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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — As high school freshmen, students nationwide take a swing at unraveling one of the most famous stories in all of English literature. Albeit tricky, it’s a standard part of the curriculum.

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HOLLAND — The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present Steve Martin’s and Edie Brickell’s musical “Bright Star” on April 22-24, as well as April 28-30, in the main theatre in the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center.

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Since its release on Feb. 18, “Dog” featuring Channing Tatum has seen a positive turnout in the box office, raking in $14 million on its opening weekend alone. However, the film may have also garnered some misguided popularity toward its canine star, Lulu, a Belgian malinois.

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FRUITPORT — Two years ago, the Fruitport school district's theater program was gearing up toward one last shebang — a final performance of “The Little Mermaid” in the auditorium the program called home for more than 60 years.

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HOLLAND — The Department of Dance at Hope College will present its major annual concert, Dance 48, on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, as well as Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12, in the DeWitt Center main theater. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College is presenting “Awaken Beauty” – a kaleidoscope of songs, poems, scenes and artwork – on Feb. 17-20 in Overbrook Theater.

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HOLLAND — The Department of Theatre at Hope College will present Karen Zacarias’ “Native Gardens” from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24-26, in the studio theater in the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center.

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MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Community College Center for Theater will present a musical adaption of Mel Brooks’ 1974 film “Young Frankenstein,” a parody of the classic horror film genre, in the Overbrook Theater on Oct. 28-31.

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When she was just 2 years old, Brett and Lyn VanTol were told their daughter, Kylee, may never walk or talk.

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When someone thinks of a director or a producer in charge of a musical production, they normally think of someone who has many years of experience in theater.

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This Thursday, a cast of Central Park Players will assist in portraying various parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing in “Godspell Jr.” at the Grand Haven Community Center’s theater.

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Students participating in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools’ Summer Theater Camp will perform “Seussical Junior” this weekend.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Exciting evenings of epic music, sensational cinema, show tunes, sci-fi, and more are coming to the Grand Rapids Pops stage in its 2020-21 season.

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MUSKEGON — Heidi Naperala admits that she had “no idea what I was getting into” when she agreed to participate in this year’s Dancing with the Local Stars event.

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MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College’s Center for Theater will present the musical “Cabaret” on Feb. 19-23 in Overbrook Theater, with 7:30 p.m. performances Wednesday through Saturday and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The Broadway sensation Hamilton is coming to Grand Rapids at the end of January. Broadway Grand Rapids announced Monday that people could have the chance to see it for only $10.

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GRAND RAPIDS — In Act II of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” the Prince whisks the slumbering Clara away to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy holds court in a magical land of make believe.

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The classic story of the March sisters and their family is coming to a Grand Haven stage.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Singing and dancing to Abba music is coming to Grand Haven High School’s Performing Arts Center next week.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Full of clever antics and comical wit, the heartwarming family film “Home Alone” is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit with a hearty laugh or two along the way.

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HOLLAND — This holiday season, the Holland Area Arts Council is reprising their partnership with Grand Rapids Ballet in two special performances for children ages 4 to 10 – and  their adult guests – on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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FERRYSBURG — Local students will have a handful of opportunities to meet and learn from theater professionals in the coming months.

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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Co., a Grand Haven-based touring troupe that takes plays to venues all over Michigan, is bringing one of its productions to the Tri-Cities Historical Museum for the first time.

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Well, spring may be fighting its way into our lives, but the local calendar is still a bit thin. Other than an interesting comedy show, we’ll travel up and down the Lakeshore for this weekend’s fare.

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GRAND RAPIDS — This was a community production? Tell that to the sold-out crowd that witnessed the opening shows of “Mamma Mia” at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, which runs through March 17.

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HOLLAND — Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s Children’s Performance Troupe will kick off the season with the world premiere of “Dragon Pack Snack Attack — The Musical,” based on a book by Joel Schoon-Tanis and Jeff Grooters.

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Grand Haven High School junior Madison Smits has more theater productions on her resume than candles on her birthday cake.