|Starlight Dinner Theatre||
A play by Jane Shipley Zussman
Directed by Linda M. Granger | March 13-15, & 20, 2015 | Desserts Fri & Sat at 6:30 pm; Sun at 1:00 pm; |
Show Fri & Sat 7:30 pm; Sun at 2:00 pm
This funny, touching, hour-long show introduces us to a rag doll (Angela Dill) and a teddy bear (Chris Klaver) who meet for the first time when they are put up for sale in a two-family garage sale. These seemingly incompatible toys romp through dilemmas of love and loss that are decidedly grown-up, as they face life’s challenges and barriers to intimacy. Up for debate are such topics as the existence of Santa Claus and what it means to be “anatomically correct.”
Original production in 1996 - Lansing State Journal Review: "Garage Sale is a remarkable mini-gem. It's just about perfect in everything - its writing, direction, performances and length...The action takes place on one table of a garage sale...Tuxedo Teddy has a lofty price tag and immaculate condition. He has spent most of his life on a shelf, encased in his original box. Rag Baby has lived big and shows it. She's a tattered mess, with great memories. These two manage to bond - quite literally, thanks to Zussman's clever ending. You could sum up the show in a cliche: It is better to have loved and lost (an arm, some stuffing, etc.) than to never have loved at all. Still, Garage Sale is more. It has moments of great heart and humor." See our season brochure for Season 10 for details on times and prices.
Tuxedo Teddy: Chris Klaver
Rag Baby: Angela Dill
Technical Staff & Crew
Director & Producer: Linda M. Granger
Production Advisor: Jane Zussman
Stage Manager: Mary Pomeroy
Technical Director: Jim Lorenz
Set Design: Linda Granger
Set Construction: Doug Vorce
Set Painting: Linda Granger
Set Transportation: Chris Klaver, Philip Benedict
Lighting Design & Engineer: Jim Lorenz
Sound Design: Steve Scarborough
Sound Engineer: Jim Lorenz and John Gross
Costumers: Angela Dill and Jamie Wakley (some pieces from the original 1996 production, built by Mary Job)
Props: Angela Dill, Linda Granger, Sherin Grossi, Jan Ross and Cathy Wotring (silverware set from the original 1996 production, built by Bruce Bennett)
Dining Room and Backstage Crew: Jan Ross, Sherin Grossi, Mary Pomeroy
Photographer: Steve Scarborough
Publicity, Reservations: Linda Granger
Program: Jane Shipley Zussman
Box Office: Christine Kennedy, Terri Minor, LeAnn Dethlefsen
Dining Room Manager: Elizabeth Todd
Assistant Dining Room Manager: Jan Ross
Table Centerpieces: Linda Granger
A dessert buffet with a variety of tasty pies, cheesecakes, cakes, cream puffs, decadent brownies and more!
Coffee, hot tea, lemonade and bottled water
Starlight Dinner Theatre
225 Leland Place, Lansing, MI 48917
Waverly East Intermediate School
3131 W. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48917
Friday & Saturday Performance Schedule:
Box Office opens at 6:00 pm
Dinner is served at 6:30 pm
Show begins at 7:30 pm
Sunday Performance Schedule:
Box Office opens at 1:00 pm
Desserts are served at 1:30 pm
Show begins at 2:00 pm
Specific show information is listed in our season brochure or online schedule.
Reservations Required for Dinner & Show:
Reservations for Friday dinners must be made and confirmed by one of our staff members either by email or phone by the Tuesday evening before (72 hours before). Reservations for Saturday dinner and Sunday dessert must be made and confirmed by one of our staff members either by email or phone the Wednesday evening before.
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