This weekend marks the opening of six shows ranging from the tried and true, to the terrifying, to the “that’s a musical?” category. We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating – Detroit is a great area for the arts, and there is something to suit all our tastes, however far afield they run.
Consider this weekend’s new fare:
- “Carrie: The Musical,” (yes, “musical”) in The Varner Studio Theatre courtesy of Oakland University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, in Rochester.
- “Dracula,” (yes, the Bram Stoker version) by the Farmington Players in their lovely Barn Theatre.
- “Talley’s Folley,” Lanford Willson’s post WWII valentine, by Puzzle Piece Theatre at the Box Theatre in Mount Clemens.
- “Boeing Boeing,” the sexy ‘60s comedy, at St. Dunstan’s Theatre in Bloomfield Hills.
- “Reasons to Be Pretty,” the Tony-nominated play by Detroit’s own Neil LaBute, at The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale.
- “A Very Potter Musical,” (yes, the parody posted on YouTube) at the Starlight Theatre in Waterford.