Uniqua and Tyrone, Nickelodeon's backyard friends, find a stage adventure with
The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights (shown on opposite page).
The two, in a production planned by Broadway Across America, become knights
and set out to protect a runaway, unpredictable egg belonging to King Pablo.
The family audience helps as a mighty dragon enters into the story unfolded
with plenty of singing, dancing and laughing to songs of courage, friendship and
imagination. Fans of the Backyardigans also will get to see Grabbing Goblin
Austin and Flighty Fairy Tasha join the mayhem. The musical will be performed
11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 19, at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit. $19-$41. (313) 471-6611.
BBAC FACULTY SHOW
OCT 17 OPENING RECEPTION
6 - 8 P
OPENING NIGHT ONLY: GET 10% OFF ON EXHIBITED WORK
The Work of Charles Alexander
The Students of Andrea Tama
In 1997, cardiologist Dr. Gary Burnstein began treating patients at the Grace
Centers of Hope in Pontiac — free of charge. Although he passed away in
2003, his program has continued with the help of Dr. Michael Yerkey and his
wife, Hiroko, as well as Dr. Katherine Pitus. An event to raise funds for the
Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic, 90 University, is scheduled 6:30-10
p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Leon & Lulu, 96 W. 14 Mile Road, in Clawson. Hors
d'oeuvres, wine and live music by the Boomers add to the purposeful fun of "In
the Eat of the Night," where gourmet tastes will be served by many — from
Annabel's and Co. Catering to Pastries by Ellen. Proceeds support the clinic's
free medical, dental and pharmaceutical services offered to the more than
100,000 Oakland County residents who are uninsured or underinsured. $40
per person; $75 per couple. (248) 758-1690.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
All kinds of dances are gaining attention through TV shows spotlighting ener-
getic movers as they showcase their talents, and it hasn't taken long for enthu-
siastic audiences to cheer on their favorites and register their votes — by phone
or computer — when the dancing is competitive. So You Think You Can Dance
became the hit of choice for those interested in competition among the pros.
The program, seen on the FOX network, has come up with a new version for
live audiences: So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008 makes a stop Saturday,
Oct. 25, at the Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit. Whether concentrating
on hip-hop acrobatics or tango discipline, the top 10 finalists will demonstrate
how they adapt everyday steps into elaborate routines. Surprises will be part of
the moves. The choreography begins at 7 p.m. $37.50-$54.50. (313) 471-6611.
Johan Stengard has played saxophone in concerts featuring Celine Dion,
Michael Bolton and Diana Ross, but he's on his own for a concert beginning
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Farmington Players Barn Theatre, 32332 W.
12 Mile, in Farmington Hills. The Sweden-based instrumentalist has mastered
American pop, jazz and cinema classics and will bring those to the Michigan
stage. Stengard, who plays both tenor and soprano sax, has recorded 17 solo
albums in a career that has placed his sounds on more than 400 CDs. For the
stage, he tells stories about his history and world travels, and members of the
audience can leave humming with a deeper understanding of the material that
has caught their ears. $16-$18. (248) 473-1848. is
E-mail items to Suzanne Chessler at PlatinumPlanner@aolcom.
THROUGH NOV 7
"Birthday" (acrylic with chine cole) by BBAC faculty member Katie Bednar
MUSIC & COLOR
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
FEATURING FLUTE & STRINGS
MOZART FLUTE QUARTET
DUO FOR TWO VIOLINS BY JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR
AMY BEACH'S THEME & VARIATIONS FOR FLUTE & STRING QUARTET
DANZAS DE PANAMA BY WILLIAM GRANT STILL
cellist Nadine Deleury
violists James Greer & Scott Stefanko
violinists Velda Kelly & Andrew Wu
$20 n advance; $25 after Oct. 4 & at the door, space perm tt ng
PHONE 248.644.0866 FOR TICKETS
lin . Sundays © the Center
$5 per person / 1-4 PM
Oct. 5—Make Your Own Musical Instrument
Oct. 12 & 19—Around the World in a Paper Bag
Oct. 26—Ghoulish Projects
151 S. Cranbrook (Evergreen) Rd.
just north of 14 Mile Rd.
Birmingham MI 48009
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