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Productions for the 2023-24 season are running for one-weekend only so get your tickets early. This season bursts with themes of dreams, believing in oneself, examining the past, and hoping for a better future. This season is filled with characters who strive “to sing, to laugh, to dream. To walk in [their] own way, free…” (Cyrano).


Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano.

Directed by Phil Simmons with Music Direction by R. MacKenzie Lewis


October 19-22, 2023

Hare & Tortoise

Hare and Tortoise

By Brendan Murray

Directed by Emily Levickas

DTFY Tour Public Performance

 

November 10 & 11, 2023

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L’Engle, Adapted by Tracy Young

Directed by Jennifer Felts

 

November 30-Dec 3, 2023; School Matinee December 5 & 6

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

By Nathan Alan Davis

Directed by Wallace Bridges


This production sponsored by Dawn Secrist Smith.

February 15-18, 2024
 

EMU Tour

Ronnie and Scales' Magnificent Tale

Devised and Directed by Sam Carter,
with music by R. MacKenzie Lewis, Lyrics by Sam Carter

 

March 15 & 16, 2024

Cyrano

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, Freely adapted by Martin Crimp

Directed by John Seibert

 

April 11-14, 2024

The Price of Saffron1

Cause Play, A Staged Reading:

National BIPOC Superhero Project

By Shavonne Coleman

Directed by Ella Soto

World premiere staged reading authored by EMU Alumna Shavonne Coleman. Performed May 10 at 7 p.m. and May 11 at 2 and 7 p.m., one weekend only in the Sponberg Theatre. Suggested for audiences ages 9 and up. 

Journey back to 1996, when students Zuvi, Zipper and Aaron meet at an after-school Cosplay Club at Southwest Academy Magnet Middle School in Detroit. Together, they create identities, discover surprising powers and work as a team to tackle various problems, including catching stray cats, defeating monsters, and facing fears.

Commissioned in partnership with Ann Arbor’s Spinning Dot Theatre, as part of the nation-wide BIPOC Superhero Project. 

May 10-11, 2024 

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