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Playing to record crowds, Inspire Theatre kicks off its twelfth year to sold out audiences. Located in the Dining and Shopping district, Westland’s only Community Theatre celebrates its anniversary with record attendance. Set in the 1920’s “Flapper” has found its place with local theatre goers.  Young women with bobbed hair and fringed skirts,

gangsters with “violin” cases, and a rich young heiress who dreams of becoming a Ziegfeld girl, “Flapper “is about a young woman who is planning a fabulous party to celebrate her 18th birthday.  However, mobsters are planning to grab her fabulous diamond necklace called the ’Ice Garden,’ while taking advantage of her rich aunt in a confidence scheme. Her daring new boyfriend, her sinister best friend, and other colorful characters fill the stage in uproarious fashion. 
With a cast of 28, the stage is filled with great music and dance numbers from start to finish.  The colorful characters and the many up-tempo tunes will have audiences laughing and singing all the way home. Directors Len Fisher and assistant, Mike Cuba have put together a stellar cast of local talent. Sharing the artistic duties as musical/choreography director is Elizabeth Fisher, who also happens to be Fisher’s daughter. The Fishers have collaborated on many projects in the past including last summer’s original compilation, “Rock and Roll Heaven.”
Fisher, who is also the Managing Director of IT,  is also producing the next show, Cripple of Inishmaan, written by Martin McDonough, slated to open March 24.  Directed by Flapper cast members Lisa Brawley and Richard Holland, many are wearing multiple hats this winter. Cripple, nominated for six Tony awards, was recently remounted on Broadway staring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliff. IT also offers youth classes. Slated to star up again in March, Inspire School of Theatre Arts is planning on offering the Wizard of OZ. Beyond that is a summer production and two fall shows.