SHOW OF THE WEEK: The Wiz at East Lansing High School

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The cast and crew have a pep talk before rehearsal begins motivating everyone to be the best they can be.

As soon as the bell rings for the end of the school day at East Lansing High School, anxious and excited theater students head to the auditorium for rehearsal for their upcoming show. As they scramble to get into costume, you cannot walk a hallway near the auditorium without encountering bubbly students bouncing with energy. They are getting ready for The Wiz, a musical based on The Wizard of Oz.

Friday Fast Four: Erin Go Bragh!

Friday, March 13, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and there are great ways to celebrate locally without drinking vast quantities of green beer or driving the snakes out of Ireland. All of these are pretty family-friendly (but please don’t give your children Guinness), and half of them are free:

Show of the Week: Art and Honey Badgers at The TIC

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Close your eyes and imagine a “Technology Innovation Center.” You probably “saw” computers, desks, gadgets, interactive white boards, half-empty coffee cups and bespectacled geeks. You may not have envisioned paintings, sculpture, ceramics or a live band.

This Sunday from 1-3 PM, East Lansing’s Technology Innovation Center (TIC) has all of the above as it hosts the opening of “Muse,” a fifteen-artist show running through May 17. Music at the opening will be provided by local band The Honey Badgers.

Show of the Week: Vagina Monologues at MSU

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Michigan State University will host its 18th annual performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 26 at 8pm, and Saturday, February 27 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to The Firecracker Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps girls and boys who have experienced sexual violence.

Show of the Week: A Fast-Paced Hour with Peter Pan and Friends

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Photos by David Grist. In this picture: (front left to right) are Maureen Rojewski, Alyssa Forsyth, Alice Ribeiro, Miki Perdikakis and (back left to right) Gabriella Torgeson, Katie Knox and Kaleel Van Voorhees.  

Why grow up when you can spend an hour in Never-Never Land with pirates, Lost Boys, epic battles, and a fairy? “Peter Pan, Adventures in Neverland” is a ballet in one act offers all of this and more, later this month at Bath Auditorium.

Show of the Week: Wind in the Willows at All-of-us Express

Thursday, February 5, 2015

PHOTO (L to R: Sarah Hoogstraten, Zoe Stroupe (front) Beatriz Brockey, Samantha Dickens)

On Friday, February 6 the East Lansing-based All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will be performing their winter show The Wind in the Willows. The show will be directed by East Lansing resident and AECT alum Morgan Lees and runs February 6-7 and the following weekend February 13-14.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Theater2Film Project at MSU

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some people love the live action of live theatre performances, and others like watching a favorite film on the big screen. But what happens when you combine both? MSU’s Theatre2Film Project is combining these experiences, and is excited to see where it takes them.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Black Folk Icons Live Again

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rev. Robert B. Jones and Josh White Jr portray Lead Belly and Josh White Sr.

On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and on the eve of Black History Month, Ten Pound Fiddle is offering a celebration of “Black Fathers in Folk Music.”

The show, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, features acclaimed musicians Robert Jones and Josh White Jr. portraying the historic musicians Josh White and Lead Belly.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Golden Gospel at Wharton Center

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, many organizations are planning events to commemorate the Civil Rights activist. At the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, the Greater Lansing MLK Holiday Commission has put together “Music of the Dream” featuring some of today’s top gospel singers. One of the singers, Geoffrey Golden, recently won Season 7 of BET’s “Sunday Best,” a reality show to find the best gospel singer in the country. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden has agreed to talk with Eli about his career and his upcoming Lansing visit.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: "Nutcracker in a Nutshell"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“Nutcracker in a Nutshell 2014” takes the stage this weekend at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center in two performances that are free and open to the public.  Approximately 60 dancers aged four to twelve years from East Lansing, Okemos, Lansing, Haslett, and Dewitt will tell the story of the Nutcracker through creative movement, choreographed by dance professional Mary Jane Gamble. 

EL Orchestra Director Rosin Performs with Jazz Trio Tonight

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Fred Knapp Trio, a Michigan-based “swinging instrumental jazz trio putting their unique spin on classic standards” will play tonight, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Moriarty’s Pub in Lansing. The performance is part of Moriarty’s Jazz Tuesday at Moriarty’s, and celebrates the Trio’s new CD How Deep Is the Ocean. The music starts at 7:00 pm, and there is no cover.