Events

Head Over Heels

May 14 – June 6, 2021

Music & Lyrics by The Go-Go’s

Original Book by Jeff Whitty

Adapted by James Magruder

Directed by Brian Boruta

Head Over Heels is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

05/15/2021 – 8:00pm
05/16/2021 – 3:00pm
05/20/2021 – 7:30pm
05/21/2021 – 8:00pm
05/22/2021 – 8:00pm
05/23/2021 – 3:00pm
05/27/2021 – 3:00pm
05/28/2021 – 8:00pm
05/29/2021 – 8:00pm
05/30/2021 – 3:00pm
06/03/2021 – 7:30pm
06/04/2021 – 8:00pm
06/05/2021 – 8:00pm
06/06/2021 – 3:00pm

Detroit ’67

April 2 – 25, 2021

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Michelle Aguillon

It’s 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over more much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.

Morrisseau’s powerful portrait of an explosive moment in American history with striking relevance for today’s audiences.

04/02/2021 – 8:00pm
04/03/2021 – 8:00pm
04/04/2021 – 3:00pm
04/08/2021 – 7:30pm
04/09/2021 – 8:00pm
04/10/2021 – 8:00pm
04/11/2021 – 3:00pm
04/15/2021 – 7:30pm
04/16/2021 – 8:00pm
04/17/2021 – 8:00pm
04/18/2021 – 3:00pm
04/22/2021 – 7:30pm
04/23/2021 – 8:00pm
04/24/2021 – 8:00pm
04/25/2021 – 3:00pm

An Elegant Storm

The Umbrella Stage Company is proud to kick off its new @ Home series with An Elegant Storm, a newly created work written by Kevin Broccoli, directed by Michelle Aguillon.

Two sisters juggle family dynamics, quarantine, and an impending hurricane as they try to find their missing third sister and elderly father, who appear to be heading straight into a natural disaster. How do you protect those you love when armed only with technology? How do those who are disconnected from the world find their way back to it again? Is it possible to bridge lifelong divides at a time when so much is broken?

Inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear, this digital thriller is a glimpse into a family at a breaking point.
The play stars Audrey Wong-Centauro as Stacey, Maria Hendricks as Holly, and Sabrina Victor as Dee, and is made possible by the generosity of Gregory Maguire and Andy Newman.

The Umbrella Stage Company @ Home New Works series features short-length original works by local playwrights written to optimize virtual performance environments and digital theater experiences. The performances are performed live on Zoom. Performances are presented free, with optional donations whose proceeds support local performers and writers, but require RSVP in advance at TheUmbrellaArts.org/production/elegant-storm to prevent Zoom bombing.