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MAY 6 (8 PM)  Next to Normal Opens
MAY 7  (10 AM)  TCPiT Workshop - Acting
MAY 13 (7 PM)  TCPiT Workshop - Improv
MAY 21 (10 AM)  TCPiT Workshop - Directing

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MAY 2016

Hopefully the April showers have started the May flowers blooming. I know there is something blooming at your Twin City Players Playhouse starting on May 6. Don't miss the amazing “Next to Normal” musical being Directed by Paul Mow with assistance from Donna Metz. This show will make you cry and laugh with its real take on life. This show is adult in content and has some language that you will not normally hear on our stage but you possibly hear every day, especially if you watch HBO. The music is magical and the talent is overwhelming, get your tickets early so you don' miss out on this show.

As always there is lots of things happening at your theater. We have the next production of the musical “The Producers” already in rehearsal. We are preparing Workshops for our younger thespians throughout May and June. Look at our website for more information.

Also, on June 18 we will be dedicating our new deck on the back of the playhouse with a cookout and work day combined.

Well that's all for now folks! Barb and I just got back from 10 days in Arizona and our body clocks are 3 hours off. It was a wonderful trip that included a visit to the Grand Canyon, which was breathtaking, and a couple of rounds of golf which was not so amazing but fun to swing the sticks.

See you next month!

PARENTAL ADVISORY - EXPLICIT CONTENT 

The Twin City Players (TCP) announces its next production of the 2015-2016 season, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and directed by Paul Mow.

In Next to Normal, Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

The cast of Next to Normal includes Meagan Francis as Diana, Josh Blair-Boger as Gabe, Joe Nolan as Dan, Lauren Kunkel as Natalie, Jake Zapor as Henry and Dan Maxon as Dr. Fine/Madden. Meredith Best George (Diana Understudy), Katie Preston (Natalie Understudy) and Jason Cope (Dr. Madden Understudy) will appear as The "Voices."

Assisting Mow are Assistant Director Donna Metz, Music Director Brent Decker, Stage Manager Daniel Breen, Technical Director Marc Van Gilder, Lighting Designer Sean Scott, Set Designers John Taylor and Daniel Breen, and Costume Designer Julie Smiy. 

Performance dates are May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. The May 21 production will feature understudies performing as some of the principal characters. 

This production is sponsored by Jimmy John's - St. Joseph and Lake Michigan Chiropractic, LLC. Sound Design for this production is sponsored by AudioBahn.

NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax: 212-397-4684, MTIShows.com.

All Seats Reserved
Tickets will be $15. Group rates are also available. All seats are reserved. Warning: This musical contains strong language and adult situationsfor mature audiences only. Reservations can be made online at twincityplayers.org or by calling the TCP box office at 269-429-0400. Performance times are 8 PM for Friday and Saturday evening performances. Sunday performances will now be held at 2 PM. All performances take place at the Twin City Players Playhouse located at 600 West Glenlord Road in St. Joseph.

Opening Night Afterglow Reception
On opening night, join cast and crew after the show for an Afterglow reception featuring refreshments generously provided by Afterglow partners, Lemon Creek Winery and Bit of Swiss Pastry Shoppe. 

Talk Back Q&A
The Twin City Players will host a Talk Back Q&A session after the performances on Sunday, May 8 and Sunday, 15. The sessions will begin at 4:30 p.m. and feature discussions with the cast and health professionals. Dr. Larry Feldman and Sandy Feldman, MSW will be our guest on May 8 and Bill Schnell, LLP will be our guest on May 15. 

Open Mic Cabaret Nights
The Twin City Players will host Open Mic Cabaret Nights after the performances on May 7, 13 and 21. Alcohol will be available at no charge, however there will be a tip jar for the provided band and a suggested fee per song.

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New Theater Workshops Available for Area Students

The Twin City Players will host its next series of theater workshops for Southwest Michigan students, grades six through twelve, next month. The training program, called Twin City Players in Training, will offer a variety theater courses. 

The next semester of 2-hour courses includes: 

  • May 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Art of Acting; Instructors Bill Klein, Renee Wright, Timothy Aranyos; Twin City Players Campus, 600 W. Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, MI 
  • May 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.— Improv during the Youth Arts Event; Instructor Mike Nadolski; Citadel Oak Room, 91 Hinkley Street, Benton Harbor, MI
  • May 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Directing; Instructors David Goodyear and Candace Myers; Twin City Players Campus, 600 W. Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, MI 
  • June 11, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Auditions; Instructors Larry Nielson, Christine Aranyos, Paul Mow; Twin City Players Campus, 600 W. Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, MI 

Registration and parental permission is required. Registration forms are available online for printing at twincityplayers.org. Registration may also be completed at the door. There is a $5.00 suggested donation per workshop. 

This theater training program is made possible in part by a grant from the Frederick S. Upton Foundation. 

For more information about Twin City Players in Training, contact Bill Klein at bklein0@gmail.com or Kim Kidd at TCPBoxOffice@gmail.com.

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. A winner of 12 Tony Awards, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT FOR THIS PRODUCTION IS SPONSORED BY TPC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

All Seats Reserved
Tickets will be $15. Group rates are also available. All seats are reserved. This musical contains some strong language and adult situations. Reservations can be made online at twincityplayers.org or by calling the TCP box office at 269-429-0400. Performance times are 8 PM for Friday and Saturday evening performances. Sunday performances will now be held at 2 PM. All performances take place at the Twin City Players Playhouse located at 600 West Glenlord Road in St. Joseph.

This production is sponsored by Professional Hearing Services. THE PRODUCERS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Work Day, BBQ & Deck Dedication

JUNE 18
9 AM - Workshop Cleanup
NOON - Barbecue
1 PM - Deck Dedication


The Twin City Players will host a workshop cleanup day, followed by a barbecue and deck dedication on June 18. Cleaning efforts in the workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the barbecue following at noon and the deck dedication at 1:00 p.m.

TCP recently extended the back of the playhouse with the addition of a deck that not only provides a space for cast and crew, but also makes loading set pieces in and out of the playhouse easy.

The deck will be dedicated to the memory of Steve Sizer, whose contributions to Twin City Players are endless. We will also remember Dorothy Hawks. Her legacy left to TCP helped make this structure possible. 

The event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.
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