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GVSU Performing Arts Center to Become LEED Silver Certified

Last year, Grand Valley State University completed its additions to the Haas Performing Arts Center on the Allendale campus. The remodel included the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre as well as expansions to the costume and dressing department, two theater classrooms for costume design and fabrication and music ensemble and rehearsal spaces. These renovations created a two-story, 47,000 square-foot addition to campus. 

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A Marine swears in on stage during opening night of Circle Theatre's "A Few Good Men" May 31. Courtesy / Kyle Way

Circle Theatre continues production season with ‘A Few Good Men’

Bringing a Broadway classic turned movie to the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, the Grand Rapids-based Circle Theatre kicked off their live production of “A Few Good Men” Thursday. The play, which is directed by Mike Hull and written by Aaron Sorkin, is a continuation of the theatre’s 66th Main Stage season. “A Few Good Men” follows the complex trial of two Marines for their involvement in the death of a fellow soldier in Guantanamo Bay. Also popular for its film adaptation, Hull said the play and movie coincide extremely well, but his theatrical interpretation was independent of the movie’s portrayal.

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GVSU Dance Recital rehearsal on Thursday November 30, 2017.

GVSU Dance Company to perform spring concert

The Grand Valley State University Dance Company and the Freshman Dance Company are preparing their performances for their spring dance concert this upcoming weekend. The concert, which will be held at the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts, is set for Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

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Arts briefs 4/9/18

Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.  

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GVSU senior produces one-person play

Singularity: Whether it be through the creative process, the plot or the rarity of a one-person show at Grand Valley State University, Lindsey Normington's play “Figurehead” exhibits just that. There will be one show only Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Linn Maxwell Keller Blackbox Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.  

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Arts briefs 4/2/18

Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.  

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GVL / Courtesy - Bruno Streck Rodrigues

GVSU to hold student-directed show ‘No Exit’

Each year, Grand Valley State University offers an opportunity for students in directing classes to apply to direct a show of their choosing. This year, senior Bruno Streck Rodrigues was chosen as the director for the one-act play “No Exit,” with performances running from Thursday, April 5, through Sunday, April 8, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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Laker Life briefs 3/22/18

The Grand Valley State University women, gender and sexuality (WGS) studies department is set to host a celebration in honor of March being Feminist History Month on Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2270.

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