Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014

View All Show Listings for Detroit
Click Here to View BroadwayWorld.com Detroit Calendar

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Oakland Theatre Arts Guild
4/4-4/11/2014

Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 LES MISERABLES
CLINTONDALE COMMUNITY THEATRE
4/3-4/12/2014
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards. A spectacle on Broadway and in London, LES MISÉRABLES is equally effective with a minimal set; it is its powerful affirmation of the human spirit that has made LES MISÉRABLES a popular masterpiece.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 DISNEY'S ARISTOCATS KIDS
DOWNRIVER YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
4/4-4/12/2014
Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure is sure to get your audiences tapping their feet to its hep, jazzy beat, which includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."
Click Here for More Information
ALL SHOOK UP
Carlson High School
4/11-4/12/2014

Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 GUYS & DOLLS
WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/12/2014
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling's hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser's bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, GUYS AND DOLLS is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 SHREK
WAYNE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/12/2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winningDreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story ofeveryone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Ina faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemlyogre "" not a handsome prince "" shows up to rescue a feisty princess.Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, acookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, andyou've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily,there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!**AVAILABLE FOR LICENSES FOR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING JUNE 2013**
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/12/2014
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain. A small cast, band and unit set make the other aspects of production a snap.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
NOUVEL CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/12/2014
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS has been described as stylish, sexy, irreverent, and "Broadway musical comedy heaven."Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS gives directors the wonderful opportunity to direct two leading men with a large ensemble. It's a great choice for community theaters looking to add some spice to their season!
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
SPOTLIGHT PLAYERS
4/4-4/13/2014
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Order your copy of "Showing Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" - an informative DVD with advice and production tips from the show's authors and creative staff.  Email licensing@mtishows.com to request your FREE copy!
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 A FUNNY THING...FORUM
THEATRE NORTH
4/3-4/13/2014
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"
Click Here for More Information
FALLING
Meadow Brook Theatre
3/19-4/13/2014
Meadow Brook Theatre:Deanna Jent.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 WE WILL ROCK YOU
Fisher Theatre
4/1-4/13/2014
In its 11th smash year in London, with productions having occurred all over the world -Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Canada, and Austria to name a few- WE WILL ROCK YOU, featuring the music of QUEEN, comes to North America for its first National Tour, beginning in the fall of 2013. Seen by more than 15 million people worldwide, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a guitar-thrashing, leather clad musical based on over two dozen QUEEN songs with a script and direction by ben Elton, music supervision by QUEEN, Roger Taylor and Brian May, and produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Tribeca Theatrical Productions and Queen Theatrical Productions.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Spotlight Players at The Village Theater
4/10-4/13/2014
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Book by Don McKellar. Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin. Licensed by MTI. Performance Dates: April 10 at 8 PM April 11 at 8 PM April 12 at 2 PM April 12 at 8 PM April 13 at 2 PM Tickets: $12-$18 "A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theater and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you! It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love."
Click Here for More Information
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Dearborn High School
4/10-4/13/2014

Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
FATHER GABRIEL RICHARD HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/13/2014
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Order your copy of "Showing Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" - an informative DVD with advice and production tips from the show's authors and creative staff.  Email licensing@mtishows.com to request your FREE copy!
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
SHRINE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/13/2014

Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 DISNEY'S MY SON PINOCCHIO
PINCONNING AREA HIGH SCHOOL
4/10-4/13/2014
The classic tale of an aging toymaker and his puppet,Pinocchio, takes on timely issues in Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO. GrammyAward-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz adds a compelling score oforiginal songs to the beloved classics "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I'veGot No Strings." Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboliand a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop todiscover what makes the "perfect child." This family-friendly musical is appropriate for allaudiences and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure.Audiences will love following Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppetto a real, live boy and will be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demandingcreator to a real, live father.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 GUYS & DOLLS
HILLSDALE ACADEMY
4/11-4/13/2014
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling's hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser's bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, GUYS AND DOLLS is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 THE MUSIC MAN JR
CHILDRENS MUSIC WORKSHOP
4/11-4/13/2014
Wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, THE MUSIC MAN JR. is a special adaptation of the classic masterful musical that is family entertainment at its best.The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the end.Perfect for community groups, summer camps, and schools, the cast features a soaring soprano ingenue and a leading role for a charismatic actor as well as over 20 roles for kids of every level. THE MUSIC MAN JR. is the perfect production for young people!
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 WE WILL ROCK YOU
Fisher Theatre
4/1-4/13/2014
A futuristic, sci-fi musical featuring the songs of Queen. In a world where globilization has wiped out individuality, everything is spoon-fed to you. You are told what music to listen to, what movies to watch, what clothes to wear, and even what thoughts to think. However, a group of youths search for instruments to play music the way they want it played.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
Dow Event Center [Heritage Theater]
4/14-4/14/2014
Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL inspired by the Bring It On film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh musical sound, dynamic choreography and aerial stunts, this all-new musical is sure to be emotionally gratifying in its story of redemption and breathtaking with amazingly vibrant athleticism. The New York Times calls it, "Impossible to resist!" Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL features an original story by Tony® Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Messiah Lutheran Church
4/10-4/18/2014
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 GUYS & DOLLS
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
4/11-4/20/2014
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.Everything works out in the end, thanks to the machinations of Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling's hilarious, fast-paced book and Frank Loesser's bright, brassy, immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, GUYS AND DOLLS is ideal for audiences and performers of any age.
Click Here for More Information
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
Williamston Theatre
3/20-4/20/2014
Terrence McNally; dir: Tony Caselli.
Click Here for More Information
Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/06/2014 DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR
HAISLEY ELEMENTARY
4/3-5/2/2014
Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
Click Here for More Information
BROTHER OF ALL
Detroit Repertory Theatre
3/27-5/18/2014
Jim Henry; dir: Lynch Travis.
Click Here for More Information

View All Show Listings for Detroit
Click Here to View BroadwayWorld.com Detroit Calendar

More Detroit!
Go to the Homepage


Comment & Share


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
 
🔀DETROIT SHOWS
The Addams Family
(Runs 9/5 - 9/14)
CARRIE the musical in DetroitCARRIE the musical
(Runs 9/4 - 9/20)
The King and I in DetroitThe King and I
(Runs 9/12 - 9/21)
Annie in DetroitAnnie
(Runs 9/26 - 10/4)
ALTAR BOYZ in DetroitALTAR BOYZ
(Runs 9/26 - 10/5)
CARRIE the musical in DetroitCARRIE the musical
(Runs 10/10 - 10/19)
Ring of Fire
(Runs 8/21 - 10/25)

View All | Add Show | Auditions

Message Board

Detroit Message Board 1 Posts

BWW BLOGS