|Address:||137 Park St, Chelsea, MI 48118, USA|
Its in Chelsea, so a bit of a drive, but its worth it. Weve seen 4 performances there and each one was outstanding. Its a one set theater with a single stage and seating on three sides. Not a bad seat in the house, but seating is limited. Cant say enough good things about the performances. The actors are all great, many with a lot of experience. Jeff Daniels, the actor, founded the theater, and my hat is off to him for the quality that hes instilled in it. If they sold season tickets, Id buy them for my wife and me in a heartbeat, unfortunately with limited seating, they dont. Not a problem though as we always get good seats in advance online. If you love theater, check it out!
Went to see Jeff Daniels: Onstage & Unplugged 2016 for the theatres benefit and was greatly disappointed. Because I have seen Jeff Daniels perform before (and he was terrific), I knew what a high standard he sets in his performances. Unfortunately, he had a broken arm and didnt cancel the show. He only played the guitar and sang 1 or 2 songs and the majority of the show was a long explanation (while skillfully done with shots from the movie went on way too long) of his injury. I had come to be entertained with his humorous and entertaining singing and was greatly disappointed.
Standing Ovation and Bravos!! Guy Sanville and the 4 talented actors perfected this fascinating World Premiere of Smart Love, created by Brain Letscher. Spend the money, bring a date. This exquisite work transcends entertainment and provides the means for interior reflection, making it great theatre. Mr. Letscher, and company, make it look so easy to playwright. He deserves a following, .. cant wait to see his next opus.
This is a very high quality theater with consistently great actors, wonderful selection of plays, and a very excellent environment. The seating is so close to the stage you can really see the emotions in the actors faces. Our experience last night was top notch! We will return here often and highly recommend The Purple Rose to any theater lover.
Founded by Jeff Daniels, its stood for over 25 years. I was blown away by the professionalism of the logistical crew as well as the trained and very experienced actors and actresses. The stage is surrounded by 3 seating areas and its very intimate being very close to the crowd, I prefer it! I fell in love with this place.
Intimate (around 165 seats) theater celebrating Midwest playwrights, actors, directors and crew. Jeff Daniels (film and TV standout) decided to raise his family in Chelsea MI where his dad ran the lumber yard. He started Purple Rose (named after Woody Allens amazing Purple Rose of Cairo in which he appeared) in 1991.
Superb acting and a great way to spend a day in an amazing town. Try professional theatre if you havent in a while. Its better than going to a large auditorium venue like the fox theatre or hill auditorium because of the "u" shape. Every seat in the house is a good seat. A "Pure Michigan" experience all year long.
This is Jeff Daniels theater in Chelsea Michigan. I really enjoy going here, and they are frequently showcasing new works from local playwrights.
I love going to the Purple Rose. Every seat is so close to the action, the actors are phenominal, and you wont see these plays just anywhere.
Michael J Barnes
I think the Rose may do the most consistently good and interesting theatre in all of Michigan. Its worth a drive to see their productions.
Jasmine J. H
got to meet jeff damiels thew owner and he actually stopped to take a picture but he wouldnt shake my hand. hes been in a lot of movies
Absolutely the best theater for intimate atmosphere! I really felt connected with the characters. Morning After Grace is superb!
We visited the Morning After Grace show, and it was excellent. The theater is small, so you are really close to the scene!
Very small stage makes for super intimate theater experience... its like watching a play performed in your living room!
Great setting for an intimate theatre experience. Superb acting. Always leaves an emotional impression.
Carol Ann Bunnell
Highly recommend "Harvey." Creatively presented in a small space. Great acting and beautiful costumes!
I like the small venue. You sit close to the action, which I like. It feels more immersing.
What a Gem ! Always great performances and so close that you always feel you are part of it
Great small theater. 300 seat? not a bad seat live play in Chelsea ml
Small venue, but a very large production. It is a "must see" experience...
Love seeing out of the ordinary shows and supporting local artists.
Intimate theater, actors just feet away, good selection of plays
Always first rate productions and not a bad seat in the house.
The production I saw was cleverly staged and well acted.
Excellent small theatre. Always close to the stage...
Excellent performance of the play Harvey tonight.
Wonderful.. Close seating.. Great couple night out
Get intimately close to an excellent performance.
I like more professional actors, not apprentices.
Cool theater. Would be better if they had a bar.
Great talent and every seat has a perfect view.
My memoirs are not as strong vivid recognizable
Great cozy venue. Not a bad seat in the house!
Was very nice show we seen there Harvey..
Excellent venue. Wonderful performance.
Intimate theater with great seating
First play. Enjoyed it very much!
phenomenal staff and experience!
Lovely place, fabulous acting.
Excellent venue always !!!!!!!
Warm, cozy, very professional
It was GREAT! Loved it.
"Harvey" was fabulous!
Great small theater
We ❤️this theatre