Black Spectrum Theatre

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Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.



A Wide Range of Performance Art Presentations

Learn more about the numerous exciting entertainment events taking place here at Black Spectrum. From theatre and dance to music, we present a wide range of performing arts opportunities.

Special Events

Pre-Thanksgiving Celebrity All-Star Comedy Show

Featuring Laugh Out Loud Comedy by Comics who have performed on Martin, Showtime at the Apollo, BET Comic View, Wild 'n Out, SNL, Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, P.Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy, and Hood Royalty Comedy.

Saturday November 17th @ 8:00 p.m.

$30 General Admission
$60 VIP
$80 VIP + Reception

Comedy Show Saturday November 17

Speaker Series

Martha Reeves Friday January 19th

Speaking with Spectrum—Martha Reeves

Legendary Motown singer, theatre actress, and former Detroit Councilwoman Martha Reeves will discuss her insights on enduring a successful career as a performer. She sang as one of the original backup singers for Marvin Gaye, before her career as lead singer of Martha Reeves and Vandellas. The all-female group dominated the airwaves with hits such as “Dancing in the Streets”, “Heat Wave”, and “Nowhere to Run”. 

Friday January 19th, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m.


Professional Theatre Productions

The Friendship Express

The Friendship Express is a delightful musical that takes children on a fantasy train ride exploring the various types of friendships. There’s a train stop for best friends, acquaintances, and fair weather friends. As the story unfolds, our main character discovers the greatest gift of all is a friend who’s got your back. Geared for daycare students through the 5th grade, this 58 minute musical features colorful characters, wonderful costumes, great music and audience participation.

Tuesday Febuary 5th - Friday Febuary 8th, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Saturday Febuary 9th, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.


The Friendship Express Thursday February 5th-9th