Montcalm Community College Drama Club to present murder-mystery

By Robin Miller • Last Updated 1:56 pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SIDNEY — So, you think you can act?

Whether you’re a class-act performer on the verge of stardom or a beginner looking for a little fun, the Montcalm Community College (MCC) Drama Club wants to see your talent.

The MCC Drama Club is open to the public and typically performs one play a year. Members meet  at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at MCC’s Barn Theater in Sidney.

MCC performing arts coordinator Val Vander Mark is gearing up for auditions for the club’s next show. The director and stage crew are already in place.

“We have chosen a crew from active drama club members,” Vander Mark said. “Our director will be MCC student Amanda Hall, under the tutelage of MCC drama class instructor Carolyn Johnson.”

Open auditions for the comical murder-mystery play, “The Boardwalk Melody Hour Murders,” are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at MCC’s Barn Theater.

Vander Mark said cast members will be notified of their selection within two days of the auditions.

For additional information on the auditions, contact Val Vander Mark, MCC Performing Arts coordinator, at, or call (989) 328-1218.

The MCC Drama Club will perform “The Boardwalk Melody Hour Murders” at Clifford Lake Inn on Feb. 17-18. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the first course of dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Additional courses will be served between scenes of the play.

Clifford Lake Inn owner Connie McKeown looks forward to hosting the event and highlighting local actors and actresses.

“We did a murder-mystery dinner last year with another company,” said McKeown.  “In keeping with our mission statement to support our community, we decided to support and spotlight our own local talent.”

McKeown said details on ticket pricing and performance times will be available soon on their website, You also may call the restaurant at (989) 831-5151 to make a reservation by credit card.

Correspondent Robin Miller is an Edmore resident.

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