Mid Michigan Family Theatre 

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Our Productions

 

Current Production 



Ben and the Magic Paintbrush

Directed by Linda Widener and Cheryl Atkins

Playscripts, Inc.

7 Penn Plaza, Suite 904

New York, NY 10001


Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2019

 7:30 p.m.

(please arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the show)

2/42 Community Center

2630 Bennett Road

Okemos, MI 48864

Adults $7.00

Students and seniors $5.00


To pre-order tickets contact Bill Gordon at 517-339-2145 or [email protected]  

 
 

Previous Productions


Friday March 15 – Saturday March 16, 2019


This lighthearted and humorous send-up of famous detectives dishes out a bountiful feast of wisecracks seasoned with physical comedy! 

The International Association of Mystery Solvers is hosting an awards banquet for the ’world’s greatest detectives.’ As Foster Holmes, Sherlock’s descendant, steps up beside the host to speak, Jenny Watson bursts in.  She is protesting her ancestor’s role as Sherlock’s sidekick!  Alas, the lights go out, and, when they return, the banquet’s host is dead and the prize money is missing.  It’s time for Foster and Jenny to team up with an aging British sleuth, a forgetful gumshoe and a hillbilly sheriff to solve this crime. 

Rosemary Saint-John is a loud, annoying hypochondriac convinced she is allergic to water.  Celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her four kooky sisters–a hippie, a valley girl, a trucker and a banker–Rosemary makes enemies with everyone around her.When she disappears and is presumed murdered, the only objective witnesses in the restaurant are the audience members, who must cast their vote.  Was it one of Rosemary’s sisters?  The self-taught detective?  The passionate French chef? The polite and proper maître d’? The sarcastic waiter?  No one is above suspicion in this delightful dinner theatre murder mystery!


August 16 – August 19, 2018 

Thursday – Saturday shows at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday show at 3:00 p.m.


Welcome to Camp Runamok and the wackiest summer camp experience you could ever wish for! This musical has everything you love and fear about the summer camp experience, from the morning routine to corny camp skits and the ultimate talent show. Put away your technology and allow this nostalgic romp to take you on a journey of finding a place to belong, through the mighty highs and comic lows of Summer Camp!
 
 
 
 
 
 

The True Stories of the So-Called Big Bad Wolves
By Richard Gremel
Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, IA

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June 7 – June 10, 2018

Thursday – Saturday shows at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday show at 3:00 p.m.

Little Red Riding Hood, The Boy who Cried Wolf, and the Three Little Pigs had it wrong when they accused the wolves of being bad. And now the wolves have gone on strike until they can tell their side of the story. See these classic tales retold in a new and comical way by (mostly) kind and sweet-hearted wolves.

 
 
 

THREE SHOWS ONLY!

Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31, 2018

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.

A counselor has opened an office to see how various fairy tale characters are getting along.  She quickly discovers that nobody has lived ’happily ever after’ at all!  Sleeping Beauty will do nothing but nap, the Frog Prince refuses to give up his amphibian ways and nothing will pry Cinderella away from her beloved cinders.  The counselor sets about making everything right again, with equally disastrous results.  Added to the fractured fairy tale fun are five catchy musical numbers, cameo roles for a chorus of fairy tale characters and plenty of silliness for everybody involved!

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 Ho Ho Ho, the Santa Claus Chronicles  

Our Christmas play, Ho Ho Ho, the Santa Claus Chronicles, ran December 7, 2017 through December 10, 2017


Ho ho ho!  Here’s a fast, lighthearted Christmas play that gives everyone their moment in the spotlight.  We join the host for a special live edition of “The Santa Claus Chronicles” at the North Pole just a few days before Christmas.  We start with a press conference where Saint Nick’s press secretary answers reporters’ questions about the jolly guy.  What’s his favorite food?  How does he know who’s naughty and nice?  We also meet the elves, Eeny, Meeny, Miney, and Sol, who take care of the reindeer, and we hear from the elves who work the gift suggestion hotline.  But the biggest mystery at the North Pole is where Mrs.Claus has disappeared to...just what is she up to?  Find out in a surprising ending that will leave a smile on every face.

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 Three Stories for Halloween

You won't want to miss our three plays for Halloween, The Ghos Wore White, Forever Friends, and The Halloween Party. The production runs Thursday, October 26 - Sunday, October 29, 2017. Show times are 7:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 3:00 p.m. Sunday.

About the plays. The Ghost Wore White:  The poor Conwell family! It was quite a shock to them to discover when they moved into their new home that it was already inhabited by a ghost! But Jennie Conwell, fourteen and vibrant, knew what to do about the vision in white that floated through the weird house in Clayton. Just set a trap! That’s the only way to catch a ghost. And how Jennie sets the trap to capture this troublesome spirit makes The Ghost Wore White as full of fun and mystery as a Halloween party. A single indoor setting and simple properties facilitate the performance of a play that old and young will find exciting, funny, and quite unusual. Of course, it wasn’t really a ghost that caused all the trouble . . . or was it?

Forever Friends:  Ash is devoted to her stuffed animals, even though she's thirteen and people give her a hard time. Turns out someone else knows exactly how she feels--who happens to be a terrifying ghost who lives in her closet. A whimsical tale of friendship between the human, ghostly, and stuffed.

The Halloween Party: The class is excited about the upcoming Halloween Party, everybody except Jenny who doesn't have the money to buy a costume. A surprise ending leaves everyone in the Halloween spirit.

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The Orphan Train

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

Our Spring Show - Heidi

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