The first production of our 2019 season is a musical cabaret with a special focus on the songs of Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist for shows such as “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.” This production will include performances by cast members from Marshall High School’s upcoming production of “Godspell” — a unique collaboration with our hard-working […]

We’re inviting you to a “comedy party” featuring screened videos of interviews and sketches by legendary singer-comedienne-actress Carol Burnett. It’s a special treat as we prepare for “Moon Over Buffalo” in April, because Burnett starred in the original Broadway production of “Moon Over Buffalo” and, coincidentally, will observe her 86th birthday during the run of […]

Come laugh along with us! We’re launching our inaugural main-stage show for 2019, Ken Ludwig’s hilarious “Moon over Buffalo.” Here’s the story: On the brink of a disastrous split-up, fading stage performers George and Charlotte Hay learn they might have one last shot at movie stardom – but only if they can impress a visiting […]

Great Escape is proud to offer the first fully staged production of a new play by Dan Kitrosser, “Third Person.” The production will have its world premiere at Great Escape during May 23-26 and May 30-June 1, under the direction of Jennifer Conley Darling. Buck, the silent and stoic patriarch of a middle America family, […]

“The Laramie Project” is the first Drama Slam of our season, a staged reading that will be given just four exclusive presentations as Great Escape’s June Pride event. In October 1998, in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, 21, a student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence […]

A romantic romp from New York to Vegas to Hawaii, this musical about saying “I do” is non-stop, laugh-out-loud fun. Based on the hit 1992 film, “Honeymoon in Vegas” is an hilarious musical that centers on an unusual love triangle, featuring a wonderful new score by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (“Last Five Years,” “Bridges […]

Deciding it’s time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life, four unique Southern women find a special brand of confidence on the verandah of a home in Savannah, Georgia! In this laugh-a-minute comedy, these four ladies, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate — and an impromptu happy […]

Join us for a community conversation with Irene Butter, Holocaust survivor and author of “Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope – My True Story.” This event is open to the public without charge, although reservations are encouraged to ensure your seat. This special event is being presented by The Mitten Word Bookshop of Marshall, […]

Did you hear that noise? Was it a ghost? A bat? No! It’s the Halloween season, creeping up on you silently and stealthily! With it comes Great Escape’s production of “Dracula” — the classic vampire tale that has chilled and thrilled readers and audiences for more than a century! Our production of this great story […]

Join us for an astonishing, playful, maybe even slightly spooky program featuring the wonder-working performers from Neil Foster Ring No. 89 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Usually, our magical friends meet once a month at the American Museum of Magic, found directly across the street from our theater in downtown Marshall, Michigan. They’ve got […]

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Event Category: 2019

The first production of our 2019 season is a musical cabaret with a special focus on the songs of Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist for shows such as “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.” This production will include performances by cast members from Marshall High School’s upcoming production of “Godspell” — a unique collaboration with our hard-working […]

We’re inviting you to a “comedy party” featuring screened videos of interviews and sketches by legendary singer-comedienne-actress Carol Burnett. It’s a special treat as we prepare for “Moon Over Buffalo” in April, because Burnett starred in the original Broadway production of “Moon Over Buffalo” and, coincidentally, will observe her 86th birthday during the run of […]

Come laugh along with us! We’re launching our inaugural main-stage show for 2019, Ken Ludwig’s hilarious “Moon over Buffalo.” Here’s the story: On the brink of a disastrous split-up, fading stage performers George and Charlotte Hay learn they might have one last shot at movie stardom – but only if they can impress a visiting […]

Great Escape is proud to offer the first fully staged production of a new play by Dan Kitrosser, “Third Person.” The production will have its world premiere at Great Escape during May 23-26 and May 30-June 1, under the direction of Jennifer Conley Darling. Buck, the silent and stoic patriarch of a middle America family, […]

“The Laramie Project” is the first Drama Slam of our season, a staged reading that will be given just four exclusive presentations as Great Escape’s June Pride event. In October 1998, in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, 21, a student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence […]

A romantic romp from New York to Vegas to Hawaii, this musical about saying “I do” is non-stop, laugh-out-loud fun. Based on the hit 1992 film, “Honeymoon in Vegas” is an hilarious musical that centers on an unusual love triangle, featuring a wonderful new score by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (“Last Five Years,” “Bridges […]

Deciding it’s time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life, four unique Southern women find a special brand of confidence on the verandah of a home in Savannah, Georgia! In this laugh-a-minute comedy, these four ladies, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate — and an impromptu happy […]

Join us for a community conversation with Irene Butter, Holocaust survivor and author of “Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope – My True Story.” This event is open to the public without charge, although reservations are encouraged to ensure your seat. This special event is being presented by The Mitten Word Bookshop of Marshall, […]

Did you hear that noise? Was it a ghost? A bat? No! It’s the Halloween season, creeping up on you silently and stealthily! With it comes Great Escape’s production of “Dracula” — the classic vampire tale that has chilled and thrilled readers and audiences for more than a century! Our production of this great story […]

Join us for an astonishing, playful, maybe even slightly spooky program featuring the wonder-working performers from Neil Foster Ring No. 89 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Usually, our magical friends meet once a month at the American Museum of Magic, found directly across the street from our theater in downtown Marshall, Michigan. They’ve got […]