theater

All My Sons cast
Courtesy photo / Luke Pline Photography

Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday would have occurred a few months ago, and Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre is about to stage his first hit play from 1947. We speak with the actors and director of the drama "All My Sons."


LCC play heads to regional Kennedy Center competition

Jan 4, 2016
Never Swim Alone cast photo
Courtesy photo / Lansing Community College Fine and Performing Arts

The theater program at Lansing Community College recently received a big honor. They were invited to perform the play “Never Swim Alone” at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. We talk to Melissa Kaplan, coordinator of fine and performing arts at LCC, director Deb Keller, and actor Monica Tanner about how LCC’s small theater program is competing on the national stage.


Tonight at the Wharton Center, 300 costumes, 20 acts, and 30 performers from 12 countries will arrive on stage for the touring production of "Cirque Dreams Holidaze." But it will also be a homecoming performance for one member of the troupe. We speak with the Holt High School graduate working behind the scenes for this upcoming theatrical production of "Cirque Dreams."

woman posed as rosie the riveter
Courtesy of Wild Swan Theater

Current State speaks to the creators of a new musical about those women of World War Two who came from all over to work manufacturing jobs in Michigan. The iconic Rosie The Riveter gets her own musical at the Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor.

Lansing’s Renegade Theatre Festival celebrates 10 years

Aug 13, 2015
Melissa Kaplan and Chad Badgero photo
Courtesy photo / Renegade Theatre Festival

Old Town’s Renegade Theatre Festival is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. Current State speaks with co-organizers Chad Badgero and Melissa Kaplan about how the festival has evolved in the past decade and what audiences can expect this weekend.


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