Broadway in Detroit opens season with ‘Love Never Dies’ at the Fisher
“Love Never Dies,” the long-anticipated sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” makes its North American tour debut Oct. 17 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, launching the Broadway in Detroit theater season.
The show runs 8 p.m. Oct. 17 to 21 and 24 to 28; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; and 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at the Fisher Theatre. The 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 performance will be open captioned for the hearing impaired.
The show is set 10 years after the Phantom disappears from the Paris Opera House. It is 1907, and the Phantom is in New York City, where he lives among the carnival rides and freak shows of Coney Island. He has found a place for himself and his music, but he still longs for Christine Daae, his true love and musical protegee.
Christine has become a respected soprano, and she accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York City to perform because she needs the money they offer, since Raoul’s drinking and gambling has left them in a precarious position.
The Phantom then lures Raoul, Christine and her young son, Gustave, from Manhattan to Coney Island, where none of them know what lies in store for them.
Tickets start at $39 and are available at the Fisher Theater box office or by calling 800-982-2787 or at broadway in Detroit.com or ticketmaster.com.
DAG PRESENTS ‘A TRIBUTE TO OLD BLUE EYES’
“A Tribute to Old Blue Eyes” will fill the Downriver Actors Guild with Frank Sinatra classics as four professional singers present his fan favorites at 2 p.m. Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue, 2656 Biddle, Wyandotte.
Kristin Sparks, Derk Kroll, Gary Errigo and Chris Scarlett will bring the crooner’s tunes to life.
All seats are $15. For tickets or more information call 734-407-7020 or go to downriveractorsguild.net.
PGD ANNOUNCES CAST FOR ‘PROMISES, PROMISES’
The cast for “Promises, Promises” has begun rehearsals as the “Season of Simon” continues the Players Guild of Dearborn’s 90th season.
The musical features music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neal Simon, and is based on the screenplay “The Apartment” by Billy Wilder and I.A.I. Diamond.
The show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and Dec. 1 and 2, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 19, 26 and Dec. 3 at the playhouse, 21730 Madison in Dearborn.
When a junior executive lends his bachelor pad to senior executives for hanky-panky, he’s fine with the arrangement until he discovers the woman for whom he carries a torch is the mistress of his boss.
Kelly White directs the show, with choreography by Adam Lynch, and music direction by Martin Mandelbaum.
The cast includes Mark Wagner as Chuck Baxter, Camille Smith as Frank Kubelik, Tim Timmer as J.D. Sheldrake, Tom Sparrow as Dr. Dreyfuss and Julie Ballantyne Brown as Marge MacDougal.
Amy Moore plays Miss Olson, with Jeff Lokken as Mr. Dobitch, Tim Carney at Mr. Kirkeby, David Zolotarchuk as Mr. Eichelberger and Jacob Dombrowski as Mr. Vanderhof.
Shauna Rae Hazime plays Miss Della Hoya, with Carissa Madley as Miss Polansky, Anne Craft Timmer as Miss Wong, and Ryan Chatila, Tyler Katona, Lexie Kaplan and Ashley Kaufman in the ensemble.
For tickets or more information call 313-561-TKTS or go to playersguildofdearborn.org.