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  • Tibbits 2020 Summer Theatre Season Announced; Gift Certificates Available

    COLDWATER – With more shows and events in one season than ever before, the 57th season of Tibbits Summer Theatre will once again offer something for everyone with a slate full of music, dancing, comedy, romance and drama. Tibbits 2020 Summer Theatre Season begins with three musicals: the sassy romp “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, the beloved “Annie”, and the impactful “Man of Continue Reading...
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  • CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH TWO GREAT CLASSIC FILMS!

    COLDWATER – The warmth of the historic theatre, the smell of hot chocolate, and the sights and sounds of two family-friendly Christmas movies will fill Tibbits Opera House December 22 at 2pm when the Tibbits Classic Film Series offers free showings of “The Polar Express” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Few things are capable of evoking the heart-warming feeling of Continue Reading...
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  • Tibbits Young Audiences Announces Auditions for “The Secret Garden”

    COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for“The Secret Garden”at 5 pm December 9 and 10 at Tibbits Opera House for the play to be presented March 27-29. Everyone will love this charming, upbeat adaptation of a literary classic.  Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India.  Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be Continue Reading...
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  • Fraley honored as October Volunteer of the Month

    COLDWATER – Many organizations rely heavily on volunteers for ensured success, and Tibbits Opera House is no exception. With that in mind, each month, Tibbits honors a Volunteer of the Month. Recently, Christy Fraley was given this honor. Fraley became involved in Tibbits when her daughter, Saylor, auditioned for the Tibbits Young Audience’s production of “The Snow White Variety Show,” Continue Reading...
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  • EXPLOSIONS, BULLETS, AND BAD GUYS: TIBBITS OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS AN ACTION-PACKED CHRISTMAS!

    COLDWATER – The big screen will explode at Tibbits Opera House with two unconventional Christmas classics, “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon” on Saturday, November 23 at 6pm with An Action-Packed Christmas. In the world of cinema, few things are as beloved or as comforting as a good holiday movie. Families coming together, lonely hearts finding true love amidst colorful lights, Continue Reading...
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  • MICHIGAN’S OWN ‘THE ACCIDENTALS’ PERFORM LIVE AT TIBBITS OPERA HOUSE

    Coldwater- Named one of Yahoo Music’s “Top ten bands to watch,” The Accidentals, a Michigan-based band with a unique style of music, will play in concert on the Tibbits stage on Saturday, November 30 at 7pm. Traverse City’s female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have been called “Defiant, young- powerful, and undaunted” by Continue Reading...
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  • “A Spoonful of Sugar” Auction Will Step in Time November 2

    COLDWATER –Chim, chimney; Chim chimney; Chim, chim cher-ee! Tibbits 40th Annual Auction, “A Spoonful of Sugar” will step in time November 2 at Tibbits Opera House. Over 600 items will be up for bid at what has become one of the historic theatre’s most entertaining benefit events. Proceeds help with daily operations and maintenance of the theatre, built in 1882.  The Continue Reading...
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  • TIBBITS MONSTER FEST BRINGS FAMILY FUN AND MONSTROUS, MISCHIEVOUS MAYHEM

    COLDWATER – On Saturday, October 26 at 5:30pm, Tibbits Opera House once again unleashes its MONSTER FEST for the fourth year for another evening-long Halloween event. Before Coldwater’s Halloween parade starts, head to Tibbits and watch what is considered to be one of the most beloved family films of the 90s, Disney’s “Hocus Pocus.” In 1693, three sisters, Winifred, Mary Continue Reading...
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  • A Tribute to J. Richard Colbeck

    J. Richard Colbeck(September 25, 1939 – September 30, 2019) “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!” William Shakespeare JR Colbeck shared with us boundless love and commitment to theatre and the arts. His service to the theatre in our community is far reaching. With Branch County Community Theatre among so Continue Reading...
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  • TIBBITS CLASSIC FILM SERIES RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN

    COLDWATER—Tibbits Classic Film Series brings another batch of must-see films featuring classics from every decade from modern classics to Monster Fest and musicals to swashbuckling adventures of the past. In 2016, Tibbits began a salute to its movie house days of the 30s and 40s by screening two classic double features each month. The idea was to host a movie-going Continue Reading...
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  • Cast of 40 to Present “Harry Potter” Spoof “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone”

    COLDWATER – The magical wizarding world of Harry Potter takes to the stage when a cast of 40 local students present the parody “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone” at Tibbits Opera House Oct. 11-12 at 7pm and Oct. 13 at 2pm. When Sally falls asleep while reading books about a certain juvenile wizard, she dreams that she is a Continue Reading...
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  • Donations Needed for “Spoonful of Sugar” Fun at Tibbits’ 40th Annual Auction!

    COLDWATER – Embrace the magical world of Mary Poppins and join in on the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fun with Tibbits’ 40th Annual Auction, “A Spoonful of Sugar” Saturday, November 2, 2019. Plans for the auction with its Mary Poppins theme are underway and volunteers and staff are busy collecting the donations needed to make the event a success. Businesses and individuals are Continue Reading...
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  • Meet the Cast & Crew of “Next to Normal”

    Next to Normal runs Sept 6-8 and 12-14. Find out show times and purchase tickets HERE. Keep up with us on social media. Going to a Tibbits Summer Theatre show? Make sure you take a photo and use our hashtags! #Tibbits2019 #TSTtakeover MEET THE CAST Stephanie Burdick: DIANA Tibbits 2019: Next to Normal, 3rd season. Favorite Roles: Sally in You’re Continue Reading...
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  • Community Thank You Jazz Concert, Tibbits 137th Birthday Party Set

    COLDWATER – Tibbits will be swinging during a thank you concert for the community with the jazz music of the Mardra & Reggie Thomas Ensemble, which will also celebrate Tibbits’ 137th birthday at the Tibbits Opera House on September 21, 2019 at 7pm. The ensemble will be performing for the 19th Annual Smith Memorial Concert. The event is also a Continue Reading...
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  • Meet the Cast & Crew of “See How They Run”

    See How They Run runs August 8-10 and 14-17. Find out show times and purchase tickets HERE. Keep up with us on social media. Going to a Tibbits Summer Theatre show? Make sure you take a photo and use our hashtags! #Tibbits2019 #TSTtakeover MEET THE CAST Tyler Michael Breeding: Actor Tibbits 2019: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Continue Reading...
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  • TIBBITS PARTNERS TO PRODUCE PULITZER- WINNING MUSICAL “NEXT TO NORMAL”

    COLDWATER – With a gripping story and a surging contemporary rock score, ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital, Pines Behavioral Health, and Tibbits Summer Theatre present the dramatic rock musical “Next to Normal” on the Tibbits stage for six performances, September 6-8 and 12-14, 2019. Based on the book by Brian Yorkey, with lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Continue Reading...
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  • Meet the Cast & Crew of “Pinocchio”

    Pinocchio runs August 2-3 and 9-10. Find out show times and purchase tickets HERE. Keep up with us on social media. Going to a Tibbits Popcorn Theatre show? Make sure you take a photo and use our hashtags! #Tibbits2019 #TSTtakeover #PopcornTheatre MEET THE CAST Jake Allen Smith: Actor Tibbits 2019: Joseph…Dreamcoat, West Side Story. 2nd season. At Tibbits: Damn Yankees, Footloose, Continue Reading...
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  • THE RAGBIRDS LIVE IN CONCERT AT TIBBITS

    COLDWATER – The unique world class sounds of The Ragbirds return to Tibbits theatre Saturday, August 24 for a concert that fuses folk, pop, rock and global rhythms which Jamie Bradish, from The Ypsilanti Courier called “inspiring and powerful.” The Ann Arbor, MI based Ragbirds and their music defy simple description. Called world-beat-folk-rockers, they fuse folk, rock and pop hooks Continue Reading...
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  • Tibbits Young Audiences Announces Auditions for “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone”

    COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone”at 5 pm August 22 and 23 at Tibbits Opera House for the play to be presented October 11-13, 2019. When Sally falls asleep while reading books about a certain juvenile wizard, she dreams that she is a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. There she Continue Reading...
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  • TIBBITS SUMMER THEATRE “SEE HOW THEY RUN” CLOSES SUMMER SEASON

    COLDWATER – With hilarious action and a rib-tickling plot, Tibbits Summer Theatre's "See How They Run" gallops its way to Tibbits August 8-17. Running in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American Continue Reading...
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