Main Stage 2016 – 17 Season

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

March 12, 16-19, 23-25, 2017

By Tennessee Williams
Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. on behalf of The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

This play revolves around a young man begrudgingly supporting the family his father abandoned. It also features a painfully shy and crippled sister, whose preoccupation with a collection of glass animals draws her away from reality. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, together, the family struggles with the past, the future, and one another.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

May 7, 11-14, 18-20, 2017

Music by Alan Menken Howard
Lyrics by Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

A wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse … to fall in love and earn love in return. Belle, a beautiful booklover, encounters the Beast when she arrives at his castle to plead for her father’s freedom, ultimately trading her own for his. As tension over her imprisonment escalates, spurred by Gaston, the selfish lover who seeks Belle’s hand in marriage, the relationship between Belle and the Beast grows, leading to an emotional and transformative ending.

Youth Theatre

Shrek Jr.

Shrek Jr. – The Musical

April 22, 23, 2017

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.

Purdon Studio

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

February 16-19, 23-26, 2017

By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is organized as a series of monologues and uses a rotating cast of five principle women. The subject includes women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a women’s life. Gingy acts as the narrator, sketching various parts of her wardrobe that stir the most poignant memories. In addition, one character serves as a vixen, another plays a vulnerable gang member from Chicago, a third portrays a brave cancer patient, and the last appears as a mature woman pierced by vivid memories of the past.

Performances held at the Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church. 19950 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236.