Broadway in Detroit: 'What The Constitution Means To Me' at the Fisher Theatre

Broadway In Detroit: What The Constitution Means To Me
Photo: Joan Marcus

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It’s not often I bring you guys news on non-musical plays (in fact, have I ever??), but today we’re broadening our horizons because I keep hearing good things about one Tony Award® nominated, Pulitzer Prize finalist production in particular and wanted to see and share what it’s all about!

TONIGHT, What the Constitution Means to Me opens at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre for a limited, three-week engagement. Cassie Beck will star in the Detroit leg of the National Tour, directed by Oliver Butler. Beck (“I Know What You Did Last Summer,” The Humans on Broadway), will be joined for this engagement by Mike Iveson, and high school students Jocelyn Shek and Emilyn Toffler join in the role of the debater.


What The Constitution Means To Me: Show Details

Broadway In Detroit: What The Constitution Means To Me
Above: Playwright Heidi Schreck and WTCMTM star, Cassie Beck
Photo by Joan Marcus

Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play, What The Constitution Means To Me, breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States, and in this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.

Directed by Oliver Butler, What The Constitution Means To Me became a sensation on Broadway where it received two Tony Award® nominations among countless other accolades. Initially announced for a 12-week engagement on Broadway, What the Constitution Means to Me was extended twice and fully recouped in its Broadway engagement, shattering box office records at the Helen Hayes Theater for a total run of 24 weeks. What the Constitution Means to Me officially opened in March 2019 and played its final Broadway performance on August 24, 2019.

Following Broadway, What the Constitution Means to Me played a record-breaking limited engagement run at the Eisenhower Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as well as two sit down engagements in Los Angeles and Chicago before halting performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of the Broadway production also spurred a filmed capture of the show, which is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.


What The Constitution Means To Me: Show Dates & Ticket Information

Broadway In Detroit: What The Constitution Means To Me
Photo: Joan Marcus

Show Dates:

December 14, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Location:

Fisher Theatre, 3011 West Grand Blvd., Detroit

Performance Times:

* Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
* Friday, December 31, and Sunday Evenings at 7:30 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
* Open captioned performance on Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for What the Constitution Means to Me start at $25 (includes facility and parking fees) and go on sale Friday, October 29. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.

For group sales (10 or more) please email broadwayindetroitgroups@theambassadors.com or call 313-871-1132.

Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.


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**Health & Safety Protocols (New For 2021-2022 Season)**

Broadway In Detroit: What The Constitution Means To Me
Photo: Joan Marcus

Following the lead of Broadway and concert venues across the country, Broadway In Detroit theatre patrons will be required to show photo identification and proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the performance date or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination before they will be admitted into the venue. Additionally, all patrons will be required to wear a mask while inside the theatre regardless of one’s vaccination status.

All ticket purchasers will receive a Broadway In Detroit Health & Safety Guide via email in the weeks prior to their performance. This guide will also be posted on the company’s website (BroadwayInDetroit.com) and available at the Fisher Theatre box office. It will have the latest information on the company’s health and safety protocols as well as information on what to expect when you arrive at the theatre.

**NOTE: I am not an official representative of Broadway in Detroit. Please visit www.broadwayindetroit.com for the most up-to-date information on this show and upcoming shows.


Broadway In Detroit: What The Constitution Means To MePhoto: Joan Marcus

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