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It’ll Be a Gay Ol’ Time in Theaters Across Metro Detroit

If you’re a longtime theater fan – especially an LGBTQ theater fan – one thing you may have noticed over the years is that what’s popular one season may not be the next. Or that trends disappear as quickly as they arrive. That’s especially true of plays with LGBTQ themes and characters, which rise and fall and ebb and flow from one year to the next for no apparent reason.

By |2018-09-05T11:43:12-04:00September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

Theater Events for the period July 5-14

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: The All Night Strut! The Wilde Award-nominated musical returns to celebrate one of the greatest eras of American music, the era of Swing. BoarsHead Theater, Lansing. Wed.-Sun., through July 8. $25-$40. 517-484-7805. http://www.boarshead.org [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period July 5-14

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVALS: Ann Arbor Summer Festival A three-week celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment and community spirit that offers dozens of legendary artists, pop icons, international superstars and emerging newcomers in and around the [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:59:22-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Matrix asks: WWJD if born in SW Detroit?

Sometimes persistence DOES pay off. Just ask 20-year-old Ofelia Torres who, for the past several years, has been pestering Matrix Theatre's Shaun S. Nethercott and the troupe's various directors to remount its popular production of [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:23:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Matrix asks: WWJD if born in SW Detroit?

Sometimes persistence DOES pay off. Just ask 20-year-old Ofelia Torres who, for the past several years, has been pestering Matrix Theatre's Shaun S. Nethercott and the troupe's various directors to remount its popular production of [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:23:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period March 15-24

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:23:04-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 15-24

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

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Professional Theater News: Icarus Falling announces cast for world premiere of 'Fatal Error' LANSING - Icarus Falling is pleased to announce the cast for its upcoming premiere of "Fatal Error" by Kevin L. Knights & [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:14:26-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 15-24

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

By |2018-01-16T00:04:30-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Feb. 8-17

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:12:13-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Art & Around for the period Feb. 8-18

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:12:13-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

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'American Idol' meets 'Saturday Night Live': 'Auditions Tonight' MANISTEE - Manistee's Little River Casino Resort is gearing up for Valentine's Day with top-notch entertainment, the energetic and fun-filled audience-participatory comedy show, "Auditions Tonight - An [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:11:43-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Jan. 11-20

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: All Shook Up Elvis Presley songs help tell the romantic story of how a young girl's dreams come true when a guitar-playing roustabout rides into town. Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing. [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Jan. 11-20

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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Professional Theater News from Around Town: Rapper MC Serch guests in 'Citizen Improv' at the Inferno ANN ARBOR - The Improv Inferno is pleased to announce a very special "Citizen Improv" on Friday, Jan. 12, [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:04:48-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Plenty to be thankful for in 2006

Happy New Year, and welcome to our annual look at some of last year's highlights in the always-exciting world of Michigan theater. The biggest news - given our state's sluggish economy - was probably this: [...]

By |2018-01-24T11:27:15-05:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

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Breaking Theater News: 'Cyrano' by David DiChiera to premiere Oct. 13 at Detroit Opera House DETROIT -- Michigan Opera Theatre will present "Cyrano," a world premiere opera by Company Founder and General Director David DiChiera, [...]

By |2017-10-31T14:03:36-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Theater Events for the period Jan. 4-13

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Amadeus The story of two brilliant composers, Mozart and Salieri: one humbly gifted and the other viciously envious. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory, Jan. 12-March 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com Between Men and [...]

By |2017-10-31T09:17:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art & Around for the period Jan. 4-13

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark [...]

By |2017-10-31T09:17:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Curtain Calls ONLINE

CCO Honus_PowersSmithCoven.jpg: A "Fan Appreciation" performance of "Honus and Me" has been scheduled Aug.29 by the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea. Photo: Danna Segrest Breaking News: Improv Inferno to close Sept. 10 For Part [...]

By |2017-10-31T08:42:25-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|