A Decade of Dance: The PSDC Summer Reunion Revue Current and past members of the Peter Sparling Dance Co. celebrate 10 years of dance tradition and interdisciplinary innovation. Staged Thursday through Sunday as part of the TreeTown Performance Festival at Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor, Aug. 19 – 22. Tickets: $20. 734-663-0681. www.performancenetwork.org
Detour of Duty A cavalry of characters will make you laugh all you can laugh through topical songs and comedy sketches. Presented Thursday through Sunday at Planet Ant, Hamtramck, through Aug. 29. Tickets: $15. 313-365-4948. www.planetant.com.
Duck Hunter Shoots Angel A world premiere comedy about a tabloid journalist on a search for two swamp poachers who believe they shot a celestial being. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea, extended through Sept. 18. Tickets: $17.50 – $32.50. 734-433-7673. www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Golf: The Musical Vignettes and musical numbers celebrate the passions and foibles of one of America’s favorite pastimes. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, Aug. 25 – Sept. 19. Tickets: $20 – $36. 248-377-3300. www.mbtheatre.com.
Menopause The Musical A joyful musical parody about four women who have nothing in common except a certain shared experience! Presented Tuesday through Sunday at the Gem Theatre, Detroit, for an open run. Tickets: $39.50. 313-963-9800. www.gemtheatre.com.
A New Brain An evening of energetic, sardonic and comic musical numbers about a gay composer who collapses into a plate of ziti while lunching with his best and awakes in a hospital with a “problem in the brain.” Staged Thursday through Sunday as part of the TreeTown Performance Festival by The Actors’ Company at Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor, Aug. 26 – 29. Tickets: $20. 734-663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.org.
Wicked City The world premiere of a new musical comedy set deep in the world of Holloywood film noirÉdames, thugs and private dicks! Presented Tuesday through Sunday at Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck, Aug. 19 – Sept. 5. Tickets: $27.50 – $30. 269-857-4898. www.masonstreetwarehouse.org.
Pandora’s Box Fest A mix of new and experienced playwrights get their works staged by local women directors in an evening of black box theater. Staged Thursday through Sunday by Think Inside The Box Productions at the Blackbird Theatre, Ann Arbor, Aug. 26 – 29. Tickets: $10. 734-332-3848.
Far East At an American navel base two sharply juxtaposed cultures in 1954-55 are explored. Presented Thursday through Sunday at Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing, Aug. 19 – 29. Tickets: $10 – $12. 517-482-5700. www.riverwalktheatre.com.
Spoon River Anthology The dead in an Illinois graveyard hauntingly relay details from their lives. Presented Friday through Sunday at Buckham Alley Theatre, Flint, Aug. 20 – 29. Tickets: $8. 810-238-2787. www.buckhamtheatre.com.
Monday Night @ Planet Ant The Ant’s resident improvisational troupe, the Improv Colony, is joined each week by a Guest Team that performs the evening’s first act. Presented every Monday night (except holidays) at Planet Ant, Hamtramck. Tickets: $5. 313-365-4948. www.planetant.com.
AUDITIONS AND CLASSES:
Mosaic Youth Theatre – auditions for young people ages 12 to 18 interested in acting, singing and technical theatre, Sept. 28 – 30, 313-872-6910; Clarkston Village Players – “The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild,” Aug. 29 & 30, 248-625-8811; Ann Arbor Civic Theater – “Inherit the Wind,” Sept. 20 & 21, 734-971-2228.