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Two Muses Theatre
March 21 - April 13, 2014
Two Muses Theatre presents "The Current" by local playwright Sean Paraventi. Running March 21 through April 13, special events linked with the production are Psychic Sundays, an opening night Bachelorette party, and a chance for audience members to donate their gently-used bridal gowns to a good cause. "The Current" centers on a bachelorette party that takes an interesting turn when the bride-to-be and bridesmaids visit a psychic on their way to the bar and realize that, although they have been friends since high school, there is still more to learn more about each other and themselves. Continue..
Pinkalicious! the Musical
Farmers Alley Theatre
March 14-23, 2014
Farmers Alley Theatre Children's Series is returning for 2014 with the all-new full-scale production of "Pinkalicious! the Musical." Based on the bestselling children's books by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann, "Pinkalicious! the Musical" will be performed March 14-23 in an intimate 100-seat theater by a talented troupe of adult actors. Pinkalicious is a precocious young girl who loves all things pink. Continue..
Coming to America
Wild Swan Theater
March 13-15, 2014
In a moving drama exploring the sacrifices, obstacles and hardships faced by those who have built our country, Wild Swan Theater explores the lives of four children who leave the lands of their births at different times in history to make a new life in America. The stories of the four children are interwoven to form a theatrical tapestry about the lives and aspirations of American immigrants. "Coming to America" is based on actual stories, although given dramatic form by Wild Swan playwright Jeff Duncan. Continue..
MOT Children's Chorus
March 16, 2014
The Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus will perform Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister's "Brundibar" on Sunday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Detroit Opera House. The opera, originally written in Czech, will be performed in a brilliantly witty new English translation by Pulitzer and Tony-winning American playwright Tony Kushner. The performance is directed by Michael Yashinsky and will be conducted by Dianna Hochella. Continue..
The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays to be performed at its "5th Annual GPS" (Gay Play Series). The Detroit-area's only LGBT short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure. The plays submitted should have a performance time of 30 minutes or less and deal directly with issues or characters that are identified as gay/lesbian/transgender, or contain a gay sensibility. Continue..
Hundreds gathered near Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday, March 6, to launch "Gilda's LaughFest," the nation's only community-wide festival of laughter, by breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. Clad in sunglasses, "LaughFest" enthusiasts started lining up at 6 p.m. and after a few instructions and a little practice, the official attempt to set the world record took place. Continue..
Tao: Phoenix Rising
March 15, 2014
Athletic movements and vibrant costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in "Tao: Phoenix Rising." Celebrate this thrilling and fresh interpretation of the ancient art form of Japanese drumming at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Continue..
By Amy J. Parrent
It's not every day you get to pet a baby Dryosaur, admire the big peaceful hulk of a dino called Titanosaur or face down the fearsome T-Rex. But that's the excitement in the Fisher Theatre show "Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live," an interactive prehistoric adventure. It's like a safari tour through ancient Australia, starring extraordinarily real creatures brought to life on stage by talented puppeteers. Continue..
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By Martin F. Kohn
It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly there's a knock on the door. All right, not so suddenly. First, there's a cell phone conversation as playwright David Ives sets up the premise of his two-character play "Venus in Fur." A director in a rehearsal hall is complaining after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he has adapted. He hasn't found a woman with sufficient intelligence and allure to play the part, not even one "who can pronounce 'degradation' without a tutor." Degradation? Say, what kind of play is this, anyway? Continue..
By John Quinn
The curtain speech Friday night included a caution that the production employed a water-based, non-allergenic vapor. Considering the show is running at Planet Ant Theatre, and that the show is entitled "Yes Weed Can," a good portion of the audience might have preferred a more creative special effect than water vapor. Fat chance. While many states are attempting to resurrect a federal system of government, marijuana remains a banned, Schedule I narcotic at the national level. Continue..