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2023 Pickering/Colbeck Award Winning Play
The Rocky Horror Show
The Rocky Horror Show
May 4-6, 2023
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Aug 25, 2022 7:43pm
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Auditions Announced for "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

Tibbits Professional Theatre will team with Branch County Community Theatre for a December production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The feel-good story of George Bailey and his discovery that "no man is a failure who has friends," includes the full radio-show experience with live sound effects, old-time radio ads and carols interspersed through the story. Joe Landry creates a charming adaptation of the popular Frank Capra Film based on “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Auditions for the community will be Sept 11 and 12 at Tibbits Opera House at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Auditions will be for singers/ensemble members to round out the professional cast. Auditions are open to any adult or student over the age of 16. Auditionees need only attend one time.

In keeping with the era of this holiday show, those wishing to audition should prepare 32 bars of a 1940s or 1950s Christmas pop-standard such as "White Christmas" or "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," a standard Christmas carol, or simply a 1940s-type song such as Gershwin or Cole Porter. An accompanist may not be provided at auditions, in which case those auditioning may either sing a Capella or bring their own recorded accompaniment.

Rehearsals will be at regularly scheduled times weeknights through November and December (with some possible initial rehearsals beginning in late October). Performers who accept a role are expected to attend all rehearsals unless conflicts are approved at the time of the audition. Shows will take place Dec 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30pm with 2pm matinees Dec 11, 15, and 17.

Auditions will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. For more information call 517.278.6029 or visit Tibbits.org.

Jul 4, 2022 11:33am
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 2023

Come join us outdoors in June 2023 for a delightful evening of Shakespeare.

To be directed by Jesse Manson.

Location and performance dates TBA.

Jul 4, 2022 11:30am
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The Rocky Horror Show

Let's do the timewarp again!

Come see the hit 1973 musical that launched the cult classic movie sensation!

For mature audiences only, this production contains adult themes, sexual content, and strong language.

Directed by Diane Epps
Music Direction by Danielle DiPierro

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI, May 4-6, 2023

The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Presented by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Jul 4, 2022 11:06am
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Pickering/Colbeck Original Play

2023 Award Winner TBA

Coming in March 2023, another world premier of an original play selected for our annual Pickering/Colbeck competition. Winner to be picked in early 2023.

Performances at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI, March 9-11, 2023.

Jul 4, 2022 10:16am
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Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's classic comes to life on stage in the quintessential story of prejudice and fear. Though created innocent and curious, Frankenstein's creature is rejected and hated simply because he is different. He becomes a ferocious, terrifying monster because no other way is left for him.

Directed by Jackie Schwind
Produced by Charlene Rucker and Charlene Searing
Stage Managed by Nikki Case
Costumes by Dusti Donbrock

Performances at the Tibbits Opera House:

  • Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, October 28 @7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 29 @ 4:00pm
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