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News & Notes - 9/7/23 Troy Times

Troy Times | Published September 7, 2023


Ridgedale Players to perform ‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight’
Just in time for hunting season, the Ridgedale Players are presenting their performances of “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” by Jeff Daniels.

It’s the story of Reuben Soady, the oldest member of his family to never bag a buck. Known around town as the “Buckless Yooper,” Reuben goes to any and all lengths to erase himself from the luckless pages of the family record book.

“This is a delightful, funny story about life in our own Upper Peninsula,” said director Emily Lane. “Please join us for a story about family traditions, deer hunting, flatulence and finding out who truly believes in you.”

The play runs 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 15-Oct. 1. Adult tickets cost $20, and senior tickets cost $18. To order tickets, go to


Troy High orchestra to host 13th annual 5K run/walk
The Troy High School orchestra will host its 13th annual 5K run/walk fundraiser through Boulan Park Sunday, Oct. 1.

The event helps support the more than 200 students in the orchestra as they continue their musical education.

It’s “an opportunity for the Troy community to come together and support our award-winning orchestra students,” orchestra director Wendy Stuart said in an email. “We are also giving the students and the extended orchestra family a chance to help fund scholarships, trips, musical equipment and awards that support our program. Thanks to all who participate either as runners, volunteers, or cheerleaders!”

The cost is $25 for those who register online prior to the event and $30 on race day. This includes a commemorative T-shirt and post-run refreshments. Race day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. A children’s fun run for those under age 12 starts at 10 a.m., while the 5K begins at 10:15 a.m.

Boulan Park is located at 1898 Boulan Park Drive in Troy. More information is available at


Somerset to display costumes from famous films
The movies are coming to life at Somerset Collection as it presents its “Cinematic Couture” exhibit, displaying costumes from numerous cinematic classics.

More than 35 installations will be included, including costumes donned by Julie Andrews in “Victor Victoria,” Renee Zellweger in “Miss Potter” and Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Curated specially for Somerset Collection, “Cinematic Couture” pulls from more than 500 costumes in the archives of Academy Award-winning costume house, COSPROP and Hampshire Street Studio in London, England.

“Fashion in film often inspires design that is seen on the runway, and eventually these looks transition into what our guests see in our stores,” said Kate Millea, general manager of Somerset Collection. “We are thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind fashion exhibit to Somerset Collection for our guests to enjoy.”

The display will be located in the mall’s North Grand Court and will run Sept. 1-Oct. 1.