Bedroom Farce A couple whose marriage is on the rocks inflicts their miseries on their nearest and dearest. Ledges Playhouse Theatre Company in the Ledges Playhouse, Grand Ledge. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-24. $13-$15. (517) 694-3978. http://www.ledgesplayhouse.com.
Box Fest 2006 The third annual event that showcases the work of female directors who, along with their casts, donate their time and box office receipts to benefit women’s organizations throughout southeast Michigan. Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Every Thursday through Aug. 31. $10-$15. (313) 365-4948. http://www.planetant.com.
Hello Muddah! Hello Faddah! Allan Sherman’s hilarious song parody comes alive in a musical comedy that follows Barry Brockman and his beloved Sarah Jackman from birth to Camp Granada and from marriage to retirement. Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company at the Aaron DeRoy Theatre on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, through Sept. 17. $29-$39. (248) 788-2900. http://www.jettheatre.org.
Honus and Me A charming and magical family comedy about a little leaguer who finds the most valuable baseball card in the world while cleaning out an elderly neighbor’s attic. Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea. Wednesday-Sunday, through Sep. 2. $20-$35. (734) 433-7673. http://www.purplerosetheatre.org.
I Am My Own Wife The astonishing true-life tale about Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a publicly “out” transvestite in Nazi Germany. Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thursday-Sunday, extended through Sept. 2. $20-$34.50. (734) 663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.org.
Menopause The Musical The hilarious musical set in Bloomingdales returns for its third sizzling year. Century Theatre, Detroit. Every Tuesday-Sunday. $39.50. (313) 963-9800. http://www.gemtheatre.com.
Moses:39 The Satori Circus returns with a new performance art piece that takes you on a journey of one child’s life through adulthood. 1515 Broadway, Detroit. Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 7-23. $10-$20. (313) 965-1515.
Pink Thunderbird A compilation of two one-act comedies by James McLure, “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lone Star.” Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Friday-Sunday, through Sept. 2. $10-$15. (313) 365-4948. http://www.planetant.com.
Rocky Horror Show The smash hit musical with Dr. Frank-n-Furter, Brad and Janet returns with all the extras to thrill audiences yet one more time! Meadow Brook Theatre at Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-10. $22-$38. (248) 377-3300. http://www.mbtheatre.com.
Scenery A madcap romp set backstage in the star dressing room of a Broadway theater on the disastrous opening night of a two-person play starring a legendary couple. Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck. Tuesday-Sunday, through Sept. 10. $22-$33. (269) 857-4898. http://www.masonstreetwarehouse.org.
Dearly Departed A drop-dead funny comedy about a small-town family as they try to make funeral arrangements for their “Daddy Bud.” Marshall Civic Players and Armadillo productions at the Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-17. $15. (269) 781-3335. http://www.marshallcivicplayers.org.
Evening at La Cage II An outrageous, gender-bending entertainment extravaganza with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a hilarious competition that benefits St. Dunstan’s Guild and Variety-The Children’s Charity. St. Dunstan’s Guild of Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills. Saturday, Sept. 9 (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 10). $35 & $100. (248) 737-3587. http://www.stdunstanstheatre.com.
West Side Story The landmark musical about star-crossed lovers from different sides of the track. Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak. Sept. 8-10, 14-17, 21-24, 29 through Oct. 1. $16-$18. (248) 541-6430. http://www.stagecrafters.org.
IMPROVISATION/LATE NIGHT/INTERACTIVE/DINNER THEATER:
Bobble Heads of State Fast moving sketch comedy that covers birth and old age and everything in-between. The Second City, Novi. Every Wednesday-Sunday. $15-$20. Plus, every Wednesday: “Improv Jams.” (248) 348-4448. http://www.secondcity.com.
Improv Inferno A comedy lounge in Downtown Ann Arbor with five nights of fun: “Citizen Improv” and “Super Fun Karaoke” hit the stage on Wednesday nights; Thursday hosts “Catfight” and “High Octane”; Friday and Saturday feature “Biff! Bang! Pow!,” “The Damnation Game” and at Midnight, “The X Show”; and the week closes on Sunday with “The Corner,” “Get Up! Stand Up,” “The Sweet Spot with Eye Candy” and “The Weekend Wild Card.” Special second anniversary celebration Sept. 7-10; see Web site for details. $5-$10. (734) 214-7080. http://www.improvinferno.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; plus, “AntJam.” Planet Ant, Hamtramck. Every Monday. $5. (313) 365-4948. http://www.planetant.com.
Tony & Tina’s Train: Tony Marconi has collected and ridden on trains all his life, and now he plans on getting married on one. Or will he? Random Acts on the Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Charlotte. Every Saturday, through Sept. 30. $57.95 includes dinner and show. (888) 726-8277. http://www.random-acts.net.
AUDITIONS AND CLASSES:
KALAMAZOO CIVIC YOUTH THEATRE – auditions for “Charlotte’s Web,” Sept. 10-11, 269-343-2280; KALAMAZOO CIVIC THEATRE – auditions for “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” Sept. 17-18, (269) 343-2280, ext. 1006.