Student productions take the stage

November is the giant month for fall student theater productions around The Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Leading off the season, the Pioneer High School Theatre Guild presents its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” a beloved musical since it opened in 1943. All performances are in the Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor.

The show is directed and choreographed by Mary Michael Patterson, a University of Michigan Musical Theatre senior. Cost is $9 for students and seniors age 65 and older, $12 for adults. Tickets are available at the box office one hour before each show time (cash/check only) or in advance at Morgan and York Market, 1928 Packard (cash, check or credit cards.)

Show schedule: 7:30 p.m. shows on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday Nov. 14; 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Click here for details about the Pioneer High School Theatre Guild online.

The Huron Players at Huron High School

The Huron Players present the Kaufman and Hart comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner” in Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller, Ann Arbor. While on a lecture tour in Ohio, radio wit Sheridan Whiteside slips on the ice and breaks his leg. His hosts are forced to put up with him until his leg heals.
Cost is $8 general admission; $6 for students, seniors and Huron staff. Reservations: 734-994-2095.
Show schedule: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 21.

Click here for details online about the Huron Players.

Skyline High School

Students at Ann Arbor’s newest high school present the Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun” at Skyline High School Auditorium/Commons, 2552 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor. The story, which originally opened on Broadway in 1946, is a fictionalized version of the life of Ohio sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her husband, Frank Butler. Show schedule: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, Saturday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21; 2:30 matinee on Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting

The Community Ensemble Theatre at Community High School

Earlier this month, Community High School offered its student production of Studs Terkel’s Broadway musical review “Working,” which showcases many types of jobs from different eras. It based on Terkel’s bestselling 1974 book of oral history.
The musical will take place in the Craft Theatre at Community High School, 401 N. Division St., Ann Arbor. Cost is $10 or $7 for students and seniors.
Show schedule: 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7; 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8.

Click here for details online.

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