My Favorite Year, a musical
comedy, will hold auditions for
singing/non-singing and danc-
ing/non-dancing parts. Prepare
a two-three minute upbeat song
and be dressed to dance. 1 and
7 p.m. Sun.; 7 p.m. Mon., June
23-24. Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Playhouse, Platt Road. (313) 971-
The Dreamcoat Choral Chal-
lenge is open to children's choirs
with members aged 9-15 in the
southeastern Michigan area. Two
choirs composed of 23 singers
each will be selected to perform
in Joseph and the Amazing Tech-
nicolor Dreamcoat at the Fox
Theatre, Sept. 6-29. For infor-
mation and application package,
call (800) 522-5450.
Michigan Theatre and Dance
Troupe is auditioning singers,
dancers, stage technicians, actors
and writers 16 years and older
every Saturday afternoon
through June 29 at its Southfield
rehearsal site. By appointment
only. Call (810) 552-5001.
Soupy Sales and Pat Paulson:
8 p.m. Fri., June 21. $18-$27.
Power Center, Ann Arbor. (313)
Adam Sandler: With Allen
Covert. 7:30 p.m. Fri., June 28.
$25/pavilion; $12.50/lawn. Pine
Knob. (810) 377-0100.
Mark Ridley's Comedy Cas-
tle: Hank McGill, Fri-Sun., June
21-23; Joel Zimmer, Wed.-Sun.,
June 26-30; Open Mike Night
8:30 p.m. every Tues. $6/week-
nights, $12/weekends. 269 E.
Fourth St., Royal Oak. (810) 542-
Second City: Slipped a Discus,
the comedy troupe's new revue.
8 p.m. Wed., Thurs. and Sun.; 8
and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Improv
sessions follow the 10:30 p.m.
shows. $12-$19; $8/Hump Day
Special (Wednesdays). Next to
the Fox Theatre, Detroit. (313)
Chaplin's East: Greg Morton,
Fri.-Sat., June 21-22; Bryan
Burgess, Wed.-Sat., June 26-29.
8:30 p.m. Wed.-Thurs., $5; 8:30
and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10.
34244 Groesbeck, Clinton Town-
ship. (810) 792-1902.
members. Maple-Drake JCC,
West Bloomfield. (810) 661-1000.
tunity for animal adoption groups Cartoon, written and directed by
to help find animals homes. 11 Chris Alexander and originally
a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., June 22- presented at the Metropolitan
Kids' Day at the Top of the 23. Bring your Farmer Jack Film
Festival. 7:30 p.m. Tues.,
Park: Ann Arbor's Summer Fes- Bonus Savings Club card for an
June 25. $3/non-members. 1515
tival presents an entire day de- entrance discount. $12/per car-
Broadway, Detroit. (313) 255-
voted to kids, featuring music, load with card; $6/per person 0098.
storytelling, Gym America, lots without card; FREE/kids 3 and
Joey's Comedy Club: Bill of interactive workshops and under. Freedom Hill County 89X Movie Series presents Kids
Hildebrandt, 9 p.m. Fri.; 8 and summer safety tips and speakers.
Park, 15000 Metropolitan Park- in the Hall's Brain Candy. 9 p.m.
10:30 p.m. Sat., June 21-22. Din- Festivities begin at noon. Sun., way, between Schoenherr and Wed., June 26. $2. Magic Bag
ner and show tickets available. June 23. On and around the Pow-
Road, Sterling Heights. Theatre, 22920 Woodward, Fer-
Paisano's, 5070 Schaefer, Dear- er Center and its parking struc- Utica
ndale. (810) 544-1991.
born. (313) 584-8885.
ture. (313) 747-2278.
EarthQuest: Cranbrook's latest Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Mainstreet Comedy Show- Samantha's Ice Cream Social:
on Top of the Park presents
case: Kirkland Teeple, 8:30 and Fans of the American Girls books interactive exhibition educates on
The Bugs Bunny /Road Runner
10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., June 21-22. will love to step into the world of preserve and protect the world. Movie, Sun., June 23;
$10. 314 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. one of their favorite turn-of-the- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 Mon., June 24; Spaceballs,
century characters, while social a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. June 25; The 39 Steps, Wed.,
and cultural traditions of the pe- Sun. $7; $4/children, seniors; af- June 26; Butch Cassidy and the
ter 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sundance Kid, Thurs., June 27.
$5/adults; $4/children, se- All films are shown on a giant
niors. Cranbrook Institute outdoor screen and begin at 10
of Science, 1221 N. Wood- p.m. Films are preceded by live
ward, Bloomfield Hills. musical entertainment. Free.
Top level of the Power Center
parking structure. (313) 747-
Family Train Ride: 2278.
Take an hour-long train
trip through marshlands Detroit Science Center Omn-
and the Wooded Bird imax Theatre presents Titani-
Sanctuary. IV gic show ca, documenting the expeditions
and yo-yo tricks on board. to explore the sunken shipwreck.
Puppet show with 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Michael Brody and his Mon., Wed., Fri.; 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Grandpa Cratchet. 1 and Sat.-Sun. Destiny in Space con-
2:30 p.m. Sundays tinues at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon
through October. $7/kids and 1 p.m. Tues., Thurs.; 4 p.m.
aged 2-10; $8/adults. ($2 Sat.-Sun. $6.50/$4.50 students,
additional for puppet seniors, includes admission to
show.) Coe Railroad, 840 museum. 5020 John R, Detroit.
N. Pontiac Trail, Walled (313) 577-8400.
Lake. (810) 960-9440.
Dance Gallery/Peter Spading
and Co.: Featuring some of the
state's finest dancers, present-
ed by the Ann Arbor Summer
Festival. 8 p.m. Thurs., June 27.
$8-$17. Power Center, Ann Ar-
bor. (313) 764-2538.
Detroit Zoo: For the first
time in almost 15 years,
gorillas are exhibited.
"Sunshine," Toni" and
"Cora" are on loan from
Ohio's Columbus Zoo and
will be "residing" at the
riod are addressed. Bring your Great Apes of Harambee complex.
dolls and make your own sundae. The zoo proudly announces the
3 and 7 p.m. Sun.-Mon., June 23- birth of "Randy" and "Ann," twin
24. $20/person. The Community sloth bears. Visitors can see these
House, 380 S. Bates, Birming- playful newborns on exhibit at the
ham. (810) 644-5832.
zoo. The zoo is open every day
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 ages 13-
The Ugly Duckling: Chris Guy- 61/$4 ages 62 and over/$3 kids 2-
otte's adaptation of the fable. 12. 1-696 and Woodward Avenue,
10:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri., June 24- Royal Oak. (810) 398-0903.
July 12. One Sat. performance,
July 13. $3; $2/per person for
groups of 10 or more. Hilberry
Theatre, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.
100 Years of Detroit Dance,
1896-1996: An exhibition of ar-
The Best of Second City: tifacts, costumes, memorabilia Trinity Irish Dance Compa-
Grounded in contemporary so- and photographs. Exhibit ny: A Family Fun Show present-
cial, political and cultural issues, through Sept. 22. Reuther Li- ed by the Ann Arbor Summer
the new show allows comedy fans brary, 5401 Cass, Detroit. (313) Festival. 8 p.m. Tues., June 25.
to laugh through the evolution of 577-4024.
$11-$20. Power Center, Ann Ar-
Second City. 5:30 p.m. every Sat.
bor. (313) 764-2538.
$7. Next to the Fox Theatre, De-
troit. (313) 965-2222.
Michigan Family Pet Show:
Ride an elephant, pony or camel.
Just For Laughs: Open Mike Pre-4th of July Musical: Robin Learn firsthand about tropical
Nite 8:15 p.m. every Wed. At Beck's singing of popular tunes rain forests, the ecosystem food
Sanctum, 65 E. Huron, Pontiac. will make sparks fly. 2 p.m. Tues., chain and enjoy activities and ex-
June 25. $2/members; $3/non- hibits. Also, an important oppor-
Detroit Institute of Arts pre-
sents Le Sang d'un Poete, Jean
Cocteau's 1930 surrealist film. 2
p.m. Sat., June 22. Lecture Hall,
Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-
Detroit Filmmakers' Coalition
Showcase presents Discovering
Detroit's Ferry Avenue, a 47-
minute video documentary pro-
duced and directed by David
Clements, and A Complicated
Dave Matthews Band: With
Ben Harper and Freddy Jones
Band. 7 p.m. Sat., June 22.
$26.50/pavilion; $20/lawn. Pine
Knob. (810) 377-0100.
Smashing Pumpkins: With
Garbage. 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
June 29-30. $25. Palace of
Auburn Hills. (810) 377-0100.
Further Festival: Featuring
Bob Weir and Ratdog, Mickey
Hart's Mystery Box, Bruce
Hornsby, Electric Hot Tuna, Los
Lobos and the Flying Karama-
zov Brothers. 4 p.m. Wed., July
3. $28.50/pavilion/lawn. Pine
Knob. (810) 377-0100.
Wynton Marsalis: 8 p.m. Sat.,
June 29. $11-$36. Orchestra
Hall, Detroit. (313) 833-3700.
Joan Armatrading: With
Richard Thompson and Susan
Werner. 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 2.
Meadow Brook Music Festival,
Oakland University, Rochester.