Golf outing to benefit Players Guild of Dearborn and Taylor Youth Theater

The Players Guild of Dearborn and the Friends of the Taylor Youth Theater present Golfing for the Arts at Taylor Meadows Golf Club on June 20.

The day will begin with 7 a.m. registration and an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The entrance fee of $100 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a welcoming buffet, lunch at the turn, and an awards banquet. There will be many contests on the course, and a silent auction afterward.

For more information, contact Richard Marengere at (734) 225-1025. For reservations, send a check payable to the Players Guild of Dearborn to P.O. Box 2617, Dearborn, MI, 48123. Both benefiting groups are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

‘Phantom’ Coming to Detroit’s Opera House

Theater lovers, a treat is in store. “The Phantom of the Opera” – one of the shows theater lovers adore – is coming to OUR opera house Sept. 8 to 27! Imagine the fantastic music and vocals in the acoustically superb Detroit Opera House!

“The Phantom of the Opera” tells the story of the masked figure lurking beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. However, Christine is in love with another man. How far will the Phantom go to prove his love?

The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “The Phantom of the Opera” has played to larger audiences and in longer engagements than any other musical in history. Its 20 years on Broadway also have shattered records.

Ticket sales begin next Sunday, and may be purchased at the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.BroadwayInDetroit.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Go to the official Web site www.thephantomoftheopera.com.

Thomas Takes to the Stage

If the young Thomas the Tank Engine fans in your family missed his visit to Greenfield Village in late April and early May, or are eager for more Thomas time, make plans to be at the Fox Theatre June 13 or June 14 for one of four performances of “Thomas & Friends Live On Stage: A Circus Comes To Town.” Percy, James, Gordon and Thomas — the younger set’s train engine friends — join Sir Topham Hatt and the townspeople of Sodor for a live entertainment experience that includes audience sing-alongs, high energy dancing, and adventure. Tickets may be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.