The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University is thrilled to announce its 2020-2021 season, the last in the historic Hilberry Theatre before transitioning to the new Gateway Performing Arts Center which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2021. Marking the 58th season of the Hilberry Graduate Company, the 92nd season of Dance at Wayne, and the 70th season of theatre at Wayne State University, this is a season like no other.
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University is proud to present its annual December Dance Concert at Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts (350 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226), December 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 8 at 3 p.m.
Ebenezer Scrooge returns to the Bonstelle Theatre one final time to delight audiences with this heartwarming tale of family and redemption. After four years of bringing joy for the holiday season, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” takes its final bow at the Bonstelle Theatre from December 4 to December 15 as Wayne State University prepares for the construction of the new Gateway Performing Arts Center.
The outrageously funny story begins on Christmas Eve when Rachel’s husband reveals he’s hired a hitman to kill her. She scrambles out the kitchen window, fleeing for her life, and escapes into the snowy night. She meets and joins up with Lloyd, who’s changed his name to avoid alimony payments and who now lives with a paraplegic named Pootie — who also pretends to be deaf in order to get double disability. But downtrodden Rachel’s luck changes when she wins $100,000 on a game show and begins a series of wild escapades with several psychiatrists and, eventually, an ill-fated reunion with her husband. Soon, she begins to wonder whether the modern world might not be a vast conspiracy designed to systematically undermine her own increasingly shaky sanity. And who hasn’t felt that way during the holidays?
Filled with warmth, humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University welcomes renowned Israeli choreographer Bosmat Nossan as the Fall 2019 Allesee Guest Artist-in-Residence, October 1 through 11, 2019.
The Maggie Allessee Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present "Blithe Spirit" by Sir Noël Coward. Beginning in the 1940s, this beloved comedy has gone on to perform on Broadway, the West End, and in local theatres around the world ever since. Performing at the Hilberry Theatre September 20 to October 6, Blithe Spirit will leave audiences laughing and dying for more.
Theatre and Dance at Wayne, the producing company of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University, is offering families a special discount when purchasing tickets to both of this season’s family-friendly productions, “A Christmas Carol” and “Mary Poppins” and a chance to win official “Mary Poppins” merchandise plus a tea party at The Whitney mansion!