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ON THE STAGE

Stagecrafters presents

The Sound of Music,
with music and lyrics
by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein
II, May 31-June 23 at
the Baldwin Theatre in
downtown Royal Oak.
Ed Berger of Royal Oak plays Admiral
von Schreiber, and Caryn Gach
Leonard of Pleasant Ridge takes on
the role of Elsa Schraeder. Showtimes
are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and
2 p.m. Sundays. A special sing-along
performance will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 15. Advance tickets: $18-
$20; $2 additional at the door; military
and senior discounts available for
some performances. (248) 541-6430;
stagecrafters.org.
Jewish Ensemble Theatre presents
its 25th Annual Festival of New Plays,
culled from the hundreds of new plays
submitted to JET each year, June 3-July
2 at both the West Bloomfield and
Oak Park JCCs. Performances start
at 7:30 p.m. Readings include works
by playwrights Philip Gerson (Eyes
Forward); Donald C. Drake (Choice);
Michael Bettencourt, Robert E.
Ozasky and Dean B. Kaner (Hardball);
and Andrew Karp (Second Hand
Books). Tickets are free to this season's
subscribers and $5 for others. For
more info on the plays, show times and
locations, and to obtain tickets, call
(248) 788-2900, or go to jettheatre.org .
Female-based performing arts
company Two Muses Theatre mounts
a production of the Broadway hit Next
to Normal, a contemporary sung-
through musical that won the 2010
Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three
Tony Awards, at 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, June
7-30, at the Two Muses Theatre located
within Barnes and Noble in West
Bloomfield. With a score by Tom Kitt,
it tells the story of a typical suburban
family coping with mental illness (the
mother battles manic-depression).
Director Frannie Shepherd Bates
says, "This show deals with issues
that, while they are not always easy
to address, affect nearly everyone in
some way. Mental illness and family
dynamics are complex subjects, and I
am looking forward to the challenges
of working with a play that, in its
beautiful music, provides a unique,
honest perspective on a story that is
sure to hit home for many audience
members:' Advance tickets: $23/ adults,
$18/students and seniors. Tickets
are $2 more when purchased at the
door/$3 off each ticket with parties of
15 or more; a portion of performance

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proceeds to benefit
Common Ground.
(248) 850-9919;
twomusestheatre.org.

Ir

Mitch Albom's

play Ernie, the
Gail Zimmerman
highest-attended
Arts Editor
show in the history
of the City Theatre
in Detroit, with more than 35,000
patrons in two seasons, returns to
the City Theatre, located inside of
Hockeytown Cafe and just one block
from Comerica Park, to offer fans a
third season to remember the "Voice
of Summer" in shows running June
6-July 7. The two-man play, dedicated
to the late and beloved Hall of Fame
Detroit Tiger announcer Ernie
Harwell, also will welcome back local
stage favorites Will Young, as the
iconic Harwell, and TJ Corbett in
the role of "The Boy," and once again
feature "the doubleheader experience,"
with convenient show times to provide
fans the ability to watch the play and
catch a Tigers game in the same day.
$20-$25. Show times and tickets: (800)
745-3000; olympiaentertainment.com .

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Join us for the second annual Cinetopia International

Film Festival, featuring the best films from the best

THE ART SCENE

festivals around the world, including SUNDANCE,

Art on the Grand, one of the area's

CANNES, VENICE, TORONTO and BERLIN.

most popular art fairs, returns to
downtown Farmington 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday,
June 1-2. The free event, located on
Grand River Avenue from Farmington
Road to Grove Street, boasts 100 artists
from around the country, plus a variety
of activities for families and adults.
For a complete schedule of events and
performances, call (248) 473-1856 or
go to downtownfarmington.org.

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The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle
Grand Prix returns to the Motor
City Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2.
Ticketed IndyCar doubleheader races
take place on Saturday and Sunday,
preceded on Friday by practice and
qualifying races (free Grand Prix Day)
and the Grand Prixmiere, an official
launch party hosted by the Belle Isle
Conservancy. Details and tickets: (866)
464-PRIX; detroitgp.com.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art
Center presents its second annual
Fine Art of Summer, a special event

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at the historic James Couzens house in
Bloomfield Hills, designed by Albert
Kahn and built 1923-27, with proceeds
benefiting educational and outreach
programming at the BBAC, from 6-8:30
p.m. Thursday, June 20. Tickets: $150.
(248) 644-0866; bbartcenter.org.



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