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Detroit Opera House

Follow Simba on his quest to be king following the demise of his father at the hands of his vengeful uncle in The Lion King. The stage adaptation features original music from the animated Disney film, including “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” Feb. 13-March 10. $25-$79. Premium seating $135.

1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com.

 

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Strapped for cash in a small Tennessee town, struggling photographer Alvin Moseby uses his lens to capture racist acts and sell them as postcards. After leaving his wife and fleeing to New York City, Moseby discovers his box of postcards has followed him, tormenting his soul at every turn in Postcards. Through March 17. $17, $20.

13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit; 313-868-3686; detroitreptheater.com.

 

Eastern Michigan University Theater

A 20-year drought results in a water shortage and a ban on private toilets in Urinetown: The Musical. Those who refuse to use “pay toilets” are banished from the city and sent to the mysterious Urinetown as punishment. Feb. 15-24. $7-$15.

103 Quirk Building, Ypsilanti; 734-487-2282;  emich.edu/emutheatre.

 

Hilberry Theatre

In a suburb just outside an American city that could be Detroit, Ben and Mary invite their new neighbors over for a barbecue. The friendship forged between the two couples soon spirals out of control. Detroit explores what happens when you open yourself up to new experiences. Through April 5. $30.

4743 Cass, Detroit; 313-577-2972; hilberry.com.

 

JET (Jewish Ensemble Theatre)

Rosalind Franklin is on the verge of discovering the “secret” of life: the DNA double helix. Follow the driven young physicist’s journey and discover how her name was left out of the history books in Photograph 51. Through Feb. 10. $38.

6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield; 248-788-2900; jettheatre.com.

 

Meadow Brook

• In White Lies, big-shot divorce lawyer Joe White is pressured into settling down. The idea of taking on a family of his own is so frightening that Joe decides to make up a family to please his mother instead of starting one. Feb. 3. $25-$40.

• The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Best Drama, Next to Normal follows a suburban family coping with crisis. Feb. 13-March 10. $25-$41.

207 Wilson Hall, Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com.

 

Performance Network Theatre

• In Brill, a Big Band songwriter and an aspiring rock ’n’ roll star join forces to make beautiful music. But a culture clash between the two, secrets, and other obstacles may land one of them out on the streets in this story of rock in the late 1950s. Through Feb. 10. $25-$41.

• Margie, a recently unemployed dollar-store worker, reaches out to an old boyfriend in Good People. As she attends an elegant cocktail party, Margie discovers a secret about her ex-lover’s past that could prove valuable. Feb. 21-March 31. $22-$41.

120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor; 734-663-0681;  performancenetwork.org.

 

Purple Rose Theatre

The Meaning of Almost Everything, written by Purple Rose founder and The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels, questions the absurd nature of our world. Through March 9. $25-$35.

137 Park St., Chelsea; 734-433-7673; purplerosetheatre.org.

 

Tipping Point Theatre

Four middle-aged characters are on a quest to find love in Looking. When Andy places a personal ad, he meets Val, a hopeless romantic. But things don’t go according to plan when best friends Nina and Matt have more chemistry than the blind daters. Through March. 3. $50-$250.

361 E. Cady St., Northville; 248-347-0003; tippingpointtheatre.com.

 

University of Detroit Mercy Theatre

Wings follows the life of Emily Stinson. In the aftermath of suffering a stroke, Emily is desperately trying to make sense of her new surroundings. Feb. 8-17. $10-$20.

4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-933-3270; udmercy.edu.

 

University Musical Society

Propeller, an all-male Shakespeare company, will return to the University Musical Society to perform Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew. Feb. 20-24. $18-$56. 881

N. University, Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org.
 
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