedy and is brimming with funny lines and situations. It’s a lovely and fitting comedy with which to end Tibbits’ summer season.
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Gloria Logan, veteran Summer Theatre actress and one of the stars of “Alone Together Again” was in the WTVB studio Tuesday for our weekly Tibbits Talk.