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The Brass Tacks Ensemble

BRASS-TACKS-ENSEMBLESince 1999, with their inaugural production of King Lear, The Brass Tacks Ensemble has been dedicated to producing shows that strip away the excess and focus on the essentials of theater: Actor. Text. Audience. The Brass Tacks Ensemble is devoted to connecting to the audience through the essential  elements of theater to spark the imagination; presenting established and original works with a focus on clarity, universality, and entertainment; and providing actors, directors, designers, and writers the opportunity to develop as artists.

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, MI

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(734) 926-5376     

Box office phone:

(734) 926-5376     
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