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Fall Play: Play at Home Project
In March 2020 a bunch of theaters were producing plays, business as usual, when a global pandemic had other plans. Prioritizing the safety of their communities, they made difficult decisions to cease or postpone programming for the remainder of their seasons. But the story doesn’t end there. With a spirit of resilience, adaptation, and invitation, they came together to create the Play At Home project, a series of short plays commissioned specifically for this moment of unprecedented isolation to inspire joy and connection for all.
In other words, COVID-19 may have closed the theater buildings, but you can still Play At Home. See playathome.org for more info!
Pioneer Theatre Guild is proud to present 8 of these unique plays that are made to be presented virtually – and all will be directed by our PTG students!
PLAY AT HOME PLAYS
- A WING AND A PRAYER by Josie Seid
- an untitled collection of words to be read out loud in a room together by Sam Chanse
- PETS NEED PRIVACY TOO by Madeline Sayet
- Real Life RPG (Commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage) by Reynaldo Piniella
- Recipe Inside by Emily Zemba
- SMILING IN PLACE (Commissioned by Relative Theatrics) by Dale Dunn
- THE LIBRARIAN (for the Public Theater) by Hansol Jung
- Three Love Songs (Commissioned by Portland Center Stage) by Anya Pearson
All performances will be streamed online – and will be available for viewing:
Friday, December 4th at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 6th at 11:45pm
Tickets are FREE!
If you are interested in purchasing “Donation Access” to our event for $5, $10, $15, it will help PTG tremendously! We are charged a fee on every ticket processed (even if they are free), so your donations will help offset this cost! We thank you all for your support!
Ann Arbor’s largest annual high school singing and talent competition, FutureStars 2021, is back for its 19th year — with a twist! This year will be the competition’s first ever virtual production. A citywide talent search for Ann Arbor’s next star, FutureStars features students from Ann Arbor’s public high schools as they perform popular songs by various artists.
About the virtual format:
Twenty students will pre-record solos onstage in Schreiber Auditorium at Pioneer High School. All recording is being done with strict social distancing guidelines and safety protocols.
The songs will be presented to a panel of judges virtually. The judges will decide on the Top 5 performances.
Virtual audience members can tune into the pre-recorded event Saturday, March 13th at 7:00pm where they will be led through the event by 4 fantastic student hosts.
Virtual audience members will participate in voting for their favorite act of the Top 5 and will be joined by the cast of the show LIVE immediately following the pre-recorded content.
Musical numbers by our group of underclassmen, The RisingStars, will be presented throughout the evening.
Panel of Judges for FutureStars 2021:
Ann Arbor’s 107one Tree Town Sound Radio Host and Sonic Lunch summer concert series curator, Matthew Altruda
Singer-Songwriter, Stand-up comedian, and Ann Arbor native, Camila Ballario
Opera and musical theatre performer and cast member of the Canadian premier of HAMILTON, Jonathan Christopher
Tony-nominated Broadway producer and founder of Runyonland Productions, Thomas Laub
Actress, Recording Artist, and cast member of Broadway’s ALADDIN, WICKED, and COMPANY, Kathryn Allison
Cast Member of THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour, and actress in a Mindy Kaling comedy series on HBOMax, Alyah Chanelle Scott
Mayor of the City of Ann Arbor, Christopher Taylor
The event will be available for online viewing:
Saturday, March 13th – 7:00pm
$8 – Students/65+ Seniors/Pioneer Staff
$12 – Adults
$20 – Family/Household
Spring Play: Peter and the Starcatcher
Tony-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be “The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up” (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
Directed, Recorded, & Edited by University of Michigan Musical Theatre Major, Sevon Askew, all shows will be streamed virtually online.
Friday, May 7th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 8th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 8th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, May 9th @ 2:00pm
$8 Students/65+ Seniors/Pioneer Staff