Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Taking Leave

Taking Leave, was brilliantly presented on the Fine Arts stage by Donna Ridella and her cast of Gary Miller (Eliot-1), Mickey Hertzog (Eliot), Heather Bondy (Mrs. Fleming), Kim Czasnojc (Alma), Agnes Dmochowski (Liz) and Becky Dennis (Cordelia).

The three sisters (Alma, Liz and Cordelia) encounter numerous roadblocks (one of which is the caring Mrs. Fleming) in their quest to solve their father's situation,

while Eliot's alter ego drifts in and out of reality.

Eliot finds himself in the fogginess between our world and the one that comes after taking leave.

There is much discussion and consternation,

Before Cordelia slowly wins her father's confidence and takes on the task of escorting him through the remainder of his life.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Adventure Club Cello Quartet

The November 9th Chamber Music at The Playhouse concert was a smashing success, filling The Players Founders Room with beautiful people and with even more beautiful music!

Naomi and David Levine, Deborah Shuster and Irina Tikhonova are all to be thanked and congratulated!

From their opening of Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major to the closing with Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, The Adventure Club's music was fascinating and entertaining to all.

This concert was a fitting start to what we hope will be a long string of Chamber Music at The Playhouse concerts.

See the posting below for information on the next concert by The Amabile Flute Quartet in January.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chamber Music at The Playhouse

Fine Arts hosts a series of chamber music concerts (4th season).


2009 - 2010

Thursday, October 15 . . . . The Amabile Chamber Trio

Catherine Sherwin, flute

Sonia Lee, violin

Michael J. McGillivray, violin and viola


Monday, December 7 . . The Motor City Brass Quintet

David Ammer - Derek Lockhart, trumpet

Dave Everson, French horn

John Rutherford, trombone

Jacob Cameron, tuba

"Holiday Brass!!!"

Thursday, January 21 . . The Adventure Club Cello Quartet

David Levine

Naomi Levine

Irina Tikhonova

Deborah Shuster

Thursday, March 25 . . The Christa Grix Trio

Christa Grix, harp

Kurt Krahnke, bass

Pete Siers, drums

"Hip Harp"

April . . tbd

7:30 PM


3321 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Ticket Price:
$15.00 at the door
$12.00 in advance
$40.00 season ticket (4 concerts)

For tickets or information:
Steve Shrader 313-483-3981
Joann Castle 313-259-1191
Michael J. McGillivray, Artistic Advisor 248-645-9686 mcgillvn@gmail.com


The Founders Room of the historic Players Playhouse, built in 1925, provides a warm, intimate setting for these small musical concerts. Seats 90.

Casual attire.

Come listen to some beautiful music, then meet and talk with the musicians over cake and coffee.