Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre

Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre Established in 1997, GVSU Opera Theatre was founded to provide GVSU students who sing and act an opportunity to work with stage and music directors from the world of professional opera and theatre.
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Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance
01/28/2020

Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

We asked the cast of Working to answer some of our questions and they really delivered 😉

Check back next week for another behind the scenes look at GVSU Opera Theater's Working!

#gvsu #gvsumtd #musicaltheatre @ Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

Many thanks to the Lanthorn for their coverage of last weekend's event!
10/10/2019
GVSU Opera collaborates with GR Ballet School Junior Company

Many thanks to the Lanthorn for their coverage of last weekend's event!

On Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, Grand Valley State University’s Opera Theatre collaborated with the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company and the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts to present Mother Goose and The Naughty Boy. The show began both nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Peter M...

Mother Goose & the Naughty BoyOctober 2019Photo Credit: Ryan Jackson
10/07/2019

Mother Goose & the Naughty Boy
October 2019
Photo Credit: Ryan Jackson

Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company
10/05/2019

Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company

Mother Goose & The Naughty Boy premieres tonight at 7:30pm and again Saturday at 2pm. This is great family fun with tickets only $18! See Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & The Beast, Tom Thumb, and more — all in one performance that includes Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre.

🎫: grballet.com/jrco-mothergoose
☎️: 616.454.4771 x10

This weekend only! Get your tickets-they're going fast!🎟️: grballet.com/jrco-mothergoose☎️: 616.454.4771 x10
10/03/2019

This weekend only! Get your tickets-they're going fast!

🎟️: grballet.com/jrco-mothergoose
☎️: 616.454.4771 x10

Are you ready to see Sleeping Beauty in Mother Goose & The Naughty Boy with Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre this weekend? Tickets are only $18 — get yours today!

🎟️: grballet.com/jrco-mothergoose
☎️: 616.454.4771 x10

We're a little over a week away from our collaboration with the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company, Mother Goose ...
09/26/2019
Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company

We're a little over a week away from our collaboration with the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company, Mother Goose & The Naughty Boy!

Listen to Opera Theatre Artistic Director Dale Schriemer and the Director of the Grand Rapids Ballet School Attila Mosolygo talk about the production here: wgvunews.org/post/mother-goose

And get tickets here: grballet.com/jrco-mothergoose

See you at the show!

We had a great time talking about our Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre collaboration Mother Goose & The Naughty Boy. Thank you for having us, The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin.

This fun, family-friendly performance is October 4-5 at Peter Martin Wege Theatre and tickets are only $18. Come see us!

🎟️: grballet.com/jrco-mothergoose
👂: wgvunews.org/post/mother-goose
❓: 616.454.4771 x17

09/25/2019
Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

Congratulations to the cast of WORKING 2012! The production will hit the Louis Armstrong stage in February. 🎭

MEN:

Jacob Miller – Mike/Joe
Alex Coy – Freddy
Nick Switzer – Rex
Dan Bittner – Frank/p.46 Lead Man
Jonah Stephens – Conrad/ Brother Trucker soloist
Spencer Escarino-Kniat – Ralph/ Brother Trucker soloist
Josh Dixon – Raj/Eddie Jaffe/Millworker duet
Chris Marco – Utkarsh
Napoleon Stone – Anthony
Joe Mayer – Tom

WOMEN:

Mikayla Berghorst – Amanda/Allen Epstein
Emma Taranko – Rose/Candy
Megan Ireland – Terry
Maddie Roberts – Sharon
Emily Emerson – Kate
Elise Endres – Roberta/Millworker Dance Feature
Alyssa Veldman – Dolores
Elise Alvaro – Grace
Sofie Vasquez-Maccio – Teresa
Sara Ecenbarger - Maggie

02/07/2019

Everything Wonderful Town is in full swing!! Costumes, orchestra, cast, and crew are looking forward to you seeing you in the audience! Watch those 2 crazy girls from Ohio make their way in the Big Apple!

February 8-17 Louis Armstrong Theatre 616-231-2300 box office or startickets.com

01/29/2019
Wonderful Town Montage

Here is a montage of the happy cast of Wonderful Town with their own vocals of the opening "Christopher Street".

Feb 8-17 Louis Armstrong Theatre, Allendale
tickets: 331-2300 or Startickets.com

01/18/2019
Wonderful Town Interview

Meet Mikayla and Elise, our two leading ladies! Here they are speaking about their roles in the upcoming performances of Wonderful Town!

February 8 - 17, Louis Armstrong Theatre, Allendale
gvsu.edu/theatre, (616) 331-2300 or startickets.com

Here's Eileen and Ruth, those 2 crazy girls from Ohio  excited to see everything in the Big Apple. Come see Wonderful To...
12/07/2018

Here's Eileen and Ruth, those 2 crazy girls from Ohio excited to see everything in the Big Apple. Come see Wonderful Town February 8-17 Louis Armstrong Theatre, GVSU Allendale campus. Tickets 616-331-2300 or Startickets.com

11/25/2018

Looking forward to rehearsals beginning for Bernstein’s Wonderful Town January 3, 2019! Performances February 8,9,10,15,16,17.

2 sisters from Ohio move to NYC to seek their fortunes in the Big Apple! Their sweet funny adventures are sure to lift your spirits and send you smiling from the theatre!

Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance
03/16/2018

Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

GVSU Registration for the 2018-19 academic year begins March 19th. Join a music ensemble!

Ensemble participation is open to all GVSU students; some ensembles require auditions.

Learn more at gvsu.edu/music and fill out an interest form at gvsu.edu/music/interest!

Our Oklahoma Director & GVSU Alum, Christopher Carter is on to his next project! Directing and choreographing this show ...
02/14/2018
Lorenzo Rush, Jr Joins The Cast Of Porchlight Music Theatre's Porchlight Revisits THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG

Our Oklahoma Director & GVSU Alum, Christopher Carter is on to his next project! Directing and choreographing this show in Chicago:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Lorenzo-Rush-Jr-Joins-The-Cast-Of-Porchlight-Music-Theatres-Porchlight-Revisits-THEYRE-PLAYING-OUR-SONG-20180213

??????? Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction...

3 more chances to see GVSU Opera Theatre presents Oklahoma! and tickets are going fast!Don't miss this fantastic product...
02/09/2018

3 more chances to see GVSU Opera Theatre presents Oklahoma! and tickets are going fast!

Don't miss this fantastic production!

February 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
February 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Louis Armstrong Theatre
Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
GVSU Allendale Campus

Adults $14.00
Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00
Students/groups $6.00
Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or Startickets. Additional fees apply when purchasing online.

Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre's production of OKLAHOMA! continues this weekend and tickets are selling fast!
Get your tickets and don't miss your chance to see this fantastic production.

February 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
February 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Louis Armstrong Theatre
Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
GVSU Allendale Campus

Adults $14.00
Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00
Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, by calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or at Startickets.com. Additional fees apply when purchasing online.

GVSU Opera Theatre presents Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:Jenny ShafferRole: EnsembleYear: Junior Degree: Speech-Language Pathology and a Minor in Spanis...
02/06/2018

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:

Jenny Shaffer
Role: Ensemble
Year: Junior
Degree: Speech-Language Pathology and a Minor in Spanish

Why should people see this production?

“In putting on this Musical, we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma! People should come celebrate with us and enjoy our lively rendition of the classic.”

#Oklahoma!
#gvsumtd
#musicaltheatre
#gvsu

Curly and Laurey are ready for you to come see OKLAHOMA!February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.February 4 & 11 ...
02/02/2018

Curly and Laurey are ready for you to come see OKLAHOMA!

February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

February 4 & 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.

Louis Armstrong Theatre
Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
GVSU Allendale Campus

Adults $14.00
Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00
Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Purchase tickets through the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, calling 616-331-2300, the Kirkhof 2020 Desk, or Startickets.
Additional fees apply when purchasing online.

GVSU Opera Theatre presents Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:Dan BittnerRole: EnsembleYear: FreshmanDegree: BM in Vocal PerformanceWhy should people come se...
02/01/2018

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:
Dan Bittner
Role: Ensemble
Year: Freshman
Degree: BM in Vocal Performance

Why should people come see this show?

“The show has some phenomenal voices with stellar acting veterans behind them.”

#Oklahoma!
#gvsumtd
#musicaltheatre
#gvsu
#techweek

Oklahoma! Student Spotlight:Alyssa Veldman Role: Ado AnnieYear: Freshman Degree: BM Vocal PerformanceWhy should people s...
01/30/2018

Oklahoma! Student Spotlight:
Alyssa Veldman
Role: Ado Annie
Year: Freshman
Degree: BM Vocal Performance

Why should people see this show?

“The cast took a lot of freedom in the development of this show. It’s a different take on a Classic American musical that everyone will enjoy!”

#Oklahoma!
#gvsumtd
#musicaltheatre
#techweek
#gvsu

Bruno Streck RodriguesRole: Ali HakimYear: SeniorDegree: Double Major in Theatre & Communications, Minor in MusicWhat is...
01/29/2018

Bruno Streck Rodrigues
Role: Ali Hakim
Year: Senior
Degree: Double Major in Theatre & Communications, Minor in Music

What is your favorite part of being in this production?

"How Challenged I am by the director to be better. I thought Ali Hakin was going to be the generic comedic character, but we have been finding a lot of depth in the character together."

#Oklahoma!
#gvsumtd
#musicaltheatre
#techweek
#gvsu

OKLAHOMA! opens Friday!Read more about the production here:http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2018/opera-theatre-to-celebrate-75t...
01/29/2018
Opera Theatre to celebrate 75th anniversary of "Oklahoma!" with multiple performances - GVNow - Grand Valley State University

OKLAHOMA! opens Friday!

Read more about the production here:
http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2018/opera-theatre-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary-of-oklahoma-with-multiple-performances-10326.htm?hitReferer=email

Running for more than 2,000 performances, "Oklahoma!" opened on Broadway in 1943. The show has withstood the test of time, boasting a 1944 Pulitzer Prize, numerous Tony Award nominations, national tours, international performances and even a 2003 film starring Hugh Jackman.

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:Megan Ireland Role: EnsembleYear: Sophomore Degree: BA in MusicWhat have you learned in the reh...
01/29/2018

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:

Megan Ireland
Role: Ensemble
Year: Sophomore
Degree: BA in Music

What have you learned in the rehearsal period of this show?

“Character Development. In the ensemble of this show, we’ve been given a lot of freedom to create our own characters and relationships within the world of Oklahoma. This has been an awesome learning experience for me!”

#Oklahoma!
#gvsumtd
#musicaltheatre
#gvsu

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:Casey HulsRole: CurlyYear: SeniorDegree: BME in Music Education Why should people come see the ...
01/28/2018

Oklahoma! Cast Spotlight:
Casey Huls
Role: Curly
Year: Senior
Degree: BME in Music Education

Why should people come see the show?

“Everyone in the cast has worked so hard to make this production the best that it can be. The music is charming and the characters are almost as quirky as the cast members themselves!”

#castspotlight
#Oklahoma!
#gvsumtd
#musicaltheatre
#gvsu

GVSU Opera Theatre presents OKLAHOMA!February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.February 4 & 11 . . . . . . . . . ....
01/24/2018

GVSU Opera Theatre presents OKLAHOMA!

February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
February 4 & 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.

Louis Armstrong Theatre
Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus

Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Stage Direction by Christopher Carter
Artistic Direction by Dale Schriemer

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Adults $14.00
Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00
Students/groups $6.00

Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

The Box Office is open in the Haas Center for Performing Arts Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm. Call (616) 331-2300 or purchase tickets online at http://startickets.com/search?q=Louis+Armstrong+Theatre+Oklahoma&Itemid=124.

Please note that additional fees apply when purchasing online.

01/18/2018
Grand Valley State University Music, Theatre, and Dance

Come see Oklahoma!

Here's a throwback to the first week of rehearsals for the GVSU Opera Theatre production of OKLAHOMA! The cast takes on western roping and choreography!

Get your tickets today:

OKLAHOMA!
February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
February 4 & 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Center for Performing Arts

Adults $14.00
Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00
Students/Groups $6.00
Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Get tickets in person at the box office, by calling (616) 331-2300, or at startickets.com.
(Additional fees apply when purchasing online.)

#throwbackThursday #oklahoma #gvsuoperatheatre #gvsu #musicaltheatre #westernroping

01/10/2018
GVSU Opera Theatre presents OKLAHOMA! First Table Read

Over the holiday break, our cast of OKLAHOMA! began rehearsals. Check out this short video of the first read-thru/sing-thru and get your tickets today!

February 2, 3, 9, & 10 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
February 4 & 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Center for Performing Arts

Adults $14.00
Alumni/Seniors/Faculty/Staff $12.00
Students/Groups $6.00
Tickets at the door are $1.00 additional. Tickets are all reserved seating.

Get tickets in person at the box office, by calling (616) 331-2300, or at startickets.com.
(Additional fees apply when purchasing online.)

Up next!
12/14/2017

Up next!

Congrats to all who auditioned and were called back this weekend for OKLAHOMA! GVSU has a lot of talent to offer, and ca...
10/30/2017

Congrats to all who auditioned and were called back this weekend for OKLAHOMA! GVSU has a lot of talent to offer, and casting wasn’t easy for our director!

Opening tonight: A KURT WEILL CABARET!This weekend only: don't miss our opera theatre students in action!GVSU Opera Thea...
10/20/2017

Opening tonight: A KURT WEILL CABARET!

This weekend only: don't miss our opera theatre students in action!

GVSU Opera Theatre Presents: A Kurt Weill Cabaret
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 21st 7:30PM
Sunday, October 22nd 2:00PM

Betty Van Andel Opera Center
1320 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
Get tickets at the door or by calling: 451-2741

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and Grand Valley faculty, staff and alumni, and $6 for students.

Student: Emily EmersonYear: SophomoreSongs: The Saga Of Jenny, Und Was Bekam, O Moon Of AlabamaDegree: B.M. - Vocal Perf...
10/19/2017

Student: Emily Emerson
Year: Sophomore
Songs: The Saga Of Jenny, Und Was Bekam, O Moon Of Alabama
Degree: B.M. - Vocal Performance

“I think the most rewarding part of being in this production is being able to sing different songs and develop more as a performer because of that. Each song has its own story, so having to change characters and persona throughout the show is such a great experience. Also, just getting to sing a ton of Kurt Weill music in one night, because his work is truly astonishing. This production is going to be fantastic, and I am honored to be a part of it!”

A KURT WEILL CABARET

October 20th, 21st . . . . . . . . . 7:30 pm
October 22nd . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 pm

Betty Van Andel Opera Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Adults $14.00
Seniors, Faculty & Staff $12.00
Students $6.00

Tickets can be purchased by calling (616) 451- 2741!

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