Posts Tagged ‘theatre’

Casa Valentina JET Theater cast.

Casa Valentina Crosses Gender Lines With Humor And Heart

As it leaves its longtime home in the Aaron DeRoy Theatre, the JET theatre company will be remembered for many things — not the least of which will be its season finale production, Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina. Fierstein, a Tony Award-winning playwright (Kinky Boots, Torch Song Trilogy and the libretto of La Cage Aux Folles)…

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Mean Girls

Tony Time!

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Keep this list of Tony-nominated Jews by your side as you watch the big event — plus what’s new and hot on and off Broadway. The Tony Awards air June 10 on CBS at 8 p.m., hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and broadcast live from…

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Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Getting To Know You

Above: Elena Shaddow as Anna with the Royal Children in The King and I. A West Bloomfield native returns home as stage manager of a touring production of The King and I. As a young child seeing The Lion King for the first time, Jenn Jacobs literally screamed with delight as the procession of life-sized…

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For David Mamet’s American Buffalo, set designer Elspeth Williams transformed the JET stage into a resale shop in Hamtramck. Photo by Jan Cartwright

A New Beginning

For David Mamet’s American Buffalo, set designer Elspeth Williams transformed the JET stage into a resale shop in Hamtramck. As the JET theater is forced out of its home at the JCC, it looks forward to what will come next. After almost three decades in the Aaron DeRoy Theatre at the  D. Dan and Betty…

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Inga R. Wilson and Drew Parker in Hard Love

Hard Love At The JET

JET brings to the stage a romance fraught with tension and the dynamics of religion. In the opening scene of Motti Lerner’s Hard Love on the JET stage, Zvi (Drew Parker) and Hannah (Inga R. Wilson) are meeting for the first time since their divorce 20 years earlier. Hannah has asked Zvi to come to…

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