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Joe Bailey directs ‘Girlfriend’ for Detroit Public Theatre; opening night March 23

Preview March 09, 2019 Encore Staff

DETROIT—Detroit Public Theatre’s fourth season continues with the coming-of-age and coming-out musical Girlfriend, with a book by Todd Almond and music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet from his 1991 hit album “Girlfriend”.  The show is directed by Joe Bailey. All performances will take place on the DPT stage inside the Robert A. & Maggie Allesee Hall at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. For tickets and information, visit detroitpublictheatre.org or call (313) 576-5111.

Romance unfolds in a new musical wound around the tender love songs of Matthew Sweet’s landmark album, “Girlfriend”. Two teenage boys –one a bit of a social outcast and the other a popular jock – realize there’s more to life than what high school has taught them. This rock musical takes place in the tender moment between high school graduation and the rest of life.

Week of 3/18/2019

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