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Original comedy presented at Kent Theatre


Joanne Carter (left) from Rockford and Megan Maddocks of Cedar Springs rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of “Hamlet and Eggs,” which opens on May 20 at the Kent Theatre.

Joanne Carter (left) from Rockford and Megan Maddocks of Cedar Springs rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of “Hamlet and Eggs,” which opens on May 20 at the Kent Theatre.

Shakespeare is considered the pinnacle of theatrical genius, but that status is surely threatened when a small town theater troupe attempts to perform Shakespeare’s finest scenes—all in one play. Come join in the hilarity of  “Hamlet and Eggs” a new comedy by Cedar Springs’ playwrights Scott and Zachary Phillips.

Performances are May 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and May 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Theatre. Advance tickets $10.00 at Chase Bank, Cedar Springs Library, and Soul Infusions Tea Shop or $12.00 at the door. Sunday matinee is $5 for 18 and under.

“Hamlet and Eggs” is Scott Phillips’ fourth play.  His co-author and son, Zachary, recently caught the theater bug and this is his writing debut. Although Zachary is currently studying marketing at Valparaiso, the Phillips family resides in Cedar Springs, where they are all active in the local theater community.

The historic Kent Theatre is located at 8 N. Main Street in Cedar Springs, Michigan.

For additional information, please contact us at hneinfo@mitheaternews.com.

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A Few Good Men


The Flat River Community Players Presents A Few Good Men, directed by Larry Moss, May 14-16, and May 21-22.

This is the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, United States Marines accused of murder.

In A Few Good Men, a rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects a plea-bargain and a cover-up of what really happened. But, prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, discovers what it means to have honor, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world.

Performances are May 14-15 at 8 p.m.; May 16 at 2 p.m.; and May 21-22 at 8 p.m. at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. All Veterans, Active Duty military and their families will receive a free ticket with the purchase of one.

This play contains adult language and is not suitable for young children.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. For reservations or for more information, please call (616) 754-8207.

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Fine arts night shines


Martin Yakes, 7, a first-grader at Cedar Trails Elementary, proudly shows off his artwork. Post photo by J. Reed.

Martin Yakes, 7, a first-grader at Cedar Trails Elementary, proudly shows off his artwork. Post photo by J. Reed.

Music rang through the halls, laughter rose from the crowd, and proud children pointed to their artwork during the annual Fine Arts night at Cedar Springs High School Tuesday. It was back after a one-year hiatus.

“I’m really glad we were able to bring it back this year,” said art teacher Millie Sandelius.

Parents and community members enjoyed the music of elementary students, the Cedar Springs HS Jazz band, and various solo artists throughout the night.

Students from Mr. Harnden’s advanced drama class entertained spectactors with their improv talent at the Fine Arts night. Post photo by J. Reed.

Another draw was the high school’s Advanced Drama team, who showed their talent by keeping the crowds entertained with their improvisational performances. They would often ask the spectators for ideas then act them out on the spot.

Lining the halls was artwork from the students from elementary through high school. Kids had fun finding and pointing out to their parents the pieces they had created.

The only grade level that did not have artwork displayed was sixth grade, because they did not have an art class this year.

Advanced Drama in action

Advanced Drama entertains spectators

advanced drama boys in action

Tim Mol and Steve Reed in action

displayed artwork

Artwork on display

jazz band

Jazz band performs

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A case of monkey business


Pictured (left to right) are Mike Jonkman as Capt.Thigpen and Jon Lee as Dum Dum from “A Case Of Monkey Business”

Pictured (left to right) are Mike Jonkman as Capt.Thigpen and Jon Lee as Dum Dum from “A Case Of Monkey Business”

Rockford’s Rogue River Community Theatre will present A case of monkey business, at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St in Cedar Springs May 6-8. It’s a musical comedy about a jungle legend and a group of misfits who find themselves lost in the wilds of Africa. Throw in a caveman or two and pirates and you have a fun mixture of songs, laughs and high jinx for the whole family. Showtimes are May 6-7 at 8 p.m., and May 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Adults $10; students $4; seniors $8. Tickets at the door or PH: 874-5264 or 696-7469 for details.

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