Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: March 15

Published 8:12 am Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday,  March 15
‘9 to 5: The Musical’
8 p.m.
Elkhart Civic Theatre
210 E. Vistula St., Bristol, Ind.
(574) 848-4116

Ever want to kidnap your boss and run the office the way you think things would work best? Dolly Parton’s movie,  “9 to 5” let the fantasy be played out to hilarious effect in the early ’80s, and now you can see the musical and live out your revenge.
Check it out:  elkhartcivictheatre.org

Saturday, March  16
Red Hot Voodoo
10:30 p.m.
Czars 505
505 Pleasant St., St. Joseph
(269) 983-1188

If rockabilly/psychobilly is your thing, check out SW Michigan rock legend Derrick Gard (Gun Shy) singing lead with his new group at Czars. If you missed his whiskey- soaked voice special guesting on “Dream On” with Dave Carlock’s Funkin’ Rock School at Studio 376, don’t miss this one.
Check it out:  redhotvoodoo.com

Sunday, March 17
FILM: ‘Sound City’
5:30 p.m.
Riviera Theater
50 N. Main St., Three Rivers
(269) 278-8068

Get a glimpse at the heart and history of one of LA’s legendary major recording studios by making the trip to the Riviera to pay last rites to Sound City Studios.
Testifying are Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty and many more. One of my favorite studios to work at in LA, I’ll likely see this one again and again.
Check it out: trriviera.com

Tuesday, March 19
The Acting Company Presents ‘Of Mice & Men’
7 p.m.
Lake Michigan College Mendel Center
2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor
(269) 927-1221

John Steinbeck’s story of Great Depression drifter brothers, George and Lenny, is one of the most widely read stories in America.
That combined with New York Times raves about the Acting Company, make seeing this show an elementary decision that even man-child Lenny can understand.
Check it out:  lmcmainstage.org/mice-and-men

Wednesday, March 20
The Acting Company presents
‘As You Like It’
7 p.m.
Lake Michigan College Mendel Center
2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor
(269) 927-1221

A two-fer Best Bets referral for the Acting Company on back-to-back nights? You bet!
Get your fill of the major classical touring company in the U.S. while it’s here at your doorstep. In contrast to Steinbeck, “As You Like It” is classic Shakespeare comedy and personal revelation rolled into one.
Great off-night Wednesday programming, Mendel Center!
Check it out:  lmcmainstage.org/as-you-like-it

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