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WEEKENDER / Entertainment

March 15, 2013

Tonight will be ‘A Grand Night for Singing’ in Kirtland

KIRTLAND —  Rodgers and Hammerstein live on in a musical review “A Grand Night for Singing,” In a collaborative effort with Lakeland Community College, Rabbit Run presents A Grand Night for Singing, a musical revue of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most popular tunes, tonight and Saturday, as well as March 22 and 23.

It is a joint effort of Rabbit Run Theater and Lakeland Community College and will take place at the Rodehorst Performing Arts Center on the grounds of Lakeland.

“A Grand Night for Singing,” with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, captivated audiences on Broadway in the early 1990s with its familiar melodies and imaginative arrangements and staging. This production is directed by Brendan Sandham with musical direction by Lincoln Sandham.

Three men and three women perform such favorites as “Maria,” “Shall We Dance” and “Some Enchanted Evening.” While the songs are familiar, the script gives them a fresh approach with a subtle story line woven throughout.

Tonight, theater patrons may take advantage of a one-time special offer to “pay what you can” to catch a performance. Patrons may pay at the door for general seating.

On March 22 and 23, theater patrons may enjoy a pre-show gourmet meal at Lakeland’s Mooreland Mansion. The benefit event entitled, “It Might As Well Be Spring” (based on a song in “A Grand Night for Singing”), is March 23.

For complete dinner/theater package information including specific menus visit Reservations for the dinner/theater packages must be made by Sunday.

Reservations for March 22, are $48/person which includes the dinner at Mooreland and a show ticket. Reservations for “It Might As Well Be Spring,” the benefit dinner and show, are $50/person.

Ticket reservations for dinner and the show may be made by calling the Rabbit Run Theater box office at 428-7092 Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m.

Performance only tickets at $17 may also be reserved by calling the box office. Doors at Mooreland Mansion open at 5:30 p.m. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Show tickets may be picked up at Lakeland Civic Theatre box office the night of the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Doors as Mooreland Mansion open at 5:30 p.m.

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