Announcing Our 2013–2014 Season
Join the Players Guild of Dearborn for our 86th Season. This delightful mixture of thrills, romance, music and laughter brings you the world — all from the comfort of our theater!
Be sure to get your tickets early! Partial Season Tickets are available.
Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who’ve hatched a plan — with the help of an acting troupe led by the dashing El Gallo — to get these two lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for. To bring these families together… they must first be torn apart!
Auditions: July 22 and 23, 2013
Performances: September 13–15, 20–22 and 27–29, 2013More Info
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes
adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
It’s 1892 and The Music Hall Royale is premiering its newest show, The Mystery of Edwin Drood — a musical adaptation of the last story ever written by Charles Dickens. Edwin Drood has disappeared on a snowy Christmas Eve. Was he murdered? If so, who is the murderer? The answer was never revealed in the book as Dickens died before finishing the story, leaving no clues as to its outcome. That is, until tonight, as the players turn to the audience to vote from a litany of suspects, all of who have their motives for Drood’s disappearance!
Audition Workshop: August 10, 2013
Auditions: August 26 and 27, 2013 (See the audition page.)
Performances: November 8–10, 15–17, 22–24 and 29–December 1, 2013
produced in cooperation with Samuel French
This 1960s French farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes, and advances in airline technology, bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time. Adding to the problems are Bernard’s befuddled housekeeper, who juggles décor and menus for each girl, and an unexpected visit from Robert, an old school friend who gets caught in the middle of Bernard’s romantic revolving doors.
Auditions: November 11 and 12, 2013
Performances: January 10–12, 17–19 and 24–26, 2014More Info
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Becca and Howie are trying to recover from the accidental death of their four-year-old son eight months earlier. When Becca’s sister Izzy, always the family troublemaker, announces that she is pregnant, Becca and Howie must come to terms with the new life in the family while dealing with their grief. Unexpectedly, the young man responsible for their son’s death wishes to see them. Deeply humane, occasionally funny and always heartrending, Rabbit Hole explores the ways we deal with grief, both individually and as families.
Auditions: January 13 and 14, 2014
Performances: March 7–9, 14–16 and 21–23, 2014More Info
Kiss Me, Kate
“Another Op’nin’ Another Show” welcomes you to the opening of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Dashing Fred Graham is at the helm as director and leading man with his ex-wife Lilli playing Katherine the Shrew. His current love interest, Lois, also stars, as does Bill, the other man in her life. Before long, the musical Shrew is impacted by the volatile on-again/off-again romance of Fred and Lilli; the frustrating flirtations of Lois and Bill; and the appearance of two tough gangsters come to collect on a falsified IOU (and who end up joining the show, spats and all). Will the on-stage and off-stage lovers reunite, and will the show come to a successful end with everyone in one piece, before the curtain falls?
Auditions: March 10 and 11, 2014
Performances: May 2–4, 9–11, 16–18 and 23–25, 2014More Info