Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Board of Directors President Danielle Caralis and Executive Director Linda Zublick.
The Grosse Pointe Theatre was formed in 1948 by Russell Werneken, a 22-year-old drama teacher. It began with 30 members and now numbers 300 to 400 in any given year.
In its first 25 years, the organization would rehearse and perform anywhere, until the War Memorial Fries Auditorium opened in 1962.  It continued to perform at that location until their last play, Beauty and the Beast, in 2017.  Since then, GP Theatre has performed in schools, churches, and community centers.  
In 1982, GP Theatre purchased a building on Fisher Rd, which has had many renovations over the years, and is now their administrative and ticket offices, its rehearsal home, and its set building location.  Besides main stage productions, the organization also hosts youth camps and productions where children build confidence and learn life skills. It also offers sensory sensitivity programs for those with cognitive disabilities to enjoy.
The committed membership is looking forward to adding to the 353 stage plays conducted over the years at the new Schaap Performing Arts Center. The location will have 424 seats with state-of-the-art lighting and world-class acoustics.
Its next play will be Disney’s Newsies, running from May 3rd to May 12th at Parcells Middle School. To learn more or buy tickets, go to (