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In 2015, the Guild submitted a grant request to the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs seeking funds to repair and update the fly system on our stage. Our grant was approved, awarding the Guild $11,250 which the Guild must match. Today, work on those

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Renewed Front Doors

David Wood, the Chair of our Building Committee, recently completed a summer-long project to refurbish the Guild’s front doors. In the picture, Dave, aka General Henry Waverly in White Christmas is showing off his handiwork. Dave stripped and sanded the doors, put on three coats of shellac

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A New Front Porch

On July 20, 2016, 46 years after man landed on the moon, The Players Guild of Dearborn is getting a new front porch. The steps leading down to the street, dubbed by some The Steps of Doom, will be removed. Access to the front doors will be

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To Kill A Mockingbird – I

Believe it or not, we had 64 people audition for this show! Lots and lots of talented people trying to get a role in this classic bit of American literature. The version we are doing has the character Jean Louise as an “older Scout.” She serves as

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Thoughts a Day After Closing

So … this is a long one … I beg your indulgence … As it often happens many of us are experiencing different levels of post-show blues. In my years of doing this I have seen a direct correlation between how wonderful the show was to how

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Welcome to the Guild

I’ve never been much of a blogger … sure I like to post about things I hate on Facebook as much as the next guy but a whole entry? That requires thought and a desire to “say something.” I started going through topics in my head about what

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Where’s the Orchestra?

Julie Malloy directs the South Pacific orchestra behind the stage in the shop at the Players Guild of Dearborn. During the run of South Pacific we’ve had lots of comments and questions about the orchestra. Some patrons have thought the music was canned. Others thought the orchestra

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Stay Golden

Will Turbett, author of this blog post, in his favorite seat in the Green Room at the Guild. And now for something completely different, a blog post by someone else. Hello folks, William Turbett here. I was recently asked by Tom Sparrow to write a blog post

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South Pacific X

Being that the show is set in the South Pacific during World War II, unique props are required. You need a lot of military stuff. A relative of Diane Cliff, Co-Prop Chair for the show, loaned us a military radio from that era. Lots of folks loaded duffle

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South Pacific IX

Nellie (Kathleen Duffy) and Emile (Mike Moseley) working on “Some Enchanted Evening” during the Sitzprobe. Sitzprobe was a new theatre term for me. I’d never heard it before. Here’s what Google says about it. “Sitzprobe is a German term used in opera and musical theatre to describe

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