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A delightful musical for children about a series of unfortunate events

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
The Theatre Company at University of Detroit Mercy
March 20-29, 2015

Written by Judith Viorst with music by Shelly Markham, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is a delightful musical of the popular children’s book which follows a feisty Alexander and a series of unfortunate events that occur throughout his day. Continue..

 

Offbeat comedy by Mitch Albom

And the Winner is…
The Snug Theatre
March 20 and April 4, 2015

Mitch Albom delivers an offbeat comedy that skewers Hollywood egos and the movie business. Tyler Johnes, a self-absorbed actor who has finally been nominated for an Oscar, drops dead of a heart attack the night before the awards ceremony. He winds up in a peculiar sort of purgatory - an Irish pub that doesn't serve alcohol. Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins, he bargains with heaven's gatekeeper, the Irish bartender. Continue..

 

Theatre Nova presents Michigan premiere of award-winning comedy

Buyer & Cellar
Theatre Nova
March 6-29, 2015

Theatre Nova, a new Ann Arbor company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, launches its first season with Jonathan Tolins’ award-winning hit comedy "Buyer & Cellar." Dexter native Sebastian Gerstner plays Alex More, an out-of-work actor who finds a job in Barbra Streisand’s personal mall (which actually exists) and soon learns a great deal about the distance between who our idols are and who we want them to be. 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..

 

Reimagined 'Doll's House' asks 'How much have things changed?'

A Doll's House
Slipstream Theatre Initiative
March 8 - April 2, 2015

Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly presents their third show, Henrik Ibsen's classic "A Doll's House." Reimagined from the perspective of a young girl held captive for years with only her dolls and a doll house to play with, this twist on Ibsen's iconic script is sure to challenge your perception of reality. Continue..

 

Dreamtigers returns to the PuppetART Theater

Dreamtigers
PuppetART
March 14-29, 2015

DETROIT--Dreamtigers is a charming, inventive display of shadow puppetry in a well-crafted story that also shows kids and burgeoning producers how magical a play can be when the writing is strong and players committed to telling a simple story. Created by The Hinterlands, a Detroit-based ensemble theater company ... Continue..

 

Arthur Miller's gripping drama at Wayne State

An Enemy of the People
Hilberry Theatre
Feb. 20 - March. 28, 2015

The Hilberry Theatre Company is proud to present Arthur Miller’s captivating drama "An Enemy of the People," adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s play. Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller wrote more than 30 critically acclaimed stage plays and was proud to have begun his literary career right here in Michigan. Tempers flare and opinions collide in a small Norwegian town when Dr. Stockmann discovers pollution in the medicinal baths that have made his town a destination. Continue..

 

Opera celebrates the tumultuous life of Frida Kahlo

Frida
Michigan Opera Theatre
Macomb Center
The Berman
Detroit Film Theatre
March 7-28, 2015

Robert Xavier Rodriguez's "Frida" focuses completely on the tumultuous life of its title character Frida Kahlo. At the age of 18, Kahlo was on a bus that collided with a trolley car, causing her injuries that would lead to a lifetime of medical procedures and pain, and would inspire her to create some of the most compelling paintings of the 21 century. Continue..

 

Go Comedy! kicks of 2015 with a variety of hilarious shows

Go Comedy! will kick off 2015 with a variety of hilarious shows from its long-running hit "The Go Comedy! All Star Showdown" to the premiere of the "Matt Naas Variety Show". Tickets for all Go Comedy! shows ($5-$18) are available now online at www.gocomedy.net and beginning at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday in person. Continue..

 

Thunder Bay Theatre Presents God of Carnage

God of Carnage
Thunder Bay Theatre
March 19-April 4, 2015

The 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, written by Yasmina Reza, serves as an exploration of what happens when two couples meet to resolve a playground fight that occurred between their children. Continue..

 

Original play unites characters from Shakespeare works

Good Men and True
Planet Ant Theatre
March 6-28, 2015

What happens when characters from Shakespeare's "Merchant Of Venice," "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night" come together during a violent tempest at sea? The answer will be found in the original Shakespearean play "Good Men and True" by Marty Shea and Ian Bonner. A violent tempest rages while occupants of a storm-weary boat debate their forthcoming fate. When a member of the crew suggests that a woman hiding aboard has angered King Neptune, causing him to create such a storm, the passengers begin to question each other, themselves, and the roles they play in society. Continue..

 

Exploring poetic form in Tennessee Williams' classic play

The Glass Menagerie
Puzzle Piece Theatre
March 13-29, 2015

As he searches for a life of adventure, Tom Wingfield is haunted by memories of the past that cast shadows on the present. This March, Puzzle Piece Theatre brings a fresh take to an American classic, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Guest artist Amanda Grace Ewing returns to Puzzle Piece to direct this New York Drama Critics Circle Award winner. Continue..

 

Experience “Luce” at the Meadow Brook

Luce
Meadow Brook Theatre
March 18-April 12, 2015

Recently produced at Lincoln Center, Luce tells the story of two suburban, middle-class parents who are shocked to discover that their 17-year-old son Luce, who was adopted from the Congo as a child, could be in some real trouble at school. Usually a model student and star football player, Luce has something disconcerting in his locker, and his teacher warns his parents that their son's education could hang in the balance. Continue..

 

"Stones in His Pocket" plays in Ann Arbor

Stones in His Pocket
Performance Network Theatre
March 5-April 5, 2015

This award-winning comedy features two men who meet when working as extras on a big American movie being shot in Ireland. Charlie’s video shop in Ballycastle has gone bankrupt and Jake has returned to Kerry after a futile few years in the US. The movie is a wonderful break from worrying about their futures, until the harsh realities of rural life break through. A recent three time Tony Award nominee, Stones won the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production and two Olivier Awards- Best New Comedy and Best Actor. Continue..

 

Opening This Period

An American Masterpiece Springs to Life

The Great Gatsby
Montana Repertory Theatre
March 26, 2015

Witness the sweep, poetry and grandeur of America's most celebrated novel as the Montana Repertory Theatre continues to tell America's great stories with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby adapted by Simon Levy. Watch the rise and fall of the notorious Jay Gatsby and the alluring and dangerous Daisy Buchanan presented by one of the nation's premier touring companies. Continue..

 

Broadway’s perfect musical comedy

Guys and Dolls
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
March 27-28, 2015

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, GUYS AND DOLLS introduces audiences to a cast of characters who have become legends in the musical theatre world: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evil-doers of Time Square... Continue..

 

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company Tours Julius Caesar to multiple west Michigan venues

Julius Caesar
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
March 27-April 18, 2015

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will take its spring production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to venues in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, and Spring Lake in March and April, as well as providing high school matinees of the production to students from Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties. The Bard's famous tragedy takes its inspiration from Roman history and the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar. The play focuses on Marcus Brutus, a Roman senator who is torn between his friendship with Caesar and his loyalty to Rome. Continue..

 

A swinging jungle tale for ages 4 and up

JumpinJazz Kids
Wharton Center/Pasant Theatre
March 29, 2015

The Grammy Award-nominated, Parents Choice GOLD winner JUMPINJAZZ KIDS – A SWINGING JUNGLE TALE is coming to Wharton Center this spring! JUMPINJAZZ KIDS – A SWINGING JUNGLE TALE, part of the Act One Family Series, will be featured on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in the Pasant Theatre. JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale, an interactive mix of classic storytelling and swinging jazz/pop songs, begins when Claire goes out in her Grandpa’s mysterious backyard, searching for the missing pages to his “lost story.” Continue..

 

A comedic drama about two unlikely roommates

The Kiss of The Sun for Pardon
Detroit Repertory Theatre
March 26-May 17, 2015

The Kiss of The Sun for Pardon is a comedic drama about two unlikely roommates. Oriel is a young woman, a much abused, barefoot, African American loner with a quick temper. She answers an ad for food and lodging at T-Bone’s single story house and seedy yard. T-Bone is an obese, wheelchair bound, white, redneck in his mid-sixties who has a cranky temper but loves his orchids and his coupons. The price for Oriel’s food and lodging is taking care of T-Bone’s household needs –– no wages and no other demands. On the surface the two seem to be polar opposites in every way, but they turn out to be more alike than either one is able or willing to admit. Continue..

 

Neverland at the Whiting!

Peter and the Starcatcher
The Whiting
March 28, 2015

The Whiting proudly presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as part of the McLaren Bright Lights and Broadway Series at The Whiting on March 28 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan, takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. Continue..

 

More Neverland at the Miller Auditorium!

Peter and the Starcatcher
Miller Auditorium
March 29, 2015

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan, takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Continue..

 

Sirens is a mystical expedition

Sirens
Williamston Theatre
March 26 – April 26, 2015

Mid-Michigan’s award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, is collaborating with the MSU Department of Theatre on their upcoming production Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Sirens begins with five preview performances starting Thursday, March 26. Continue..

 

The Ugly Duckling spins a fairy tale for pre-K to second-graders

The Ugly Duckling
Wild Swan Theatre
March 25-28, 2015

Award-winning Wild Swan Theater continues its 35th season of bringing the finest professional theater to families with The Ugly Duckling. Resident playwright Jeff Duncan puts his spin on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale ... Continue..

 

A provocative "adaptation" play from the Flint Youth Theatre

Venus in Fur
Flint Youth Theatre
March 29, 2015

For adults and older teens, this play by David Ives tells the story of a beleaguered playwright/director desperate to find the female lead for his adaptation of the classic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress. Through the audition they blur the line between play and reality, entering into a serious game of submission and domination. The Village Voice said this erotic drama, “invites both carnal and cerebral excitement.” The single March 29, 2015 performance will be held at the Elgood Theater. Continue..

 



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