The Purple Rose Theatre Company will present Jeff Daniels' Onstage & Unplugged for a limited six-show engagement from Thursday, December 27 through Monday, December 31, 2012. (Editors' Note: Please find a full performance / pricing schedule on page 2). All performances will be at The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, MI 48118.
A prolific songwriter as well as playwright, Daniels (PRTC Executive Director and Founder) will perform an arsenal of songs that are alternately humorous and poignant. Daniels has toured nationally with his music, but has reduced his concert appearances since landing the lead role on HBO's acclaimed series The Newsroom. "Jeff's got an incredibly busy schedule now, so we're honored that he's able to fit in these concerts during his holiday break," says PRTC Artistic Director Guy Sanville. Jeff will be joined by special guests Brad Phillips and Jed Fritzemeier, the Ben Daniels Band and Luc "The Roadie" Daniels and his Big Bay Shuffle for both New Year's Eve performances. A special event ticket price of $250 for the 8:00 p.m. show on New Year's Eve will include dinner, celebratory drinks, special guests and prizes.
After a one-year hiatus from "Unplugged", this year's line-up will feature old favorites as well as newer songs from his most recent release Keep It Right Here (Featuring Brad Phillips and Dominic John Davis). His first album, Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged, was recorded in 2001 during the original PRTC concert that sparked the tradition. These and Daniels' other critically acclaimed albums – Live at the Purple Rose, Grandfather's Hat and Together Again with Jonathan Hogan – are available for purchase at The Purple Rose Theatre Company Box Office. CDs and information about Daniels' music career are also available online at JeffDaniels.com.
Founded in 1991, The Purple Rose Theatre Company is dedicated to producing the new American play and creating opportunities for Midwest theatre professionals. The PRTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre operating under a Small Professional Theatre agreement with the Actors' Equity Association. The PRTC promotes the development of new American theatre and its practitioners, provides valuable educational opportunities for young artists, and, through consistently high quality production values, has earned the respect of both local and National Theatre communities.
Tickets for Onstage & Unplugged are on sale to the general public beginning November 19, by phone at 734.433.7673 and online at www.PurpleRoseTheatre.org.