Encore Michigan

Williamston’s 17th century ‘Our Lady of Poison’ incredibly timely for 2018 #metoo

Review February 09, 2018
WILLIAMSTON, Mich.–Leave it to playwright Joe Zettelmeier to stumble on to a non-fiction story from 17th century Rome that perfectly fits the national dialogue today.... Continue Reading

‘Colored Museum’ brings black experience to life in satire at The Hilberry

Review February 04, 2018
The weekend after the 2016 Presidential election, “Saturday Night Live” presented a sketch in which young white people from New York City expressed shock and... Continue Reading

Manic fun under the orange roof: The Dio’s ‘Murder at the Howard Johnson’s’

Review February 04, 2018
PINCKNEY, Mich.–If Neil Simon's Plaza Suite  had been written by Mel Brooks and staged as a very special episode of The Carol Burnett Show, you would have... Continue Reading

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ is a million bucks at Encore Musical Theatre

Review February 04, 2018
DEXTER, Mich.–After seeing the opening night performance of Million Dollar Quartet at Dexter’s Encore Musical Theatre , I’m thinking an equally apt name for the... Continue Reading

‘Big Red Button’ explores WW3, which seems timely. No?

Review February 03, 2018
DETROIT – Big Red Button, the newest play by actor, singer, writer and musician Michael Perrie Jr., is now making its world premiere at Matrix... Continue Reading

Purple Rose’s ‘Flint’ by Jeff Daniels is about much more than the water

Review January 29, 2018
CHELSEA, Mich.–If Jeff Daniels new play, Flint, being produced at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, teaches us anything, it is that there is much... Continue Reading

It coulda been, shoulda been, mighta been in Theatre Nova’s ‘Constellations’

Review January 27, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Big ideas in little moments. That seems to be Theatre Nova’s stock-in-trade, making effective use of its unconventional space to feature new works... Continue Reading

‘Us/Them’ at UMS explores life for children in a harrowing world

Review January 26, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–The morning after seeing the opening night performance of BRONKS and Richard Jordan Productions’ Us/Them – presented by University Musical Society (as part of... Continue Reading

‘Waitress’ is moving and uplifting at Wharton Center

Review January 25, 2018
LANSING,, Mich.–If I could leave the touring production of Waitress a tip, it would be a whoppingly huge one, because it’s rare for me to... Continue Reading

Tipping Point brings brilliance to ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

Review January 21, 2018
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – What if it was your job to convince someone that life is worth living? How would you begin? That’s the premise of... Continue Reading

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