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If I say the phrase “folk tales” you might think of "The Three Little Pigs" or "Hansel and Gretel." Those are great stories from Western cultures - countries like England and Germany - but there are so many more folk tales that you haven’t heard. 


John Lacko

It can be hard enough to portray real animals on stage. But how do you bring a creature to life that doesn’t exist? This weekend is the world premiere of Western Michigan University’s original play Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. The play runs for two weekends, March 10-19.


Chat room users Orangutan (left) and Chutes And Ladders (right) in the Western production of 'Water By The Spoonful'
John Lacko

The internet allows people to connect who never would have met each other before. People who live in opposite corners of the globe, from different backgrounds and cultures. The Pulitzer-Prize winning play Water By The Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes explores human connections on and offline. Western Michigan University will perform Water By The Spoonful February 10th through February 19th.


Kathryn Morton Parker as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty
Once Upon A Princess

What's it like working as a princess? We aimed to find out. The Kalamazoo company Once Upon A Princess lets you rent a princess, prince, or superhero for a child’s birthday party or any number of events.


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Director Jay Berkow and cast members Gabrielle Oliva (Magnolia) and Kendall VanAmberg (Gaylord Ravenol) join Cara Lieurance to talk about what makes the still-popular 1927 Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat special.


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