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Cancer! the musical
Marlene Boll Theatre @ Downtown Y (right off Broadway People Mover Stop)
Detroit, MI
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Cancer! the musical
Planet Ant Theatre presents the musical satire comedy, "Cancer! the musical," weekends from November 9 through December 15 at the Marlene Boll Theatre in the Downtown Y at 1401 Broadway Street in Detroit (1 block south of Grand Circus Park).  

The production will donate a portion of ticket sales to Gilda's Club Metro Detroit in Royal Oak.

Cancer! the musical tells the stories of a researcher who believes he has the cure for cancer, a rival pharmaceutical exec who wants to steal the cure and a surgeon who needs it to save the woman he loves.

"Cancer!" is the brainchild of Tom Donnellon, MD, a cancer survivor and surgeon with HOPE Surgical based in Port Huron. He co-wrote the script with his brother and Second City Detroit alum, Shawn Handlon of Harper Woods.  Local musician, John Edwartowski of Harper Woods, wrote the score.  Edwartowski and Handlon worked together at The Second City Detroit.  

"Cancer!" features 15 original songs with music by Edwartowski and lyrics by Handlon, Donnellon and Edwartowski.

The show will be directed by Shawn Handlon. The Musical
Director will be John Edwartowski.

"Cancer!" was originally staged at the Abreact Theater in Detroit in fall of 2005. Locally, it also ran at the Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck in May 2006 and the pre-Elizabeth Theatre in May 2011. In 2007, it was featured off Broadway in the New York City International Fringe Festival. "Cancer!" received a Wilde Award in 2006 for Favorite Local Professional Production-Musical.

Show dates:
Fri, Nov 9 @ 8PM
Sat, Nov 10 @ 8PM
Fri, Nov 16 @ 8PM
Sat, Nov 17 @ 8PM
Sun, Nov 18 @ 2PM
Wed, Nov 21 @ 8PM
Fri, Nov 23 @ 8PM
Sat, Nov 24 @ 8PM
Sun, Nov 25 @ 2PM
Fri, Nov 30 @ 8PM
Sat, Dec 1 @ 8PM
Sun, Dec 2 @ 2PM
Fri, Dec 7 @ 8PM
Sat, Dec 8 @ 8PM
Sun, Dec 9 @ 2PM
Fri, Dec 14 @ 8PM
Sat, Dec 15 @ 8PM



Marlene Boll Theatre @ Downtown Y (right off Broadway People Mover Stop) (View)
1401 Broadway Street
Detroit, MI 48226
United States

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Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Sketch

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Planet Ant Theatre
On BPT Since: Aug 29, 2012
Planet Ant Theatre
(313) 365-4948

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