Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal.
- Where: Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $11 for general admission for one adult and one child to West Michigan Youth Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. (up to a $27.75 value)
- $40 for two reserved seats to see Garrison Keillor on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $89 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Alice in Wonderland
Now in its sixth performance season, the West Michigan Youth Ballet takes on a stage interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved 1865 novel. 65 dancers between the ages of 8 and 18 form the fantastical cast, pulling audiences through the rabbit hole with fluent motions choreographed by Michigan native Gregory M. George. Professional-quality sets and costumes heighten the whimsy, from the blaring patterns of the Mad Hatter’s suit to the sheaf of anxiety medications in the White Rabbit’s coat pocket.
For those prone to Saturday evening drives, Garrison Keillor’s voice is a familiar one. Listeners traipsing up and down the FM dial are likely to stop on Keillor’s deep, unhurried drawl, with which he delivers humorous missives from Lake Wobegon and portrays the hapless detective Guy Noir on his public radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. A natural storyteller and distinguished writer, Keillor’s accolades from his 44-year career include a Grammy Award for the audiobook of Lake Wobegon Days, the 1980 Peabody Award, and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
The 1,726-seat Frauenthal Theater serves as the nucleus of the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, which shot skyward in 1929 under the direction of Muskegon movie mogul Paul Shlossman. Formerly known as the Michigan Theater, the Spanish Renaissance-style venue was designed to resemble a castle, and has undergone multiple face-lifts over its 73-year history to meet the safety measures and drawbridge expectations of modern society.