Attend a Show at One of These 6 Local Community Theatres

By: Scott Davis | December 14, 2016

The southeast Michigan area is filled with impressive talent, and that is on display throughout the many theatre groups the Detroit communities offer. Here are six community theatre groups who have had a rich history and look to have entertaining shows in the coming months.

Warren Civic Theatre

The Warren Civic center has seen more than 1,700 participants over its 26 year existence and continues to grow every year. The group will be hosting a Holiday Break Theatre Camp where kids ages seven to 17 can participate in a fun week of dancing, acting, singing, and improv. The group will also be holding auditions for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” the week of January 2 and “You Can’t Take it With You” the week of February 6.

The Encore

The Encore, a non-profit musical theatre group, has been creating quality, original theatrical productions for the Washtenaw County for many years. The group will be performing “Mary Poppins” throughout the holiday season with the final performance taking place on Friday, December 23.

Mosaic Youth Theatre

The critically-acclaimed Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit has been putting on student-driven performances on national and international tours. The group teaches hundreds of children from more than 50 metro Detroit schools in their various programs. The group just celebrated their 25th anniversary with a special “Only the Best: 25 Years of Mosaic Stories” performance earlier this month. The group has numerous upcoming shows in 2017 with “Mosaic Singers in Concert” in March and “heartBEAT” in May.

Players Guild of Dearborn

Since 1927, the Players Guild of Dearborn has been putting on Broadway-level productions for the Dearborn community. The group just finished their run of “Legally Blonde” shows and will be back in January celebrating their 89th season with “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

Livingston Players

Brighton’s Own Livingston Players has been around for 54 years and continues to entertain families throughout the year. They will be celebrating the holidays with their annual “Ho-Ho-Holidays” throughout the season. They will also be performing “The Odd Couple” in January.

Lakeland Players

Since 1958, the Lakeland Players has been entertaining the Waterford community with musicals and comedies of all kinds. The group will start the new year with a special “A Tony Cabaret” show that will highlight Tony Award winning musicals at the Central United Methodist Church on January 6 and 7. They will also have two adult productions later in the year, with the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” in February and the comedy “The Dixie Swim Club” in May.