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Thunder Bay Theatre opens the curtains for their 2019 season

(Photo Courtesy/Mike Beiermeister) Actors from Thunder Bay Theatre pop confetti to celebrate the unveiling of the 2019 season.

Alpena — It was the celebration of a new season at Art in the Loft on Thursday night for Thunder Bay Theatre’s 2019 season reveal party.

Actors, board members, theatre fans, and community members enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and good conversation of the theatre.

Producing Artistic Director Jeffrey Mindock talked about the theatre’s ongoing participation in the community and how they’ve expanded their efforts to bring the arts to more schools and areas throughout Northeast Michigan. Managing Director Molly Stricker went over the capital campaign which looks to completely renovate Thunder Bay Theatre in the next five years.

Only two shows remain in the 2018 season. The theatre is taking a modern approach on “Romeo and Juliet” by making the Montague’s a Michigan University family and the Capulet’s a Michigan State family. “Peter Pan” will be the final performance of the season.

The 2019 season has a lot in store with 9 different shows, a little something for everyone. Actor Adrian Rochelle is looking forward to the summer productions.

“This season is very fantastical, I think that especially considering the summer season,” said Rochelle. “[It] brings you into a lot of shows that bring you to a different world and just make you get out of everywhere we’re living right now, and it’s such a fantastical kind of escape, but still things you can take away into your own life.”

Spring of 2019 will feature a youth production of “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Glass Menagerie,” and one show yet to be announced.

Summer 2019 kicks off with “Into the Woods,” the popular “Mamma Mia,” and “Carousel.”

Fall 2019 has “The Marvelous Wonderettes Caps and Gowns,” “Macbeth,” and “Godspell” in store.

To get the full list of showtimes and dates, visit Thunder Bay Theatre’s website