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Upcoming events at Howmet Playhouse

Upcoming events at Howmet Playhouse

July 12-14 - SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
This fictional “biography” of Florence Foster Jenkins is told from the perspective of her long-time accompanist, Cosme McMoon. At first skeptical, he revises his attitude towards her and the meaning of music, seeing the beauty in her passion. It is sure to be a lovely evening of theater about the beauty of art and music for the whole family.

July 19-21 - University Summer Theatre Company from CMU
The talented students of CMU’s Summer Theatre touring company will return to the Playhouse stage with three comedies that will knock your socks off! Join us for I Hate Hamlet, See Rock City, and the hilarious Completely Hollywood (Abridged) from Playhouse favorite The Reduced Shakespeare Company.

July 26-28 - The Phantom Tollbooth

Celebrate White Lake

Celebrate White Lake

Saturday, July 21st, 10:00 am

A family festival with an antique boat show, historical displays and tours. The festival begins at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the White Lake Historical Society.

For more information, call the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702.

4th of July Parade & Fireworks

4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4th - Parade starts 10 am

The annual 4th of July Parade will be once again running from Whitehall City Hall to Montague City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Over 100 units are involved in this family fun parade.

The Fireworks begin at dusk on the North end of White Lake. Sponsored by the White Lake Elks Montague/Whitehall Rotary

For more information, call the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702.

Special Showing of the feature film WATERWALK at Howmet Playhouse

Special Showing of the feature film WATERWALK at Howmet Playhouse

August 6, 7, 8 - 7:00 pm

Tickets $7.00 general admission; group rates are available for 10 or more


You have one more opportunity to see the new feature film Waterwalk, based on the true story of a father and son who reconnect over a 1,000 mile canoe trip on the Marquette-Joliet trail. Filmed in the White Lake area, Muskegon, and other Midwestern locations, Waterwalk is the first feature film to be financed completely in West Michigan. The film features many favorite Playhouse actors, including Tom Harryman, Bill Iddings, Judy Johnson, and Joe Carmolli. Check out the newest movie trailer for a preview!

This event is not part of the Summer Fine Arts Festival. Flex Passes may not be used to purchase tickets for Waterwalk.

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CMU’s University Summer Theater Company at Howmet Playhouse

CMU’s University Summer Theater Company at Howmet Playhouse

The talented students of CMU’s Summer Theatre touring company will return to the Playhouse stage with three comedies that will knock your socks off! Join us for I Hate Hamlet, See Rock City, and the hilarious Completely Hollywood (Abridged) from Playhouse favorite The Reduced Shakespeare Company.

July 19 I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series, a rich, beautiful girlfriend, a glamorous, devoted agent, the perfect New York apartment, and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. However, everything is going wrong and Andrew has hit bottom. A visit from his agent results in a séance to summon John Barrymore's ghost; when Barrymore appears, Andrew's life is no longer under his control and hilarity ensues.

July 20 See Rock City by Arlene Hutton

Art in the Barn, Adventures in Art 2

Art in the Barn, Adventures in Art 2

by Barb Aardema

A taste of Italy, "Savage" sounds, silent auctions, art installations and door prizes will greet guests at the highly-anticipated Art in the Barn, Adventures in Art 2 Sunday, July 29. The annual fundraiser for White River Gallery is hosted at Schiller/Lundquist Barn, 5807 Lamos Road, Whitehall, 5-9 p.m.

The festive 2012 "Adventure" builds upon the wellreceived art installations concept that debuted last year. Members of the Gallery and guest artists will be displaying their wares and working in any number of media beneath canopies of trees and tents. Finished works will sprout like beds of flowers on the lawn. Those presented in a playful manner last year included Marilyn Ryan's woven garments draped on cartoon mannequins, a monumental Peter Johnson dinosaur prowling the outskirts, and a seated PVC pipe person "dressed" in Nancy Reagh Johnson's fiber arts.

Quick Draw contest to offer cash prizes

Quick Draw contest to offer cash prizes

White River Gallery is inviting all artists and “wanna-be artists” to a heightened arts experience at the first Gallery-sponsored Quick Draw contest July 7.

Held at the Artisan Marketplace in Montague (behind Comerica Bank), the contest is open to children and adults. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., with contestants beginning their pieces at 11 a.m. Each contestant will have 90 minutes to complete his or her art work in the midst of crowds at the popular Saturday venue near the Montague Farmer’s Market.

“Expect spectators to be walking around and looking over your shoulder as you work; this is a public event,” notes Marilyn Ryan, chair of the event.

When time is up, the work will be juried and cash prizes will be awarded. Onlookers may vote for a People’s Choice winner (no cash, but lots of glory). People’s Choice and juried winners will be announced at 1 p.m.