Theater Events for the period July 6-15

By |2006-07-06T09:00:00-04:00July 6th, 2006|Uncategorized|
Professional Theater/Opera:

Additional Particulars A comedy about four employees at the Save-A-Bundle Discount Store. Williamston Theatre, Williamston. Thu.-Sun., through July 16. $15-$22. 517-655-7469. http://www.williamstontheatre.org.
All Childish Things It’s “Star Wars” fanaticism gone too far when a nerd, his two friends and one girlfriend plan a caper to heist the greatest collectibles ever. Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Thu.-Sun., through July 29. $10-$15. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com.
All Night Strut A sassy, swinging revue of popular music from the 1930s and 40s. BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing. Wed.-Sun., through July 9. $25-$40. 517-484-7805. http://www.boarshead.org.
The Claw Foot and Hot Tub Interviews A delightfully funny short comedy about a woman selling her antique bathtub and a man selling his hot tub, and the odd assortment of characters who cross their paths. A Dark Night production of BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing. Mon.-Tue., July 10-11. Free admission. 517-484-7805. http://www.boarshead.org.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical The first regional theater production of the soap opera-like antics of a whacked-out collection of characters in Florida’s Armadillo Acres Trailer Park. Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck. Tue.-Sun., July 14-30. $22-$33. 269-857-4898. http://www.masonstreetwarehouse.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. Wed.-Sun., through Sep. 2. $20-$35. 734-433-7673. http://www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love A concert revue of Elvis Presley’s music that spanned almost every style of music. Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck. Tue.-Sun., through July 9. $22-$33. 269-857-4898. http://www.masonstreetwarehouse.org.
Menopause The Musical The hilarious musical set in Bloomingdales returns for its third sizzling year. Century Theatre, Detroit. Every Tue.-Sun. $39.50. 313-963-9800. http://www.gemtheatre.com.

Community/Civic Theater:

Cobb A riveting, often surreal tale about Hall-of-Fame baseball great Ty Cobb. Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing. Thu-Sun., July 13-23. $10-$14. 517-482-5700. http://www.riverwalktheatre.com.

Theater for Young Audiences:

OZ A magical journey that tells the story of what really happened before the twister that led to the creation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. Wed.-Sat., through July 8. $5/children; $8/adults. 313-577-2972. http://www.hilberry.com.

Improvisation/Late Night/Interactive/Dinner Theater:

American Idol Murder Come see if your next American Idol contestant survives the competition! Random Acts on the Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Charlotte. Every Saturday, through Aug. 5. $57.95 includes dinner and show. 888-726-8277. http://www.random-acts.net.
Bobble Heads of State Fast moving sketch comedy that covers birth and old age and everything in-between. The Second City, Novi. Every Wed.-Sun. $15-$20. Plus, every Wednesday: “Improv Jams.” 248-348-4448. http://www.secondcity.com.
Curtain Call Superstitions are broken, bonds are tested and secrets are revealed in the comedic story of what happens backstage before the final performance of a long-running show. Late Night Series at Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Thu,-Sat., July 13-July 29. $5. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.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 “Documentary: The Improvised Mockumentary,” “The Damnation Game” and at Midnight, “The X Show”; and the week closes on Sunday with “Biff! Bang! Pow! The Improvised Comic Book,” “Get Up! Stand Up,” “The Sweet Spot with Eye Candy” and “The Weekend Wild Card.” $5-$10. 734-214-7080. http://www.improvinferno.com.
Law & Murder The honorable yet quirky Judge Jerry Lawless presides over an interactive musical spoof of NBC’s veteran series. Random Acts at Andiamo Dearborn. Thu., July 13 only. $45, includes dinner and show. 313-359-3300.
The Michigan Improv & Laugh Festival A four-night festival that highlights the best improv troupes from throughout Michigan and America, including The Chicago Neutrino Project, The Beatbox (North Carolina), Second City Detroit and the Planet Ant Improv Colony. Improv Inferno, Ann Arbor. Wed.-Sun., July 12-16. $5-$20. 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.

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