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Tibbits Moves Show to “The Ponds”

Show Announcement July 15, 2020

COLDWATER, Mich.–Tibbits continues to adapt its summer theatre season to meet the governor’s executive orders, moving its next show, “When Radio Was King,” to The Ponds of Coldwater, a beautiful secluded outdoor venue just minutes away from the opera house. 

Tibbits Executive Director Christine Delaney said, “The Ponds staff has been very accommodating in allowing us to move our performances to their location—and it’s been a perfect way for us to safely continue with our summer theatre season.”

Mimicking the radio studio experience from the 1940s, “When Radio Was King” will include a variety of programs like the crime-stopping adventures of “The Shadow,” the antics of “Fibber McGee and Molly,” and Abbott and Costello, plus the vocals of the Andrews Sisters. Written to reflect a bygone era, it includes snippets of news bulletins, singing commercials, and soap opera moments–all accompanied with live sound effects.

“When Radio Was King”, along with the rest of the 2020 TST Season, is presented through the generous sponsorship support of Coldwater Board of Public Utilities, Parrish Excavating, Inc.; and Frederick Family Dental. Additional sponsors include Coldwater Orthodontics; Dr. Jon & Seibra Herbener; Stan and Judy Bushouse; Great Lakes Chiropractic; Honor Credit Union; Coldwater Exchange Club; Matthew C. Christopher, DDS; and Vested Risk Strategies.

Located just over a mile from the opera house at 368 S. Jefferson Street, The Ponds offers a secluded setting with both space for social distancing and privacy to enjoy an intimate performance. All tickets for the event will be transferred to the new location.

Opening on Wednesday, the schedule will change slightly with the Thursday July 23 performance moving to a 2pm performance, the Friday July 24 remaining at 7pm, and the Saturday July 26 performance being replaced with a Wednesday July 22 show at 7pm. Tickets for “When Radio Was King” are $20 (including fees) for all seats, with discounts available to Tibbits members. Tickets are still available at Tibbits.org or by calling 517-278-6029.