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A Wide Range of Performance Art Presentations

Learn more about the numerous exciting entertainment events taking place here at Black Spectrum. From theatre and dance to music, we present a wide range of performing arts opportunities.


Uncle Joe's Patty Shop

We Are One: Caribbean Music, Theatre & Comedy Festival 
Professional Theatre Production

Uncle Joe's Patty Shop

Joe Gladstone is the owner of the famous Uncle Joe’s Patty Shop. It’s just another day at the patty shop until a foreigner comes and rattles up everyone! “Uncle Joe’s Patty Shop” contains relatable characters: The "get rich quick" scheming father, the young adventurous son, the outspoken wife, the lovable soon to be daughter-in-law and the stranger who turns everyone’s world upside down. “Uncle Joe’s Patty Shop” is a Jamaican comedy for the whole family.

Dates
Friday, April 19th @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 21st @ 4 p.m.

Tickets
$25

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Leon and the Peoples

We Are One: Caribbean Music, Theatre & Comedy Festival 
Concert Event

Leon and The Peoples

Nominated for an International Reggae & World Music Award for their album "The Road Less Traveled" and winner of Best International Artists at Joe Higgs Reggae Awards, this unique Reggae-Soul band combines high energy live performances and a commitment to bringing their Reggae-Soul music to a worldwide audience. Led by multi-talented actor and singer-songwriter Leon’s passionately smooth, sultry vocals and heartfelt lyrics, The Peoples features top-notch musical talent from across the globe. Their album Love Is A Beautiful Thing  has received 4-star reviews from several publications including Music- News, Hype and Huffington Post, and includes the hit singles "Love Is A Beautiful Thing" (#3 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart) and "beautiful" (#12 Billboard Hot Singles Chart).

Date
Saturday, April 20th @ 8 p.m.

Tickets
$25

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Diary of a MILF

Professional Theatre Production

Diary of a MILF (Mom I'd Love to Follow)

Comedienne and actress MESHELLE portrays five hilarious characters who refuse to take a backseat in their hybrid SUV in this award-winning one-woman show. The comedy and drama unfold when the “Indie-Mom of Comedy” has to hassle with marriage and a dream career while trying to maintain her MILF (Mom I'd Love to FOLLOW) status with three kids in tow. With a style evocative of “The Girlfriend", not “The WIFE”, and certainly not anyone’s “MOM”, this outrageously gifted and funny comedienne will unleash her special brand of comedy at Black Spectrum Theatre, leaving audiences in overwhelming laughter.

Dates
Saturday, May 4th @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 5th @ 4 p.m.

Tickets
$35 Advance (advance sales end April 27th)
$40 General
$50 VIP (includes VIP seating, VIP lounge, photo op, food & drinks)

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Martha Reeves May

Speaker Series

Speaking with Spectrum: Martha Reeves

Legendary Motown singer, theatre actress, and former Detroit Councilwoman Martha Reeves will discuss her insights on enduring a successful career as a performer. She sang as one of the original backup singers for Marvin Gaye, before her career as lead singer of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The all-female group dominated the airwaves with hits such as "Dancing in the Streets", "Heat Wave", and "Nowhere to Run".

Hosted by Bob Law. 

Date
Friday, May 10th @ 8 p.m.

Tickets
$25

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Crowns

Professional Theatre Production

Crowns: A Gospel Musical

A versatile musical packed with uplifting gospel music, Crowns is a coming of age story about a 17-year-old girl named Yolanda who is struggling with the loss of her brother. Her relationship with her grandmother is rekindled when she is sent to South Carolina to find refuge. She is emotionally healed when a group of women shares their stories of survival, success, and faith – personified through their church hats. Based on the best-selling book Crowns.

Dates
Fridays and Saturdays, May 17th – June 1st @ 8 p.m.
Sundays, May 19th – June 2nd @ 4 p.m.

Tickets
$25

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