Penny Seats Theatre Company to Present THE CANTERBURY TALES & XANADU This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to open its sixth summer season at West Park, performing outdoor professional theatre at movie-ticket prices, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout June and July. This year, the group's season will open with a modern adaption of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (by Lindsay Price), followed by the 2007 Broadway musical smash, Xanadu (based on the 1980 cult classic movie of the same name), with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. (more...)

Penny Seats' JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL to Offer Encore Performance at Conor O'Neill's in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

Given high audience demand, The Penny Seats will offer an encore performance of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well on the final performance date of the run, Thursday, March 3rd. This encore performance starts at 9:15pm, with dinner seatings beginning at 7:30pm. (This show is in addition to the sold out performance at 7:30 pm that same day.) As the show is only 70 minutes long, the evening will conclude at approximately 10:30pm.  (more...)

Penny Seats to Offer Encore Performance of JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Given high audience demand, The Penny Seats will offer an encore performance of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well  on the final performance date of the run, Thursday, March 3rd.  This encore performance starts at 9:15pm, with dinner seatings beginning at 7:30pm. (This show is in addition to the sold out performance at 7:30 pm that same day.)  As the show is only 70 minutes long, the evening will conclude at approximately 10:30pm.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Penny Seats' JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL Opens This Week in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Join Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company February 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 3rd for the mesmerizing music, humor, and sentiment of the one and only Jacques Brel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Penny Seats' Production of JACQUES BREL Opens February 11 at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

The Penny Seats return to the stage this winter for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The show kicks off the sixth season for The Penny Seats. (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company Kicks off 2016 season with JACQUES BREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

?The Penny Seats return to the stage this upcoming winter for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The show kicks off the sixth season for The Penny Seats and will run on Thursdays February 11th, 18th, 25th, and March 3rd, at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. The two companies are partnering to offer a dinner theatre-style show, with dinner seatings available starting at 6:00 pm, and performances each night at 7:30pm. Audience members can purchase tickets for the dinner-and-show package for just $20, or for the show only, for $10. Advance tickets (which are encouraged) are available online at www.pennyseats.org or by phone at (734) 926-5346. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company & University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group Partner for Water Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

A local collaboration between Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company and the University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group will feature the musical Urinetown: The Musical! and water conservation research in a creative way during the next three weekends starting July 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Urinetown: The Musical! The Tony-award-winning hit from 2001, will be performed by The Penny Seats Theatre Company July 30, 31, Aug 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 (all shows at 7 pm). Set in an admittedly absurd dystopian future where one must pay to pee, the show lampoons corporate bureaucracy, pie-in-the-sky optimism, revolution without a plan, and the musical theatre genre itself. With a full pit orchestra (led by Richard Alder) on the band shell stage, the action takes place around the audience in the park. Featured performers include Brendan August Kelly (Ypsilanti), Roy Sexton (Saline), David Francis Kiley (Ann Arbor), John DeMerell (Walled Lake), Sarah Ann Leahy (Ann Arbor), Paige Martin (Ann Arbor), Cathy McDonald (Plymouth), Christina McKim (Albion), Jenna Kellie Pittman (Waterford/West Bloomfield), Linda Rabin Hammell (Detroit), Jeff Stringer (Jackson), Maika Van Oosterhout (Ann Arbor), and Daniel Bachelis (Howell). Production photos taken by Scarlett London. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

'Urinetown: The Musical!,' the Tony-award-winning hit from 2001, will be performed by Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company July 30, 31, Aug 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15. Set in an admittedly absurd dystopian future where one must pay to pee, the show lampoons corporate bureaucracy, pie-in-the-sky optimism, revolution without a plan, and the musical theatre genre itself. With a full pit orchestra (led by Richard Alder) on the band shell stage, the action takes place around the audience in the park. Featured performers include Brendan Kelly (Ypsilanti), Roy Sexton (Saline), David Kiley (Ann Arbor), John DeMerell (Walled Lake), Sarah Leahy (Ann Arbor), Paige Martin (Ann Arbor), Cathy McDonald (Plymouth), Christina McKim (Albion), Jenna Pittman (Royal Oak), Linda Rabin Hammell (Detroit), Jeff Stringer (Jackson), Maika Van Oosterhout (Ann Arbor), and Daniel Bachelis (Howell). (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company Expands Summer Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company significantly expands summer offerings Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to open its fifth--and biggest--summer season at West Park, performing outdoor professional theatre for just $10 (or less) per ticket, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (and one Sunday) throughout July and August. This year, the group takes up residence at the park for six weeks, performing two blockbuster comedies: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, and Urinetown: The Musical! by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Presents TOM FOOLERY 10/02-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Musical Tom Foolery will be performed at Conor O'Neills by Ann Arbor's The Penny Seats the first four Todays in Oct 2-23. (more...)

Penny Seats Announces Extra Performance of TOMFOOLERY, Thru 11/09
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Through the month of October, The Penny Seats enjoyed a sold-out run of the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer, at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. The two companies have partnered to offer this cabaret-style show, with dinner seatings available starting around 6:00 pm, and performances at 8:00pm. Due to high demand, an additional performance date has been added: November 9. (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Present TOM FOOLERY, Now thru 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Musical Tom Foolery will be performed at Conor O'Neills by Ann Arbor's The Penny Seats the first four Thursdays, beginning today, Oct 2 and running through the 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Penny Seats Open TOMFOOLERY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The Penny Seats return to the stage this October with the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer. The production also includes an opening short-a 5-minute mini-musical called Volcanoes!!-composed by Ann Arbor's Zach London, who cites Lehrer as an early inspiration. The show will run on Thursdays, tonight, October 2 and October 9, 16 and 23, at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Penny Seats to Perform Music of Tom Lehrer at Ann Arbor's Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Penny Seats return to the stage this October with the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer. The production also includes an opening short—a 5-minute mini-musical called Volcanoes!!—composed by Ann Arbor's Zach London, who cites Lehrer as an early inspiration. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with The Penny Seats' TOMFOOLERY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Penny Seats return to the stage this October with the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer. The production also includes an opening short-a 5-minute mini-musical called Volcanoes!!-composed by Ann Arbor's Zach London, who cites Lehrer as an early inspiration. The show will run on Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Penny Seats to Present TOMFOOLERY at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Penny Seats return to the stage this October with the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer. The production also includes an opening short-a 5-minute mini-musical called Volcanoes!!-composed by Ann Arbor's Zach London, who cites Lehrer as an early inspiration. The show will run on Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, at Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. The two companies are partnering to offer a dinner theatre-style show, with dinner seatings available starting at 6:30 pm, and performances each night at 8:00pm. Audience members can purchase tickets for the dinner-and-show package for just $20, or for the show only, for $10. Advance tickets (which are encouraged) are available online at www.pennyseats.org or by phone at (734) 926-5346. (more...)

Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Presents TOM FOOLERY 10/02-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Musical Tom Foolery will be performed at Conor O'Neills by Ann Arbor's The Penny Seats the first four Thursdays in Oct 2-23. (more...)

The Penny Seats Presents ELEKTRA, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

These words rang in my ears the other week when I crashed a rehearsal of The Penny Seats' summer production Elektra (as adapted by Ann Arbor's own Anne Carson) for a sneak peek of the glorious mayhem that is sure to delight audiences at the West Park Band Shell July 10 - 26. (more...)

The Penny Seats Presents ELEKTRA, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

These words rang in my ears the other week when I crashed a rehearsal of The Penny Seats' summer production Elektra (as adapted by Ann Arbor's own Anne Carson) for a sneak peek of the glorious mayhem that is sure to delight audiences at the West Park Band Shell July 10 - 26. (more...)

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