Encore Michigan

‘Rent’ as spectacular today as it ever was

Review March 23, 2017
DETROIT, Mich. –It’s hard to believe that Rent debuted Off-Broadway in New York 25 years ago. Where does the time go. The current tour to... Continue Reading

Shakespeare in Detroit goes into the breach with Henry V

Review March 23, 2017
DETROIT – There’s something spunky, if not downright Quixotic, about a theatre troupe dedicated to bringing “approachable Shakespeare” to Motown. Artistic Director Sam White and... Continue Reading

Ixion is ‘Askew and Askance’ in witty and fanciful premiere

Review March 22, 2017
LANSING, Mich. – It doesn’t take a private eye to find the clues at Robin’s Theatre that your evening might be out of the ordinary.... Continue Reading

‘Tom Durnin’ brings out angst of 2008-2009 economic meltdown at Meadow Brook

Review March 19, 2017
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Meadow Brook Theatre is staging the Michigan premiere of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson, a family drama that... Continue Reading

Kickshaw’s ‘Here’s To You’ a toast to something new

Review March 19, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Kickshaw Theatre is on the prowl this month with a new, original and short work. How short? I wasn’t completely done... Continue Reading

‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ crackles at What A Do

Review March 18, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mich. – It is a brave regional theater that puts on a David Mamet play. While Mamet's work is popular, I find that often... Continue Reading

Buyer and Cellar like “buttah” at Farmers Alley

Review March 18, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Farmers Alley’s production of “Buyer and Cellar” is the third local Southwest Michigan production of the hilarious and wicked smart one-man show in... Continue Reading

The ‘Circus’ Circa 1903 is back in the D.

Review March 17, 2017
DETROIT, MICH. – When Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus announced its closing in January, after entertaining audiences for nearly one and a half... Continue Reading

Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists shine in ‘Little Women’

Review March 14, 2017
CLINTON TWP., MICH. –Two years ago, Michigan Opera Theater began a Studio Artist program to nurture aspiring opera singers from around the country and give... Continue Reading

Mind The Gap’s ‘The Lesson’ more relevant than ever

Review March 12, 2017
WATERFORD, Mich. – In what feels to many like the winter of our discontent, small rays of sunshine are evident throughout the theater community via... Continue Reading

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