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The Encore Musical Theatre Company is offering significantly reduced ticket prices for the remaining 10 performances of Larry Shue's hilarious "The Foreigner." Garnering critical praise from the press and audiences alike, "The Foreigner" is the penultimate story of a stranger in a stranger land. Charlie and Froggy are two English friends staying at Betty Meek's Fishing Lodge and Inn in rural Georgia. Continue..
A Steady Rain
Planet Ant Theatre
May 2-24, 2014
Planet Ant veterans Ryan Carlson and York Griffith return with the police drama "A Steady Rain" by "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" co-writer Keith Huff. This Detroit premiere will appear Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees May 2-24. "A Steady Rain" focuses on Joey and Denny, best friends since kindergarten and partners on the police force, whose loyalty to each other is tested by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago. Continue..
Into the Woods
The Ringwald Theatre
May 2 - June 2, 2014
Nearing the end of a season devoted to words and stories, it only makes sense to close with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal musical, "Into the Woods." The ultimate storybook musical gets mightily re-imagined by Ferndale's feisty theater, The Ringwald, in association with Two Muses Theatre and Kickham Hanley PLLC. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Continue..
Other Desert Cities
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre
April 23 - May 18, 2014
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company's final main stage production of its "Share the Magic" 25th Anniversary 2013-14 season is "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz. Previews begin Wednesday, April 23, with opening night on Saturday, April 26. The production runs until Sunday, May 18. In "Other Desert Cities," Brooke Wyeth returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate a holiday reunion in the Palm Springs, California desert home of her parents, actor and former Ambassador Lyman and his wife Polly Wyeth. Continue..
Stars on Ice
Joe Louis Arena
April 27, 2014
When America's top figure skaters convened in Boston on Jan. 9 for the U.S. Championships, two things were at stake – a trip to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics and a coveted spot skating in the 2014 Tour of the Emmy-Award winning "Stars on Ice." The country's premier figure skating production, "Stars on Ice," is proud to announce that America's figure skating champions and top Olympic medal contenders at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will headline this year's nationwide tour. Continue..
Newly formed theater troupe Ixion is in the final stages of a Kickstarter campaign for its first production, "The Four Disgracers." The Kickstarter concludes April 25 at 5 p.m. The fundraiser has reached the midway point of its $3,500 goal. As in all Kickstarter projects, this project will not be funded if it doesn't reach the full goal by its deadline. Continue..
Shop Floor Theatre Co.
April 26, 2014
Shop Floor Theatre Company is concluding its 2014 Staged-Reading Series on Saturday April 26 with a performance of "Seeds" by Annabel Soutar. This series of staged readings at Flint's Buckham Gallery is dedicated to exploring contemporary issues and promoting civic dialogue. Each play will feature local actors playing a variety of different roles. The three plays chosen for the 2014 Staged-Reading Series were all created in a similar "documentary" style and explore a variety of contemporary social issues... Continue..
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By Martin F. Kohn
Deloris Van Cartier (born Doris Carter), a sassy, brassy, none-too-successful nightclub singer, witnesses a gang murder, runs for her life and makes it to the police station. Needing a safe place to stow her until she can testify, the cops hide Deloris in a convent, disguised as a nun. There, she is put in charge of the convent's dismal choir with results that could justify "Sister Act" being called "The Miracle Worker" if that title weren't already taken. Continue..
By Carolyn Hayes
Viciousness shouldn't be quite so funny, nor frailty quite so compassionate, but family's weird that way. For the final production of its season, Hilberry Theatre takes on playwright Tracy Letts's much-lauded and recently film-adapted "August: Osage County," an epic tragicomedy chronicling resounding disaster and slovenly catharsis in one fractious Oklahoma clan. Fittingly, this story of homecoming features the return of Hilberry alumnus James R. Kuhl as director and a hotly anticipated guest performance by faculty member Lavinia Hart, who join with the graduate student company in pushing the vast ranges of this exhaustive script as far as parameters allow. Continue..
By Judith Cookis Rubens
To reach today's audiences, theaters often try hard to make Shakespeare "cool." Productions, Broadway and regional, have been known to add modern costumes, accents, or go wild with sets and production values. Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company has a different philosophy. The year-round touring company, based in Grand Haven, aims for original staging practices – as in, the way it was done in the Bard's time period. Continue..