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Theater Events for the period June 8-17

By |2006-06-08T09:00:00-04:00June 8th, 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. In previews June 8-11 & 15; runs Thu.-Sun., June 16-July 16. $15-$22. 517-655-7469. http://www.williamstontheatre.org.
All Night Strut A sassy, swinging revue of popular music from the 1930s and 40s. BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing. Wed.-Sun., July 14-July 9. $25-$40. 517-484-7805. http://www.boarshead.org.
Dr. Dolittle A big, boisterous family musical about the man who can talk to the animals. Broadway Theatre Guild at DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids. Tue.-Sun., through June 11. $32-$62. 616-235-6285. http://www.bwaygr.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. Previews June 9-10; runs Thu.-Sat., June 15-July 1. Thu.-Sat., June 9-24. $18. 734-332-3848. http://www.blackbirdtheatre.net.
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.
A Life in the Theatre A unique and humorous study of the shifting relationship between a young actor and an established stage veteran. Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., through June 11. $20-$34.50. 734-663-0681. http://www.performancenetwork.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.
One Night Stand: An Evening of Original One Act Plays The world premiere of two scripts by IF members: “Room 1412” by Kevin L. Knight and “Is This Seat Taken” by Robin Harris. Icarus Falling at Creole Gallery, Lansing. Fri.-Sat., June 9-17. $10. 517-290-4375. http://www.icarusfalling.com.
Salome Strauss’ controversial and powerful dramatic opera set in the court of Herod around 30 A.D. Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House, Detroit. June 7,9 and 10. $23-$113. 313-237-7464. http://www.michiganopera.org.
Wicked The musical back-story about the secrets behind Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Tue.-Sun., through June 18. $22.50-$76.50. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com.

Civic/Community Theater:

Anything Goes A screwball musical set in the 1930s aboard a luxury liner sailing from New York to England. Kalamazoo Civic Theatre at the Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo. Thu.-Sat., extended through June 10. $15-$21. 269-343-1313. http://www.kazoocivic.com.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas The bawdy and boisterous musical set at The Chicken Ranch. Ann Arbor Civic Theatre at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor. Thu.-Sun., June 8-11. $15-$24. 734-971-2228. http://www.a2ct.org.
A Few Good Men An intense courtroom drama about the court-marshal of two Marines accused of murdering a third. St. Dunstan’s Guild of Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills. June 9-11 & 15-17. $16. 248-737-3587. http://www.stdunstanstheatre.com.
Mambo Italiano A hilarious comedy full of neurotic characters and witty dialogue in which two favorite sons come out to their traditional Italian immigrant families as lovers. Piccadilly Circus and The Hamilton Pride Festival at The Westside Concert Theatre, Hamilton, Ontario. June 10-11 & 15-17. $20. Ticket info: Bryan Prince Bookseller – 905-528-4508.
Ragtime A musical tribute to the dawn of the 20th century that offers a panoramic view of an America dizzy from technological innovations and the resulting social upheaval. Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak. June 8-11 & 16-18. $16-$18. 248-541-6430. http://www.stagecrafters.org.
Victor/Victoria The gender-bending musical about a down-on-her-luck singer who becomes the toast of the nightclub circuit when she presents herself as a man performing as a woman. Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing. Thu.-Sun., through June 11. $18. 517-482-5700. http://www.riverwalktheatre.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.
A Roaring 20s Mobster Musical A musical romp that recreates the world of 1920s gangsters, aspiring showgirls and FBI agents. StarBrite Dinner Theater Presents at The Commonwealth Club, Warren. Sat., June 17 only. $22, includes buffet dinner and show. 248-853-5897. http://www.ccmichigan.com.

Auditions/Classes:

MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT – holding auditions for the musical “Purlie,” June 28-29, 313-872-6910, ext. 4007.

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