Encore Michigan

‘Hedwig’ rocks The Fisher from top to bottom

Review February 23, 2017
DETROIT, Mich. — I saw a low-budget production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch a few years ago at a small local theater. While the... Continue Reading

The Wharton puts on timely and terrific ‘Cabaret’

Review February 23, 2017
LANSING, Mich. – Who wants to think about politics when there is song, dance and more than a bit of naughtiness to enjoy? Certainly Sally... Continue Reading

Slipstream takes on ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ in an update of the classic

Review February 20, 2017
FERNDALE, Mich.–In my city, perhaps statewide, if you tear down your house and build a new one on the same site your property tax will... Continue Reading

Michigan Premiere: in ‘Hand To God,’ The Ringwald takes on religion

Review February 20, 2017
FERNDALE, Mich.— I’m not a churchgoer, so the idea of a puppet ministry couldn’t be more foreign. But apparently it’s a thing, and not just... Continue Reading

All aboard for UDM’s ‘Bus Stop’

Review February 18, 2017
DETROIT, Mich. –The Theatre Company at The University of Detroit Mercy is showing that a step back to a play of a different era can... Continue Reading

The Watsons Go To Birmingham –1963 at Flint Youth Theatre

Review February 16, 2017
FLINT, Mich. – Flint Youth Theatre is always responsive to its community, and selects works that are relevant and timely to current events and what's... Continue Reading

Fifty Shades of Shakespeare titillates from Bare Backstage

Review February 16, 2017
KALAMZOO, Mich.–How can a performance of Shakespeare be improvisational? After all, it isn’t as though the words haven’t been set down more or less in... Continue Reading

‘Altar Boyz’ makes serving mass fun at Meadow Brook

Review February 13, 2017
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Matthew, Mark, Luke and Juan are four nice Ohio altar boys who, in the company of their long-suffering friend Abraham, receive a... Continue Reading

What A Do explores alienation in ‘The Outsiders’

Review February 11, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mich. – At What a Do, they’re not afraid to put their main stage productions in the hands of young people, and it’s a... Continue Reading

‘Intentions’ at Matrix explores socio-political purity

Review February 11, 2017
DETROIT, Mich. – Intentions is a timely, thought provoking play by Detroit native Abbey Fenbert, currently playing at Matrix Theatre Company under the direction of... Continue Reading

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