Amy Stein-Hansen
Ashlee Cowles
Carol Murray Jewelry
Cindy McSurely
Deborah Crandell
Diane Frederick
Elizabeth Calcutt
Greta Bolger
Heather Harris-Brady
Helen Grove
Holly Polich
Ian Jones
Jim Young
Joe Thatcher Thatcher
Judy Zorn
Julie Avery
Kristi Wodek
Laura Quackenbush
Laurie Sears
Leslie Donaldson
Linda Gits
Lora Frankel
Lisa Ventimiglio
Marcia Conlon
Mark Bowyer
Mary Dye
Megan Holtrey
Melanie Olsen
Melissa Johnson
Mercedes Michalowski
Molly Thompson
Helen Raica-Klotz
Raizel Coiman
Renee Hintz
Sharon Hubbard
Sharon Mick McAuley
Tamara Hoffbauer
Tami Maisel
Terry Beamsley
Ginny Hawkins
Walter J. Lee
William Lindemann
Yvonne Sage


Parallel 45 Theatre Summer Season!

Announcing our 2021 Season July 8 – August 1 Get your tickets before they go on-sale to the public tomorrow! GET TICKETS
We invite you to experience the joy of going out again–safely! Take in world-class theatre from a comfortable outdoor distance, seated in a pod with only your people. You provide the enthusiasm for an exciting night of entertainment, we will provide the rest, including a chair! Spend the night on our lawn, relish a pre-ordered picnic and a glass of wine as the sun sets on another beautiful northern Michigan day– all while maintaining a safe social-distance from the performers and other audience members.

Music and Lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein Directed by Kit McKay A vibrant, boiled down unearthing of the 1958 classic The Sound of Music, in concert form, directed by Kit McKay. More than 60 years after The Sound of Music blazed onto the American stage, this intimate production offers the opportunity to experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s unabashedly romantic masterpiece as though for the first time. Parallel 45’s timely approach to the story you know and love asks that we watch with fresh eyes as a broken family heals itself in order to stand against the forces of evil as a unified front. Tickets $48/$40 GET TICKETS

Based on the Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M SchulzDirected by Jesse JouBring the entire family to experience the acclaimed musical comedy You’re a Good Good Man, Charlie Brown. Meet Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang as they explore life’s great questions and celebrate the joy of being together. This production is a great way to help our littlest audience members cope with big feelings and develop resilience in an increasingly challenging world; where innocence and experience and loneliness are not solely the province of unusually precocious and privileged children living in a green suburbia, but also part of the story of children across our country.Tickets $25/$18 GET TICKETS

Play Readings by The MITTEN Lab alumni: Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Liz Morgan and Andrew Rincón Directed by Katherine M. Carter, Khalia Davis& Jesse Jou
Each season, Parallel 45 Theatre invites audiences to a series of play-readings featuring the work of daring playwrights produced across the country and around the world. These plays allow us to include multiple voices in important, ongoing conversations around race, religion, gender-identity and more. Each reading concludes with a panel featuring artists and community members.
Making up for lost pandemic time, this year’s readings will take place over the course of one day on the lawn of Parallel 45 Theatre’s outdoor performance space at Civic Center Park, creating a one-day festival of dazzling theatrical material, in-depth conversations, and safe community gathering opportunities. The 2021 playwrights are all award-winning alumni of the MITTEN Lab: Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Liz Morgan and Andrew Rincón. The reading series’ directors hail from across the United States; Katherine M. Carter, Khalia Davis, and Jesse Jou will bring these readings alive in collaboration with the P45 actors you know and love.
Tickets $8 per reading/$12 all-day pass GET TICKETSClick Here for a Season Calendar

Our Members


Charlevoix Circle of Arts

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Dennos Museum Center

Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts

Good Hart Artist Residency

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Leelanau Historical Society

Michigan Legacy Art Park

National Writers Series


Traverse City Dance Project

Glen Arbor Arts Center

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

Jordan River Arts Council

Mash-Up Rock & Roll Musical

City Opera House

Benzie Historical Society

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Downtown Development Authority

The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee

Northport Art Association

Voices Without Borders

Blissfest Music Organization

Raven and Lotus LLC

Traverse City Arts Commission

Crooked Tree Arts Center

Up North Arts

Cadillac Visitors Bureau

Parallel 45 Theatre Festival

Old Town Playhouse

Twisted Fish Gallery

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Rachael Harrell – Drama Kids

The Croft Residency

Drama Kids – Rachael Harrell

Michigan Museums Associations Scholarships & Conference


Gary Gatzke

Ian Jones

Jim Young

Kristi Wodek

Mark Bowyer

Mary Gillett

Megan Heator

Molly Thompson

Renee Hintz

Susan Wenzlick

Ted Alan

Greta Bolger

Edward Kocher

Nick Walsh

Heather Harris-Brady

Monica Stokes

Amanda Kik

Mercedes Michalowski

Sharon Hubbard

Leslie Donaldson

Elizabeth Calcutt

Maia Hausler

Becky Lancaster

Linda Dewey

Melissa Johnson

Daniel Stewart

Walter J. Lee

Michelle Bien

H. Eleanor Jones

Tom Kaufmann

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