Encore Michigan

Matrix closes season with political drama ‘Chuch & State’; opens June 8

Preview May 24, 2018
DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company closes its 2017 – 2018 mainstage season with the political drama, Church & State, opening June 8 and running through July 1.... Continue Reading

Great Escape’s “Wit” opens May 31; dramatizes cancer’s challenge

Preview May 23, 2018
MARSHALL – Those who are taking dramatic action against cancer are rallying around a production of Margaret Edison's drama, “Wit,” the next main-stage production at... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook closes season with Michigan premiere of ‘Burt & Me’; opens May 30

Preview May 19, 2018
ROCHESTER—Burt & Me, with book by Larry McKenna, lyrics by Hal David and music by Burt Bacharach, runs May 30 through June 24 at Meadow... Continue Reading

Roustabout debuts first fully staged production May 31 in Milan

Preview May 18, 2018
MILAN—Roustabout Theatre Troupe will be bringing their first fully-staged production to Milan starting May 31, marking their company’s 2-year anniversary. All Childish Things: The Special... Continue Reading

Linda Ramsay-Detherage world premiere at Theatre Nova opens June 1

Preview May 18, 2018
ANN ARBOR—Theatre NOVA will present the world premiere of Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie by Linda Ramsay-Detherage June 1 through 24. Performances are Thursday through... Continue Reading

MOT finishes season May 12 with baseball opera “The Summer King”; special events feature Willie Horton and George Shirley

Preview May 10, 2018
DETROIT—Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) 2017-18 opera season concludes with The Summer King May 12-20 at the Detroit Opera House. A co-production with Pittsburgh Opera, the... Continue Reading

Tipping Point opens Joe Zettelmaier play May 19

Preview May 09, 2018
NORTHVILLE— Northern Aggression by Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier runs May 17 through June 24 at the Tipping Point Theatre, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm with matinees... Continue Reading

Jennifer Maisel world premiere up next at Williamston Theatre

Preview May 08, 2018
WILLIAMSTON—Williamston Theatre announces the world premiere of Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel. Performances begin Thursday, May 17 and run through Sunday, June 17. Meet... Continue Reading

Kennedy Center-commisioned young audience work at The Capitol Theatre May 11

Preview May 04, 2018
FLINT—Night Train 57: A Sensory Friendly Folk Opera is a Kennedy Center commissioned work for young audiences. On Friday, May 11th at 7:30 pm in... Continue Reading

World premiere of Noah Haidle’s ‘Birthday Candles’ at Detroit Public Theatre opens May 10

Preview May 03, 2018
DETROIT—Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) closes its third season with Birthday Candles, making its world premiere in Detroit May 10 through June 3, 2018. The play... Continue Reading