Planet Ant

Planet Ant Theatre


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Learn from the best.

The Planet Ant Training Center offers world class instruction in improv, comedy writing, sketch video, musical improv, and acting.


Introduction To Improv (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00
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upcoming Workshop

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vidlings + tapeheads

Film Festival | 2018

celebrating unconventional stories in film + music + art

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July 27, 28, 29*, 2018

The second-annual Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is July 27 & 28, 2018 at Ant Hall & Ghost Light in Hamtramck. The fest features forty-five short filmsnine live music performances curated by Detroit’s Seraphine Collective, a group art exhibition, and the Michigan Premiere of feature documentary, Man in Camo, with NYC director Ethan Minsker in attendance!

Man in Camo screens Friday July, 27 at 8 PM, followed by live music at our opening night party.

All short programs take place throughout Saturday, July 28 featuring the following blocks: Made in MichiganDocumentaryFiction, and Animation—live music to be performed between blocks and headlining the night’s festivities.

*Sunday July 29's Award Ceremony brunch and excursion is closed to the public, but available for VIP Passholders, volunteers, performing musicians, artists, and the filmmakers themselves.




the daedalus 2 mission: A Space Opera

The New Galactic Rock Fantasy

Created by Jim Territo

August 3 + 4 | 8p | Ant Hall

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When does Artificial Intelligence stop being artificial? Follow a team of A.I. space probes on a journey of discovery, loss, and affirmation at the edge of space and time.

Music by Jim Territo | Lyrics by Jim & Joe Territo

Direction by Rachel Biber | Musical Direction by Jim Territo
Costumes by Michael Ameloot & Buddy VanLoon

Paco Higdon (Captain)
Maya Gangadharan (Navigation)
Willa Rae Adamo (Artillery)
Jack Bennett (Analysis)
Hannah Taubitz (Maintenance)
Tiaja Sabrie (Recon. / Comm.)
Victoria Rose Weatherspoon (Recon. / Comm.)
Rollo Michael Rollin (Black Box) 

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An all-original production from The Annoyance Theatre (Chicago)... 

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August 10 + 11 | Ant Hall | 8p 

Shark Tank: the Musical
26.50 33.00
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Shark Tank: the Musical

Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago) bring their hit show to Planet Ant

Written by Jennifer Estlin + Greg Ott | Music by Lisa McQueen
Directed by Duke Harbison | Music Direction by Matthew Pollack

Ever watch the tv show Shark Tank and think, “that show would make a great musical"...?

Well, your friends at The Annoyance did. A great cast of Annoyance regulars play your favorite sharks Mark, Daymond, Kevin, Lori, Barbara, and Robert; along with all kinds of characters and their crazy pitches as they try to land a deal. Come with some good ideas, because you just might find that you’re pitching, too! Never seen the show? You’ll end up a fan!

**Please note: this parody does not conform to the language requirements of the FCC for television.**

About The Annoyance: 
For 30 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere. The Annoyance has created over 250 shows, comprised of improvisation, sketch, full-length plays, cabaret, and full-length musicals. Hundreds of people have performed in Annoyance shows, and you see many of them today on stage, in films, and on television.
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8/10 + 8/11 | Friday + Saturday | 8p

Shark Tank: the Musical
26.50 33.00
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Planet Ant is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional theatre and performance venue that seeks to build community by facilitating artistic expression and collaboration in theatre, music, film and other visual and performing arts; to promote artistic freedom and expand stage access; and to enrich individual artists through training, coaching and networking.