Theatre Bizarre in Detroit aims to 'push it as far as we can' with new additions

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:35:58 PM. Immersive Halloween-themed party and art project brings its macabre and otherworldly vision to Masonic Temple starting this weekend. But what's next?

 

Painters run by, set builders tack pieces of wood together. Late at night, Detroit’s Masonic Temple is alive with action — Theatre Bizarre is once again getting ready for another two weekends at the historic structure.  

“It’s the greatest masquerade on Earth,” described John Dunivant, 46, the founder and creative force behind what is one of Detroit’s biggest — and most anticipated — Halloween-season events. “It’s an immersive experience unlike anything else, ever.”

“It’s magical, decadent, life-changing,” he added. “It’s basically indescribable.”

theatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 1 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 2 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 3 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The annual event is highlighted by a variety of performances spread throughout the cavernous venue.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 4 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The annual event is highlighted by a variety of performances spread throughout the cavernous venue.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 5 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 6 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 7 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 8 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 9 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 10 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 11 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 12 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 13 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 14 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 15 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 16 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 17 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 18 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The annual event is highlighted by a variety of performances spread throughout the cavernous venue.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 19 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 20 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 21 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 22 Thousands of pumpkins, jack-o'-lanterns and gourds decorate the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 23 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 24 Thousands of pumpkins, jack-o'-lanterns and gourds decorate the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 25 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 26 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 27 A series of large-scale dioramas give a visual history of Theatre Bizarre.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 28 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 29 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 30 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 31 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 32 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 33 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 34 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 35 The Ghost Train takes guests on a fast-paced, foggy ride during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 36 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 37 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 38 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 39 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 40 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 41 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 42 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 43 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 44 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 45 Thousands of pumpkins, jack-o'-lanterns and gourds decorate the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 46 Thousands of costumed revelers filled the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit during the Theatre Bizarre masquerade ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  John Froelich, Special to the Free Presstheatre-bizarre-in-detroit-aims-to-push-it-as-far-as-we-can-with-new-additions photo 47 Share this

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