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COLDWATER –Tibbits Entertainment Series this year features a variety of music and comedy and continues the theatre’s tradition of bringing quality performances to the historic stage.
According to Polly Locke, member of Tibbits board and Programming Committee, “This year’s entertainment series has it all… It’s a great blend with our Ice Fest and Comedy Fest shows which remain favorites and the new music programs that will be fresh and exciting for our audience offering some new experiences.”
The six show season opens with The Ragbirds on Sunday, November 23 at 7 pm. Presenting a fusion of folk rock and pop sounds over danceable world rhythms The Ragbirds signature sound is highlighted by a Celtic fiddle. The group utilizes an arsenal of instruments from around the world led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle.
For the holiday season “Christmas Bingo – It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night!”will be presented on Sunday, December 21 at 2 pm. From the author of Late Night Catechism, this hit holiday comedy has audience members playing bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions. The Chicago-based show also boasts, “the funniest true and false quiz about St. Nick you’ll ever find.”
To combat the winter weather the theatre will take a trip to Margaritaville with Parrots of the Caribbean on Saturday, January 24, 2015, Coldwater’s Ice Fest weekend, at 7:30 pm. Voted the number one Jimmy Buffet tribute act in the country, this group of five musicians brings excitement, energy, and a night filled with warm-weather flair just as winter hits its peak.
Coldwater Comedy Festival returns to Tibbits on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm with a lineup that includes headliner Mike Green. With a strong improv background, Green has the original jokes and knowledge to make it all look made up every time. He is quickly becoming one of the top and most requested national comedians. The event also features comedian Tommy Ryman and emcee for the evening, D.K. Hamilton.
The award-winning Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm. “The Phil” brings a musical tradition of chamber music and featured soloists in a magical performance.
The season closes Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm with Music of the World with Victor Ghannam and Friends. The concert features music and instruments of several cultures including Arabic, Spanish, and French, with instruments as varied as the Oud, Qanoun and Darbukka as well as violin, guitar and vocals. The musicians, predominantly from the Detroit area are as cross-cultured as the music they’ll be performing.
According to Christine Delaney, Tibbits Executive Director, “We are working hard to keep Tibbits active and providing shows for all segments of our community. I think we have achieved a very diverse program this year.” Tibbits is seeking sponsors for each of the shows. Call 517-278-6029 for more information.
Tickets prices vary per show but range between $18 and $25 with discounts for Tibbits members and students. The Ragbirds and Parrots of the Caribbean will also offer a cash bar and an “on your feet section” for those who prefer to watch their concerts while standing. Tickets for all of the shows are available on line at www.Tibbits.org or by calling or stopping by Tibbits administrative office at 93 West Chicago Street from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Tibbits website also features additional show information photos, videos, podcasts and links.
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