Selected Community Events
"Follow Me" The Story Of John Denver, August 11th
Aug 11, 2012 6-8:30PM
Jollay Orchards, 1875 Friday Road, Coloma, MI 49038
Master Storyteller, Mike Talbot, will perform "Follow Me" The Story Of John Denver, at Jollay Orchards' Great Lawn, August 11, 2012. Talbot, having studied music and storytelling for over 20 years, has produced countless pieces for the stage which have delighted viewers of all ages. Now, The Storyteller, Mike Talbot, takes the stage in a solo work created to commemorate the musical and humanitarian legacy of RCA's best-selling artist of all time, John Denver.
This show includes some of Denver's most inspired music and the accounts of the inspiration for each song, as expressed by John himself. Talbot's masterful vocals and acoustic guitar entrances audiences, and the story captivates with details of Denver's work woven throughout.
"Follow Me" The Story Of John Denver, opened in limited release in 2010, to rave reviews. The show is scheduled to tour nationally through 2013. Talbot plans to contribute a portion of the proceeds of the show to Windstar -- John Denver's foundation, in Snowmass, CO. Windstar continues the life work of John Denver affirming both Denver and Talbot's commitment to educating people about environmental stewardship and world hunger.
With the backdrop set on the Jollay Orchard's new "Great Lawn" the atmosphere invites listeners to enjoy this outdoor concert on a deep carpet of lush green. Bring your favorite blanket or chair. There will be a medley of local fare with lots of farm fresh tastes from which to choose. Each ticket includes access to Jollay's wonderful Midway of activities including rides on the historic 1947 Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel before the show. This is the perfect show for the entire family.
Join The Storyteller on August 11th at Jollay Orchards for an evening to remember. Mike will also be debuting the CD for "Follow Me", after the show. Mike loves to join his audience after for stories, pictures and autographing your copy of "Follow Me".
Tickets are on sale now online at www.jollayorchards.com $15 adults, $10 12-18 years old and $5 under 12. You can purchase tickets from Tyanna, 269-876-7491 at the Jollay Market on Mondays all day, Thursdays and Fridays until 1:30pm. Tickets maybe purchased at Jollay Orchards the day of the event but prices do increase to adults $20; 12-18 year olds $12 and under 12 years $7.
Acting Ensemble StageWorks "Mrs. Mannerly"
Sep 10, 2012 7:30
Century Center, 120 S. St. Joseph, South Bend Indiana
The Acting Ensemble presents a stage reading of a new play by an American wit. Inspired by hilarious memories, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s new play revolves around the time he spent in a 1967 etiquette class. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. But when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat. Hailed as “smart, funny, and subversive.”
The Acting Ensemble Stage Company
A Raisin in the Sun
Aug 9, 2012 7:30
The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.
Box Office: 574) 293-4469
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Jul 12, 2012 7:30pm
The Lerner Theatre
While the presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life as a radio play “is not totally new, we are being faithful to the original screenplay." Similar in the style of Garrison Keilor’s Prairie Home Companion the actors are not portraying the characters of the story but a company of radio theatre performers acting out the story.
Box Office: 574) 293-4469
Bye Bye Birdie
Jul 20, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012 7pm
The Kroc Center, 900 W. Western, South Bend
A FREE Elvis inspired musical. Perfect family entertainment. To register for tickets, visit www.themainstageinc.com.
The Main Stage Inc.