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MOT does ‘Sweeney Todd’ November 16–24

Preview November 07, 2019
DETROIT—Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) 2019-20 opera season continues with Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Nov. 16-24 at the Detroit Opera House. Considered one of the greatest... Continue Reading

Open Book celebrates the holidays with Lauren Gunderson’s ‘Miss Bennet’

Preview November 05, 2019
Fans of Downton Abbey, Hallmark Christmas movies, or Jane Austen may enjoy Open Book Theatre’s latest offering, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, running November 15... Continue Reading

Award-winning playwright, director, and actor Gus Kaikkonen returns to Lansing

Preview November 04, 2019
EAST LANSING—Award-winning playwright, director, and actor Gus Kaikkonen returns to Lansing as a guest director for the Michigan State Department of Theatre production of Twelfth... Continue Reading

Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet at Detroit Opera House for two performances

Preview October 25, 2019
DETROIT—Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) will present Chicago’s renowned Joffrey Ballet company Nov. 2-3 at the Detroit Opera House. The program, Beyond the Shore, features works... Continue Reading

B’way in Detroit, Detroit Public Theatre bring ‘Jitney’ to Detroit next month

Preview October 12, 2019
DETROIT—August Wilson’s Jitney will appear at The Music Hall, in Detroit, November 12 – 16, 2019. Broadway In Detroit is presenting the show in partnership... Continue Reading

New adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’ examines gender norms through non-traditional casting

Preview October 08, 2019
EAST LANSING—Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is presenting a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror novel, Frankenstein. Through the use of some... Continue Reading

Roustabout to haunt Ypsilanti with ‘The Great Lakes Ghost Project’; opens October 4

Preview September 26, 2019
YPSILANTI—Roustabout Theatre Troupe has reached the end of their first full season, having put down stakes at the Ypsilanti Experimental Space, 8 N Washington St,... Continue Reading

Hercule Poirot at Meadow Brook from October 2

Preview September 25, 2019
ROCHESTER— Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, adapted by Ken Ludwig, runs October 2 through 27 at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus... Continue Reading

Frederick Glaysher’s ‘Parliament of Poets’ at Theatre Nova for three Sunday performances

Preview September 13, 2019
ANN ARBOR—On September 22, 29, and October 6, the theatre company, Apollo’s Troupe, will stage the theater adaptation of the poem, The Parliament of Poets,... Continue Reading

Julia Bullock at UMS in October; individual tickets now on sale

Preview August 22, 2019
ANN ARBOR—As part of its Renegade Festival, UMS presents Zauberland (Magic Land): An Encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre October 24 and... Continue Reading

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