Plays, concerts and other productions have been shut down across the country and around the world for the past month, but the Croswell Opera House in Adrian is inviting local theater fans to enjoy selections from its archives via Facebook.
The new offering, called Streaming Sundays, will take place at 7 p.m. every Sunday through Facebook’s Watch Party feature.
The series will begin on April 19 with “150 Years at the Croswell,” which was produced in 2016 for the theater’s sesquicentennial. It tells the story of the Croswell’s first 150 years through song.
On April 26, the Croswell will show “The Family Digs,” a two-act comedy by Adrian playwright Terry Hissong. This show was produced in 2017.
On May 3, the theater will revisit “Obsession,” an original musical by Michael and Betsy Lackey that premiered at the Croswell in 2011. “Obsession” is a retelling of the classic Frankenstein story through musical theater.
“If you saw these shows when they were first produced, it’s a chance to revisit them,” said Erik Gable, the Croswell’s director of marketing and audience development. “If you didn’t see them the first time around, it’s a chance to discover something new.”
The Croswell intends to continue Streaming Sundays as long as Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order remains in place.
To watch, go to the Croswell’s Facebook page at fb.com/thecroswell.