Arts Briefs

“Twilight Los Angeles: 1992” Free Showing

Excerpts from “Twilight Los Angeles: 1992” will be shown for free on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 2263 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The show offers multiple perspectives and reactions of well-known and unknown individuals alike involved in the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers charged with assaulting Rodney King.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit:

“ABRAZOS” Film Showing

At 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the Eberhard Center Auditorium, GVSU’s Latin American studies program will be presenting a viewing of the film, “ABRAZOS.”

The film tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time. After being separated for almost two decades, these families are able to share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity.

There will be a panel discussion moderated by Andrew Schlewitz with Alex Brito and Connor Swanson from Bethany Christian Services and Refugee & Immigrant Youth Mentoring, and Grand Rapids community members Sandra Diaz, Donny Hernandez and Shirley Hernandez following the film.

The event is LIB 100/201 approved.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Audition Sign-up Available

Audition sign-up forSix Characters In Search Of An Author” are now available at the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office. Audition slots are open to all on Jan. 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Feb. 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute monologue (comic or dramatic) or opt for a cold read audition.

The show will run from April 1 to April 10.

To sign up, visit the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office in person or call (616) 331-2300.


Premiering at 7:30 on Feb. 5, the GVSU production of the musical “Godspell” will run from then until Feb. 14.

The musical is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The show is a love feast dedicated to light, joy and love. The music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz are eclectic, bringing in rock, folk, gospel and Broadway styles. The updated “Godspell 2012” is a family-friendly show and a retelling of the original version of “Godspell.” The 2012 version brings in new arrangements and contemporary references.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Louis Armstrong Theatre box office at (616) 331-2300. Tickets may also be purchased through Startickets online or by calling (800) 585-3737. The tickets will cost an addition $1 if purchased at the door.