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Theater Events for the period Jan. 4-13

By |2017-10-31T09:17:11-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|
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 Cattle The president of a conservative, white university arranges a meeting with the black man he interviewed 30 years later to find out, in part, what went wrong during their previous encounter. Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 11-March 18. $17-$20. 313-868-1347. http://www.detroitreptheatre.com
Doubt Should a strong-minded woman in a Catholic school voice concerns about one of her male colleagues even if she’s not certain of the truth? Broadway Theatre Guild at DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids. Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 7. $22-$67. 616-235-6285. http://www.bwaygr.org
Escanaba in Love The world premiere of Jeff Daniels’ hilarious prequel to his popular comedy set in the Soady deer camp during World War II. Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea. Wed.-Sun., extended through Jan. 20, 2007. $25-$35. 734-433-7673. http://www.purplerosetheatre.org
The Fantasticks Two young people fall in love, run off to see the world and learn a valuable lesson. Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Fri.-Sun, through Jan. 7. $25-$37. 734-663-0696. http://www.performancenetwork.org
Jaques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Brel’s ideas and music based on life and love, war and peace are transformed into a thrilling musical experience. Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company at the Aaron DeRoy Theatre on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield. Wed., Thu., Sat. & Sun., through Jan. 6. $32-$39. 248-788-2900. http://www.jettheatre.org
Monty Python’s Spamalot The legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as lovingly ripped from the motion picture, “Monty Python’s Holy Grail.” Fisher Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 6. $30-$85. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com
The Phantom of the Opera The masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House is back to terrorize local audiences. Stranahan Theatre, Toledo. Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 28. $22-$67. 419-474-1333. http://www.theaterleague.com
Same Time, Next Year A couple celebrates 25 years together – despite being married to other people. Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester. Wed.-Sun., Jan. 10-Feb. 4. $22-$38. 248-377-3300. http://www.mbtheatre.com
Side Man The twilight years of the big bands are examined through the life of a “sideman,” a backup to the star bandleaders. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Plays in repertory through Feb. 3. $15-$28. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY THEATER:

Knick Knack An original student-written and student-directed play originally produced in April, 2006 returns briefly as a fundraiser to help offset expenses involved in staging the show at the prestigious American College Theatre Festival regional competition in Milwaukee. OU Sept. of Music, Theatre & Dance in the Varner Lab Theatre, Rochester. Sat., Jan. 6, 2007 at 2 & 8 p.m. $15. 248-370-2030. http://www2.oakland.edu/mtd

COMMUNITY/CIVIC THEATER:

The Nerd A nerdy ex-GI unexpectedly shows up at the birthday party of the man whose life he once saved – with no plans to leave. Kalamazoo Civic Theatre at the Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo. Jan. 12-13, 18-21 & 26-27. $15-$20. 269-343-1313. http://www.kazoocivic.com
Over the River and Through the Woods When a new job threatens to relocate Nick to a faraway town, his grandparents use every trick in the book to keep him around. Avon Players, Rochester Hills. Jan. 12-14, 19-21 & 26-27. $14. 248-608-9077. http://www.avonplayers.org
Steel Magnolias Six southern belles share their wit, wisdom and charm in their small town’s beauty parlor. Farmington Players, Farmington Hills. Jan. 12-14, 18-21 & 25-27. $15. 248-553-2955. http://www.farmingtonplayers.org
Sweet Charity A dance hall hostess dreams of love and marriage, but can’t seem to find the right candidate. Ann Arbor Civic Theatre at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 11-14. $15-$24. 734-971-2228. http://www.a2ct.org
The Women Distraught by the news her husband is having an affair, a woman relies on her socialite friends to help her through this crisis. Players Guild of Dearborn, Dearborn. Jan. 12-13, 19-21 & 26-28. $15. 313-561-TKTS. http://www.playersguildofdearborn.org

IMPROVISATION/LATE NIGHT/INTERACTIVE/DINNER THEATER:

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Couples discover the truths and myths of dealing with the opposite sex. Front Row Productions at Club Venetian, Madison Heights. Fri.-Sun., through Jan. 14. $50, includes three-course dinner, soft drinks and show. 248-399-6788.
Improv Inferno The Ann Arbor hotspot for comedy is back with four nights of laughs: “The Catfight” on Thu.; “Citizen Improv” on Fri.; “The Damnation Game” on Sat.; and “Get Up! Stand Up!,” “Rap It Up!” and “The Sweet Spot with Eye Candy” on Sun. All shows at Live at PJ’s, Ann Arbor. $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

AUDITIONS AND WORKSHOPS:

FARMINGTON PLAYERS – auditions for “Oklahoma,” Jan. 28, 248-553-2955.

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