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“Life is a journey of stories” at The Kent


Actors are Alison Evanzo, Samantha Roberts, Lois Doughty, Michael Baribeau, James Broskey, Tim Madden, Char Ambrose.

Actors are Alison Evanzo, Samantha Roberts,
Lois Doughty, Michael Baribeau, James Broskey, Tim Madden, Char Ambrose.

 

Actors del arte Ensemble presents Life Is A Journey Of Stories, a drama about the Depression era and WWI and WWII. We are dedicating this program to our armed forces. This holiday show will be at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main Street, in Cedar Springs, on Nov 29 at 7:30p.m., and Nov. 30 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. Adults $10, Students $4, Seniors $8. Call 874-5264 for more details.

 

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Upcoming plays on the Kent Theatre stage


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A Carol For Tiny Tim

The Rogue River Community Theater Company proudly presents “A Carol For Tiny Tim,” at the Kent Theatre on  Nov. 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm with an additional 2:00 pm Matinee on the 16th. Written by John Carroll and directed by Scott Phillips. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID and are available at the door or Cedar Springs Public Library.

20 years after the visitation of Ebeneezer Scrooge, we find ourself once again in the presence of those characters made famous in Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.” The Hatchit Kids have grown up but the relationship between Scrooge and his adopted family continues. Circumstances have changed for some and once again the work of Jacob Marley is needed to save the true meaning of Christmas.

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Actors del Arte Ensemble are presenting “Life Is A Journey of Stories” at the Kent Theatre Friday, November 29th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 30th at 2 pm and 8 pm. A great holiday treat. The story of an Americian family from 1917-1950 and their courage and fortitude in those troubled years. This play is reminiscent of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”
Tickets at the door: adult $10, students $4 and seniors $8.

 

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New Prince and Princess crowned


2013 Prince & Princess, Deagan Pike and Grace Middlebrook. Photo courtesy of the Red Flannel Festival.

2013 Prince & Princess, Deagan Pike and Grace Middlebrook. Photo courtesy of the Red Flannel Festival.

The annual Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest was held Wednesday, September 25, at the historic Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. According to Chair Anna Nozkowski, 25 kindergarteners participated in the contest, and winners were Deagan Pike, of Cedar Trails Elementary, and Grace Middlebrook, of Creative Technologies Academy.

Len Allington, of the Kent Theatre, was presented with a plaque for his outstanding service to the Festival. He was reportedly 100 percent surprised and touched by the gesture. “He has opened his doors to us for many years, and has always been gracious about lending his time,” said Nozkowski.

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Red Flannel Day Talent Show at the Kent Theatre


Cloie and Bruce  Bennett, winners of the Howard City Hometown Idol, will be performing at the Red Flannel Day Talent Show this Saturday.

Cloie and Bruce Bennett, winners of the Howard City Hometown Idol, will be performing at the Red Flannel Day Talent Show this Saturday.

The 2013 Red Flannel Day Talent Show looks to be another winner this year. Held at the historic Kent Theatre located in the very center of downtown Cedar Springs, this annual event showcases the talents of local individuals and groups. This year there are a number of vocalists and musicians, and a variety of other acts.

Returning from last year will be KJ Decker, a local Classic Country singer/guitarist. Also returning is his daughter Whitney, with a couple of country classic songs of her own. Also appearing will be Cloie and Bruce Bennett, a daughter/father duet and the winners of Hometown Idol in Howard City.

The show will also feature newcomers like singer Kyla Emmorey, vocalist Kelcey Dykstra, singer/ guitarist Laurie Bahmer, and singer/guitarist Maddie Nichols. They will also have variety acts with Katie Schumann performing “the Cup Song,” and the Bunko Babes for comedy relief.

All this and more, combined with another classic performance by aging Master of Ceremonies Len Allington, should prove to be well worth the $3.00 ticket price. The show starts immediately following the Grand Parade on Saturday, October 5 (approximately 4:30 p.m.)

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Kent premieres new digital projector


N-Kent-digital1It’s been a long time coming, but the Kent Theatre’s new state of the art digital projector has been installed and is ready to roll!

This weekend’s showing of “42” will be the theatre’s first movie using the new digital projector.

The projector is a top-of-the-line system and is one of the highest quality projectors running in West Michigan. Not only did they upgrade to digital projection, they also upgraded the Dolby sound system to the latest technology.

“We want to thank the community for their support in raising money for this project,” said Len Allington, President of the Cedar Springs Theatre Association.

N-Kent-digital2The Kent began a fundraising drive last spring to raise $60,000 for the new digital projection system after finding out from film distributors that most movies were now going digital, and film prints would be harder to find, and possibly cease all together.

Be sure to come this weekend to see the result of everyone’s exceptional effort in the last year to save movies at the Kent!

Admission is $3. Turn to page 7 for a list of this summer’s movies.

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Mystery at Shady Acres


ENT-Mystery-spyglassIf you like a good “whodunit,” check out  “Mystery at Shady Acres,” put on by the Koinonia Sr. High School players, at the Kent Theatre, June 7-8.

The play, written by Michelle R. Davis, is set in the 1930’s, where the hotel staff at Shady Acres, a cozy hotel tucked away in the remote English countryside, is frantically preparing for the arrival of their most prestigious guests ever. Everything seems to go awry as the hotel is turned upside down, with topsy-turvy zany activity. Just when everything seems to calm down and smooth out, an item of great significance disappears! What happened? Who is that mysterious man lurking around? And who really are these wealthy guests from America? Practically everyone has a motive. Your help may be needed to solve this mysterious dilemma. This light-hearted whodunit has enough twists and turns to make Agatha Christie smile! Shows at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, Friday, June 7 at 7 pm, Saturday, June 8, at 2 and 7pm. Tickets are $5.00.

 

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Jekyl & Hyde at the Kent


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Actors del Arte Ensemble of Rockford will present “Jekyl & Hyde,” a comedy, on May 2, at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main in Cedar Springs.

This a laugh-filled presentation, with a new twist, on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale. The show is geared more for adults, especially the humor.

The show will be Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sold at the door. Adults are  $10, students $4.Call 874-5264 for more info.

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Sherlock Holmes and The Last Great Gumshoe


Linda Oosdyke and Brian Thomas in “Sherlock Holmes,”  showing April 25-27 at The Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs.

Linda Oosdyke and Brian Thomas in “Sherlock Holmes,” showing April 25-27 at The Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs.

Rogue River Community Theatre Company presents the comedy “Sherlock Holmes and The Last Great Gumshoe,” April 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m., and April 27, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Kent Theatre, 8 N Main St., in Cedar Springs.

You can purchase tickets at the door. Adults are $10, student $4, and seniors $8.

For all you Sherlock Holmes fans, come on out and see how your favorite detective solves a crime that has all of London in an uproar. Set in the 1920’s, it features great costumes, a fun set, and lots of laughs. At each performance, prizes will be given to the audience and members who can guess a clue given during the play. Fun for the whole family!

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Community’s generosity highlighted on local TV station


Fox 17 Meteorologist Kevin Craig does the weather from Cedar Springs.

Fox 17 Meteorologist Kevin Craig does the weather from Cedar Springs.

By Judy Reed

 

Cedar Springs got some positive publicity this week from a Grand Rapids area television station.

Fox 17 meteorologist Kevin Craig did a story on Cedar Springs Tuesday evening for the channel’s West Michigan Stories segment. He did the interviews about a month ago, and then did live teasers from The Kent Theatre Tuesday evening. He started out by doing the weather outside of the Kent, and then talked to people inside before each segment.

Kevin Craig interviews both Rose Powell (right wearing granny cap) and her mother-in-law Alice Powell (left wearing top hat) about their Red flannel wear.

Kevin Craig interviews both Rose Powell (right wearing granny cap) and her mother-in-law Alice Powell (left wearing top hat) about their Red flannel wear.

Craig called Cedar Springs “the epitome of giving” for the way the residents pulled together to raise $50,000 towards the new library this year, as well as funding the $60,000 for the digital projector at the Kent Theatre. He also talked about the donations that were raised for Veterans Park. Librarian Donna Clark talked about the library in the segment, and both Len Allington and Jack Clark were interviewed about the Theatre.

The Red Flannel Festival Queen and Court and Cindy Patin were interviewed for a segment on the Festival.

Kevin Craig at the Kent Theatre ticket booth.

Kevin Craig at the Kent Theatre ticket booth.

A few dozen people showed up despite the snow to be a part of the festivities. The Kent handed out free popcorn, and the Red Flannel Festival gave away t-shirts and buttons.

You can find the stories online at Fox 17’s website at www.fox17online.com.

 

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“Ship of dreams” a hit


The Rogue River Community Theatre Company presented  “A Ship Of Dreams” last weekend, November 15 -17 to a full house at the Historic Kent Theatre, in Cedar Springs. The audiences loved it to critical acclaim. There was a cast of 42 actors—men, women and children—commemorating the historic event of 100 years ago. This was RRCTC’s first production as a theatre company.

“We wish to thank the audience for coming out, and supporting us. Wishing you all Happy Holidays ahead,” said a spokesperson for RRCTC.

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