Dr. Anton Anderssen is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in "high culture." Visit his web page at Hartforth.com. Anton is a member of several high IQ societies, including Mensa, Triple 9, ISPE and Prometheus. He has seasonal residency on the Italian Riviera, The Alps, Hawaii, Michigan and elsewhere world-wide covering cultural events. Dr. Anderssen's articles are included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.
Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre proudly announces its fifty-seventh season, which opens in July 2013 with the youth theatre production of Seussical Jr. The ambitious 10-production season features seven musicals and three plays.Spotlight Players Presents BARNUM Through April 28 April 21, 2013
BARNUM: a delightful play based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum. This man captivated the nation's attention, especially during the bleak and arduous years of the American Civil War; the musical covers the period from 1835 through 1880, both in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. His sidekick, Charles Sherwood Stratton, also known under the stage name General Tom Thumb, was a sensation in London, where Queen Victoria invited him to perform live at her palace, holding his hand and serving as his personal guide.Michigan Philharmonic Performs a 'Watershed' Earth Day Celebration Today April 21, 2013
The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a concert that unites nature & music at 2pm today, April 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth. Sharing the stage for a side by side performance of An Outdoor Overture by Aaron Copeland, will be the spirited exuberance of the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.Community Film Studio Santa Barbara Screens THE BET at Arlington Theatre, 4/19-20 April 19, 2013
Twain's hometown of Hannibal, MO, is the featured stop on American Cruise Lines' Mark Twain Tribute Cruise from St. Louis to St. Paul. Travel along the Mississippi River - much like Huck Finn - and a stop in Hannibal allows guests to take part in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the town, including a look at Huck Finn's house and the Becky Thatcher home.BWW Reviews: Gibraltar Rocks: Azamara Unveils its Inaugural AzAmazing Evening April 3, 2013
Community Film Studio Santa Barbara presents their first feature-length film THE BET at the Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA) on April 19th and 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m. This delightful romantic comedy marks the directorial debut of Finola Hughes, veteran film and television actress and local Carpinteria resident. The film was produced by Christine Fry, James Kahn, and Jack Presnal. Annie J. Dahlgren and Christina Eliason wrote the script, which pits a teenager against his grandfather in a wager over who will find love first. If the teen wins, he acquires his deceased father's vintage muscle car; and if the grandfather wins, the teen has to rebuild the family porch and re-do the landscaping.Russian National Ballet Performs Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit Tonight March 23, 2013
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) hosts author Rayya Elias, who will read from her new book, HARLEY LOCO: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side. The event is on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Following the reading, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, will join Elias for a discussion, and both authors will sign books. March 22, 2013
Starring Mark Evans as Elder Kevin Price and Christopher John O'Neill as Elder Arnold Cunningham, the comedy duo bring convulsive comedy to the stage rivaling veteran actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Each elder attempts to spread the good news in his own way; Arnold seems to pull scripture out of his a$$ to fit whatever point he is trying to promote. Kevin tries the traditional method but winds up having to pull the actual book out of his a$$ after it was unceremoniously placed there by a terrorist. It's never fun being the butt of a joke.Disney On Ice Begins DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills Tonight March 14, 2013
Experience Disney's hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.Disney On Ice Presents DARE TO DREAM at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 3/14 March 5, 2013
Experience Disney's hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true.Russian National Ballet to Perform Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET and CHOPINIANA in Detroit, 3/23 March 2, 2013
The Russian National Ballet Theatre company brings this rarely seen original - as opposed to the later and more often performed Sergei Prokofiev version to Detroit Music Hall's main stage. The Tchiakovsky version was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and restaged by The Russian National Ballet's Elena Radchenko.MICHELANGELO AND THE MEDICI Lecture Comes to Detroit Institute of Arts, 3/9 February 17, 2013
It may have only reached 10 degrees outside the Michael A. Guido Theater in Dearborn Friday night, but inside, the stage was as hot as it gets! Special guest artist Rich Ridenour conducted the Dearborn Symphony in a salute to the movies. Great Movies, Grand Piano was a magnificent performance filled with stirring music and unexpected comedy.BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER Delights Audiences at Grosse Pointe Theatre Through Feb 2 January 31, 2013
Sometimes you just want to jump on a raft and float down the river just for the fun of it. If you're a fan of Mark Twain, you'll love Big River; this musical takes you on the famed journey down the Mississippi, with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn singing and dancing right before your eyes. Now on stage at Grosse Pointe Theatre is the effusive musical, complete with jovial action, infectious songs, larger than life characters, and superb talent.Rich Ridenour Stars with Dearborn Symphony, February 1 January 28, 2013
For one night only, Rich Ridenour takes the stage with the Dearborn Symphony in a grand celebration of cinema. The program, Great Movies, Grand Piano features some of the best-loved themes from the Big Screen.