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The Barn Theatre’s “Rent” production memorializes alumni Jonathan Larson

Preview August 17, 2017
AUGUSTA—On Tuesday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., the Barn Theatre opens their production of Rent. The book, music, and lyrics were all written by Jonathan... Continue Reading

Monster Box opens ‘Now.Here.This’ in Waterford

Preview August 16, 2017
WATERFORD TWP., Mich.–Monster Box Theatre here this week kicks off a run of musical Now. Here. This, a musical from the writing team that gave... Continue Reading

Acclaimed one-person play about depression showcased at UMS in September

Preview August 16, 2017
ANN ARBOR— UMS presents Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production starring Jonny Donahoe. Performances run September 12... Continue Reading

“Trailer Park” dinner theater at The Dio; opens August 25

Preview August 16, 2017
PINCKNEY—The Dio–Dining & Entertainment will present The Great American Trailer Park Musical, directed by Steve DeBruyne with musical direction by Brian Rose and choreography by... Continue Reading

Crooked Tree Play Festival returns to Milan August 25–26 with free play readings

Preview August 15, 2017
MILAN—Milan Main Street and Roustabout Theatre Troupe will hold the second Crooked Tree Play Festival, in downtown Milan, Michigan on Friday, August 25 starting at... Continue Reading

2016 Wilde Award Rising Star winner premieres play at Slipstream August 26-September17

Preview August 12, 2017
FERNDALE—In what has become a Slipstream tradition, September brings the world premiere of an original play, A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams, a tour... Continue Reading

James Hindman’s “Popcorn Falls” at The Snug opens August 18

Preview August 11, 2017
MARINE CITY—Broadway actor and playwright, James Hindman stars in his new production, Popcorn Falls at the Snug Theatre. Performances run from August 18 through August 27, Wednesday,... Continue Reading

Mason Street closes season with a wedding

Preview August 10, 2017
SAUGATUCK—Mason Street Warehouse (MSW) theatre company presents It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy about a wedding day with a game-changing plot twist. The final... Continue Reading

BoxFest Detroit, showcasing women directors, at Planet Ant August 18–27

Preview August 10, 2017
DETROIT – BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for women directors, has announced the schedule for its 2017 festival. BoxFest... Continue Reading

“Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas” returns to City Theatre in December; tickets on sale August 11

Preview August 10, 2017
DETROIT—From the producers of Girls Night: The Musical comes the holiday show, Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical. The Christmas sequel will play... Continue Reading

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