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Lisa Allmendinger on August 14th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company recently celebrated its 5th annual Backyard BBQ fundraiser on Sunday, July 23 in Chelsea, raising nearly $250,000, double its previous record, to support the theatre’s 26th season and its apprentice program. DTE Energy Foundation was the […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) A panel of mental health experts will join Director Guy Sanville and members of the cast of The Purple Rose Theatre Company’s “Harvey” following the 2 p.m. performance on July 16 for a special post-production talk back. Audience members are invited […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 11th, 2017

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will host its 5th Annual Backyard BBQ benefit presented by DTE Energy Foundation on Sunday July 23, from 4-9 p.m. at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W Old US-12. The PRTC grand auction item is a […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 28th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie (Doral) Hubbard for the information in this story.) Tickets are now on sale for The Purple Rose Theatre Company’s summer production, “Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Mary Chase.  Performances run from Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, Aug. 26. Previews, with reduced-price tickets, are available through Thursday, […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 27th, 2017

By Elizabeth Richardson The Purple Rose Theatre’s production of “Harvey” is wonderful performance and stays true to the classic 1945 story while feeling fresh and updated. The story is about a kind soul, Elwood P. Dowd, played by Richard McWilliams, who meets a Pooka – a spirit, that takes the form of a 6-foot invisible […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 18th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) will host its 5th Annual Backyard BBQ benefit presented by DTE Energy Foundation on Sunday, July 23 from 4-9 p.m. at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W Old US Hwy 12. With a 1940s flair, the […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 11th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) recently announced its 27th season of performances, which will feature the Tony Award-winning drama “God of Carnage” and three world premieres by Michigan-based playwrights. PRTC Artistic Director Guy Sanville describes the upcoming season as “a […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on June 4th, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for The Purple Rose Theatre Company’s summer production, “Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic by Mary Chase.  Performances run from Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, Aug. 26. Previews, with reduced-price tickets, are available through Thursday, June 22; opening night is Friday, June 23. Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on April 9th, 2017

By Crystal Hayduk Celebrating its 100th play, the Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) has revived the popular “Vino Veritas,” which premiered on its stage in 2008. Written by Detroit native David MacGregor, “Vino Veritas” gets its Latin title from the ancient proverb meaning “in wine, there is truth.” But in this comedy, there is more […]

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