Encore Michigan

The Dio’s ‘Forever Plaid’ is as welcome in summer as ice cream and fried chicken

Review June 22, 2017
PINCKNEY, Mich.–Sometimes a trip to the theater should just be a breezy, easy evening of smiles, toe-tapping, laughs and smiles. No heavy duty messages or... Continue Reading

Tibbits journeys to the cemetery with three spry widows

Review June 19, 2017
COLDWATER, Mich.–There is a whole genre of plays designed to give meaty roles to women who are past their ingenue age. It’s a much-needed genre... Continue Reading

Pigeon Creek’s ‘Henry V’ royal fun at Dog Story

Review June 18, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Methinks the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company doth enjoy The Bard too much. And as is often the case, when the players are having... Continue Reading

‘Shoulda Been You’ is a big day indeed at Farmers Alley

Review June 17, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–Weddings can be joyous and they can be the source of pain, anguish, great debt, huge laughs, the whole gamut of emotions and outcomes.... Continue Reading

Penny Seats reimagines The Scottish Play with Joe Zettelmaier

Review June 17, 2017
ANN ARBOR—Ye Olde Confession: I attended the world premiere of The Renaissance Man engulfed in skepticism. The new two-act play by Michigan playwright Joseph Zettlelmaier–a... Continue Reading

The Barn rings in summer with Disney’s ‘Hunchback’

Review June 14, 2017
AUGUSTA, Mich.–Clang the bells and light the fires! The Barn Theatre here opens its 71st season with a soaring musical version of that darkest of... Continue Reading

New play ‘F—ing White People’ edgy on and on point

Review June 11, 2017
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.— Writer/director Sean Paraventi most definitely has a hit in what is likely to be one of the season’s edgiest, most thought-provoking plays. Presented... Continue Reading

‘Camelot’ a “shining moment” at Encore Musical Theatre

Review June 11, 2017
DEXTER, Mich.–One of the seminal moments of Camelot is when King Arthur has the enlightenment that “might is only [to be] used for right.” As... Continue Reading

‘Chapatti’ gets Irish up at The Snug

Review June 10, 2017
MARINE CITY, Mich.–Some people truly know what they want in life. Others know what they definitely don’t want, but cannot quite pinpoint what they do.... Continue Reading

Tipping Point kicks off Sandbox 10-minute play festival June 16th

News June 08, 2017
NORTHVILLE, Mich.–The sixth annual 10-minute Sandbox Play festival produced by Tipping Point Theatre here will run on June 16 and 17th at the First Presbyterian... Continue Reading

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