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Hairspray Is On The Way!

HFC will present the musical “Hairspray” – based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name and the 1992 Broadway musical – beginning Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium.

The public performances will be on the following dates:

Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m.;
Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m.;
Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m.;
Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m.;
Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m.; and
Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m.
There will be private matinees for high school drama classes at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 27; Wednesday, April 29; and Friday, May 1.

5.00 Ticket Sale For Hairspray Extended

Tickets for Hairspray can be purchased for 5.00 until March 15, 2015.
Click "Buy Ticket" button at left.

Popovich Receives Arts Educator Award

The Dearborn Community Arts Council has awarded a Mayor’s Arts Award, the Arts Educator Award, to Dr. George Popovich..

Mayor’s Arts Awards are given annually to an educator from the greater Dearborn community who has provided students with exemplary educational opportunities and has shown the importance of the arts and leads by example.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards for 2014, presented by the Dearborn Community Arts Council will be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM in Studio A at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

Huge Ticket Presale For Hairspray!

HFC Theatre, Dance and Music will present the Broadway Smash Musical Comedy Hit “Hairspray” on the following dates and times:

Weekends

Friday, April 24, 8 p.m
Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m
Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m
Friday, May 1, 8 p.m
Saturday, May 2, 8 p.m
Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.
Weekday Matinees

Monday, April 27, 10 a.m
Wednesday, April 29, 10 a.m
Friday, May 1, 10 a.m.

Anyone may purchase presale tickets online only for only $5 a seat until Feb. 28, 2015. There is no online convenience charge.

Dinosaurus! In Encore!

Read About Dinosaurus! in Michigan's professional theatre publication, Encore.

Read About Dinosaurus! In The Times Herald!

Read Sue Suchyta's article on Dinosaurus! here.

Bring Your Family to Dinosaurus! In November!

For Information, click here.

Dinosaurus! Featured In Detroit Performs

See the article in the premiere area entertainment guide. Click here.

Hairspray Auditions This Week!

Auditions for the hit musical Hairspray will be held at Henry Ford College (formerly Henry Ford Community College) on Tuesday, September 23 and Thursday September 25 from 7-10 pm in Adray Auditorium located at 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, near Fairlane Towne Center.

The Good Doctor Opens August 7th!

Henry Ford College Social Science, Arts and Fitness Division presents THE GOOD DOCTOR, a comedy by Neil Simon.

A hit when it first premiered on Broadway, THE GOOD DOCTOR is Simon’s delightful adaptation of short stories by the playwright Anton Chekhov. Set in Russia in the late 19th century, this series of sketches features a man who sneezes on his boss and can’t stop apologizing, a dentist’s apprentice who tests his skills on a priest with an abscessed tooth, and even an unemployed sailor who charges admission to his own drowning!

Recent Productions

Hairspray

Directed by: 
Mary F Bremer-Beer
April 24, 25,26,27,29,May 1, 2, 3

HFC Theatre prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment for the residents of Michigan. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

About The Production

Dinosaurus!

Dinosaurus!-2014
Written by: 
Edward Mast/Lenore Beninger
Directed by: 
Dr. George Popovich
Nov.1-Nov. 26, 2014

For complete information, click here.

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor-2014
Written by: 
Neil Simon
Directed by: 
Mary Bremer
August 8-17

Henry Ford College Social Science, Arts and Fitness Division presents THE GOOD DOCTOR, a comedy by Neil Simon.

A hit when it first premiered on Broadway, THE GOOD DOCTOR is Simon’s delightful adaptation of short stories by the playwright Anton Chekhov. Set in Russia in the late 19th century, this series of sketches features a man who sneezes on his boss and can’t stop apologizing, a dentist’s apprentice who tests his skills on a priest with an abscessed tooth, and even an unemployed sailor who charges admission to his own drowning!

Recent Press

Vicon Tapped to Create Dancing Dinosaur for Live Stage Show

Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the life science, engineering and entertainment industries announced that their mocap technology was used to create a dancing dinosaur for the live-action show, Dinosaurus! at Henry Ford Community College's Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL). The family show runs from November 1 – 23, 2014.

Bodies In Motion At HFCC

In a quiet corner on the campus of Henry Ford Community College, a small group of teachers and students are working to create a new, high tech medium for live theatrical performance. Part Hollywood special effect, part traditional stagecraft, HFCC’s Virtual Theatricality Lab is the marriage of technology and performance art in a way that never has been done before.

HFCC Combines Theater and Technology for Dinosaurus!

Henry Ford Community College’s Virtual Theatricality Lab may redefine live theatrical performances with its production of stage play “Dinosaurus!”

The Theatricality Lab uses live virtual characters and scenery and combines them with stage actors.

“It’s like when 3-D first appeared or when sound first came out,” said George Popovich, director of Theater Arts and Director of the Virtual Theatricality Lab. “It’s a new modality of presentation.”

“Dinosaurus!” will begin showing in November.

Amazing Dinosaurus!

Beginning Nov. 1, Henry Ford College's Virtual Theatricality Lab will immerse you and your family in a 3-D environment, complete with a 20-foot-tall Trex with the live children's stage play, Dinosaurus! Two sets of performances will be offered: one for the general public and one for elementary schools.

Henry Ford College Turns to Vicon for Live Show, Dinosaurus!

Reliability of Vicon motion capture technologies helps Henry Ford College's Virtual Theatricality Lab enhance the audience experience of its live stage performances

Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the life science, engineering and entertainment industries today announced that their mocap technology was used to create a dancing dinosaur for the live-action show, Dinosaurus! at Henry Ford Community College's Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL). The family show runs from November 1 – 23, 2014.

Henry Ford Community College VTL Hosts Screen Actors Guild Workshop

Henry Ford Community College’s Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL) is right in sync with recent entertainment pop cultural phenomena such as 3D stereo, Motion Capture, and the mass marketing of 3D televisions.

Dinosaurus!

Joanna Uhrig won’t even break a sweat as her massive character moves across the stage in Dinosaurus!, a children’s play opening this weekend at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Westland woman likely will be in the audience, hearing her voice, watching her moves and wearing 3-D glasses that will help bring her animated dinosaur character to life as it interacts with two live actors on stage.

Dinosaurus! Kids Stage Show at Henry Ford College, Dearborn

When the T. rex sneezes, you'd better stand clear! Your pint-sized paleontologists will definitely be blown away by this cool chance to get up close and personal with all their favorite dinos. It's all part of the family-friendly 4-D show Dinosaurus! hitting the stage of the Adray Auditorium on the main campus of Henry Ford College on weekends from Nov. 1 through 23, 2014.