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It'll Be a Gay Ol' Time in Theaters Across Metro Detroit

If you're a longtime theater fan – especially an LGBTQ theater fan – one thing you may have noticed over the years is that what's popular one season may not be the next. Or that trends disappear as quickly as they arrive. That's especially true of [...]

Collision of Gays, Gentrification and Race Explored in Michigan Premiere Drama

Slipstream Theatre Initiative spurs discussion with 'St. Sebastian' beginning June 16 As more and more young people from Detroit's suburbs find jobs in the city and settle into some of its historic black neighborhoods, longtime residents have [...]

Dishin' with the girls of 'Casa Valentina'

Straight, White-Collar Men Escape Families and Dress as Women in JET Drama A story about the lives of women named Miranda, Bessie, Valentina, Charlotte, Gloria, Terry and Amy who meet regularly at their favorite vacation spot in the Catskills [...]

Jump to your feet and support 'Concert for a Cure'

Will the opportunity to spend an intimate evening of song and music with cast members from the national touring production of "On Your Feet" motivate enough people to jump to their feet on the evening of May 7 and fill Ferndale's The Loving Touch [...]

Duo connects in 'Wirelessless'

A short time ago, the subdivision I live in lost its internet connection for nearly 48 hours. So there I was with no access to the World Wide Web, no e-mail, no TV and no phone service. Yes, it was a major inconvenience – but no one in my [...]

When Carla Milarch is good she's very good

ANN ARBOR – Carla Milarch hopes you'll come up and see her some time this summer as she tackles the role of Mae West in "Dirty Blonde," the final production of Performance Network Theatre's 25th anniversary season. "I wouldn't say it's very racy, [...]

No fooling: just silly fun in Chelsea

A good farce is hard to find these days, but that's exactly what playwright/director Matt Letscher delivers with his wickedly funny and slickly staged "Sea of Fools" that had its world premiere last weekend at the Purple Rose Theatre Company in [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE: Theater Company closes season with 'Urinetown'

Professional Theater News from Around Town: DETROIT – On March 23, The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company and Marygrove College will open their co-production of the popular Broadway musical "Urinetown," directed by Greg Trask featuring UDM [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE: St. Dunstan's Builds Ark for Musical Story of Noah

Community Theater Corner: BLOOMFIELD HILLS – "Two by Two" is a fresh retelling of the Biblical story of Noah who, at the age of 600, was told by God to build the Ark. That command is only the first of Noah's many daunting challenges on a journey [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE: Gem Theater celebrates man who moved the Gem

Professional Theater News from Around Town: Gem Theatre celebrates the man who moved Detroit's Gem DETROIT – This year, the historic Gem & Century Theatres will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the building's world-record move. This month, [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE: French farce on stage at OU

From Our Hallowed Halls of Learning: ROCHESTER – Mistaken suspenders and an anonymous love note send a husband's curiosity to naughty places in Feydeau's hysterical French farce, "A Flea in Her Ear," on stage at Oakland University's Varner Studio [...]

Curtain Calls ONLINE: 'Riverdance' returns to the Fox Theatre

Professional Theater News from Around Town: DETROIT – Few shows have touched audiences like "Riverdance," the original international phenomenon, now in its 12th phenomenal year. This thunderous celebration of joyful music, song and dance that has [...]