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Tipping Point Theatre announces summer programming

Season Announcement May 03, 2024

NORTHVILLE, MI– Tipping Point Theatre (TPT) announces a brand-new collection of summer performances beginning on May 23, 2024. “We are very excited about our upcoming 17th Season (more information coming soon), but before that, Tipping Point is diving into summer with some new programming: Summer Sessions at the Point,” states Julia Glander, producing artistic director of TPT. “First up is the five-person vocal band Chasing Saturn, sure to excite Pitch Perfect fans as well as everyone who enjoys precision vocals and a fun night out. Michigan favorite Eric Gutman will be back with his hilariously personal show, From Broadway to Obscurity. We round out this line-up with Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home, a funny, bittersweet memoir about caretaking, lovingly and humorously portrayed by Breeda Miller. There’s a little something for everyone!” Patrons also have the opportunity to enjoy the theatre’s outdoor patio prior to each performance, with a selection of beer and wine available for purchase up to 60-minutes prior to curtain. 

Summer Sessions launches on May 23rd with Chasing Saturn, a world-class vocal band coming to a galaxy near you! Chasing Saturn’s five members are a constellation of seasoned vocal music pros from across the US, whose gravitational pull is bound to bring the party and get audiences on their feet and singing along. Let them draw you into their orbit for a high-energy evening of fierce vocals, dance-worthy reinterpretations of classic and contemporary hits, and always more than a few laughs. Featuring Charlie Arthur, Adam King, Ryan Slone, and native Michiganders Mason Van Gieson and Dan Zimberg.

The summer season continues on June 8th with Eric Gutman’s From Broadway to Obscurity, a musical exploration of one man’s struggle to get to the top of his game, and the struggle to find his place once the game has ended. Winner of Best Solo Show (musical) at the 2016 Orlando Fringe Festival, From Broadway to Obscurity is “as much fun as a big-budget musical” proclaims the CBC. Weaving together beloved songs from musical theatre and popular music, dead-on celebrity impressions, and sneak peeks at what goes on backstage at one of the biggest hits in Broadway history, Gutman, who made the transition from Broadway star to suburban Michigan dad, will share his extraordinary gifts with audiences in this thrilling concert experience. “Any excuse to bring my show to my hometown is a privilege and honor,” states Gutman. “To have Tipping Point Theatre allow me to tell my story in their beautiful and intimate space will be an incredible way to showcase the true heart and soul of the show and how personal it is.”

Summer Sessions closes with three performances of Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home, beginning July 17th. “Breeda Kelly Miller brings to life a funny and often profound look at her mother’s journey from her native Ireland through to the end of her life, charting the type of experiences felt by generations of immigrants and adults caring for their aging parents. This is a theatrical memoir filled with humor and poignant moments, with Breeda performing each role, introducing us to her parents, their families and friends. Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home will keep audiences riveted from the opening line to the closing blessing. It is a moving, joyous exploration of love, roots and family. (Vicki Quade, Chicago playwright and producer)”

Tickets for each production are $35 and will be available for purchase by visiting www.tippingpointtheatre.com, calling the Ticket Office at 248.347.0003, or by visiting the Ticket Office window located inside Tipping Point Theatre at 361 East Cady Street, Northville, MI 48167. The Ticket Office is open Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and 90 minutes prior to every performance.

Tipping Point Theatre (TPT) celebrates live theatre by producing a wide range of vibrant, diverse, thought-provoking programming, promoting local and upcoming artists, and providing arts educational outreach to the Northville community and southeast Michigan. Incorporated as a professional, non-profit 501(c)3 organization in the state of Michigan, TPT opened its doors in 2007 and operates under the direction of local artist Julia Glander, and is led by Board President Nannette Ret. TPT produces five main stage productions in a typical season in addition to special events and community education and outreach efforts, and operates out of its own 143-seat theatre in the heart of downtown Northville, MI. TPT is the recipient of over 35 regional theatre award nominations (with eight wins), and is a regular recipient of support from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Shubert Foundation.