Monday, April 29, 2013
Director Harold Jurkiewicz brings the award-winning and critically acclaimed musical to life on stage.
The Players Guild of Dearborn's production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music opened to rave reviews for its four-weekend run on Friday. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman's film, Smiles Of A Summer Night, the story takes place in a weekend country house in turn-of-the-century Sweden. The party consists of middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman (Thomas Murphy), his teenage trophy wife Anne, his son Henrik, the intriguing and beautiful actress Desirée Armfeldt, her mother Mme Armfeldt, the ferociously jealous Count Carl-Magnus and his long-suffering wife Charlotte. The show features a live orchestra and songs such as "Send in the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country" and "Every Day a Little Death." The show includes a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The group is accepting applications for directors for their upcoming shows.
The Players Guild of Dearborn has announced the lineup for the 86th season, and is currently looking for directors, music directors and choreographers. Here's a look at the shows audiences can expect this and next year: Fantastiks Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt Auditions: July 22 and 23, 2013 Shows: Sept. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2013 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes Auditions: Sept. 16 and 17, 2013 Shows: Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 2013 Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross & Francis Evans Auditions: Nov. 11 and 12, 2013 Shows: Jan. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26, 2014 Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire Auditions: Jan. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens Nov. 9 at the PGD.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Music will fill the Players Guild of Dearborn as actors and crew on Nov. 9 open the delightful inspiring Webber and Rice Old Testament musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show—the first musical of the group’s 85th season—runs Nov. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 for a four-weekend run. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Directed by Kim Donovan of Northville and produced by Valerie Haas of Inkster, the show features the choreography of Janeen Bodary of Dearborn Heights and the musical direction of Paul Abbott of Allen Park. For tickets or more information, call 313-561-TKTS or go to www.playersguildofdearborn.org. Multi-age, multi-talent Director Donovan said Joseph is one…
Friday, June 1, 2012
The guild was named the Best Community Theater for the local magazine's Best Of 2012 list. Several other businesses with Dearborn ties were honored as well.
The verdict is out, and readers of HOUR Detroit have named their picks for the 2012 Best of Detroit. On the list? Multiple places with Dearborn ties–including the Players Guild of Dearborn, which took top honors in the category of Best Community Theatre. The guild, established in 1927, will begin its 2012-13 season in September with performances of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Check out their whole upcoming season, and purchase tickets, on their website. Several other establishments with Dearborn connections also took home top honors, too: Buddy's Pizza, with a location in west Dearborn, won Best Gluten-Free Menu and Best Pizza; Miller's Bar won Best Burger; Westborn Market, with a location in west Dearborn, won Best Produce. Ford Motor Company…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
No plans this weekend? We're here to help.
It's the end of the week. You're bored. You want something to do. Dearborn, you've come to the right place. 1. PLANT DIARIES Where/When: Ford Community and Performing Arts Center; 8 p.m. Saturday Why Go: This play, written by a former General Motors employee and UAW member, gives a first-hand account of stories from inside an automotive plant. Pricing: $25-65 2. OUR ARAB AMERICAN STORY Where/When: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Why Go: This film by Emmy-Award winning director Keith Famie presents an in-depth look at the customs, holidays, religious alliances and the complexities of being Arab American though the eyes of several local entrepreneurs, artists and community leaders who have …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
No plans this weekend? We're here to help.
It's the end of the week. You're bored. You want something to do. Dearborn, you've come to the right place. Here are some of the highlights of the week. 1. SMOKE ON THE GRILL Where/When: Ford Field; 4 p.m. Thursday Why Go: Enjoy delicious food, beverages and fun games for the kids while meeting with teachers, parents, community families and the mayor of Dearborn. Pricing: $30 adults; $10 children 2. WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! Where/When: Arab American National Museum; 6 p.m. Thursday Why Go: The opportunity to meet the creator of the first superheroes in the Muslim world, Naif Al-Mutawa, and see a documentary based upon his body of work. Pricing: Free 3. FALL INTO DEARBORN CRAFT BEER TASTING AT MOOSE'S MARTINI PUB Where/When: Moose's Martini Pub; 6…
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Civil War musical will run through Aug. 21 in the museum's historic Anderson Theater.
This month, the Civil War comes alive at the Henry Ford Museum with the Players Guild of Dearborn’s production of the classic musical Shenandoah. Opening Thursday, Aug. 12 and running through Aug. 21, the production will be the first show to run in the museum’s Anderson Theater in at least six years. But the pairing of the Players Guild’s latest show and the museum was an easy match to make, explained Mike Moseley, who is the president of the guild, manager of guest services at the Henry Ford and the lead in the show. “We’re doing this Civil War exhibit and the Henry Ford has been known for its expertise on and devotion to commemorating the civil war,” Moseley said. “We’re the home for the National Archives exhibit of Discovering the Civil…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Five things you need to know to start your day in Dearborn.
Ready to start your day? Here's what you need to know. 1. Temperatures will drop slightly today into this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. But it'll still hover around 90 degrees all weekend, with a 40-50 percent chance of thunderstorms lingering all the while. 2. The Players Guild of Dearborn presents Free to Be...You and Me on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Watch as kids explore all the possibilities that life can offer–an inspiring show for all ages! All shows are $5 per ticket. 3. The Museum Guild of Dearborn's annual garage sale continues today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., respectively. Pick up some local goodies–and possibly some with historical value–while helping raise funds …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Rinn, a longtime board member of the Guild, had a love for local theater and the community.
Lois Keim Rinn, a longtime supporter of the local arts scene and a member of the Players Guild of Dearborn, died Saturday, July 2. She was 92. Funeral services will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dearborn. A luncheon will immediately follow. Rinn, a Dearborn resident, was born on August 26, 1918. She is most remembered by Dearborn residents as one of many longtime supporters of the Dearborn Player Guild, of which she was a board member, a governor and an honorary member during the past several decades. “She loved the theater, and she was such a wonderful lady,” said Diana Reynolds, who served with Rinn on the Guild board. “She served as a governor; she made a huge contribution to the Guild,” added …