Other Theatre Events | by Nicole Rico
Romantic Fools Stormfield Theatre, Lansing
Through Febr. 19 $10-$20; stormfieldtheatre.org
This comic vaudeville revue by Rich Orloff is influenced by Monty Python and “Saturday Night Live,” and it touches on themes of lust, love, dating and romance.
Dead Man’s Shoes Williamston Theatre, Williamston
Through Feb. 26 $10-$25; williamstontheatre.com
It’s 1883 in the Wild West and notorious outlaw Injun Bill Picote, as well as his drunkard friend Froggy, has escaped from prison. The two set out to avenge a friend’s death and along the way Bill is reunited with his long-lost conscience.
Company Holt & Dimondale Community Players, Holt
Feb. 2-4 & 10-11 $8-$12; hdcptheater.com
A “concept” show about New York City (with music and lyrics written by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim), Company follows bachelor Robert as he encounters several women. Everything is going along swimmingly until Robert’s 35th birthday, when he unexpectedly contemplates his unmar- ried state.
Mother Courage and Her Children Fairchild Theatre, MSU Department of Theatre, East
Lansing Feb. 7-12 $10-$13; theatre.msu.edu
Written in response to the invasion of Poland in 1939 by Adolf Hitler’s German armies, Bertolt
Brecht’s anti-fascism and anti-Nazism play tells the life of Anna Fierling (also known as Mother Courage) who is a canteen woman for the Swedish Army. There will be a post-show discussion on Thursday, Feb. 9 and a Director pre-show discussion on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m.
Robin Hood Hannah Community Center, All-of-us Express
Children’s Theatre, East Lansing Feb. 10-11 & 17-18 $5-$7; allofusexpress.org
With the support of the Capital Region Community Foundation and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre presents Robin Hood, the story of the heroic outlaw of English folklore.
I Love You, You’re
Perfect, Now Change Black Box Theatre, Lansing Community College, Lansing Feb. 10-14 & 17-18 $5-$10; lcc.edu/cma/events
This musical, written by Joe Di Pietro, is the sec- ond longest-running off-Broadway musical and presents several vignettes of different couples throughout various stages of their relationships, from first dates to child-rearing.
Smokey Joe’s Café Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing
Feb. 16-19 & 23-26 riverwalktheatre.com
This Musical Revue of the Songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller is the longest running musical revue in Broadway history. It showcases thirty-nine clas- sics such as Love Potion Number Nine, Stand By Me, Hound Dog, and On Broadway.
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Charles Addams, which appeared between 1938 and 1988 in The New Yorker. “I think it was a really smart way to get us
familiarized with the characters and see what a lot of their characteristics were, about who these people were without being influenced by another actor’s performance,” Gettelfinger said.
The Addams’ eerilybeautiful house was
another element that had to be introduced into the mix. The house needed to be elegant, yet look haunted. “It is really beautiful and vast,”
Gettelfinger said. “And even though we use quite a bit of drops, the artwork and the col- oring really gives you the impression of the grand old house.”
With so many creative outlets for the
Addams Family, it is little wonder that they’ve been able to amass quite a few dedicated fans. While some remember the original comic or the TV show, others saw the movies and played the video game. But have the die-hard fans been showing up for the musical? “Absolutely,” Gettelfinger said. “Especially
around Halloween we had many people that would come to the theater and their families were dressed in costumes. We’ve been fortu- nate because there are a lot of people that are really big fans that have really enjoyed it. We’ve had a lot of enthusiasm and people have had a good time.” n
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