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  • HFC Presents: Cabaret

    May 11
    Production Information Written by: Joe Masterhoff Directed by: Dr. George Popovich Music by: John Kander Lyrics by: Fred Ebb Cast The Emcee: Steve Nicolich Clifford Bradshaw: Victor Bidini Ernst Ludwig: James Komar Customs Officer: Jeff Simms Fraulein Schneider: Jennifer Parlette Fraulein Kost: Cheri Cernan Herr Schultz: Mark Powel L Telephone Girl: Catherine Sweeny Sally... Read More
  • HFC Presents: As You Like It

    Dec 1
    Production Information Written by: William Shakespeare Directed by: George Popovich Cast Orlando: Daniel Taylor Adam: Matt McPherson Oliver: Gregory Mitchell Ladies to Duke Frederik: Andrea White, Jennifer Gentry, Jennifer Parlette, Jeanette Pryciak, Elaine Puruleski, Kelly Rodenberg Charles: Steve Nicolich Rosalind: Nanette Hammoud Touchstone: Randal Kuzdak Celia: Heather Ann... Read More
  • HFC Presents: The Drunkard

    Jul 1
    Production Information Written by: Brian J. Burton Directed by: Dr. George Popovich Cast Mrs. Wilson: Patricia White Mary Wilson: Heather Capote Squire Cribbs: Paul Grammatico Edward Middleton: Victor Bidini Sophia Spindle: Rose Teper William Dowton: Steven Nicolich Agnes Dowton: Heather: Latimer Mrs. Miller: Julie Ward Mrs. Gates: Lisa Brouilette Mrs. Stevens: Andrea... Read More
  • HFC Presents: Oklahoma

    May 5
    Production Information 1988 Page Award Winners Best Choreography: Diane Mancinelli Directed by: Dr. George Popovich Music by: Richard Rogers Books and Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II Cast Curly: Robert Corzine Aunt Eller: Cheri Cernan Laurey: Jennifer L. Parlette Ike Skidmore: Bill Williams** Fred: Victor G. Bidini** Slim: Mark Powell** Will Parker: Robert Wilkin** Jud Fry:... Read More
  • HFC Presents: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    Dec 10
    Production Information 1987 Page Award Winners Best Non Musical: George Popovich Best Special Effects: Dr. George Popovich Best Supporting Actor - Non Musical: David Atkins American College Theatre Festival Evening of Scenes Winner Written by: Dale Wasserman Directed by: George Popovich Cast and Crew Dale Harding: Jim Bergstrom Billy Bibbit: Daniel Taylor Scanlon: Randal Kuzdak... Read More
  • HFC Presents: On Borrowed Time

    Jul 30
    Production Information 1987 Page Award Winners Best Young Performer: Joey Oravec Written by: Paul Osborn Directed by: George Popovich Cast Pud: Joey Oravec Granny: Lydia Romano Gramps: Lew Sequin Mr. Brink: Jim Shimina Demetria Riffle: Rose Teper A Boy: Eva-Dean Wiberg Workmen: Eva-Dean Wiberg Dr. Evans: Brenda Boyd Ms. Philbeam: Elaine Puruleski Mr. Grimes: James... Read More
  • HFC Presents: Finian's Rainbow

    Jan 1
    If anyone has cast list or reviews for this show, please call 313-845-6478. Read More
  • HFC Presents: A Flea In Her Ear

    Dec 11
    Production Information 1986 Page Award Winners Best Sound: Dr. George Popovich Written by: Georges Feydeau Directed by: George Popovich Cast Camille: David Reinhard Antoinette: Michelle Gorman Etienne: Steve Bielawski Finache: David Tucker Lucienne: Claudia Hawthorne Ivyonne Chandel: Claudia Hawthorne Victor Emmanuel Chandel: James S. Worline Romain Tournel: Frank Serazio... Read More
  • HFC Presents: Wait Until Dark

    Jul 1
    Production Information Written by: Frederick Kott Directed by: Dr. George Popovich Cast Mike Talman: Randal Kuzdak Carlino: James Worline Harry Roat, Jr: Daniel T. Booth Susy Hendrix: Beth Vessels Read More
  • HFC Presents: Damn Yankees

    May 8
    Production Information Written by: George Abbot and Douglas Wallop Words and Music By Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Directed By George Popovich Choreography By Diane Mancinelli Cast Singers and Dancers Debbie Amodio, Edna Elliot. Susan Murphy, Joanie Bradley, Cynthis Grusendorf, Cecilla Picking, Bradley Bridges, Andre Harris, John Sartor, Mary Butler, Mike Klingelhafer, Cindy Smith, Matt... Read More
  • HFC Presents: Equus

    Dec 6
    Production Information Directed by: George Popovich Cast Alan Strang: Randal Kuzdak Nugget/ Horseman: Kurt Engfher Martin Dysart: Daniel Booth Nurse: Leah Ankeny Hesther: Claudia Hawthorne Frank Strang: Robb Stempek Dora Strang: Belinda Biggs Jill: Lisa McLogan Harry Dalton: Bruce Terrel Horses: Carla Ross, Susan Murphy, Lidjia Nikolvska Read More
  • Cast of The Laramie Project onstage with President Kavalhuna

    President Kavalhuna meets cast of The Laramie Project

    President Russell Kavalhuna, fifth from left, and his wife Courtney, sixth from left, joined the student cast of HFC's production, The Laramie Project, on stage during its opening weekend. The Laramie Project details the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Laramie, WY. On Oct. 6, 1998, Shepard – who attended the University of Wyoming – was brutally beaten and... Read More
  • Newman backstage

    HFC musicians and Karen Newman rocked the house in December

    (Photo: Karen Newman, right, spent time with HFC students and other collaborators backstage during the Dec. 8 performance.) Karen Newman rocked the house Dec. 8 at her annual “Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue” at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn – her first time playing at this venue. Newman was joined by the HFC Big Band and Blue Fusion, who helped usher in her... Read More
  • Lincoln impersonator Ron Carley with HFC student

    Abraham Lincoln brings lessons about succeeding after failure

    “It is amazing what Abraham Lincoln did and from where he came.” Those words were spoken by Ron Carley, who appeared in-character (and sometimes stepped out of character) as Abraham Lincoln – clad in period clothing, evoking Lincoln’s famous stovepipe hat, black suit, and bowtie indigenous to the 1860s – when he spoke to a crowd of 50 students at HFC on Nov. 7. “The road to success was not an... Read More
  • Henry Ford College and the Dearborn Youth Theatre present “Seussical” Nov. 10-17

    “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am.” These are two of the most famous sentences in children’s literature as found in the pages of “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. This children’s classic is one of many of the beloved author’s books that’s found its way into “Seussical,” the Broadway musical coming to Henry Ford College (HFC) Nov. 10-17. Presented by HFC and the... Read More
  • Aleena Mae Brown

    The Play “Strawberry – What Party?” comes to HFC Sept. 8-24

    After a sold-out run at Detroit’s YMCA Boll Theatre last January, “Strawberry – What Party?” is coming to Henry Ford College (HFC), running from Sept. 8-24 in the Adray Auditorium, located in the Grant U. MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F on the main campus). “Strawberry – What Party?” will run for nine performances on the following dates and times: Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.; Saturday,... Read More
  • HFC students Zach Ross and Samantha Kenbeek in a scene from "Bug."

    Acting Students Nominated for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship!

    Two officials from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) nominated HFC acting students Zach Ross and Samantha Kenbeek for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions. Based on their performances in Pulitzer-Prize winner Tracy Letts’s play “Bug,” Ross and Kenbeek will compete at the regional level in January 2017. If successful, they will showcase their talents at the... Read More
  • Henry Ford College acting students Zachary Ross (left) and Joshua Neilson (right), both seen here in HFC's recent production of "The Diviners," were nominated for the prestigious Irene Ryan Scholarship.

    Acting Students Nominated for the Prestigious Scholarship

    An official from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) nominated HFC acting students Joshua Neilson and Zach Ross for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions. Based on their performances in “The Diviners,” which finished its run at HFC in late April, Neilson and Ross met with the KCACTF official after the April 15 show. They will compete at the regional level in... Read More
  • College to Present “A Christmas Story”

    HFC's Theatre Arts department will present “A Christmas Story” in November and December. Performances of “A Christmas Story” are on the following dates at HFC’s MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F) on the main campus: Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. Based on the book “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by the late Jean... Read More
  • “A Christmas Story” Ticket Pre-Sale!

    HFC will present “A Christmas Story” in November and December. Performances of “A Christmas Story” are on the following dates at HFC’s MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F) on the main campus: Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m... Read More

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