Detroit Theatre Guide to Plays, Broadway Shows, Musicals and More

August, September, October and Beyond in 2015

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton
••• The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton. Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

Detroit is home to several theaters, entertainment venues and playhouses. The Detroit Theatre Guide to Plays, Broadway Shows and Musicals lists the events coming to the metropolitan area this summer and fall: August, September, October and beyond in 2015. Shows and events include ballets, dance recitals, opera, Disney events, circuses and more.

Note: Comedy and Music Concerts coming to the Metro-Detroit area are listed in the Guide to Metro-Detroit Concerts.




Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Locations throughout Ann Arbor
Schedule:

  • ~~ Seasonal ~~

 


City Theatre, Downtown Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:

  • Evil Dead: The Musical (10/1 through 10/31)
  • Defending the Caveman (11/12 through 11/15)
  • Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas (11/20 through 11/22)
  • Sister's Christmas Catchism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold (12/10 through 12/13)
  • Girl's Night: The Musical (1/14/16 through 1/17/16)

 


The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Windsor
Schedule / Buy Tickets:

  • ~~ No plays or musicals at this time ~~

 


Detroit Opera House, Downtown Detroit
Schedule / Buy Tickets:

  • Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme (10/17 through 10/25)
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger (11/14 through 11/22)
  • The Nutcracker (11/27 through 12/6)
  • Eisenhower Dance's 25th Anniversary (1/23/16)
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem's Company Tour (2/12/16 through 2/14/16)
  • Rackham Choir's Too Hot to Handle (12/11 through 12/12)
  • Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus: A Winter Fantasy (12/13)
  • Aaron Copland's The Tender Land (3/12/16 through 3/20/16)
  • American Ballet Theatre's The Sleeping Beauty (3/31/16 through 4/3/16)
  • Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth (4/16/16 through 4/24/16)
  • Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus: The Mikado (4/20/16)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute (5/14/16 through 5/22/16)

     


    The Fisher Theatre, New Center, Detroit
    Schedule / Buy Tickets:

    • Dirty Dancing (10/20 through 11/1)
    • Jersey Boys (11/17 through 12/6)

     


    The Fox Theatre, Downtown Detroit
    Schedule / Buy Tickets
    Show Highlights:

    • Alvin and The Chipmunks: Live On Stage! (10/30)
    • Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (11/10 through 11/15)
    • So You Think You Can Dance (11/25)
    • MythBusters Jamie & Adam (11/28)
    • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (12/5 through 12/6)
    • Neil Berg's Broadway Holiday (12/12)
    • Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker (12/20)
    • Cirque Dreams Holidaze (12/22 through 12/27)
    • 42nd Street (2/12/16 through 12/13/16)
    • Il Volo (2/27/16)
    • Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage (3/12/16)
    • Dancing in the Streets (3/20/16)
    • Cirque Ziva (4/10/16)
    • Once (4/15/16 through 4/17/16)
    • Disney's Beauty and the Beast (5/20/16 through 5/22/16)
    • Riverdance 20 (6/3/16 through 6/5/16)

     


    Joe Louis Arena, Downtown Detroit
    Schedule / Buy Tickets:

    • Scream Nation "Back 2 School" Fest 2015 (9/25)

     

     

    Masonic Temple, Detroit
    Schedule / Buy Tickets:

     


    Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills
    Buy Tickets:

    • ~~ Seasonal ~~

     


    Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester Hills
    Buy Tickets:

    • The Explorer's Club (10/7 through 11/1)
    • Legends! (1/6/16 through 1/31/16)
    • Atomic (2/10/16 through 3/6/16)
    • Calendar Girls (3/16/16 through 4/10/16)
    • Sistas the Musical (4/20/16 through 5/15/16)
    • Forever Plaid (5/25/16 through 6/19/16)

     


    The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
    Schedule / Buy Tickets
    Highlights:

    • National Theatre Live: A View from the Bridge (8/30)
    • National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (9/16)
    • Dog Loves Books (10/3)
    • RSC in HD: Shakespeare's Othello (10/18)
    • RSC in HD: Shakespeare's Henry V (12/13)
    • June B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School (2/13)
    • The Triplets of Belleville (2/19/16)
    • Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move (4/10/16)
    • Seussical (5/17/16)

     


    Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit
    Schedule / Buy Tickets:

    • Haflah (9/19)


     

    The Palace, Auburn Hills
    Schedule / Buy Tickets:

    • Marvel Universe Live! (9/25  through 9/27)
    • Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove (10/15 through 10/18)
    • Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales (10//24)
    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends (11/11 through 11/15)
    • Toruk - The First Flight - Cirque Du Soleil (1/22/16 through 1/24/16)

     


    Planet Ant, Hamtramck
    Schedule:

    • BoxFest Detroit 2015 (8/21 through 8/29)

     


    Purple Rose Theatre Company, Chelsea
    Schedule:

    • Casting Session by Jeff Daniels (9/17 through 12/19)
    • The Odd Couple (1/21/16 through 3/26/16)
    • Gaps in the Fossil Record (4/14/16 through 5/28/16)
    • Morning's at Seven (6/16/16 through 9/3/16)

     


    The Royal Oak Music Theatre
    Schedule / Buy Tickets
    Shows and Special Presentations:

    • Last Comic Standing (10/10)

     


    Water Works Theater, Outdoor Professional Theatre, Royal Oak
    Schedule:

    • ~~ Seasonal ~~