Theater Events for the period June 22-July 1

By | 2006-06-22T09:00:00-04:00 June 22nd, 2006|Uncategorized|
Professional Theater/Opera:

The Aboriginal Treatment Center Poet/playwright Ron Allen’s examination of the archetypical black man’s mind. The Thick Knot Rhythm Ensemble at the former Furniture Factory, Detroit. Fri.-Sun., through July 2. $20. 734-576-9547.
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. Previews June 22; runs Thu.-Sun., June 23-July 29. $10. 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 Glob: A New Musical A campy and terrifying sci-fi rock musical comedy about a mysterious people-eating glob that appears in a small town in the early 1960s. Blackbird Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sat., through June 24. $18. 734-332-3848. http://www.blackbirdtheatre.net.
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. Previews June 22-25 & 28-29; runs Wed.-Sun., June 30-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., June 23-July 9. $22-$33. 269-857-4898. http://www.masonstreetwarehouse.org.
John, John the Miller’s Son What are the odds that a jailed man whose life has been needles and deals, cons and crimes can be rehabilitated? Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit. Thu.-Sun., through June 25. $17-$20. 313-868-1347. http://www.detroitreptheatre.com.
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.

Civic/Community Theater:

Back County Crimes A beautiful look at life and death in a small town woven together by the town’s sole physician of many years. A Studio Theatre Project of Kalamazoo Civic Theatre at the Carver Center Studio, Kalamazoo. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25. $10. 269-343-1313. http://www.kazoocivic.com.
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told Paul Rudnick’s hilarious new comedy about the first two people ever created: Adam and Steve. Whole Art Theater at The Epic Theatre, Kalamazoo. Fri.-Sat., through June 24. $20. 269-345-7529. http://www.wholeart.org.
Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s classic love comedy about a soon-to-wed couple that conspires to get another couple wed as well. Sunsets with Shakespeare in the Sun Bowl at Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing. June 22-25, June 29-July 2 & July 4. Free/suggested donation $5. http://www.sunsetswithshakespeare.com.
Said and Meant: A Decalogue of Ultra Short Comedies Ten short plays about language and misunderstanding with a finely honed wit and hilarious social commentary. Whole Art Theater and Crawlspace Eviction at Whole Art Theater, Kalamazoo. Fri.-Sat., June 23-24. $12. 269-345-7529. http://www.wholeart.org.
The Zoo Story Two desperately lonely men prove that relationships may be mutually sustaining and mutually destructive. Flint City Theatre at The Good Beans Cafe, Flint. Thu.-Sat., June 22-24. $5. 810-341-6912. http://www.flintcitytheatre.com.

College/University Theater:

Just Out of Reach An original musical revue that addresses the universal desire for the unattainable. Lansing Community College Performing Arts Dept. at the LCC Outdoor Amphitheatre (or Dart Auditorium if it rains), Lansing. Wed.-Sun., June 28-July 2. Free admission. 517-483-1488. http://www.lcc.edu.

Theater for Young Audiences:

Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Dance Party The Wiggles have sent out their best friends to entertain the children of America. Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center, East Lansing. Tue., June 27. $10.50-$26.50. 517-432-2000. http://www.whartoncenter.com.
Honk Jr! A contemporary musical retelling of “The Ugly Duckling.” Avon Players Youth Theater, Rochester Hills. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25. $10. 248-608-9077. http://www.avonplayers.org.
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. June 21-23, 27-30 & July 5-8. $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 June 24. $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.
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 “Reality Buffet,” “The Damnation Game” and at Midnight, “The X Show”; and the week closes on Sunday with “Documentary: The Improvised Documentary,” “Get Up! Stand Up,” “The Sweet Spot with Eye Candy” and “The Weekend Wild Card.” $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.
Two Tenors on the Edge A musical cabaret and fundraiser for Sandra McMahon with Jeffrey Willets, Jay Kaplan and Margaret Counihan on the ivories. Monday, June 26 at Pronto!, Royal Oak & Wed., June 28 at Blackbird Theatre, Ann Arbor. Free admission/donations accepted. 734-330-0552.

Auditions/Classes:

ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE – auditions for “The Full Monty,” June 24-25, 734-971-2228.

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