Please note: Broadway Onstage closed on May 10, 2014
After this final season!
THE 2013-2014 SEASON
THE 33RD, AND FINAL, SEASON OF DENNIS WICKLINE PRODUCTIONS, INC.

BROADWAY ONSTAGE LIVE THEATRE
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Metro Detroit's Non-Equity Professional Theatre

Dennis Wickline Productions, Inc. 33RD SEASON!
Dennis Wickline's retirement season!
After 33 seasons of producing local professional theatre, Mr. Wickline will retire after this season.
The 20th Season of Broadway Onstage Live Theatre!


Our Mission: To present quality professional theatrical entertainment in an intimate setting, providing an avenue for actors, directors and artists to be paid for their craft. We're solely supported by ticket sales, and we've been doing it since 1980!



July 19 through August 17
Before BRIDESMAIDS there was...

FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS

A Comedy
By Alan Ball (SIX FEET UNDER)

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.




September 13 through October 12
Olivia Wickline and Donna DiSante as

THE KITCHEN WITCHES

A Comedy by Carolyn Smith

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!



October 25 through November 23

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

An exciting new version of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery!

This gripping tale deals with the curse of the Baskerville family and the killer-hound which stalks its members. Sir Charles Baskerville has died under mysterious circumstances, and his nephew and heir, the young Sir Henry, has been threatened even before his arrival at Baskerville Hall. Enlisting the aid of Sherlock Holmes he sets out for his ancestral home on the Devon moor in the company of Dr. Watson, Holmes' trusted colleague, a journey which brings him to danger, mystery and a series of events which build steadily in menace and suspense. Hard pressed to protect his charge, and to fathom the strange mishaps which beset him, Dr. Watson is much relieved when Holmes himself appears-to trap the diabolical killer who stalks Sir Henry and to unravel the fascinating mystery which accounts for his evil actions.



December 6 through December 21
With 2 special 2pm Sunday Matinees on 12/8 and 12/15

CHRISTMAS BELLES

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters-Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye-are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus-played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub-is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

January 10 through February 8, 2014

YOU JUST HAVE NO IDEA

A World Premiere Comedy Production
By Cecelia Reuter Lesner!

A regular visit to her therapist leads Annabelle into revealing that she is still insecure about almost everything in her life. Her therapist, Joanne, tells her to "listen to her inner voices" to gain confidence. Annabelle ultimately goes home no more confident than before. Much to her surprise, all of her "inner voices" come to life and manifest themselves as real, and sometimes very odd, characters that begin inhabiting her apartment. These "inner voices," sometimes strange and combative, help Annabelle out of her funk and bring her into the life that she so richly deserves in a completely unique and comedic way.




February 21 through March 22
Dennis Wickline and Rick Mason as

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

The Classic Comedy
By Neil Simon

Al and Willie as "Lewis and Clark" were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren't even speaking. When CBS requests them for a "History of Comedy" retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. As the New York Post says, "it's ham on wry...Simon's sure footed craftsmanship and his one liners are as exquisitely apt as ever." "Another hit for Simon in a shrewdly balanced, splendid and rather touching slice of the show biz life." - New York Daily News



April 11 through May 10

BREAKING LEGS

A comedy
by Tom Dulack

The action occurs in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter's former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he's written about a murder, the fun begins. The three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family's support. His bubble is burst when he discovers, through the "accidental" death by train of a lesser thug, that his backers are gangsters. In this madcap situation, murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter.

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