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Celebrate the past, present and future of Flint Farmers' Market

9 x Nourished
Flint Youth Theatre
Oct. 17 - Nov. 2, 2014

"9 x Nourished" is the second production in FYT's 2014-2015 Signature Series and is performed onsite at the new Flint Farmers' Market from Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 2. Through song and dance, a love story, a cooking lesson and more, FYT examines the unique place the Flint Farmers' Market holds in the community. Located at the new Flint Farmers' Market, this dynamic new play celebrates the Market's value to the community's past, present and future. "9 x Nourished" director Janet E. Haley commented on the creation of the play. Continue..

 

Nerve presents Lewis Carroll classic as immersive voyage into Wonderland

Alice
Nerve
Oct. 10-31, 2014

In October, Detroit-based Nerve, a performance organization that stages immersive, audience participatory shows in non-traditional spaces, will bring Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice" to Ferndale. In Detroit, Nerve has pioneered immersive events in the popular vein of "Sleep No More" and "Play/Date," where the audience wanders the space and interacts with the actors. Similarly, Nerve will recreate Carroll's timeless story as an immersive journey through Wonderland. Continue..

 

Purple Rose kicks off season with Michigan premiere

Annapurna
The Purple Rose Theatre
Sept. 18 - Dec. 20, 2014

he Purple Rose Theatre Company is thrilled to bring the bittersweet comedy "Annapurna" by Sharr White to Michigan for the first production of its 24th season. What if you had experienced the defining moment of your life but couldn't remember it? Sharr White's heartfelt and remarkable play deals with that dilemma and the unpredictable eccentricities of love. Continue..

 

Ringwald mash-up proves 'They're all going to laugh at you!'

Are You There God? It's Me, Carrie
The Ringwald Theatre
Oct. 11 - Nov. 3, 2014

The Ringwald Theatre is no stranger to the world of parody. And this October will prove to be no different, as the merry pranksters open their latest production - a musical, no less - "Are You There God? It's Me, Carrie." Written by Lisa Melinn and Dyan Bailey, "Are You There God? It's Me, Carrie" combines the best elements of a Judy Blume novel with the creepiness of Stephen King. It's the 1970s, and pre-teen Carrie White and her religious nut of a mother have just moved to an idyllic New Jersey suburb. Continue..

 

Detroiters: Get ready for ComedySportz

ComedySportz Detroit
Michigan Actors Studio
Beginning Sept. 21, 2013

Ferndale's Michigan Actors Studio premieres ComedySportz improvisational comedy group beginning Sept. 21. This is a fantastic lineup of the best of Metro Detroit's premiere improvisers, who will put on original shows with audience participation every week. Continue..

 

You'll leave laughing at JET

Enter Laughing
The Jewish ENsemble Theatre
Oct. 22 - Nov. 16, 2014

"Enter Laughing," the second play of The Jewish Ensemble Theatre's 26th season, was chosen to provide audiences with performances filled with youthful hope, romanticism and, of course, laughter. The play is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Carl Reiner. It features a plot about an aspiring actor's attempt to extricate himself from overly protective parents who believe he should be a married pharmacist. With two too many girlfriends, he struggles to meet many challenges in 1930s New York City where everything that can go wrong, does. Continue..

 

Dracula takes a bite out of Michigan

Dracula the Musical
The Dio
Oct. 3 - Nov. 2, 2014

Livingston County's only professional theater company, The Dio Dining and Entertainment, is excited to announce its upcoming production of Frank Wildhorn's "Dracula The Musical!" "Dracula The Musical" is a thrilling drama of suspense and a Gothic romance of dreamlike temptation from the extraordinary team of Christopher Hampton, Don Black and Frank Wildhorn, the same people who brought musical theater lovers "Jekyll and Hyde" and "The Civil War." Continue..

 

Single tickets to much-anticipated 'Musical' now on sale

Motown the Musical
Fisher Theatre
Oct. 21 Nov. 16, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Detroit are proud to announce that single tickets for the Detroit engagement of "Motown the Musical" will go on sale Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. "Motown the Musical" will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, Oct. 21 Nov. 16. Continue..

 

Go Comedy! loves 'Missed Connections' and 'Scary Stories'

October Schedule
Go Comedy!
Oct. 2 - Nov. 6, 2014

Fall is all about "Missed Connections," "Scary Stories" and deadly improv at Go Comedy! The popular improv troupe Missed Connections will bring an original mix of improv, sketch and movie-making to Thursday nights with "Missed Connections: The Movie (Live on Stage)." In addition, the master's class from Go U! The Improv Academy will present its original sketch show, "Scary Stories and Other Scary Stories," Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., with an original improv show for Halloween, "The Die Centennial," running Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Continue..

 

Hilberry returns to its classic and educational roots

Romeo and Juliet
Hilberry Theatre
Oct. 24 - Dec. 13, 2014

The Hilberry Theatre's 52nd season continues with William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," returning to the Hilberry stage for the first time since 2006. The production plays from Oct. 24 to Dec. 13, with additional student matinees scheduled throughout early 2015. Director Blair Anderson and the production team offer a fresh, contemporary take on Shakespeare's well-known tale of Verona's star-crossed lovers. Continue..

 

Original late-night shows take the stage at Planet Ant

The Birth of Chad
The Dogman Prophecies
Planet Ant Theatre
Oct. 10-Nov. 8

Planet Ant Theatre will present two original late-night comedy shows this fall: "The Birth of Chad" by 2014 Colony Fest winners We Have Your Son, and "The Dogman Prophecies" by the theater's The Ant Process class. The improv troupe We Have Your Son will present their original one-act comedy "The Birth of Chad" Oct. 10-25. Continue..

 

Miller classic: Still timely today

The Crucible
Great Escape Stage Company
Oct. 23 - Nov. 2, 2014

Opening next at Great Escape Stage Company is Arthur Miller's classic tale of mass hysteria and public manipulation, "The Crucible." Based on the incidents and people of the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, "The Crucible" was written by Miller in 1953 as an allegory on McCarthyism, and it remains a powerful sermon even today. Continue..

 

Williamston Theatre kicks off season with haunting world premiere

The Gravedigger, A Frankenstein Story
Williamston Theatre
Sept. 25 - Nov. 2, 2014

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theater company, Williamston Theatre, starts the 2014-15 season with the world premiere of "The Gravedigger, A Frankenstein Story" by Joseph Zettelmaier. Performances begin Thursday, Sept. 25 and run through Sunday, Nov. 2. Set in the late 1700s in one of Bavaria's forgotten cemeteries, a lone gravedigger finds a hideously scarred man hiding in a freshly dug grave. Continue..

 

'Witty naughtiness' at an Irish pub

Tomfoolery
The Penny Seats
Oct. 2 - Nov. 9, 2014

The Penny Seats returns to the stage this October with the musical revue "Tomfoolery," celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer. The production also includes an opening short a five-minute mini-musical called "Volcanoes," composed by Ann Arbor's Zach London, who cites Lehrer as an early inspiration. The show will run on Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Continue..

 

Puzzle Piece tackles controversial season opener

White People
Puzzle Piece Theatre
Oct. 24 - Nov. 9, 2014

Issues of prejudice, racism and white privilege are examined in the controversial play "White People," written by playwright J.T. Rogers, which was nominated for both the John Barrymore Award and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. The play gets an anticipated revival by Detroit's Puzzle Piece Theatre this fall, when it opens Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 9. Continue..

 

Opening This Period

Musical celebration of friendship at Music Hall

Boogah and Hoogah's House
Music Hall
Nov. 2, 2014

Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts continues its mission of bringing the highest quality children's theater in the region with the Children's Theatre of Michigan and its fun hour of fun, jokes and life lessons with "Boogah and Hoogah's House" on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. on the main stage. What would you do if you returned from your vacation to find that somebody had built her nice new house in the middle of your lawn? Continue..

 

Local boy lands part in national tour of 'Camelot' at Macomb Center

Camelot
Macomb Center
Nov. 1-2, 2014

The 2014-15 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe's "Camelot" reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot. Fall in love all over again with this beloved musical on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Taught well by Merlin, King Arthur, with his beautiful new queen, Guenevere, rule the kingdom of Camelot with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. With the addition of the dashing Sir Lancelot to the Knights of the Round Table, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. Continue..

 

Teachers and parents: Get your tickets now for November's amazing 'Dinosaurus!'

Dinosaurus
HFC Virtual Theatricality Lab
Nov. 1-23, 2014

Beginning Nov. 1, Henry Ford College's Virtual Theatricality Lab will immerse you and your family in a 3-D environment, complete with a 20-foot-tall Trex with the live children's stage play, "Dinosaurus!" Two sets of performances will be offered: one for the general public and one for elementary schools. Continue..

 

'Miss Daisy' cruises to a stop at City Theatre

Driving Miss Daisy
City Theatre
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014

Driving Miss Daisy is set to warm audience hearts for five performances at the City Theatre on Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. Direct from a successful run at Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor, this engagement reunites the award-winning team of director John Manfredi and actor James Bowen in the classic tale of an unlikely friendship that blossoms into one of respect. Continue..

 

Little Sisters of Hoboken return to Northern Michigan

Nunsense Jamboree
Thunder Bay Theatre
Oct. 30 - Nov. 16, 2014

Thunder Bay Theatre is gearing up for its second offering in its fall season, "Nunsense Jamboree." The third installment in the "Nunsense" series, Sister Mary Amnesia has regained her memory and landed her first country record deal! Promoting her hit single "I Could've Gone to Nashville, the Little Sisters of Hoboken are embarking on a nationwide tour that starts in Alpena, Michigan. Continue..

 

The musical comedy that will rock the rafters

Sister Act
Miller Auditorium
Nov. 1, 2014

Direct from Broadway, "Sister Act," the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Kalamazoo. Called "In a word, divine!" by the Associated Press, "Sister Act" opens at Miller Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 1 for a limited engagement. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Continue..

 

International artist works across visual and sonic media

superposition
University Musical Society
Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2014

The University Musical Society presents "superposition" on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at Power Center. Ryoji Ikeda's "superposition" explores the world of micro-data using a rich sonic soundscape, synchronized content feeds on twin cinema screens, and human performers to execute the data streams in real-time. The performance is theatrical in nature, but does not adhere to a traditional narrative and is experienced as a concert of electronic sound sculptures with stunning coordinated visuals. Continue..

 

Literature to Life series explores personal experiences in Vietnam War

The Things They Carried
The Whiting
Oct. 28, 2014

In Association with Young Audiences New York, The Whiting is proud to present The Literature to Life Presentation of "The Things They Carried" as part of the Health Plus Education Series on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. This newest Literature to Life stage presentation is a masterwork of contemporary literature and a collection of short pieces detailing the harrowing hardships of battle. Continue..

 

Beloved children's tale added to Farmers Alley schedule

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Farmers Alley Theatre
Nov. 1-9, 2014

Farmers Alley Theatre's Children's Series is proud to announce a special event recently added to its 2014 schedule: "The Tiger Who Came to Tea." Based on the beloved picture book of the same name by Judith Kerr, "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" will run Nov. 1-9 at Farmers Alley Theatre. It's just another typical day for Sophie and her Mummy. Continue..

 

An Iroquois legend at PuppetART

Turtle Island
PuppetART
Nov. 1-20, 2014

Next at PuppetART is "Turtle Island," a parable inspired by the legend that came from the heart and soul of the Native People of North America. Combining different types of puppets, amazing light effects, actors and masks, the story tells how two brothers struggled to understand that people are a living part of the natural world, that all things are connected. This show is great for all ages. Continue..

 



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