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Wayne State resumes performances

Season Announcement August 04, 2021

DETROIT: The Maggie Allese School of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University is getting a new season underway after last season had to be suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

October 1-16

“EVERYBODY” gives new life to a long-forgotten story about death and the meaning of living.  A retelling of The Summoning of Everyman, Everybody seeks a companion for a trip to the grave.  This provocative and funny tale inspires audiences to contemplate the meaning of living.  All roles are determined by lottery at the beginning of each performance challenging the cast with 128 different performance opportunities.

November 19-December 11

“The Snow Queen,” adapted by Tyler J.Monroe from the Hans Christian Anderson story, Witches, robbers, princesses, and talking animals become friends and enemies as Gerta heads to the ends of the world to save her friend from the Snow Queen. Can Gerta rescue Kai before it’s too late, or will the Snow Queen freeze him forever? THE SNOW QUEEN  proves that, no matter how young you are, your courage and kindness make you a hero. This fantastical quest through a snowy winter will inspire and entertain children and warm the hearts of parents and adults alike. 

December 10-12

Featuring choreography work from guest artists, faculty and students. As the weather grows cold, our dancers are warming up for their first show of the year: the December Dance Concert. Contemporary dance masters come together for one thrilling weekend! Join us at the Allesee Dance Theater for these two remarkable performances.

This astounding and callous 2019 Pulitzer Prize drama is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy.  Beverly’s attempts to create the perfect birthday party for Grandma are challenged by difficult family dynamics.  FAIRVIEW’s twists, turns, and revelations will keep you on edge and shock you even after the curtains close

February 11-26

This astounding and callous 2019 Pulitzer Prize drama is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy.  Beverly’s attempts to create the perfect birthday party for Grandma are challenged by difficult family dynamics.  FAIRVIEW’s twists, turns, and revelations will keep you on edge and shock you even after the curtains close.

April 8-23

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

Week of 9/27/2021

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