Theater

Theater adds an important dimension to the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s comprehensive arts programming. The GAAC’s troupe, the Glen Arbor Players [formerly Readers’ Theater] has been engaging the community in all aspects of putting on a show since its 2011 inception. Using the readers’ theater format for community productions, casts have been playing to full houses at nearly every performance. Plays have included light-hearted mysteries, comedies, and serious dramas.

What is readers’ theater? This type of theater differs from a “normal” theater experience in a number of ways, all driven by the fact that the performers are actually reading their parts from scripts during the performance. No memorization is required. The readings do not have to always be plays, or even parts of plays. While costumes are not necessary, often something simple like a hat, gloves, or tie are added. Simple lighting is used as well. Sound effects and music are often incorporated into the performance and create the feeling of an old time radio show.

No matter how much or how little theater experience a person may have, the GAAC’s Glen Arbor Players offers something for everyone. Our main goal is to offer community members growth opportunities and education in all aspects of theater: acting, vocal training, directing, writing, producing, staging, light and sound design and management.

The Glen Arbor Players encourage everyone, both novices and theater veterans alike, to consider putting some theater in their lives. We look forward to seeing you either in front of or behind the lights!

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Glen Arbor Players Audition for “Sunset Boulevard”

The Glen Arbor Players [formerly Readers’ Theater] head back in time to Hollywood of the 50’s in its next production, “Sunset Boulevard.”

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2018 agriCULTURE Fields
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Community Theater: “What Will Be in the Fields Tomorrow?”

“What Will Be In The Fields Tomorrow?” A community readers’ theater-style piece, “Fields” touches on a wide range of issues at the center of modern agriculture…

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2018 GAP Sam Spade
Friday, October 5, 2018

Glen Arbor Players: “A Pair of Spades”

The Glen Arbor Players present a pair of Spades, two short plays with the archetypal detective Sam Spade at the center of all that’s criminal.

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