Theater Events for the period Jan. 8 – 17

By | 2008-04-01T09:00:00-04:00 April 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|
Professional Theater:

Cinderella Friendly mice, birds and a Fairy Godmother help a young girl find her Prince Charming. Staged Jan. 17 & 18 only by Youtheatre and the Actors’ Company at the Millennium Center, Southfield, Tickets: $10. 248-577-7529. http://www.youtheatre.org.
Fireside Festival of New Work 2004 Catch a rising star by attending staged readings of 11 new plays in development by new and established playwrights. Presented Jan. 14 – 18 at the Performance Network, Ann Arbor. Tickets: $5 each or $25 pass for unlimited admissions. 734-663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.org.
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, through Feb. 1. Tickets: $22 – $38. 248-377-3300. http://www.mbtheatre.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.
Miss Saigon Two teens are torn apart by the fortunes of war and destiny, yet held together by the fate of a small child. Presented Jan. 13 – 18 at Whiting Auditorium, Flint. Tickets: $32 – $65. 810-237-7333. www.thewhiting.com.
The Music Man A con artist turned conductor convinces the citizens of River City, Iowa that he can teach their children to play in a marching band. Presented Jan. 16 – 18 only at the Stranahan Theater, Toledo. Tickets: $34 – $40. 419-474-1333. http://www.stranahantheater.com.
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.
The Sound of Music Maria climbs every mountain while winning the hearts of the von Trapp family. Presented Jan. 16 & 17 only at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Tickets: $40 – $45. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.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.
Yellowman Childhood friends painfully learn that skin color can divide even the closest friends and communities. Presented Thursday through Sunday by the Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit, Jan. 15 – Mar. 21. Tickets: $17. 313-868-1347. http://www.detroitreptheatre.com.

Civic/Community Theater:

Evita The story of Argentina’s First lady is told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences. Presented by Stagecrafters, Royal Oak, Jan. 16 – 18, 22 – 25, 29 – 31, Feb. 1 & Feb. 6 – 8. Tickets: $16 – $18. 248-541-6430. http://www.stagecrafters.org.
Fiddler on the Roof You don’t need to be a rich man or travel to Anatevka to enjoy this miracle of miracles! Staged by the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, Jan. 15 – 18 only. Tickets: $14 – $21. 734-971-2228. http://www.a2ct.org.
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. 15 – 18 & 23 – 24. Tickets: $13 & $16. 269-343-1313. http://www.kazoocivic.com
The 1940’s Radio Hour A musical comedy that recaptures the romance and emotion of a bygone era. Presented by St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Jan. 16 – 17, 23 – 25 & 29 -31. Tickets: $16. 248-644-0527. http://www.stdunstanstheatre.com.
Sweeney Todd The demon barber of Fleet Street is once again open for macabre business. Staged by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre at the Parish Theater, Kalamazoo, Jan. 16 – 17, 22 – 25 & 29 -31. Tickets: $15 – $19. 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:

Southgate Community Players – “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” Feb. 9 & 10, 734-282-7477.

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