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The Diviners Ticket Pre-Sale

HFC Theatre Arts Presents THE DIVINERS
HALF-OFF TICKET PRESALE UNTIL MARCH 15

"A splendid drama by a playwright ... with poetic as well as human feeling"-Variety

"The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer.... Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy.... Compelling." - New York Magazine

"The playwright's warmth, humor and love for humanity permeate the drama, and make it both touching and entertaining." –Variety

Updates For Theatre Majors

THEA 256, Directing, is a requirement for the AA in Theatre Arts from HFC. It is offered Winter semester 2016. This class will not be offered again until WINTER OF 2018. If you plan on graduating in the next 2 years, you should take the class now. There will be no waivers or exceptions to this requirement.

Other advance courses you may be interested in Winter semester are
THEA-257-01 (108181) Pantomime & Phys Tech for Actor
THEA-273-01 (108182) Voice for the Actor
VTL-268-01 (107848) Film Acting I

A Raisin in the Sun Opens Aug 6th.

Henry Ford College will present A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry August 6-7-8-13-14-15 @ 8:00 PM and August 9 and 16 @ 2:00 PM in the Adray Auditorium on the main campus. The main campus is located at 5101 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn.Tickets are 10.00 for HFC Staff, 10.00 for students (of any kind) and 12.00 for the general public. Buy tickets online at: http://theatre.hfcc.edu. For More Info: 313-845-9817.

Auditions For A Christmas Story!

Auditions will be held Wednesday August 26th and August 27th and Monday August 31 at Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, Mi. for A Christmas Story By Phillip Grecian.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Technical and support positions are available. Persons cast or selected for technical positions will be required to enroll in a Theatre Production class at HFC.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday Sept. 2 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm. Several children are needed for the show as well as adults.

Student Directed One Acts Slated For June

Henry Ford College Theatre Arts Department presents its annual Spring One Act Festival. The Festival features one act plays directed by student directors and is in its 30th season. All students directing for the Festival have taken THEA 256, Fundamentals of Play Directing and are directing for the Festival as part of the requirements for the Associate of Arts In Theatre Degree with an emphasis in directing.

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.

Read About Dinosaurus! In The Times Herald!

Read Sue Suchyta's article on Dinosaurus! here.

Recent Productions

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story Photos
Written by: 
By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Directed by: 
Judith Fletcher
Nov 20, 21, Dec 4, 5 @ 7PM Nov 21, 22, Dec 5,6 @ 2pm

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. This production is suitable for grades 6-12.

November 20 , 21; December 4 and 5 @ 7 pm.
November 21, 22, December 5, 6 @ 2pm.

Children Under 12: 10.00.
Everyone else: 15.00

A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun
Written by: 
Lorainne Hansberry
Directed by: 
Christopher Bremer
August 6-7-8-13-14-15 @ 8:00 PM August 9 and 16 @ 2:00 PM

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.

Student Directed One Acts

Written by: 
Edward Albee, A.R. Gurney, Tennesee Williams. Peter Appleton
Directed by: 
Christian Plonka, Josh Nielson, Reeba Neely, Anita Hoseley-Banks
June 18-19-20-25-26-27@ 8:00 PM June 21 and 28 @ 2:00 PM. All seats 7.00

The Zoo Story
Directed By Christian Plonka

Twenty Seven Wagonloads of Cotton
By Tennesee Williams
Directed By Anita Hoseley-Banks

The Problem
By A. R. Gurney
Directed By Josh Nielson

Variation
By Peter Appleton
Directed By Reeba Neely

Recent Press

A Christmas Story HFC-style

The theater program at Henry Ford College put on a live production of the classic film, A Christmas Story, which ended its run this past weekend. The play was adapted from from Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of the widely known movie written by Jean Shephard, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark. The stage production is directed Judith Fletcher-Barber who works closely with Dr. George Popovich and many others in HFC’s theater program to make it unique to HFC. The student cast consisted primarily of current HFC students and others who have worked in various productions at the college before.

Three Dramas And A Comedy

By SUE SUCHYTA

Henry Ford College offers three dramas and a comedy for its annual student-directed One Act Festival, through June 28 at the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center.

Technical theater director Gerry Dzuiblinski said this year’s festival features four one-act plays, each about 30 minutes long, by established authors, that most audiences have not seen performed on stage.

“We’ve got a wonderful company of actors, technicians and directors who are working together to make sure not only their show works well, but that the entire ensemble and festival does,” Dzuiblinski said.

Lights, Camera, Acting!

The One Act Festival at Henry Ford College is held every year by the Theatre Department. This year it will commence be held from June 18 until June 28. A collection of short plays, these performances are typically directed by students. This year, HFC Theatre majors Joshua Neilson, Reba Neely, Christian Plonka and Anita Holsey Banks directed the shows.

Dancing Dinosaurs

Vicon’s motion-capture technology was used to create a dancing dinosaur for the live-action show Dinosaurus! at Henry Ford College's Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL). The family show runs through November 23.

Virtual 20-Foot Dinosaurs To Be Part Of HFC Theater Production

Theater technology is taking its next step at Henry Ford College.

This fall, HFCCs groundbreaking, award-winning Virtual Theatricality Lab will stage Dinosaurus!, a children’s play about two oil engineers who find a surviving colony of dinosaurs. The play features a 20-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex, created by projectors, as well as a host of other images projected onto the stage, with which live actors interact.

Dinosaurs Taking Over HFC Stage

The day has finally arrived. After months of preparing and hard work, the theater team and Virtual Theatricality Lab from Henry Ford College has staged the long-awaited, Dinosaurus!.

Shows began Nov. 1 and continue through the 23rd.

This 3-D, and sometimes 4-D, family-friendly play features a 20-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) and will be on stage at the Adray Auditorium, located in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center at HFC, 5101 Evergreen Road.

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

Dinosaurus!

Dinosaurs! is a show designed to be unlike anything you've seen before.

It takes virtual reality and adds in live actors to create virtual theatricality.

It takes three dimension and adds in additional sensual experiences to make it 4D.

The story itself takes you below the surface of the earth to where two humans stumble upon a lost colony of dinosaurs while looking for oil.

Everybody Walk The Dinosaur At Henry Ford College

A T-rex sneezed on us.

Granted, the press release for Dinosaurus! described an "immersive environment," but I didn't know that meant immersion in dino snot. The children around me giggled "Eww!" The Critic, securely in his second childhood and confident that there are artistic directors who dream of seeing him immersed in more toxic substances, judged "no harm, no foul."