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Lisa Allmendinger on February 8th, 2018

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Brad Phillips for the information in this story.) Nancee’s Network presents an evening of performances in support of Nancee Sanville, her husband Guy, and their daughter, Rose as they bravely continue their fight against cancer. Friends of the Sanville family are producing a show on March 5 at 7 […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on January 30th, 2018

  By Crystal Hayduk The name Flint, Michigan evokes a reaction. The senior population most likely recalls a thriving transportation industry (“Vehicle City”), the growth of the United Automobile Workers, and the development of General Motors Institute (now the highly-ranked Kettering University). Flint is the home of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Longway Planetarium (the largest […]

Continue reading about Purple Rose Theatre’s: ‘Flint’ riveting journey from desperation to hope

Lisa Allmendinger on December 17th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) The best plays shine a light on the human condition. In January, The Purple Rose Theatre Company will illuminate a powerful story of hope, abandonment and what happens when good, hard-working people scream for fairness in an unfair world. “FLINT” is […]

Continue reading about Purple Rose Theatre presents world premiere of “FLINT” by Jeff Daniels

Lisa Allmendinger on November 28th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in this story.) This December, Chelsea native Jeff Daniels will keep the holiday season fun going with his annual “Onstage and Unplugged” concert at The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC). Performances run Wednesday, Dec. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $78, except for […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 4th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on October 14th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lori Coryell for the information in this story.) The Chelsea Rotary Club extends heartfelt thanks to the following for their support of its 3rd annual Purple Rose Theatre fundraising event for local scholarships on Oct. 5. Silent Auction Sponsors The Hardcastle Family La Jolla Jewelry Silver Maples Robert A. […]

Continue reading about Chelsea Rotary-Purple Rose fundraiser a smashing success

By Crystal Hayduk Maybe the Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC) should install seat belts so theatre-goers can buckle up for a wild ride when the stage goes black and the actors take their places for the dark comedy, “God of Carnage.” With a 70-minute run time and no intermission to suspend the performers’ energy and […]

Continue reading about Purple Rose Theatre’s play ‘God of Carnage’ hilarious look at attempted civility

Lisa Allmendinger on September 27th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie Hubbard for the information in theis story.) The Purple Rose Theatre Company recently completed the final phase of its two-season, $250,000 roof renovation project, made possible in part by a follow-up grant of over $38,000 from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and matching support. The […]

Continue reading about Purple Rose Theatre Company raises the roof thanks to MCACA grant, local supporters

Lisa Allmendinger on September 10th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Katie (Doral) Hubbard for the information in this story.) In 2009, Jeff Daniels was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in “God of Carnage,” the Broadway hit that won Best Play that year. This month, The Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC), which was founded by Daniels, brings […]

Continue reading about Purple Rose Theatre brings Broadway to Chelsea with ‘God of Carnage’

Lisa Allmendinger on September 9th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Lori Coryell for the information in this story.) Join the Chelsea Rotary Club for a fundraiser for student scholarships on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Purple Rose Theater. The $75 ticket includes a performance of the 2009 Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, […]

Continue reading about Chelsea Rotary Club announces 3rd annual Purple Rose Theater fundraiser