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And The Winner Is An Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor wakes up in a strange bar where time has no meaning and where nothing is as it seems. Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea. Wed.-Sun. Through Aug. 27. $17.50-32.50. 734-433-7673. http://www.purplerosetheatre.org.
Dancing in Summer Terpsichore’s Kitchen presents a showcase of dance works by independent choreographers who have presented works nationally and internationally. TreeTown Festival of Music and Dance at Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun. July 7-10. $20. 734-663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.org.
Mama Mia The hit musical based on the songs of ABBA returns for yet visit. Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun. Through July 10. $18-$65. 248-645-6666. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com.
Menopause The Musical A joyful musical parody about four women who have nothing in common except a certain shared experience! Gem Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun. Open run. $39.50. 313-963-9800. http://www.gemtheatre.com.
Small Packages An original comedy about two sisters attempting to cope with their current situation: Are they helping each other or making things worse? Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Fri.-Sun. Through July 31. $10-$15. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com.
The Thing About Men The hit off-Broadway musical that asks, “What would you do if you were having an affair and discovered your spouse was, too?” Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck. Tues.-Sun. Through July 10. $27.50-$30. 269-857-4898. http://www.masonstreetwarehouse.org.
The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean The Rat Pack returns in a fast-paced theatrical musical play in which those misbehaving but loveable guys are sent back from heaven to do just one more show. City Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun. Extended through July 17. $35.50 & $39.50. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com.
Urinetown The first regional production of the ecological musical about greed, corruption, love and revolution at a time then water is worth its weight in gold. Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck. Tue-Sun. July 13-31. $27.50 & $30. 269-857-4898. http://www.masonstreetwarehouse.org.
Anne of Green Gables A red-headed orphan girl finds kindred spirits and adventures in the small town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing. Thu.-Sun. July 7-17. 517-482-5700. http://www.riverwalktheatre.com.
The Best of Show Business: Senior Showcase 2005 Eighty Metro Detroit seniors sing, dance, roller skate and perform comedy skits with vaudevillian flair. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. July 8-9 only. $15. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com.
Grease The musical extravaganza that celebrates life in the 1950s. Marshall Civic Theatre Summer Youth Theatre at Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall. Fri.-Sun. July 15-24. $15. 269-781-3335. http://www.marshallcivicplayers.org.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch A gender-bending rock musical about a boy in East Berlin who gets sex change operation. Flint City Theatre at The Good Beans Caf, Flint. Thu.-Sat. July 7-16. $5. 810-237-4663. http://www.flintcitytheatre.com.
Macbeth A new vision of the Shakespeare classic set in a neo-modernist 20s-era. Sunsets with Shakespeare. July 7-10 at Nancy L. Moore Park, Okemos. Free admission; $2 suggested donation. http://www.sunsetswithshakespeare.com.
Moonchildren Several friends and roommates treat the peace movement with differing degrees of seriousness. Buckham Alley Theatre, Flint. Fri.-Sun. Through July 10. $10. 810-239-4477. http://www.buckhamtheatre.com.
Theater for Young Audiences
Beauty and the Beast A timeless tale of a beautiful young woman who sees the beauty inside all others. Hilberry Theatre, Detroit. July 5-9. $8. 313-577-2972. http://www.theatre.wayne.edu/t_hilberry.html.
Get Witch Quick A young, new English professor doesn’t realize he’s teaching at a school for young witches. Richmond Community Theatre, Richmond. July 6-7 only. $5. 586-727-9518.
Mano’s Playhouse A children’s show. Buckham Alley Theatre, Flint. Fri.-Sun. July 15-17. Students: $9/adults: $10. 810-239-4477. http://www.buckhamtheatre.com.
Improvisation/Late Night/Interactive/Dinner Theater:
Get a Clue! Interactive Musical Murder Mysteries Board a train, eat dinner and solve a murder mystery, all in one evening! Random Acts on the Old Road Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Charlotte. Every Saturday through July 30. $57.95, includes dinner and show. 888-726-8277. http://www.random-acts.net.
Heavenly Body Ralph convinces Carmen to finish writing her science fiction novel in an isolated cabin, but the possibility of a romantic interlude gets complicated with the arrival of a scantily clad female who claims to be an alien. StarBrite Presents Dinner Theater at the 14th Street Pub, Madison Heights. Friday & Saturday. July 15-Aug 27. $39.50 includes three-course dinner. 248-390-5443. http://www.starbriteprod.com.
Improv Inferno A new comedy lounge in Downtown Ann Arbor with five nights of fun: “The Ladies Show: The Breast Show in Town” and “Super Fun Karaoke” hit the stage on Wednesday nights; Thursday hosts “Catfight” & “High Octane”; Friday and Saturday features “The Damnation Game,” and at Midnight, “The X Show”; “Get Up! Stand Up!” and “The Sweet Spot with Eye Candy” close the week on Sunday. $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. Planet Ant, Hamtramck. Every Monday. $5. 313-365-4948. http://www.planetant.com.
The Reality Buffet Short plays selected by the audience are based upon the lives, perspectives and experiences of Detroit’s acting and improv communities. Motoprism at the Improv Inferno, Ann Arbor. Every Sunday. $10. 734-214-7080. http://www.improvinferno.com.