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Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan), the statewide economic development organization for the arts, culture and creative and design industries, announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded the organization a $100,000 grant to continue its research and data analysis of Michigan's creative industries. Continue..
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Farmers Alley Theatre
Nov. 1-9, 2014
Farmers Alley Theatre's Children's Series is proud to announce a special event recently added to its 2014 schedule: "The Tiger Who Came to Tea." Based on the beloved picture book of the same name by Judith Kerr, "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" will run Nov. 1-9 at Farmers Alley Theatre. Continue..
Michigan's longest running, non-profit, professional theater, the Detroit Repertory Theatre, will hold its Annual Black Tie Awards Night and Homecoming Celebration and Performance on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Black Tie is the annual major fundraiser for the theater. Funds raised at the benefit go to the Rep's Working Capitol Fund. The Fund is used to help the theater meet its financial obligations in a timely and efficient manner and help set the table for the generations ahead. The Detroit Repertory Theatre's artistic commitment and accomplishments help keep Detroit's rebirth active and alive. Continue..
Six Characters in Search of an Author
University Musical Society
Oct. 24-25, 2014
Luigi Pirandello won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934 for his "bold and brilliant renovation of drama and the stage." His "Six Characters in Search of an Author," which dates from 1921, is an absurdist meta-theatrical play about the relationship between authors and their characters. The University Musical Society will present Theatre de la Ville's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, October 25 at Power Center. Continue..
A scenic flight for three around Branch County and a $100 Century Bank &Trust Visa gift card, which may be used for a post-flight dinner of your choosing, will be auctioned off at Tibbits 35th Annual Auction on Saturday, Nov. 1. You will have your chance to bid on this adventure – courtesy of Century Bank and Trust. "Grab that boarding pass and get ready for first class treatment as we bring back the romance of flying at this year's annual auction, Tibbits Takes Flight," Sarah Zimmer, special events development director at Tibbits Opera House, said. Continue..
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. The two companies have partnered to offer this cabaret-style show, with dinner seatings available starting around 6 p.m., and performances at 8 p.m. Due to high demand, a performance on Nov. 9 has been added to the schedule. Continue..
The Phantom of the Opera
April 1-12, 2015
Tickets to Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" will go on sale Monday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. for the premiere East Lansing engagement at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall April 1-12, 2015. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of "Phantom," one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Continue..
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By John Quinn
'Tis the season for houses of horror to appear all over Metro Detroit, but who would have expected that one of the goriest would be the Detroit Opera House? Given the venue, however, we are once again reminded that horror implied is more visceral than horror depicted. Michigan Opera Theatre opens its 44th season with Richard Strauss' "Elektra," a little monster of an opera so fearsome that it can eat music directors and sopranos alive. Continue..
By Bridgette M. Redman
"Sometimes in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives you a fairy tale," is a quote that floats around the Internet on wedding sites and other such places. What the pithy quote doesn't tell you is that sometimes the fairy tale doesn't end with the protagonists swearing "I do" and riding off into the sunset together. Even in the magical world of musicals, it is possible for a love story to be told without a kiss, and for the demands and responsibilities of life to trump the longings of the heart and the passion of individuals. Continue..