Arts & Entertainment
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The Barn’s most popular musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is bizarre tale of how the newly engaged Brad and Janet must pay a visit to Dr. Frank N. Furter’s home after their car breaks down. Through Aug. 12.
• From the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes the musical Spamalot. Winner of the Tony for best musical in 2005, it tells the tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. It also features killer rabbits, French people, cows, and showgirls. Aug. 14-26. $34.
13351 W. M96, Augusta; 269-731-4121; barntheatre.com.
Henry Ford Community College Theater Program
The residents of Laramie, Wyo., were forever changed when Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. The Laramie Project is told through a set of interviews with the residents about the brutal murder of Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming. 7 p.m. or 2 p.m. on Sundays. Aug. 17-19, 24-26. $10-$12.
Adray Auditorium on the Dearborn campus in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center; 5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn; 313-845-9817, theatre.hfcc.edu.
Performance Network Theatre
Set in 1986 Manhattan, Burn This tells the story of Pale and Anna, who meet after Anna’s roommate and Pale’s brother, Robbie, dies. Their romance ends as Pale’s troubled personality emerges. He pursues her relentlessly, which sparks both rage and desire. Through Sept. 2. $25-$41.
120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor; 734-663-0681, performancenetwork.org.
In On Golden Pond, the unexpected arrival of Ethel and Norman Thayer’s estranged daughter, her fiancé, and his teenage son help them rediscover the bliss of everyday life. Through Sept. 1. $25-$40.
137 Park St., Chelsea; 734-433-7673, purplerosetheatre.org.
Water Works Theatre Company
Shakespeare in the Park in Royal Oak offers three summer shows in the Starr Jaycee Park. William Shakespeare brings the life of Henry V to stage just as he becomes king. Civil conflicts have left the people of England restless and King Henry must gain their trust. Henry invades France, which leads to a conspiracy against his life. Through Aug. 12. $20. • Bring a blanket and the whole family to a daytime show of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Through Aug. 12. $6. • Summer Sonnets is a free show with an adaptation by Audra Lord of the Bard’s sonnets. Through Aug. 12.
320 W. 7th St., Suite 200, Royal Oak; 248-399-3727, waterworkstheatre.com.
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