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2011 Season  

HOW TO SUCCEED | RUMORS | ROBIN HOOD | HONK | SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR | AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'


HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Musical) 1. WEBSITE SEASON IMAGES_H2S.jpg
May 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 at 7:30pm
May 15 at 5:00pm

Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office.

From the authors of "Guys and Dolls" comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the boss' whiny, nepotistic nephew, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

PRESS:
Grand Rapids Press Preview Article (5-1-11) | Grand Rapids Press Review (5-6-11)


RUMORS (Comedy/Farce)

2. WEBSITE SEASON IMAGES2_RUMORS.jpgJune 2-4, 8-11, 15-18 at 7:30pm
June 12 at 5:00pm

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

PRESS:
Grand Rapids Press Preview Article (5-30-11) | Grand Rapids Press Review (6-3-11)


ROBIN HOOD AND THE HEROES OF SHERWOOD FOREST
(Magic Circle)

3. WEBSITE SEASON IMAGES3_ROBIN HOOD.jpgJune 29 at 7:00pm 
June 30-July 1 at 10:00am & 1:00pm 
July 2 at 1:00pm

Fun & heroism abound as Robin Hood, the swashbuckling hero of Sherwood Forest, and his valiant sidekicks plot one daring adventure after another to outwit the greedy prince and the evil sheriff of Nottigham in the brand new adaptation of this classic tale.

PRESS:
Grand Rapids Press Preview Article (6-25-11)


HONK! (Family Musical)

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July 14-16, 20-23, 27-29 at 7:30pm
July 24 at 5:00pm
July 30 at 2:00pm


Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling", Honk! tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner.

Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to r eturn home. Along his way, he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line. After saving her, the two birds fall in love. However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter.

Eventually, Ugly's mother finds him frozen in snow. Luckily, her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life as a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly's loyal mother.

PRESS:
Grand Rapids Press Preview Article (7-10-11) | Grand Rapids Press Review (7-14-11)


SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR (Comedy)

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August 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 at 7:30pm
August 21 at 5:00pm


One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world's most widely produced plays.

The plot follows a love affair between two people, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners, morals and attitudes are hilariously enacted by the lovers, Doris and George.

PRESS:
Grand Rapids Press Preview Article (8-7-11) | Grand Rapids Press Review (8-12-11)


AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (Musical Revue)

6. WEBSITE SEASON IMAGES6_AINT MIS.jpgSeptember 8-10, 14-17, 21-24 at 7:30pm
September 18 at 5:00pm


The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger©snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin' new beat, Swing.


Although not quite a biography, "Ain't Misbehavin'" evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

PRESS:
Grand Rapids Press Preview Article (9-3-11) | Grand Rapids Press Review (9-9-11)


 

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The 2011 Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by
Rick Santamaria & Rob Reminga and Windsor Cottage

 

 

PIANO MEN

Last year's one night only engagement of Kelly Carey & Ryan Potts' Piano Men was presented to a standing room only crowd! If you missed it last year, or are ready for more, we are bringing them back. This is your opportunity to check out this phenomenal, much talked about concert cabaret featuring the music of two of the world's best-loved artists, Billy Joel & Elton John.

TIMELESS: A TRIBUTE TO CLASSIC ROCK

Kelly Carey and her band of top-notch musicians and singers are once again living out their dreams of rock-stardom, this time, paying tribute to the era of wailing guitar licks, thumping basses, and infectious grooves! Timeless features the music of artists like Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, The Eagles, The Who, Journey, Aerosmith… (need we go on?) Embrace your inner groupie because this high-octane trip down memory lane will have your adrenaline pumping and your feet stomping! 

THE DIVAS OF SOUL

Just snap and say Oh Yeah! Get ready for the Divas to put it out there for you as only they can with big voices, big hits and big crowd pleasing moments stocked with soul. These sisters are doing it for themselves AND for you with hits from Aretha, Patti LaBelle, EnVogue, Beyonce, and others. The funky Divas are bringing you a show that will have you coming back for more!

THE HARMONIZERS

Get ready for the hottest vocal group featuring great sounds of many of your all time favorite groups like The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Boys II Men, N'Sync, and many, many more. From the sounds of the street corner groups to today's contemporary hits, there is something to rock everyone's musical world. Get ready to feel the rhythms and love the spectacular vocal renditions of The Harmonizers.


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