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Theater Events for the period Jan. 1 – 10

By | 2004-01-01T09:00:00-05:00 January 1st, 2004|Uncategorized|
Professional Theater:

Forbidden Christmas A musical extravaganza that parodies all things Christmas! Presented Wednesday through Sunday at the Century Theatre, Detroit, through Jan. 4. Tickets: $28.50 – $37.50. 313-963-9800. http://www.gemtheatre.com.
Glengarry Glen Ross A scaldingly dark comedy about a cutthroat real estate salesman who makes a living pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers. Performed in repertory Wednesday through Saturday at the Hilberry Theatre, Detroit, through Jan. 31. Tickets: $12 – $20. 313-577-2972. http://www.theatre.wayne.edu/t_hilberry.html.
Greater Tuna A laugh-a-minute satire in which two actors become all of the citizens of Tuna, Texas. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester Hills, Jan. 7 – Feb. 1. Tickets: $22 – $38. 248-377-3300. http://www.mbtheatre.com.
Les Miserables The legendary award-winning musical based on the Victor Hugo classic novel about a fugitive struggling to avoid capture. Presented Tuesday through Sunday at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit, through Jan. 4. Tickets: $25 – $66.50. 248-645-6666. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com.
Macbeth A story of treachery and bloodlust steeped in illusion, fantasy and mystery that is touted as the unluckiest of The Bard’s dramas. Performed in repertory Wednesday through Saturday at the Hilberry Theatre, Detroit, Jan. 9 – March 4. Tickets: $12 – $20. 313-577-2972. http://www.theatre.wayne.edu/t_hilberry.html
Nobody’s Gilgul Just imagine your great grandmother, perhaps from a 19th century village in Europe, suddently confronted with today’s material girl. Staged Wednesday through Sunday by the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company at the Aaron DeRoy Theatre, West Bloomfield, through Jan. 4. Tickets: $22 – $32. 248-788-2900. http://www.jettheatre.org.
The Producers Mel Brooks’ Broadway smash musical about a down-on-his-luck producer whose scam arrives in Detroit in time for the holidays! Presented Tuesday through Sunday at the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, through Jan. 11. Tickets: $27.50 – $75. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com.
Triple Espresso A high-energy family-friendly comedy featuring songs, parody send-ups and vaudeville-style ensemble comedy. Presented Tuesday through Sunday at the historic Gem Theatre, Detroit, through February. Tickets: $32.50 & $37.50. 313-963-9800. http://www.gemtheatre.com.
Onstage & Unplugged Celebrate the holidays with Jeff Daniels in this one-man, up-close and personal show. Presented Friday through Sunday at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea, through Jan 4. Tickets: $50 – $60. 734-433-7673. http://www.purplerosetheatre.org.

Civic/Community Theater:

Greater Tuna Two actors portray 20 of the fine, upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas, the third smallest city in the Lone Star State. Staged by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre at the Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo, Jan. 9 – 10, 15 – 18 & 23 – 24. Tickets: $13 & $16. 269-343-1313. http://www.kazoocivic.com

Improvisational Theater:

Best of Second City Touring Company A brand new best-of Second City show continues the celebration of 10 years of comedy in Detroit. Presented every Sunday at Second City Detroit. Tickets: $12. 313-965-2222. http://www.olympiaentertainment.com.
Ten Some of the most hilarious scenes of the past 10 years are assembled in a retrospective that celebrates the best of Second City – Detroit. Presented every Wednesday through Sunday at Second City – Detroit. Tickets: $15 & $20. 313-965-2222. http://www.olympiaentertainment.com.

AUDITIONS:

Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company – keyboardist and violin player for “Fiddler on the Roof,” 248-851-3923; Stagecrafters – “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Jan. 24 & 25, 248-541-4832; Sara Smith Productions Youth Theatre – “Fiddler on the Roof,” Jan 9 & 10, 248-644-5832.

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