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Student-led sketch comedy show asks ‘Is It Okay To Say This?’ 2/28-3/15

News February 28, 2020
HAMTRAMCK, MI - This parody of “Are you afraid of the dark?” serves as a hilarious spring-board to shed some comedic light on the absurdity... Continue Reading

Penny Seats holds reading in its new indoor performance venue

News February 17, 2020
ANN ARBOR—Ushering in 2020 in its new permanent indoor venue, Penny Seats Theatre returns to Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center, 1917... Continue Reading

Theater NOVA calls for entries for Michigan Playwrights Fest

News December 12, 2019
ANN ARBOR, MI (Nov. 15, 2019) – After the success of Theatre NOVA’s inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival four years ago, the theatre is continuing its... Continue Reading

Audience Guide: Holiday plays and musicals

News December 09, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Michigan is rich with theatre, traditional and new, for the holiday season. Here is a guide to the shows we know about. We... Continue Reading

‘Lion King’ roars in Grand Rapids

News December 05, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Disney’s The Lion King and Broadway Grand Rapids are celebrating a record breaking sold-out engagement which ended on Sunday, December 1.  The triumphant two-week premiere engagement grossed... Continue Reading

Penny Seats names Zettelmaier Artistic Director

News December 04, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–The Penny Seats Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that on January 1, 2020, Michigan-based playwright and educator Joseph Zettelmaier will join The... Continue Reading

Tim Robbins’ The Actors Gang brings ‘The New Colossus’ to Detroit in February

News November 16, 2019
DETROIT—Broadway in Detroit will present The New Colossus at The Music Hall, February 14-16, a new play written by The Actors’ Gang ensemble and The... Continue Reading

Flint Rep taking submissions for Young Playwrights plays

News November 12, 2019
FLINT, Mich.–Flint Repertory Theatre is taking submissions from young playwrights under age-22 for a new works festival this April. Young Playwrights will workshop their original... Continue Reading

Williamston receives MCACA grant

News October 28, 2019
WILLIAMSTON, Mich.–The Williamston Theatre has been awarded two grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The first is a $22,500 Operational... Continue Reading

Black and Brown Theatre’s ‘Our Voices’ 11/8

News October 28, 2019
DETROIT, Micxh.–Black and Brown Theatre’s Our Voices program teaches interested community members how to write and direct their own short play. Some of the playwrights... Continue Reading

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