Dionysus Theatre Opening in Brighton on March 1
Encore Theatre Artistic Director Steve DeBruyne is partnering to bring live theater shows to Livingston County.
Livingston County residents Steve DeBruyne and Matt Tomich are bringing Michigan’s newest live theater company to the City of Brighton.
The Dionysus Theatre will open in Brighton on March 1, with a two-show pre-season, which will be followed by their first full season of shows. The 370-seat theater will be located in the existing building at 301 Appian Way, off Grand River Avenue between Main Street and Old US-23.
The theater is named after the Greek god Dionysus, who was considered the god of theater. A patron of the theater, Greek myths say that when Dionysus went abroad he was accompanied by Muses who, with their songs and dancing, delighted the heart of the god.
DeBruyne and Tomich plan to bring six professional productions a year to the Brighton area, including musicals and plays. The Dionysus Theatre will feature actors from Michigan, joined by other professionals from New York and Chicago.
DeBruyne is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and has been a working actor for more than 10 years, performing regionally as well as travelling with a tour of a Broadway production. In addition, he has directed and served as artistic director for the Encore Theatre in Dexter.
Tomich received his master’s degree in business from Michigan State University in addition to working in the local theater scene as an actor, stage manager and designer.
In addition to providing live theater entertainment, The Dionysus Theatre will also offer educational opportunities for youths as well as employment opportunities for actors, production team and office staff.
For more information on upcoming shows, auditions and job opportunities, visit www.diotheatre.com.