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Evil Dead: The Musical Detroit celebrates its 10th anniversary!

August, 2018

Allyson returns as choreographer for her seventh year in production with Evil Dead: The Musical Detroit to help celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The fan favorite returns to the City Theatre with 313 Presents, a joint venture of Olympia Entertainment and Palace Sports & Entertainment. Crowd favorite, David Schoen, will return for his 9th amazing year as Jake, and Garett Michael Harris will leave his three year run as Scotty to take over the role of Ash. You have 5 weekends to catch the show, running September 27th- October 27th. It's perfect for the Halloween season, so get your tickets now at


Allyson will be back for her 4th year as Choreographer for Evil Dead: The Musical this September and October at the City Theatre

June, 2016

Back for its seventh year playing downtown at the City Theatre, Detroit favorite Evil Dead: The Musical will return for another Halloween season, complete with the audience favorite splatter zone! Allyson L. Smith will return as choreographer, along with fellow fourth year artistic team members Jeffrey Bobick as music director and Holly Garverick as stage manager. Crowd favorites David Moan will return for his third year as Ash, Dave Schoen in his seventh year as Jake, and Garett Michael Harris in his second year as Scotty. 

Buy your tickets here

Allyson performs as Dawn Cherry this Memorial Weekend in Hockey! The Musical

May, 2016

Allyson will be 'donning' the role of Dawn Cherry on Sunday, May 29th at the 5:30pm performance. Buy your tickets to see her step into the role here!

Join Allyson and other talented Detroit actors in the staged reading of a new work by Matrix Theatre Company's Writers Circle

May 24 & 25, 2016

On May 24th and 25th, the Matrix Theatre Company in downtown Detroit will be holding a staged reading of their most recent written work. The play focuses on genetrification and displacement in the ever changing culture of Detroit. The play examines the relationship between newcomers to the city and those that have lived here their whole lives. Come listen and be part of the discussion!

Hockey! The Musical has opened in the City Theatre and is receiving international acclaim!

May, 2016

Hockey! The Musical opened on May 19th to a sold out audience. The articles are pouring in from around the city and Detroit's neighbor to the north. Check out some of the press!

Detroit Free Press

Sportsnet Canada

Rehearsals have begun for world premiere of Hockey: The Musical!

March, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the premiere of the brand new musical, Hockey: The Musical! Catch Allyson in the Ensemble and as Dawn at certain performances! Written by Mitch Albom and directed by his brother, Peter Albom, the original musical is set to open May 19th in downtown Detroit at the City Theatre inside of Hockeytown.


Read the write up in the Detroit Free Press

Allyson to play Soothsayer, Caius Ligarius, Antony's Servant, and Lucillius in Shakespeare in Detroit's Julius Caesar and Rosalind in As You Like It 

Julius Caesar will be performed at WCCCD's Taylor Campus March 2-5, 2016. Tickets can be purchased at

The cast will also perform a surprise pop-up performance of As You Like It on March 13th at midnight!

RoboCop! The Musical is back at the City Theater with a return of Allyson L. Smith as Choreographer

Go Comedy! Improv Theater will once again present one of its most successful shows, ROBOCOP! The Musical at the City Theatre from Friday, February 19 through Sunday, March 6.


ROBOCOP! The Musical is a live, musical parody of the iconic film, RoboCop and an original production with book by Sean May (Eastpointe) and music by May and Ryan Parmenter (Plymouth). ROBOCOP! The Musical is a fun, hilarious, re-imagining of the tale of a robotic police officer who protects a futuristic Detroit from crime. Featuring such songs as "Armchair Nightmare," "I Don't Know (How To Love A Robot)" and "It's Not Easy Being Gay When You're a Gangster”. 

BJ Love, Dave Boutette, Rocky Horror Reunion and More Set for 12 IN 12 Festival at Performance Network, 8/14-16

Ann Arbor, MI -- On Saturday, August 15, Performance Network will host  12 in 12, an all day music festival featuring 12 acts in 12 hours from noon to midnight. Featuring the talents of BJ Love, Emily Rooker, Dave Boutette, Jefferson Court Trio, Barton Bund, Kaitlyn Barbee, and Logan White among others, 12 in 12 attendees will also get a chance to hear the musical stylings of Rod Stewart's Faces Tribute featuring Daba, as well as partake in a special ending to the night when the Rocky Horror Alumni Concert featuring a Fishnets reunion takes place at midnight.

12 in 12 is part of Network Palooza Weekend, a three­day extravaganza to raise operational funds for Performance Network Theatre.


12pm­­ Rocky Horror Alumni Concert featuring The Fishnets­­ Many RHS cast members including but not limited to Andy Huff, Ashley Rozanski, Allyson L. Smith and John Manfredi as Dr. Frank­n­Furter

Summer Star Camp Culminates in Weekend of Performances 

August, 2015


Performance Network's 2-week long Summer Star Camp ends in weekend performances of "Untangled: The True Story of Rapunzel". After spending two weeks teaching the morning movement classes and rehearsing with the campers in the afternoon, Allyson plays Mother Goethel in this updated adaptation. Shows are 3pm and 7pm on August 1, and 2pm on August 2. Contact for information on how to purchase tickets!

Allyson is on Staff for Performance Network Theatre's Summer Star Camp for Kids July 20-Aug 2


Performance Network’s Summer Star Camp is a two­-week theatrical training intensive for middle and high school students, including recent high school graduates, culminating in a professional performance alongside award­winning professional actors. 


Each morning camp students will have classes in core theatre arts curriculum including acting, movement, voice and scene study. Each afternoon campers rehearse alongside the faculty of professional actors under the direction of award­winning artists John Manfredi and Suzi Regan.


Additional Master Classes will include Stage Combat, Vocal Music Performance and Scenic Design. 

Allyson is on Staff at R.A.R.A. School for the Performing Arts

September, 2015


Allyson is now on staff as the Ballet and Pointe Teacher at Rochester Avon Recreation Authority School for the Performing Arts. Check out her classes on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning in September 2015!

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