• 2017-2018 General Audition Information

    The Ringwald Theatre announces General Auditions for their upcoming 2017/2018 Season. Auditions will be held Saturday, July 22 from 11 AM-5 PM and Sunday, July 23 from 11 AM-1 PM. Callbacks will begin Sunday, July 23 at 1:30 PM.   Actors MUST sign up for an audition slot and can do so by visiting: http://bit.ly/RingwaldGeneralAuditions    Please bring a headshot/resume and be prepared to share any known conflicts. Actors are asked to prepare one (1) 2-3 minute monologue ...

  • 2017-2018 Season Subscription Feature!!

    For the first time ever, The Ringwald will be offering season tickets!  Choose a package below and never miss a Ringwald production again!Individual ticket prices are $20 on Friday and Saturday nights for straight shows and $25 for musicals.  By buying season tickets, not only will you be saving $30, season ticket holders will be given special offers and invited to select read-throughs and previews.

  • 2017/2018 SEASON at The RINGWALD

    Sept 30-Oct 30, 2017 The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O'Brien C'mon. You don't need us to tell you what this one is about. The classic musical finally gets a Ringwald production.

  • 2016 Gay Play Series Line-Up

    The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the 7th installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). The festival returns in June with new short plays, a reading of a new play by a popular local playwright, the return of Richard Payton and Vince Kelley, and a healthy dose of The Golden Girls. GPS will run for two weekends, June 17th-June 27th, 2016 at The Ringwald Theatre in beautiful downtown Ferndale.

  • 7th Annual Gay Play Series Line-UP

    The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the 7th installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). The festival returns in June with new short plays, a reading of a new play by a popular local playwright, the return of Richard Payton and the 3 Queer Tenors, and a healthy dose of The Golden Girls. GPS will run for two weekends, June 17th-June 27th, 2016 at The Ringwald Theatre in beautiful downtown Ferndale.

  • 2015 Gay Play Series Complete Line-Up

    2015 GPS Calendar of Events Friday, June 19, 8PM: A Smattering of Gays Screening-----$10 (BUY) Saturday, June 20, 8PM: Big Gay Mash-Up (Block A - 50 Chers, Madonna/Dead)-----$10 (BUY) Sunday, June 21, 3PM: Big Gay Mash-Up (Block B - My Fair Gaga, Orange...BEPeas)-----$10 (BUY) Monday, June 22, 8PM: Alphabet Soup by Julia Lynn Marsh-----$10 (BUY) Friday, June 26, 8PM: Two Dead Clowns Staged Reading-----$10 (BUY) Saturday, June 27, 8PM: Big Gay Mash-Up (Block B)-----$10 (BUY) Sunday, June 28, 3PM:...

  • STUPID FUCKING BIRD promo graphics

    Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird, a “sort of” adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, makes its Michigan premiere beginning November 14 at Ferndale’s The Ringwald Theatre. After previous productions played in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles to great acclaim, The Ringwald is honored to bring the play to Detroit.   Just as Chekhov’s play told the story of a decidedly theatrical family, Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird updates the action to the 21st century America. As t...

  • REVIEWS for ANGELS in AMERICA

    REVIEW from Metro Times (Parts One & Two) REVIEW from EncoreMI (Part One) REVIEW from EncoreMI (Part Two) REVIEW from Detroit Free Press (Part Two) REVIEW from The Oakland Press (Part Two)  

  • Special VIP Theatre Lover's Package for Angels in America on Sat, September 27, 2014

    The Ringwald Theatre in coordination with The Emory Restaurant announces a special VIP evening of great theatre and great food on one-night only, Saturday, September 27th! After a highly successful run of Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Ringwald Theatre opened its 8th Season with both parts of this epic play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in repertory, working from a newly-revised script that includes new material. Noted to be one of the Top Ten Most...

  • ANGELS in AMERICA parts ONE and TWO coming to The Ringwald

    After a highly successful run of Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Ringwald Theatre will open its 8th Season with both parts of this epic play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in repertory. Opening in February, 2014, the original production of Millennium Approaches was met with rapturous reviews. EncoreMichigan.com calls this production, "...stunning...beautiful and intense...".

  • 2015-2016 at THE RINGWALD

     The Ringwald Theatre dips into the “Classics” Well for their 9th Season! All of these shows either are classics themselves or touch on a classic; from Moby-Dick to Barbra Streisand to The Simpsons to Alfred Hitchcock, there’s something for everyone! This season also includes two firsts for The Ringwald: an artistic co-production and a commissioned piece.

  • REVIEWS: 2014 Gay Play Series (GPS)

    Check out these reviews for the 2014 Gay Play Series and get your ticket reservations here! The festival runs through Monday, June 30th. ENCORE MICHIGAN by John Quinn OAKLAND PRESS by Denise Manzagol

  • 5th Annual GPS (Gay Play Series) Line-up & Info

      The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the 5th installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Who would’ve thought when this series began that 5 years later it would still be going strong? And this year’s special anniversary edition features a slate of one act plays by all-Detroit playwrights!

  • INTO THE WOODS reviews

      Pared to a cast of 10 (plus a surprise guest star!), using one piano, and working closely with music director Jeff Bobick, director Joe Bailey’s production of Into the Woods aims to strip down the grander aspects of the musical and concentrate on the story and the beautiful music and lyrics. This production highlights the resilience of the human spirit and adds lots of belly laughs along the way. Joe Bailey directs a cast that includes Drew Arnold, Kryssy Becker, Suzan M.

  • INTO THE WOODS media

    Pared to a cast of 10 (plus a surprise guest star!), using one piano, and working closely with music director Jeff Bobick, director Joe Bailey’s production of Into the Woods aims to strip down the grander aspects of the musical and concentrate on the story and the beautiful music and lyrics. This production highlights the resilience of the human spirit and adds lots of belly laughs along the way. Joe Bailey directs a cast that includes Drew Arnold, Kryssy Becker, Suzan M.

  • REVIEWS: The Motherfucker with the Hat

    Encore Michigan REVIEW MODO REVIEW Oakland Press REVIEW THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis plays at Ferndale's The Ringwald Theatre from March 28-April 14, 2014. Jamie Warrow directs a cast that includes Travis Reiff, Amy Probst, Sean Rodriguez Sharpe, Vanessa Sawson, and Brian Marable. The production is designed by Alex Carr with Assistant Direction and Costume Design by Bailey Boudreau.

  • PHOTOS: The Motherfucker with the Hat

    Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker with the Hat makes its Michigan debut at The Ringwald Theatre playing March 28th through April 14th, 2014. Jamie Warrow directs a cast that includes Travis Reiff, Amy Probst, Sean Rodriguez Sharpe, Vanessa Sawson, and Brian Marable. The production is designed by Alex Carr with Prop Design by Alexander H.

  • 2014 Gay Play Series (GPS) Call for Submissions

      The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays to be performed at their 5th annual Gay Play Series (GPS). The Detroit-area’s only GLBT short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure. The plays submitted should have a performance time of 30 minutes or less and deal directly with issues or characters that are identified as gay/lesbian/transgender, or contain a gay se...

  • REVIEWS: Angels in America Part One

    Detroit Free Press REVIEW Encore Michigan REVIEW BroadwayWorld Detroit REVIEW Oakland Press REVIEW ANGELS IN AMERICA part one: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES by Tony Kushner arrives at Ferndale's The Ringwald Theatre from February 21-March 10, 2013. Joe Bailey directs a cast that includes Bailey Boudreau, Brenton Herwat, Chris Jakob, Meredith Deighton, Travis Reiff, Matthew Turner Shelton, Cara Trautman, and Jamie Warrow. The production will feature a set design by Alexander Henderson Trice, sound and li...

  • PHOTOS: ANGELS IN AMERICA part one

    ANGELS IN AMERICA part one: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES by Tony Kushner arrives at Ferndale's The Ringwald Theatre from February 21-March 10, 2013. Joe Bailey directs a cast that includes Bailey Boudreau, Brenton Herwat, Chris Jakob, Meredith Deighton, Travis Reiff, Matthew Turner Shelton, Cara Trautman, and Jamie Warrow. The production will feature a set design by Alexander Henderson Trice, sound and light design by Dan Morrison, costume design by Bailey Boudreau.

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