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Two Muses Theatre Finds New Home in Waterford after Barnes & Noble Closure

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(Diane Hill, Two Muses Theatre, Jan. 3, 2015)

Waterford, MI – The show must go on. And for Two Muses Theatre, there’s no exception.

For the past five years, Two Muses Theatre, a professional, non-profit theatre, has produced award-winning plays and musicals inside the West Bloomfield Barnes & Noble bookstore on Orchard Lake Road. Unfortunately, Two Muses’ Artistic/Executive Director Diane Hill recently received notice from California-based Starpoint Property Management that the company is closing down the building. Barnes & Noble in West Bloomfield shut its doors on December 31, 2015. Consequently, Two Muses Theatre packed up everything and moved out of Barnes & Noble following the close of their November musical production of The Light in the Piazza ctechadthat played to delighted sold-out houses.

A standing ovation goes to Monster Box Theatre Managing/Artistic Director Paul Stark who graciously offered his performance space at 2529 Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford as the new home for Two Muses Theatre. Two Muses Theatre will resume its current season on April 1, 2016 with the Pulitzer Prize-winning serio-comedy, How I Learned to Drive and will end their season as planned with the rollicking musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

“The intimate performance space at Monster Box Theatre is perfect for our audience and will ensure a familiar environment,” said Hill. “The location of Monster Box Theatre in Waterford is not too far from our original space, and we look forward to gaining a new following in the area.” In addition, Two Muses’ patrons, who have become accustomed to enjoying refreshments at the soon-to-be-closed Barnes & Noble Starbucks, will appreciate similar hospitality at the Monster Box Café.

Hill and Stark are collaborating to develop a cohesive performance schedule that will allow both theatre companies to independently, and chazzano game adin rotation, produce their own shows, but do it under one roof, at Stark’s Monster Box site. “Two Muses has done a fantastic job of building a strong audience base of theatre-goers interested in first-rate professional productions in Oakland County,” said Stark.

Tickets for the remaining two shows of Two Muses’ season, How I Learned to Drive in April and the hilarious musical comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in June, can be purchased online at www.twomusestheatre.org now or by calling (248) 850-9919 starting in March.

Effective 1/1/16, Two Muses Theatre will be located at 2529 Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford, inside the Monster Box Theatre. Two Muses Theatre’s mission is to provide opportunities for women in theatre. It is the proud recipient, for the third year, of an operational grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment of the Arts. For more information, go to www.twomusestheatre.org.

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