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Open Book to present “The Shadow Box”

News August 26, 2015
Open Book Theatre Company will open its second season with an American classic, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box by... Continue Reading

Slipstream adds Michigan premiere to season

Preview August 22, 2015
Slipstream Theatre Initiative is fresh off the heels of its first season and diving head first into its second, kicking off in December. But every... Continue Reading

Flint Youth Theatre Summer Stage festival

Preview August 10, 2015
Flint Youth Theatre presents its SummerStage theatre festival August 13-23 with two classic productions: Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat and William Shakespeare’s A... Continue Reading

World premiere at the Rep explores racial dignity

Preview December 22, 2014
"Sweet Pea's Mama" by Robert Lawrence Nelson, a timely story about racial dignity will have its world premiere at the Detroit Repertory Theatre on Thursday,... Continue Reading

An abso-bloomin-lutely loverly musical opens at Stagecrafters Sept. 12

Preview September 01, 2014
ROYAL OAK – Few stage productions can lay claim to be "the perfect musical." Not only does "My Fair Lady" hold this distinctive title, but... Continue Reading

Grand Rapids native returns home with ‘VGL, 5’4″ Top’

Preview February 18, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS - In its second year, the Lake Effect Fringe Festival continues to highlight local performers, playwrights and musicians as it expands to include... Continue Reading

The Importance of Being Oscar Wilde

Preview January 04, 2014
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple." So said Oscar Wilde in "The Importance of Being Earnest." Topher Alan Payne, who portrays the writer... Continue Reading

Living your dreams at heart of ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’

Preview January 04, 2013
"Billy Elliot the Musical" is set in 1980s England amid a violent coal miners' strike. One miner's son has a dream to dance, and early... Continue Reading