Do you need a winter pick me up? I always find it puts a smile on my face to have activities on the calendar to look forward to. And if those activities are to do with the theater? Oh, how I get excited!
If you're in the Detroit area, I would hate for you to miss these upcoming shows. Flashdance, Blue Man Group, and Pippin are on their way to town! I'll share details from their press releases with you here. I'm just far too excited to see these, myself.
Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90”. The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly evening of percussion-heavy rock music, comedy and playful commentary.”
PIPPIN, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diana Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. This thrilling production continues to dazzle audiences at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.
Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)production of PIPPIN with Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo,Stephen E. McManus, A&A Gordon, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern,
Join us… for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared “Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century.”