Theater Events for the period June 29-July 8

By | 2006-06-29T09:00:00-04:00 June 29th, 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. Thu.-Sun., through 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.
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 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., 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.

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:

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 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 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.
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” (through July 1), “Documentary: The Improvised Mockumentary” (beginning July 7), “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.
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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