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Wordless play for young and old at Flint Youth Theatre January 26-28

Preview January 25, 2018
FLINT—Flint Youth Theatre presents Balloonacy by Barry Kornhauser. Performances begin Friday January 26 and run through Sunday January 28. Balloonacy is a wordless play starring... Continue Reading

The Dio opens season with ‘Murder at the Howard Johnson’s’ February 1

Preview January 25, 2018
PINCKNEY—The Dio–Dining & Entertainment will present the 1979 Broadway farce, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick, directed by Steve DeBruyne.... Continue Reading

New work from A Host of People premieres January 26 at Detroit’s Light Box

Preview January 24, 2018
DETROIT—Detroit theater company A Host of People premieres their new work Neither There, Nor Here with a performance run January 26—February 10, 2018 at Light... Continue Reading

Penny Seats Presents Pasek-Paul’s ‘Edges’ in Ann Arbor at venue of original premiere

Preview January 24, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–-The Penny Seats Theatre Company is buzzing with anticipation as they prepare to bring the first show of their 2018 season, EDGES, written... Continue Reading

Timely ‘Crimes of the Heart’ at Puzzle Piece opens February 2

Preview January 24, 2018
FERNDALE—The 1981 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley comes to the Puzzle Piece stage, directed by associate artistic director Laura Heikkinen,... Continue Reading

Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival runs February 9–10; free staged readings by local playwrights

Preview January 24, 2018
KALAMAZOO—The eighth annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival will be held February 9-10, 2018 at the Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre (formerly the Epic Theatre) in... Continue Reading

Hilberry to do George C. Wolfe’s ‘The Colored Museum’ for Black History Month; opens February 2

Preview January 23, 2018
DETROIT—Hilberry Theatre will present George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum February 2-18, to commemorate Black History Month. The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, consists... Continue Reading

‘Porgy and Bess’ in concert at UMS February 17; first performance of definitive edition

Preview January 19, 2018
ANN ARBOR—UMS and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) present the first-ever performance of the U-M Gershwin Initiative’s scholarly performing edition of... Continue Reading

World premiere next up at Matrix; opens February 2

Preview January 18, 2018
DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company continues its 2017–2018 mainstage season with the world premiere of Michael Perrie Jr.’s comedy, Big Red Button, opening February 2 and running... Continue Reading

Theatre Nova offers Nick Payne’s ‘Constellations’ opening January 26

Preview January 17, 2018
ANN ARBOR—Theatre NOVA presents Constellations by Nick Payne, running January 26 through February 18.  This romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man... Continue Reading

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