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Jan 10, 2023 7:14pm
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Auditions for Love…or Best Offer by Phil Olson 2023 winner of the Pickering/Colbeck playwriting competition 

Auditions March 15 & 16th 7pm at Tibbits Opera House

Love…or Best Offer by Phil Olson

2 women 2 men 40-60 year age range

Aug 25, 2022 7:43pm
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Auditions Announced for "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

NOTICE: this show was canceled and will not be performed.

Tibbits Professional Theatre will team with Branch County Community Theatre for a December production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The feel-good story of George Bailey and his discovery that "no man is a failure who has friends," includes the full radio-show experience with live sound effects, old-time radio ads and carols interspersed through the story. Joe Landry creates a charming adaptation of the popular Frank Capra Film based on “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Auditions for the community will be Sept 11 and 12 at Tibbits Opera House at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Auditions will be for singers/ensemble members to round out the professional cast. Auditions are open to any adult or student over the age of 16. Auditionees need only attend one time.

In keeping with the era of this holiday show, those wishing to audition should prepare 32 bars of a 1940s or 1950s Christmas pop-standard such as "White Christmas" or "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," a standard Christmas carol, or simply a 1940s-type song such as Gershwin or Cole Porter. An accompanist may not be provided at auditions, in which case those auditioning may either sing a Capella or bring their own recorded accompaniment.

Rehearsals will be at regularly scheduled times weeknights through November and December (with some possible initial rehearsals beginning in late October). Performers who accept a role are expected to attend all rehearsals unless conflicts are approved at the time of the audition. Shows will take place Dec 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30pm with 2pm matinees Dec 11, 15, and 17.

Auditions will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. For more information call 517.278.6029 or visit Tibbits.org.

Jul 4, 2022 11:33am
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

June 2023

Come join us outdoors in June 2023 for a delightful evening of Shakespeare.

To be directed by Jesse Manson.

Location and performance dates TBA.

Jul 4, 2022 11:30am
Last edited on Jun 27, 2023 8:17pm


The classic Neil Simon farce!

Directed by Nikki Case

Performed at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI, May 4-6, 2023

Jul 4, 2022 11:06am
Last edited on Jun 25, 2023 9:02pm

Love... or Best Offer

Phil Olson

Coming in March 2023, another world premier of an original play selected for our annual Pickering/Colbeck competition. Love…or Best Offer by Phil Olson

Performances at the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, MI, March 9-11, 2023.

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