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February 15th, 2013 Events
The Little Dog Laughed
Friday, February 15, 2013

In The Old Town Playhouse’s next studio theater production, The Little Dog Laughed, quintessential New York rushes head-long into Los Angeles, in this very modern comedy from Douglas Carter Beane. Mitchell Green will claim his rightful place as a Hollywood leading man if his agent, Diane, can keep his sexuality off the front page! Unfortunately, saucy boy-toy Alex, who captures Mitchell’s heart, also has a needy girlfriend, Ellen, in tow. Diane tries to stay one step ahead by negotiating Mitchell’s biggest contract of his career and getting all involved to play their part.
This production will be at our Studio Theater at the Depot, located at 620 Railroad Pl., on the corner of 8th Street and Woodmere, in Traverse City. Production dates are Friday Feb. 1st, Saturday Feb. 2nd, Thursday Feb. 7th, Friday Feb. 8th, Saturday Feb. 9th, Sunday Feb. 10th, Thursday Feb. 14th, Friday Feb. 15th, and Saturday Feb. 16th. All show times are 7:30 PM, except Sunday Feb. 10th which is a 3:00 PM matinee.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling our box office at 231-947-2210, online at www.oldtownplayhouse.com, or at our box office located at 148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. Remaining tickets for each show will be available an hour before the show starts, and can be purchased at the door of the Studio Theater. Visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com for more details.

Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival
Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Monday, February 18, 2013

Join us for a mega-weekend of America’s best comics, appearing live on the stage here in TC from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17. We’re back with more comedians, more venues, more movies, and the best part of all: This year, you’ll be able to see two comics performing two sets — all in one show, all for one low price!

And we are happy to announce our opening night act: the incredible Colin Quinn! From his years as the anchorman on SNL’s Weekend Update to his hit one-man show on Broadway directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

We are also thrilled to announce a special performance by the legendary Dick Gregory. In addition to his show on Saturday night, we will present Mr. Gregory with this year’s TC Comedy Fest Legends Award. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.

And the same can be said for the rest of the festival, from Robert Wuhl (who played “Arli$$” on HBO) and his hilarious American history lesson show, to “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Susie Essman (she plays Jeff’s wife), to comic great Paul Provenza, to the two-set shows featuring Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Ian Edwards, John Fugelsang, Allan Havey, Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Eddie Pepitone, and Sheng Wang.

ComedySportz: Improv For All is the only comedy show we’ve found that’s funny enough for bachelor parties and clean enough for church groups. We’re bringing in the best performers from all over the U.S. to put on this uniquely clean, fast-paced, and positive improv comedy show for the entire family, with music, a variety of characters, pop-culture references, and rapid-fire one-liners. No two shows are alike. All ages.

Check out the incredible full program online (you can download it, too). http://wintercomedy.org/
Reserved seats can be purchased on line as well as at the State Theatre 12 pm to 6 pm.

As if all that’s not enough, we’ve added a fringe venue, and we’ve teamed up with the National Cherry Festival to make this a weekend the entire family can enjoy.

– Free on Front St. all weekend: an ice skating rink (we provide the skates, or bring your own), a big sledding hill, a ferris wheel, and a sports arena with Snowblower Races, the Slip and Fall Olympics, Ice Bowling, and Cherry Festival favorites like the Monster Dog Pull and Kid Competitions.

– A bonfire with free s’mores, two laser light shows sponsored by the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau, funny family movies, the Soup’r Bowl, a Grand Traverse Pie Co. Make and Bake event, and a pancake breakfast (with cherries!) to benefit the Fresh Food Partnership & local food pantries.

Just in case anyone reading this confuses Las Vegas with Traverse City… Some people have asked if the comedy shows will be appropriate for all ages. The simple answer to that is no. Just about everything is OK for most kids ages 18 and up. Parents will need to make up their own minds about the maturity level of children who are younger. Robert Wuhl’s one-man show can (and should) be attended by mature teenagers. As for the movies, they have ratings on them. We hope that helps.

Ticket prices range from 25 cents to $35, and most of the family fun is free. Look for a printed schedule in today’s Record-Eagle, or download it here.

Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival
Friday, February 15, 2013

Join us for a mega-weekend of America’s best comics, appearing live on the stage here in TC from Thursday, February 14 through Sunday, February 17. We’re back with more comedians, more venues, more movies, and the best part of all: This year, you’ll be able to see two comics performing two sets — all in one show, all for one low price!

And we are happy to announce our opening night act: the incredible Colin Quinn! From his years as the anchorman on SNL’s Weekend Update to his hit one-man show on Broadway directed by Jerry Seinfeld.

We are also thrilled to announce a special performance by the legendary Dick Gregory. In addition to his show on Saturday night, we will present Mr. Gregory with this year’s TC Comedy Fest Legends Award. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.

And the same can be said for the rest of the festival, from Robert Wuhl (who played “Arli$$” on HBO) and his hilarious American history lesson show, to “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Susie Essman (she plays Jeff’s wife), to comic great Paul Provenza, to the two-set shows featuring Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Ian Edwards, John Fugelsang, Allan Havey, Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Eddie Pepitone, and Sheng Wang.

ComedySportz: Improv For All is the only comedy show we’ve found that’s funny enough for bachelor parties and clean enough for church groups. We’re bringing in the best performers from all over the U.S. to put on this uniquely clean, fast-paced, and positive improv comedy show for the entire family, with music, a variety of characters, pop-culture references, and rapid-fire one-liners. No two shows are alike. All ages.

Check out the incredible full program online (you can download it, too). http://wintercomedy.org/
Reserved seats can be purchased on line as well as at the State Theatre 12 pm to 6 pm.

As if all that’s not enough, we’ve added a fringe venue, and we’ve teamed up with the National Cherry Festival to make this a weekend the entire family can enjoy.

– Free on Front St. all weekend: an ice skating rink (we provide the skates, or bring your own), a big sledding hill, a ferris wheel, and a sports arena with Snowblower Races, the Slip and Fall Olympics, Ice Bowling, and Cherry Festival favorites like the Monster Dog Pull and Kid Competitions.

– A bonfire with free s’mores, two laser light shows sponsored by the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau, funny family movies, the Soup’r Bowl, a Grand Traverse Pie Co. Make and Bake event, and a pancake breakfast (with cherries!) to benefit the Fresh Food Partnership & local food pantries.

Just in case anyone reading this confuses Las Vegas with Traverse City… Some people have asked if the comedy shows will be appropriate for all ages. The simple answer to that is no. Just about everything is OK for most kids ages 18 and up. Parents will need to make up their own minds about the maturity level of children who are younger. Robert Wuhl’s one-man show can (and should) be attended by mature teenagers. As for the movies, they have ratings on them. We hope that helps.

Ticket prices range from 25 cents to $35, and most of the family fun is free. Look for a printed schedule in today’s Record-Eagle, or download it here.

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