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Music, Theatre, & Dance
7:37 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

'A Soldier's Tale': A musical look at what it means to be a soldier

The CD cover for American Chamber Winds' recording of 'A Soldier's Tale'

For as long as there have been wars, there have been stories about the brave soldiers who fought in them. But what about the others? On Friday, Fontana Chamber Arts and the Western Michigan University School of Music, along with WMU actors and dancers, will tell a story about a very different kind of soldier.

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Theatre
5:11 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

The Whipping Man looks at life after the Civil War

Rico Bruce Wade, Ben Riegel, and Scott Norman at Farmer's Alley Theatre.
Credit Farmers Alley Theatre

    

It the end of the Civil War when the play “The Whipping Man” opens. A young Confederate soldier who is severely wounded has just made it back home only to find that life as he knew it is gone forever. 

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Theatre
5:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Musical based on playwright's relationship with maid during the Civil Rights Movement

Credit WMU Theatre

The musical Caroline or Change by Tony Kushner is being staged in only one theatre in the country this year, the University Theatre at WMU. Caroline or Change is Kushner’s semi-autobiographical look back at his childhood.

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Arts & More
4:32 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

New Play Festival helps local playwrights examine their work

Credit Theatre Kalamazoo

The New Play Festival January 25 and 26 features ten plays written by Kalamazoo playwrights.

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Theatre
11:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Musical follows the downfall of Jackie Kennedy's relatives

Credit The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is one of the most iconic first ladies in history. She was born into a wealthy family and continued to live a life a luxury even after John F. Kennedy’s death. But the lives of her aunt and first cousin turned out very differently.

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