Encore Michigan

Young Fenix Theater Company does Strindberg’s ‘Ghost Sonata’

Review December 16, 2017
DETROIT — It’s hard to believe a play written in 1907 could be so outrageous. But that’s what The Ghost Sonata is, and then some.... Continue Reading

Ringwald’s ‘SantaLand Diaries’ brightens December yet again with Richard Payton

Review December 16, 2017
FERNDALE, Mich.–When Richard Payton takes The Ringwald stage, before he even says a word, he pours himself a tumbler of Tito’s vodka, sucks down a... Continue Reading

‘Finding Neverland’ flies high at Wharton Center

Review December 14, 2017
EAST LANSING, Mich.–There are stories and then there are the stories about our stories. Finding Neverland is the latter–the story of how “Peter Pan” came... Continue Reading

What A Do’s ‘Miracle Worker’ is a great story for a miracle month

Review December 12, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mich.–There are many kinds of miracles. Of course, there is the Christmas miracle that Christians celebrate this month. And perhaps connected to faith in... Continue Reading

Great Escape does Truman Capote’s ‘A Christmas Memory’ proud

Review December 09, 2017
MARSHALL,Mich.–Artistic Director Randy Lake described the musical A Christmas Memory as “a gentle story of kind people in a simpler time” Friday night at Great... Continue Reading

Wild Swan’s Little Women is a wonderful introduction to the classic

Review December 08, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is one of the truly classic works of American literature. And because it is in the public domain,... Continue Reading

‘Constellations’ at Outvisible exposes the human mind as we try to love

Review December 03, 2017
ALLEN PARK, Mich.–Boy meets girl. Boy is married. Or is he. They date. Or do they? They come to live together. They cheat on one... Continue Reading

Flint Youth Theatre Journeys Through C.S. Lewis’s ‘Wardrobe’

Review December 03, 2017
FLINT, Mich.–The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a story of journeys—journeys of the feet, of the heart and of the soul. So when... Continue Reading

Farmers Alley’s ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ is a hootenanny of pure gold

Review December 03, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–If country music is your thang, you’ll be wanting to ride your "hoss" on down to Kalamazoo’s Farmer’s Alley—but call first, because most of... Continue Reading

‘Panto Claus’ is raucous holiday fun

Review December 02, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Christmas pudding. Carolers by candlelight. Ebenezer Scrooge waking up to the true meaning of the season. These are the images that come to... Continue Reading

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