Upcoming Productions

Coming Soon: The Orphan Train
A Special Performance on May 18, 2017

Mid Michigan Family Theatre Proudly Presents

The Orphan Train

By Aurand Harris

"Produced by special arrangement with

THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois"

Special Performance

Come join us on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017 at 7:00pm for a good evening of "FAMILY" entertainment produced by the Mid Michigan Family Theatre. The performance will be followed with refreshments and a chance to meet the cast. A free will offering will be collected during this time.

All proceeds from this event will go to support a mission trip to Mole St. Nicholas, Haiti as we work alongside Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in July 2017

www.nwhcm.org

Thank you in advance of your support!

Performance location:

2630 Bennett Road

Okemos, MI 48864

2/42 Community building located next to the 2/42 Community Church

Coming This Summer, Our Play for Young People

The Trail of Goldilocks

July 27 – 30, 2017

Characters in the Play

Vendor 1

Vendor 2

Vendor 3

Court Clerk

Prosecuting Attorney

Goldilocks

Papa Bear

Momma Bear

Baby Bear

Judge

Jurors (at least 6)

Policeman

About the play:

In rhyme, mime and mirth, this exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', and then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)? Complete with a hard-of-hearing judge, a harried clerk, two comic lawyers and a jury (of any size)—which gets involved in the action as tables, chairs, beds and forest animals--this charming comedy is perfect for performers of all ages. From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily-ever-after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting. As one critic wrote: "The work is entertaining on all levels and is highly educational, both in presenting the same story from different points of view and in involving the child performers in a variety of ways.”

Coming This Summer, Our Play for Family Audiences

Gathering Blue

August 3 – 6, 2017

Characters in the Play

KIRA: A teenaged girl finding her gift.

KATRINA: Kira’s mother, newly taken.

CHRISTOPHER: Kira’s father, taken long ago.

MATT: A young boy, hungry for the world.

VANDARA: A scarred woman of the village.

CHIEF GUARDIAN: The voice of order in the village.

JAMISON: A guardian of the village.

THOMAS: A teenaged boy who knows his gift.

ANNABELLA: An old woman who knows.

JO: A very your girl with a future.

THE SINGER: A man who remembers.

VARIOUS VILLAGERS, GUARDS, TENDERS

About the play:

In an apocalyptic future where children are kept like animals and human life is cheap, young Kira learns the ugly truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira is made to mend and embellish the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the longer she works, the more she learns about the horrifying secrets that keep her community hostage. Can she use her knowledge and art to reshape the future? Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to The Giver, Gathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality.

Sorry you missed Simply Cinderella. Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Heidi, adapted for the stage from the book by Johanna Spyri by Lucille Miller
March 9, 10, and 11 at 7:00 p.m.
2/42 Community Church Activities Building 
2630 Bennett, Road Okemos 
(Near the intersection of Bennett and Hulett Roads)
Heidi played by Libby Williams
Alm Uncle played by Keith Mino
Clara played by Kyla Kralapp
Peter played by Will White
Aunt Dete played by Suzanne Bosman
Fraulein Rottenmeir played by Diane Kennedy
Mr. Seseman played by Charles Sartorius
Madame Seseman played by Kathy Sodman
Minister played by Kyle Sodman
Tinette played by Zoe Denton
Seppi played by Jacob Orth
Brigatta played by Linda Widener
Grandmother played by Marie Papciak
Announcing our next children's production, Simply Cinderella. This is a play for beginning and developing actors. There will be no auditions because roles will be determined during the rehearsal process. The more experiences actors in the group will be assigned the more challenging roles and the beginning actors would develop their acting skills while performing smaller roles. All actors wil be taught the basics of acting which include using the body, voice, and imagination. Performances will include the play and individual monologues. Initial meeting time and date to come soon!