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  • ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SHORTS TO BE SHOWN AT TIBBITS

    COLDWATER – Tibbits Classic Film Series will once again showcase the 2020 Academy Award nominees for best animated and live action short films on Sunday, February 9. “We are excited to bring this event back for a second year and present these films on the big screen,” said Tibbits film curator Matt Biolchini. “You have a chance to enjoy these Continue Reading...
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  • Tibbits Historic Structures Report to be Unveiled before Annual Meeting

    COLDWATER – A new perspective on Tibbits Opera House’s historic structure will highlight the theatre’s annual meeting January 21 at 5:30pm as architect Tom Roberts presents a summary of the most recent research his firm completed on the building. The presentation will mainly focus on the architectural changes to the structure since 1882, and Tibbits’ place over time as a Continue Reading...
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  • Professional Comedians at Tibbits March 14

    COLDWATER – Called “one of the tightest joke writers in the business,” Tony Deyo will headline Tibbits’ Annual Coldwater Comedy Fest March 14 at the historic opera house. An evening of laughter with three professional stand-up comedians will help the audience shake off their winter blues. In addition to Deyo, Jeff Scheen and Will Green will perform. It was New Continue Reading...
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  • Volunteer of the Month Kasprzyk honored by Tibbits Opera House

    COLDWATER – Tibbits volunteer Pam Kasprzyk has been named December Volunteer of the Month for the historic theatre, which relies heavily on volunteer support. Born and raised in Toldedo, OH, Kasprzyk moved to the community in 1991 with her husband Ralph. Kasprzyk’s first introduction to Tibbits was being hired as office staff from 1991-1998. Kasprzyk said, “Ralph and I started Continue Reading...
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  • ABBAMANIA and NIGHT FEVER TRIBUTE BAND ON WINTER FEST WEEKEND

    COLDWATER – A salute to two great rock groups—Abba and the Bee Gees – combine in one concert during Coldwater’s Winter Fest weekend on Saturday, January 25 at 7pm as Tibbits presents AbbaMania and Night Fever. The concert takes the audience back in time when Abba and The Bee Gees ruled the pop music world! With authentic costumes, made by Continue Reading...
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  • RE-DISCOVER TWO AMAZING FILMS

    COLDWATER – Tibbits Classic Film Series will re-introduce audiences to two forgotten masterpieces when they screen Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Miller’s Crossing” and Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” on January 11 at 6pm. Even film makers who are generally regarded as geniuses can make a film that slips into obscurity. “Miller’s Crossing” and “The King of Comedy” are classics Continue Reading...
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  • TIBBITS ANNOUNCES ART CONTEST FOR 2020 SUMMER THEATRE SEASON

    COLDWATER – Tibbits is looking for artists to create original poster art for their summer theatre productions, “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Annie,” “Man of LaMancha,” “Ken Ludwig’s Comedy of Tenors,” and “Love Letters,” whichmarks Tibbits’ 57th season of professional summer. Each year Tibbits draws thousands of audience members from around the country, especially for its summer theatre productions. This contest seeks original Continue Reading...
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  • Volunteer of the Month Luckadoo-Villa honored

    COLDWATER – Many organizations rely heavily on volunteers for ensured success, and Tibbits Opera House is no exception. Each month, Tibbits honors a Volunteer of the Month, and Joi Luckadoo-Villa was given this honor for November. Luckadoo-Villa has been involved with Tibbits since 2006, primarily ushering and serving at the auction and Arts Alive’s holiday event. Originally from Lansing, she Continue Reading...
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  • Arts Alive Releases 2020 Art Gallery Show Themes

    COLDWATER – "Victorian Reflection," the January exhibit by Arts Alive celebrates a bygone era in what ever way artists wish to interpret it and organizers invite artists in all medium to participate. The exhibit runs January 10 through March 6, 2020 at Tibbits Opera House. Artists may submit up to three pieces at $5 per submission. Paintings, photographs or drawings Continue Reading...
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  • CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN EPIC MUSICAL FASHION!

    Coldwater— Experience the magic of the holidays in Trans-Siberian-Orchestra style as Siberian Solstice presents a one-night Christmas show at Tibbits Opera House, December 21 at 7pm. Siberian Solstice provides an exciting and inspirational Christmas show with music performed in the style of the nationally acclaimed Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). With more than 10 million albums sold, TSO has inspired generations of fans Continue Reading...
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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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  • 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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