Encore Michigan

Detroit playwrights meet the Meadow Brook stage

Preview July 03, 2019
ROCHESTER—Meadow Brook Theatre will host an assortment of theatrical works penned by some of the area's most promising playwrights when the Detroit Playwrights' Lab takes... Continue Reading

The Ringwald does ‘Debbie’; opens July 12

Preview July 03, 2019
FERNDALE—Opening July 12 at The Ringwald Theatre: Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical tells the famous rags-to-riches story. Debbie Benton has been invited to try out... Continue Reading

Detroit Public Theatre and Harlem9 join to offer ’48hours in™ Detroit’ July 14

Preview June 28, 2019
DETROIT—Obie Award-winning Harlem9 in collaboration with Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) will produce the inaugural 48hours in...™Detroit, a festival featuring six 10-minute plays by native and... Continue Reading

Reina Hardy’s ‘Stargazers’ at Theatre Nova

Preview June 27, 2019
ANN ARBOR—Next up at Theatre NOVA is the Michigan premiere of Reina Hardy's Stargazers, running July 11 through August 4. Rupert Knox is looking for... Continue Reading

Interlochen Shakespeare Festival opens June 28

Preview June 21, 2019
INTERLOCHEN - After winning two Wilde Awards in 2018, including the top prize - Best of the Bard - the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival returns for... Continue Reading

Michigan Shakespeare Festival runs July 11 through August 18

Preview June 20, 2019
JACKSON/CANTON—Michigan Shakespeare Festival opens its 25th anniversary season with King Lear, and follows that classic up with The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Edmond Rostand's... Continue Reading

‘Fun Home’ at Farmers Alley opening June 7

Preview June 01, 2019
'Fun Home' at Farmers Alley KALAMAZOO—Farmers Alley Theatre offers Fun Home, running June 7-23 at the theater's original location in downtown Kalamazoo. Tickets are $37... Continue Reading

Richard Payton is Oscar Wilde at Slipstream in June

Preview May 29, 2019
FERNDALE—This summer, Slipstream Theatre Initiative delves into Oscar Wilde’s history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman. The playwright that... Continue Reading

‘Williston’ at Detroit Rep

Preview May 23, 2019
DETROIT—The Midwest premiere of Adam Seidel's Williston will be Thursday, May 30 at 8:30 pm at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. Williston will run Thursdays through... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook recalls silent film era with ‘The IT Girl’

Preview May 23, 2019
ROCHESTER—The IT Girl, by Michael Small, BT McNicholl, Paul McKibbins, runs May 29 through June 23, 2019, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of... Continue Reading