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Detroit Theatre Guide to Plays, Broadway Shows and Musicals

Summer: June, July, August and Beyond of 2014

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The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton

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Detroit is home to several theaters, entertainment venues and playhouses. The Detroit Theatre Guide to plays, Broadway shows and musicals lists the events coming to the metropolitan area of summer: June, July and August of 2014:

Note: Comedy and Music Concerts coming to the Metro-Detroit area are listed in the Guide to Metro-Detroit Concerts.


Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Locations throughout Ann Arbor
Schedule:

  • Architects of Air: Miracoco (6/19 through 6/21)
  • MOMIX: Botanica (6/21 & 6/22)


City Theatre, Downtown Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • Ernie (7/10 through 8/17)


The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • American Idol Live! (6/27)
  • Thunder From Down Under (9/19)


Detroit Opera House, Downtown Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • BravoBravo! (6/6)
  • The Wizard of Oz (6/17 through 6/29)
  • The Book of Mormon (7/1 through 7/13)
  • Strauss's Elektra (10/18, 10/22, 10/25, 10/26)
  • Puccini's Madame Butterfly (11/15, 11/19, 11/21-23)
  • Lehar's The Merry Widow (4/11, 4/15, 4/18-19 of 2015)
  • Gounod's Faust (5/9, 5/13, 5/16-17 of 2015)


The Fisher Theatre, New Center, Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • Annie (9/26 through 10/4)
  • Motown The Musical (10/21 through 11/16)
  • Kinky Boots (1/15/15 through 1/25/15)
  • Once (2/3/15 through 2/15/15)
  • Flashdance The Musical (3/10/15 through 3/22/15)
  • The Illusionists (5/5/15 through 5/17/15)
  • Pippin (6/9/15 through 6/21/15)


Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Michael A. Guido Theater, Dearborn
Schedule
Highlights:
  • Improv Comedy Games Reloaded (6/15)


The Fox Theatre, Downtown Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets
Show Highlights:
  • Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker (12/21)


Joe Louis Arena, Downtown Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (6/28)


Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township
Schedule
Highlights:
  • Voca People (10/11)
  • Spencers: Theatre of Illusion (10/12)
  • Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show (10/17)
  • Wuthering Heights (10/19 & 10/20)
  • Shadows of the 60s: A Tribute to Motown's Super Groups (10/24)
  • Dance: Shaping Sound (10/25)
  • Camelot (11/1 & 11/2)
  • Swingtime featuring The Jive Acres (11/8)
  • All Hands on Deck! (11/9)
  • Anything Goes (11/14)
  • The Glass Castle (11/18)
  • A Christmas Carol (12/6)


Masonic Temple, Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • The Voice Tour (7/15)


Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • 1964 ...The Tribute (7/3)


Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester Hills
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • Cole Porter's You Never Know (5/28/14 through 6/22/14)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (10/1 through 10/26)
  • Things My Mother Taught Me (1/7/15 through 2/1/15)
  • Once On This Island (2/11/15 through 3/8/15)
  • Luce (3/18/15 through 4/12/15)
  • Meshuggah-Nuns! with Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka (4/22/15 through 5/17/15)
  • The Bikinis, a new musical beach party! (5/27/15 through 6/21/15)


The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
Schedule / Buy Tickets
Highlights:
  • Curious George (9/28)


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • Detroit Windsor Dance Academy Spring Concert (6/14)
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet (6/28 & 7/11)


The Palace, Auburn Hills
Schedule / Buy Tickets:
  • Walking with Dinosaurs (8/6 through 8/10)
  • Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend (9/12 through 9/13)
  • Marvel Universe Live! (9/25 through 9/27)
  • Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival (10/24)


Planet Ant, Hamtramck
Schedule:
  • No shows listed at time of this writing


Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea
Schedule:
  • The Last Romance (6/12 through 8/30)
  • Annapurna (9/18 through 12/20)
  • Steel Magnolias (1/15/15 through 3/14/15)
  • Talley's Folly (4/2/15 through 5/23/15)
  • 2AZ (6/11/15 through 8/29/15)


The Royal Oak Music Theatre
Schedule / Buy Tickets
Shows and Special Presentations:
  • The Kids in The Hall (6/14)


The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Canton
Schedule
Highlights:
  • Rat Pack from Las Vegas (6/21)
  • Wayne Newton & Bette Midler Tributes from Las Vegas (9/6)
  • Beatles Tribute from Las Vegas (11/22)
  • Elvis Tribute from Las Vegas (12/31)


Water Works Theater, Shakespeare in the Park 2014, Royal Oak
Schedule:
  • Hamlet (Thursdays through Sundays: 7/31 through 8/10)
  • The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare (8/2, 8/3, 8/9, 8/10)
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