All titles and dates are subject to
change. Please call the theaters or visit their websites for updates,
locations and ticket prices.


“Heroes” (Stormfield Theatre): Tom
Stoppard’s adaptation of French playwright Gerald Sibleyras’ darkly
comic story of a trio of World War I veterans plotting an escape from a
military hospital.  Aug. 31-Sept. 18. (517) 372-0945.


“Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever” (Wharton Center): Musical based on the Disney Channel series. Sept. 4. (800) WHARTON.

“Annie” (Riverwalk Theatre): An
orphan (Brianna Rucinski) finds a dog and her own Daddy Warbucks (Robin
Harris) at the height of the Depression in the evergreen musical. Sept.
8-11, 15-18. (517) 482-5700.

“The Divine Sister” (Lansing Civic Players):
Direct from off-Broadway, a raucous take on Hollywood’s depiction of
nuns by Charles Busch (“The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”). Sept. 15-25.
(517) 484-9115.

“Two 9/11 Plays” (MSU Theatre):
One dramatic performance poem and one series of testimonials based on
9/11 statements from survivors and their loved ones. Sept. 20-21, 23-25,
Sept. 27- Oct. 1. (800) WHARTON.

“Blackbird” (Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.):
Doak Bloss and Angela Mishler star in an account of the meeting between
a young woman and middle-aged man, years after their initial romantic
encounter when she was a minor. Sept. 22–25, Sept. 29–Oct. 1. (517)

“The Gingerbread House” (LCC Theatre):
A dark comedy exploring the flipside of American parenting: What if
parents could unload their kids for a price? Sept. 23-24, Sept. 30-Oct.
1. (517) 483-1012.

“Jersey Boys” (Wharton Center):
Tony-winning Broadway musical looks back on the rise to stardom of
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Sept. 28-Oct. 16. (800) WHARTON.

“The Dead Guy” (Williamston Theatre):
A dark satire of reality television, in which the lead character stands
to win fame and fortune — at the expense of his life. Sept. 29–Oct. 30.
(517) 655-7469.


“Terra Nova” (Riverwalk Theatre): Historical drama about the first expedition to reach the South Pole. Oct. 7-9, 13-15. (517) 482-5700.

“The Man With the Camera” (Mid Michigan Family Theatre):
Historical drama examining the life of photographer Lewis Hine, whose
work for the National Children’s Labor Commission helped to improve work
and living conditions for children. Oct. 7-9, 14-16 (517) 339-2145.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” (Lansing Civic Players):
The venerable black comedy about a pair of deadly spinsters bent on
cooking up mayhem. Oct. 13-23. (517) 484-9115.

“The Odd Couple” (Starlight Dinner Theatre):
Neil Simon’s culture-clash comedy about miserably mismatched roommates
Oscar and Felix. Oct. 14-15, 21-22. (517) 243-6040.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” (MSU Theatre):
Earthy, blue-collar Stanley and eccentric, delusional Blanche clash in
old New Orleans in Tennessee Williams’ landmark drama. Oct. 14-16,
18-23. (800) WHARTON.

“Conspiracy” (Riverwalk Theatre):
Drama depicting the private meetings held by top officers of the Third
Reich to determine the fate of the millions under Nazi rule. Oct. 20-23,
27-30. (517) 482-5700.

“Imaginocean” (Wharton Center): A trio of fish embarks on a treasure hunt in a black-light puppet show. Oct. 23. (800) WHARTON.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and  “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (Mid Michigan Family Theatre): Halloween tales of a headless horseman and a scientist with a scary split personality. Oct. 28-29. (517) 339-2145.

“Dracula: The Vampire Play” (All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre):
Bats will fly and fangs will be bared in this youth adaptation of Bram
Stoker’s iconic chiller. Oct. 28-29, Nov. 4-5.


“Race” (Stormfield Theatre): David Mamet’s legal drama follows a trio of lawyers handling a racially charged case;  a “Stages of the Law” theater festival production. Nov. 2-20. (517) 372-0945.

“God of Carnage” (Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.):
Tensions flare when two sets of parents meet to discuss a playground
altercation between their young children. Nov. 3-6, 10-12. (517)

“The Shrike” (LCC  Theatre): Melodrama
about a man trapped in a mental asylum who finds himself at the mercy
of institutional law; a “Stages of the Law” theater festival production.
Nov. 4-6, Nov. 11-12.  (517) 372-0945.

“Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle” (Wharton Center): The
Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry tells the story of a caterpillar’s
journey to become a Monarch Butterfly. Nov. 6. (800) WHARTON.

“West Side Story” (Wharton Center):
Tony, Maria, the Sharks and the Jets return in a revival of the Stephen
Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein musical about ethnic tensions in 1950s New
York. Nov. 8-13. (800) WHARTON.

“The Beaux’ Stratagem” (MSU Theatre): Restoration comedy about two men out to bilk heiresses out of their fortunes. Nov. 11-13, 17-20. (800) WHARTON.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Lansing Civic Players):
Edward Albee’s profile of the volatile relationship between a professor
and his wife on the campus of a small New England college. Nov. 3-13.
(517) 484-9115.

“This Wonderful Life” (Williamston Theatre):
Revival of the popular, Pulsar-winning one-man retelling of “It’s a
Wonderful Life,” starring John Lepard. Nov. 25-Dec. 23. (517) 655-7469.

“The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” (Riverwalk Theatre):
Children’s literature favorites decide it”s time to rewrite their
stories. Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4. (517) 482-5700.


“The Goblins and the Gravedigger” and “The Christmas Coat” (Mid Michigan Family Theatre):
A trio of goblins brighten the holiday for a lonely man; a fable about a
special gift. Dec. 2-4, 9-11. (517) 339-2145.

“A Christmas Carol” (Lansing Civic Players):
A musical take on Charles Dickens’ story of the miserly Scrooge, who
learns the true meaning of Christmas. Dec. 8-18. (517) 484-9115.

“Julius Caesar” (LCC Theatre): William
Shakespeare’s chronicle of political intrigue and betrayal in ancient
Rome. Dec. 9-11. (517) 483-1012.

“Rock of Ages” (Wharton Center):
Big hair, big guitars and big power-ballads — jump back to the 1980s for
a hard-rocking musical loaded with Top 40 favorites ranging from “I
Want to Know What Love Is” to “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” Dec. 13-18. (800)