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2013-2014 Season
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The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Oct 2 - Oct 27, 2013

By Ken Ludwig

As world-renowned actor William Gillette takes a bow after playing Sherlock Holmes at the Palace Theatre, a shot rings out, wounding him in the arm. While recuperating at home, Gillette invites his co-stars to his Connecticut castle. When one of the guest is found murdered, this comedy-murder-mystery-thriller by the writer of Lend Me a Tenor, unfolds in glorious 1930s style with plenty of double-cross, gunplay, lies, deceit, and disguise!

Michigan Premiere

 

Harris Cashes Out!

Jan 8 - Feb 2, 2014

By Londos D'Arrigo
From the creator of the hit Spreading it Around

Forty years ago, composer/lyricist Harris Wellborn wrote an Off-Broadway musical which closed after one performance. We find the now elderly tunesmith down one his luck, living in a run-down apartment building dependent on the charity of his domineering sister. His life takes a hilarious turn when he's thrown together with the flaky young woman who lives down the hall and her scheming boyfriend, who comes up with a devious plan to cash in on Harris' past.

World Premiere

 

 

Lysistrata Jones

Feb 12 - Mar 9, 2014

Music and Lyric by Lewis Flinn
Book by Douglas Carter Beane

Based on the Greek Comedy by Aristophanes, it's the ultimate battle of the sexes! Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse won't "give it up" to their basketball playing boyfriends until they win a game--ultimately find that abstinence truly does make the heart grow fonder! This show has an infectious original score and hysterical book from the three-time Tony nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane, and composer and lyricist Lewis Flynn.

Contains Adult Language and Situations.

Michigan Premiere

Falling

Mar 19 - Apr 13, 2013

By Deanna Jent

Falling boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

For Mature Audiences.

Michigan Premiere

 

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 23 - May 18, 2014

Written and Created by Roger Bean
Musical Arrangements by Jon Newton
Vocal and Musical Arrangements by Michael Borth

A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sister fails to show, and it's up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show! Filled to the brim with of 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including the showstoppers "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Slow Boat to China," and "Don't Sit under the Apple Tree."

Michigan Premiere

Cole Porter's You Never Know

May 28 - June 22, 2014

Based on the play By Candlelight by Geyer, Frakas and Katscher
Adapted by Rowland Leigh
Additional Adaptation bye Paul Lazarus
Musica and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Set in Paris in 1929 and filled with delightful, witty, Cole Porter songs, the story takes place one summer evening in Baron Rommer's elegant penthouse suite at the Hotel Ritz. The baron and his butler switch identities so that the butler can pursue a woman he believes is a lady of a much higher class. This is a door slamming farce with wonderful songs such as "Let's Misbehave" and "At Long Last Love."

Michigan Premiere

 

 

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