Big Girl Ideas

Where Great Stories Come to Life on Stage!

Coming Soon...

The Last Testament

Gwendolyn Rogers has done everything possible to raise a loving family, but it seems it's not been enough. When secrets and lies threaten to destroy them will the Rogers be able to survive? Be sure to check out The Last Testament (Fall 2017).

Presumptuous (short play) May 20, 2016

On the surface Morgan and Malcolm (featuring Ashley Marie and Carl Daniel) appear to be the perfect couple, but deeper introspection reveals the fact that they have more issues than Elle magazine. We invite you to peek into the hilarious lives of two people who have less than a clue what a healthy relationship should be. Presumptuous is presented as part of the Spotlight "Poetry, Plays, and Performances" event to be held at the Manila Bay Cafe (4731 Grand River, 48208) on May 20. Please click the Brown Paper Tickets link below for secure online ticket purchase (service fee applies) or call 313-338-9063 for ticket delivery. Thank you in advance for your support!!

Our Family Album, Web Series Casting

Get Ready - Get Ready - Get Ready!!! Big Girl Ideas will soon start casting for the highly anticipated web series, Our Family Album!!! 
OFA is a dramatic series with comedic undertones that follows members of the Jones family as they work to balance life, hide their
skeletons, and love each other through it all. If interested in the upcoming casting, please complete a talent application. 

Also - if you're a business owner, we would like to offer you affordable sponsorship packages, starting at $25 - that's right $25!!! 
Don't hesitate, get in on the ground floor and let's soar together!! Call 313-338-9063 and let's discuss the possibilities!!

Life Goes On Web Series

Things We Missed at Home

Peek into the lives of Jarrett and Mya Jones, a young NFL couple with it all until tragedy strikes and their love is put to the test. 
Can their marriage survive a closet full of lies and deceit? Add to the mix their crazy family and friends and you have an awesome 
production full of drama and humor. Things We Missed at Home brings to the stage real life stories and lessons about forgiveness, strength, and love. 
Three shows: May 23 at 8:00 ($20), May 24 at 3:00 ($15), and 7:00 ($20) at Boll Family Theater. 
A portion of our proceeds will be donated to S.A.F.E., a Detroit 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that assists domestic abuse
survivors. Please visit their site for additional information:
Tickets available at GOD'S World, Detroit Chic, Baker's Bible Book Store, or call BGI at (313) 338-9063. 
Limited, but affordable vending and ad opportunities are available as well.

Clean Comedy Competition

Who Shot Pookie?!?

All For One Entertainment presents...


A murder mystery dinner for those who enjoy a good adventure.

December 28, 2013

The International Institute

111 E. Kirby next to the Detroit Institute of Arts

Doors open at 5:30, Adventure begins at 6:00

Tickets are only $20 (adv) and include a delicious 3-course catered meal.

Tickets can be purchased at GOD's World, Truth Bookstore, and Shantinique's Records.

You can also acquire tickets by calling: 313-433-8384, 313-595-2197, 313-727-1011

We also have affordable ad/vending opportunities to promote your business.

Good Timing 2013


Thank You for supporting What You Won't Do for Love!


Trailer for What You Won't Do for Love

What You Won't Do for Love, the stage play

Coming to Detroit, Michigan on May 25, 2013

The hilarious play about parenting, love, and forgiveness - What You Won't Do for Love!!

May 25 at The International Institute (111 E. Kirby @ John R by the DIA) Advance Matinee (3:00) tickets are only $15 and Advance Evening Tickets (7:30) are just $20. Please contact us for vending and playbill ad opportunities. Tickets are available at GOD'S World, Baker Bible Bookstore, Shantinique's Music (Harper location), online, and by calling (313) 727-1011. Thank you in advance for your support!


Click the link below to secure online ticket purchasing.

For PayPal purchasing, click below.



Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready DETROIT!!

BGI will be hosting auditions December 2012 for our 2013 theater season. We are looking for talent, ages 12 to 60, for several stageplays and a web series. We need singing and nonsinging actors, dancers (praise, tap, hip-hop, and mimes), and comedians. We prefer talent with experience, but will work with newbies that present a good attitude. If you would like to be considered, please feel free to complete our online application and email a headshot to: We look forward to meeting and working with you! And remember - give GOD your best and He will do the rest!!

The Deal-Breaker

The trailer for The Deal-Breaker, July 14 at The Lighthouse.



When 'I Do' becomes 'I Don't'

Detroit - Get Ready for the next hit stage production


The dynamic duo that brought you Sisters of the Word is back with THE DEAL-BREAKER. Big Girl Ideas and Shawn P. Entertainment are at it again with what is sure to be a hilarious, hard-hitting and relevent stage production. THE DEAL-BREAKER, takes a peek into the lives of up and coming power couple, Michael and Tracie Spencer.  Through education and determination this couple have managed to secure the trappings of life: nice home, expensive cars, and good reputations.  It seems the world is at their feet, until tragedy strikes.  The choices that follow are sure to put their marriage to the test and will leave them wondering if what's before them is a deal-breaker for future happiness together. THE DEAL-BREAKER is sure to leave the audience asking, how much is too much and what does it take to save a marriage that's NOT unequally yoked.  Full of good humor, great acting, and local celebrities, THE DEAL-BREAKER will be a crowd pleaser.


Advance Tickets are $20 and group sales of 10 or more are $15.  Ticket includes a pre-show reception (first come/first serve). Online credit/debit purchases, click here (slight service charge)

Vending opportunities will be available for $40/table (limited tables; first come, first served) until June 1 and $50 thereafter. Playbill ads starting at $25, flier share sponsorships starting at $50.  For additional information, please call (313) 727-1011 or (313) 433-8384. ACTORS - to be considered for this and future castings, please complete an online talent application as soon as possible. Thanks.

TAINTED in the Michigan Front Page

Don't miss one of the best plays to hit Detroit!! Loosely based upon the life of Rahab, a prostitute in the bible, audiences will experience side-splitting humor, real life drama, and life lessons for all ages.  This is the perfect after-church outing, appropriate for the entire family.  Tickets are only $10 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Pleasant Grove's scholarship fund.  For your convenience, tickets can be purchased online, at Pleasant Grove, God's World, or by calling Big Girl Ideas at 313-727-1011.  Come by blessed while being a blessing to some deserving youth.

It's Going Down - August 28 - LIFE, The Stage Play


LIFE: In 4-Part Harmony - Rescheduled!

** Due to building issues, LIFE has been rescheduled.


If you enjoy a good play, you will fall head-over-heels for this production!!  Some of Detroit's premeire playwrights and actors have teamed up to bring one of this summer's hottest productions to stage - LIFE: In 4-Part Harmony!!  This production is a culmination of 4 one-act plays full of mystery, murder, humor, and drama, drama, drama.  This unique theatrical experience will keep you in stitches and on the edge of your seat.  Tickets go on sale June 27 and are available at God's World, Baker's Bible Bookstore, Globe Bookstore, online (, and for delivery. Don't wait, as seating is limited.  Grab a friend and come see what all the talk is about!!

To purchase tickets online (via credit card or PayPal), click here:


What YOU WON'T DO for Love!

December 4, 2010 BGI will bring to life the hit stage production, What YOU WON'T DO for Love!  This sometimes serious, oftentimes hilarious production snapshots the lives of Monica James and David Mack, a once happy couple trying to raise their teenage son from different homes and different lives.  Between the laughs and story twists, it asks the question - how far will you go for love? 

To purchase your advance tickets online visit:

** There is a small service charge for Paypal/Debit/Credit purchases.

SISTERS of the WORD Stage Play

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You to everyone (cast, music director, venue, vendors and sponsors) who supported our JUNE 26, 2010 production.  As you blessed us, we pray God blesses you a hundred-fold for your support!!

Make a Joyful Noise and Dance like David Gospel Jam

This Year's Event has been POSTPONED until SPRING 2011!


We're planning to do it again bext year - only BIGGER and BETTER!!  Calling all interested young people that are not ashamed of the Christ they serve - we are looking for soloist and singing groups as well as liturgical ministries, mime, and hip-hop/stepper groups!! 

Our annual gospel dance competition has been expanded to include singers and we want you to come out and celebrate the beauty, joy, and ministry of the God we serve.  Please sign our guestbook and mention the competition so we can keep you posted!! Auditions will be held in March 2011 and we look forward to celebrating God's presence in your life!