Ixion is tackling an unusual script from 1964 for the third show of its season, and it features a mother-daughter team on stage in the roles of mother and daughter.
“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel opens this weekend and runs for four performances in REO Town, Lansing. The 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning play features a mother who is cruel in her self-absorption, leaving her children to deal with her and the rigors of high school. Tillie copes with her mother’s volatility and her sister’s seizures by retreating into science and competing in the school’s science fair.
PK Van Voorhees, who runs an acting and dancing studio in town, plays the part of the mother Beatrice while her daughter Kaleel Van Voorhees plays Tillie. Grace Hinkley plays the older sister Ruth, Judith Evans is the elderly tenant Nannie and Emily Stokes is Janice Vickery, a fellow student and science fair competitor.
“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” Ixion, 8 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, April 18, 19, 25, 26. AA Creative Corridor, 1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, $15. 517-775-4246 or ixionensemble@gmail.com.


3.  HAIR - MSU

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre
Directed by Deric McNish
Choreographed by Kellyn Uhl
Musical Directed by Dave Wendelberger
The American Tribal Love-Rock musical celebration of an era! This powerful and emotional musical will inspire a new generation as it journeys through a tumultuous time in America’s history. With an unparalleled score of crossover pop/rock hits.

**Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:59pm (Midnight Show)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00pm
Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com  

4. THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN -  Lansing Symphony Orchestra - Wharton Center
Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. 


Spring has finally sprung and with that America's favorite past time - BASEBALL
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