Detroit — The laugh-out-loud funny and Tony-nominated “Mrs. Doubtfire” arrived at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre on Nov. 14 and continues through Nov. 26, 2023. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the musical was based on the 1993 movie with Robin Williams, who by the way, was fantastic in this character.
The talented Rob McClure, who plays Mrs. Doubtfire, as the Scottish nanny who just wants to see his kids. After losing custody of his kids after a divorce, Daniel Hillard (Mrs. Doubtfire) loses his job as a voice actor and figures out a way to stay in his kids lives. He has his make-up artist brother make him a face and costume to become an old Scottish nanny. McClure’s performance was undeniably charming.
Miranda Hillard played by Maggie Lakis is also McClure’s real wife. She is the mother of his three children: Natalie, Christopher and Lydia. Miranda is the stressed out workaholic who insists she had no choice to divorce him because her immature and irresponsible husband can’t hold a job.
From a scorched silicone breast plate, to a face smothered in banana cream, to his family playing rock music with brooms, this musical is just plain hysterically funny. Showcasing his gymnastics on stage and quick slapstick is refreshing to see. If you love to laugh, this musical is for you.
Some musical numbers were “I Want to Be There”, “I’m Rockin’ Now”, “He Lied to Me”, and “As Long as There is Love.” There was a 15-minute intermission between the two Acts.
Performance times for Mrs. Doubtfire at the Fisher Theatre located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI are:
- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
- Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.
- No performance on Thursday, November 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday
- Extra performance on Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.