By Sue Suchyta
The young performers of P.S. Center Stage Players present “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 and 9 at the Jo Brighton Auditorium, 4460 18th Street in Wyandotte.
Based on the stories of A.A. Milne, with book, music and lyrics by James W. Rodgers, the holiday story tells how Eeyore’s lost tail makes him miserable until Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and the others join together to help him out.
Directed by Penny Siler, the show features Zoe Cheff as Christopher Robin, Harmony Bedikian as Eeyore, Kira Saiti as Piglet and Ava Cheff as Winnie the Pooh Dec. 1 and 2, and Emily McIntyre in the role Dec. 9.
Youssef Fadel plays Rabbit, with Isabella Selburg as Tigger, Lydia Robertson as Kanga, Shyoma Kelly as Owl, Savannah Piegza as Queen Bee, and MaryKate Lassiter and Maggie Wilson as DoBees.
Tickets are $12, with a $4 discount for seniors, and a $7 discount for students. For more information or to order tickets, call 734-771-0590 or go to pscsp.com.
PLAYERS GUILD ANNOUNCES ‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’ CAST
Director Paul Bruce announced the cast of “Arsenic and Old Lace” last week, the third show of the Players Guild of Dearborn’s 89th season.
When Mortimer plans to introduce his fiancée to his family, he faces more challenges than most: his eccentric elderly aunts, who run a boarding house for old, lonely men, are shortening their stay with poisoned wine. His brother Teddy, who thinks he is Roosevelt, is digging the Panama Canal in the basement, which the aunts conveniently use as graves. Mortimer’s brother Jonathan, a maniacal criminal, turns up, along with Dr. Einstein, a dubious plastic surgeon, whom Jonathan hopes will disguise him.
As different bodies compete for the latest spot in the Panama Canal, lights are turned on and off, different people enter into the house, and hilarity ensues.
The show runs 8 p.m. Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29.
Tickets are $18. To order, call 313-561-TKTS or go to playersguildofdearborn.org.
The cast includes Sue Delosier as Abby Brewster, Rich Bulleri as the Rev. Dr. Harper, Rob Eagel as Teddy Brewster, Michael Micheletti as Officer Brophy, Nathan Vasquez as Officer Klein, Margaret Kinnell as Martha Brewster and Julie Ballantyne Brown as Elaine Harper.
Ken Kilgore plays Mortimer Brewster, with Tom Sparrow as Mr. Gibbs, Guy Copland as Jonathan Brewster, Ken Overwater as Dr. Einstein, Marc Walentowicz as Officer O’Hara, David Wood as Lt. Rooney and Rick Town as Mr. Witherspoon.
DAG HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR ‘SCHOOL OF ROCK’ TEEN PRODUCTION
The Downriver Actors Guild will hold auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical “School of Rock” from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 27 and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue, 2656 Biddle in Wyandotte.
Actors from age 11 to 18 (and still in high school) will be cast. The show will also cast actors who can play the electric guitar, bass, drums and keyboard on stage.
The show runs 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, and March 3 and 4, and 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5.
For more information, go to downriveractorsguild.net.
DAG TO AUDITION FOR ‘LION KING JR’ FOR AGES 5 TO 14
The Downriver Actors Guild will hold auditions for “Lion King Jr.” for ages 5 to 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue, 2656 Biddle in Wyandotte.
Those auditioning show be prepared to sing a short Disney song of their chosing, and to learn a short dance. Some, but not all auditionees will be asked to read from the script.
The show runs 7:30 p.m. March 17, 18, 24 and 25, and 3 p.m. March 19 and 26.
Rehearsals will be held Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Dec. 10, excluding Dec. 24 and 31, until the show opens.
Nathan Vasquez will direct, with Tracey King as vocal director and Kayla Chavez as choreographer. Cindy Nagy will produce the show.
Those cast will pay a $65 participation fee, with sibling discounts available. A current DAG membership is also required.
For more information, call 734-407-7020 or go to downriveractorsguild.net.