Local theatre group showcases Alan Menken tunes

The Thistle Rose Players and Young Artists will present “Music by Menken,” featuring music from “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Sister Act: the Musical,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “A Christmas Carol”, “Hercules”, “Tangled”, “Pocahontas”, and “The Little Mermaid”.

Music by Menken

A diverse and multigenerational cast and production team will bring the show to First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

Menken has collaborated with such lyricists as Lynn Ahrens, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. With eight Academy Award wins (four each for Best Score and Best Song), he is the second most prolific Oscar winner in the music categories. He has also won 11 Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, and other honors.

Thistle Rose Academy of Arts is an inclusive organization that seeks to engage community members of all ages, walks of life and skill levels to explore, grow and practice all manner of the Arts. To learn more and purchase show tickets, visit thistleroseacademy.org

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