Encore Michigan

‘The Andrews Brothers’ harmonize back to WW2 for laughs, song and a bit of drag fun

Review April 26, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–The idea of three men in drag doing a riff on The Andrews Sisters as The Andrews Brothers, is pretty fraught with either being... Continue Reading

Premiere: Puzzle Piece’s ‘Bird’ explores disability and race

Review April 23, 2017
FERNDALE — It is said that art imitates life. That phrase couldn’t hold truer than for a play like Bird, which is inspired, and partially... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook’s ‘I Love a Piano’ a love affair with Irving Berlin

Review April 23, 2017
ROCHESTER, Mich. – If you love Irving Berlin music – and what red-blooded theatre-goer doesn’t love Irving Berlin – you’ll love I Love a Piano,... Continue Reading

‘Vera Stark’ “mesmerizing” at the Hilberry for season finale

Review April 22, 2017
DETROIT – By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, by two-time Pulitzer-prize winning dramatist Lynn Nottage, is the final show of the Hilberry Theatre season, and... Continue Reading

Brass Tacks shows ‘Much Ado’ in first of three Shakespeare plays

Review April 22, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI–The nice thing about Shakespeare for an up and coming theatre company is that the material is so good that it can make... Continue Reading

‘Motown: The Musical’ returns to Motown with gusto

Review April 21, 2017
DETROIT, Mich.–If there’s one show to see at the Fisher Theatre this season, make it Motown: The Musical. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown tells the true story... Continue Reading

Encore publisher to deliver bi-weekly ‘Theatre Talk’ on Michigan Radio

Review April 18, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– Starting today, April 18, EncoreMichigan publisher David Kiley will be doing a a bi-weekly segment, called "Theatre Talk," on Michigan Radios's Stateside... Continue Reading

‘Annamals’ Crackles at Planet Ant

Review April 16, 2017
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Annamals is the latest original play created by the Planet Ant troupe and its higher purpose is immediately evident: it exists to... Continue Reading

‘Into The Wild’: A soulful tragedy brought to astonishing light at Encore Musical Theatre

Review April 15, 2017
DEXTER, Mich.–It’s not a story that lends itself to an elevator pitch to a Broadway producer: It’s a musical based on the story of a... Continue Reading

Brilliant adaptation of ‘Curious Incident’ comes to Wharton Center

Review April 13, 2017
LANSING, Mich.–Sometimes you read a book and it is so perfect in its presentation that you simply can’t imagine it in any other medium. Then,... Continue Reading

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