If you're a stage performance fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do in Detroit this week, whether you want to catch one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time, deepen your appreciation of tap dance or see a stand-up set.
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This Broadway prequel to The Wizard of Oz was called "defining musical" of the 2000s by the New York Times. The Stephen Schwartz-penned musical features the hit songs "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good."
When: Thursday, August 9, 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway
Price: $53 Click here for more details, and to get your tickets
Motor City Soles – 30% Off Tap-Dance Concert
Motor City Soles is an annual tap-dance concert featuring leading dancers from Broadway, film and TV.
This year, performing artists include Denise Caston from the Radio City Rockettes, DeWitt Fleming from Riverdance, Nicholas Young from STOMP, tap virtuoso Sam Weber, Chicago’s Three Thirty Three, Tap 24.7 from Phoenix, and LA’s Tap Sounds Underground.
When: Saturday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 350 Madison St., Downtown Detroit
Price: $49 for two (30 percent discount off regular price)
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Comedian Slink Johnson at the Punchline Comedy Club
The Punchline Comedy Club is hosting actor, producer and comedian Gerald "Slink" Johnson, best known as the title character in Adult Swim's live-action comedy Black Jesus. He has also voiced characters in animated comedies Chozen, The Boondocks and the game series Grand Theft Auto.
When: Thursday, August 9 - Saturday, August 11
Where: 29555 Northwestern Hwy #312, Southfield, MI
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