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ComedySportz and Open Book Theatre will partner for four shows

News May 31, 2017
TRENTON—ComedySportz Detroit and Open Book Theatre in Trenton have announced a partnership to bring the ComedySportz brand of high energy, family friendly, improv comedy to... Continue Reading
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– EncoreMichigan publisher David Kiley talks to Stateside host Cynthia Canty about what is doing in the Michigan theatre community this week. Tune... Continue Reading

Matrix Theatre to hold fundraiser at Detroit Historical Museum June 21; RSVP by June 5

News May 30, 2017
DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company, celebrating 26 years as a socially-engaged professional and educational theater in Southwest Detroit, is hosting “Many Voices, One Detroit,” a Detroit-themed event... Continue Reading

‘Taking Shakespeare’ to a new level at Williamston

Review May 30, 2017
WILLIAMSTON, Mich.–Things are never as simple as they first appear, nor are they as insurmountable as they sometimes otherwise appear. At Williamston Theatre, Taking Shakespeare... Continue Reading
COLDWATER – Now in its 53 year, the Tibbits 2017 summer theater season begins in June with the comedy The Cemetery Club, followed by the... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook asks age-old question: ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love?’

Review May 28, 2017
ROCHESTER, MICH. – Meadow Brook Theatre chose a real crowd-pleaser to end its season with–Why Do Fools Fall In Love? It was impossible for audience... Continue Reading

A tribute to Detroit Rep co-founder Dee Andrus

Feature May 26, 2017
By Tom Emmott DETROIT—We in the theatre world lost a great pioneer last Saturday. Dee Andrus was an inspiration to all of us who worked... Continue Reading

Matrix Theatre to host post-show event series around world premiere

News May 26, 2017
DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company has announced a full line up of its signature post-show events for Matrix’s original production, Dream Deferred: Detroit, 1967, running June 2... Continue Reading

Wedding bells with laughs at Farmers Alley in June

Preview May 25, 2017
KALAMAZOO—Farmers Alley Theatre cordially invites you to the musical farce, It Shoulda Been You at the Little Theatre on Oakland Drive, running June 9th-25th. In... Continue Reading

DiChiera steps down from MOT on a definite high note

Feature May 24, 2017
DETROIT, Mich.–Michigan Opera Theatre's artistic director David DiChiera is stepping down after founding the opera company in the 1970s and serving as artistic director for... Continue Reading