4 Plays to Catch in Flint & Genesee this Week

curtainsLooking for an entertaining way to spend your weekend? Here are four plays to catch in Flint & Genesee this week!

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol with the Clio Cast & Crew (Dec. 9-13)

In this adaptation of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” Jacob Midas, who could turn anything to gold warns his old business partner, the Big Bad Wolf, that he’ll be visited by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Performances at Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Road, Clio, begin at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday-Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

It’s a Wonderful Life at the Whiting (Dec. 10)

This adaptation of Frank Capra’s holiday classic is portrayed as a live radio broadcast. In this version, it’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform the evening’s broadcast. (Tickets are no longer available; Call the box office at (810) 237-7333 to inquire about the wait list.)

Black Nativity at the New McCree Theatre (Dec. 10-12)

This spectacular special recalls the birth of Jesus the Christ, the transformation of His special day of joy and selfless giving into a commercial enterprise, and the call to return to the Season’s true meaning, all told in song, dance and powerful testimony. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Wizard of Oz at the Flint Youth Theatre (Dec. 11-13)

Follow Dorothy on her trip to Oz and back and learn along with her that there truly is “no place like home.”  Recommended for ages 6 and up. Performances begin at  7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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The New McCree Theatre Announces Upcoming Concerts, Plays

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The New McCree Theatre – a 220-seat auditorium with a focus on the African American story – has released its schedule for the 2015-16 season.

Upcoming productions and concerts include:

Sophia Janell Taylor – Sept. 12
The songstress, author, and reality television host will sing selections from her newest album, “Audio Biography,” and read excerpts from her latest book, “Faithful Liar.” Tickets are $15.

Dreamgirls – Oct. 1-17
The six-time Tony-award-winning musical follows the Dreamettes and the challenges they face as their manager takes over creative control of their girl group.

The Gospel Divas – Nov. 21
Lynne Calloway will sing songs from her latest album, “Secret Place,” and Lydia Seale will render selections from her album,”13:13.” Tickets for this dynamic gospel concert are $15.

Black Nativity Revisited: Christmas at a Crossroads – Dec. 3-12
Written by the theatre’s executive director and producer, Charles H. Winfrey, this Classic Christmas musical challenges our resolve to return to the season’s true meaning.

The Heartbeats – Feb. 13-14
The Heartbeats return, singing Motown hits from the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles, Stevie Wonder and the Four Tops. Tickets are $15.

For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf – March 3-19
This play uses narrative, poetry and dance to tell the story of seven women, represented by seven different colors, who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society.

Sanctified – May 5-21
Javon Johnson’s musical satire pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of a church choir in an African American church.

For more information about the theater, at 2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint, call (810) 787-2200 or visit www.thenewmccreetheatre.com.

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New McCree Theatre to Present the Heartbeats L.O.S. on Jan. 23

heartbeats-2Flint & Genesee welcomes back the Heartbeats L.O.S. for a performance on Friday, Jan. 23, at the New McCree Theatre.

The melodious harmonies and synchronized movements of this dynamic vocal group bring back memories of those exciting singing groups of the past.

The show begins at 7 p.m. at New McCree, 5005 Cloverlawn, Flint. Click here for tickets.

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New McCree Theatre Presents ‘A Festival of Phenomenal Women’ on Oct. 25-26

phenom-women-2This weekend, why not check out some phenomenal women? On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, the New McCree Theatre will present “A Festival of Phenomenal Women,” a special two-day festival that will illuminate the works of talented and gifted local African-American writers, poets, spoken word artists, dancers, singers, actors and visual artists.

According to Charles H. Winfrey, executive director of McCree Theatre, the festival was conceived to lift talented and gifted women of color in the arts up where they belong. “The greater Flint area is blessed with an abundance of talented and gifted women of color who have worked hard and diligently to share their gifts with the world,” Winfrey told BroadwayWorld.com. “Most of them labor in obscurity. This festival is to shine a light on those who have labored in the vineyards for so long without recognition.”

The program will consist of readings, performances and exhibits by these phenomenal women who give great substance to the legacy of the late great Maya Angelou.

Show time is 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. The New McCree Theatre is located at 5005 Cloverlawn Drive in Flint.

Read BroadwayWorld.com’s full story here.

Get tickets to the show here.

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