Encore Michigan

Flint Youth Theatre offers hope amongst the shadows

Review October 16, 2017
FLINT, Mich.–There is a lot of power in some children’s stories, themes that never die and need to be told over and over again. The... Continue Reading

MOT’s ‘Rigoletto’ goes to 1950s Little Italy and is full of Goodfellas

Review October 15, 2017
DETROIT, Mich.–Twentieth century updates of 19th century operas is very hit and miss. But the Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of Rigoletto, set in Little Italy... Continue Reading

‘Shear Madness’ is cuttingly funny at Meadow Brook

Review October 10, 2017
ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.–At the Shear Madness curtain call, one character/ actor asked the audience not to give too many details to potential future audience members.... Continue Reading

‘Boeing Boeing’ is a flight of delight at Tipping Point

Review October 10, 2017
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Tipping Point Theatre returns to 20th Century French farce with the Tony Award-winning Boeing Boeing. TPT has a history with playwright Marc... Continue Reading

‘People’s Temple’ at Puzzle Piece brings back Jim Jones tragedy

Review October 08, 2017
FERNDALE, Mich.–The People’s Temple, currently playing at Ferndale’s Puzzle Piece Theatre, is a comprehensive, emotionally difficult, but worthwhile look back at the story behind the... Continue Reading

‘Gypsy’ at Farmers Alley comes up roses

Review October 08, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–There’s one thing Gypsy has to have to succeed—a strong Rose who can command the stage, fill the auditorium with her singing and own... Continue Reading

‘Lady Day’ is must-see at The JET

Review October 08, 2017
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.— The Jewish Ensemble Theatre opens its 2017-2018 season with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson – a moving,... Continue Reading

‘The Lesson’ takes on academia in a college town

Review October 07, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–According to a recent WalletHub study, Ann Arbor is the most educated city in the United States, with more than 70-percent of the... Continue Reading

‘God of Carnage’ is bloody terrific at Purple Rose

Review October 07, 2017
CHELSEA, Mich.–It’s easy to find laughs in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage. After all, watching four middle-aged parents dismember one another over a schoolyard tussle... Continue Reading

Penny Seats goes to church to perform Henry James’s ‘Turn of the Screw’

Review October 06, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a novella that first appeared in serial form in Colliers Magazine in 1898. The... Continue Reading

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