Encore Michigan

Hilberry’s ‘Streetcar’ honors the Williams classic

Review November 04, 2017
DETROIT – Proof that Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those rare, perfect works of art is that every time we experience... Continue Reading

Farmers Alley’s “Anne Frank” reminds us that she is never far away

Review November 04, 2017
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–There is no question why Farmers Alley Theatre chose to mount The Diary of Anne Frank. It speaks to any number of social issues... Continue Reading

‘Be A Good Little Widow’ lights up Open Book with hope

Review November 04, 2017
TRENTON, Mich.–When a play makes you guffaw and weep in the same 90 minute time period, you know the playwright, director and actors have done... Continue Reading

Resisting at Theatre Nova: Irresistible and pulled from the headlines

Review October 29, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MICH.– Resisting. Merriam-Webster defines the word as: (1) exerting oneself so as to counteract or defeat, (2) withstanding the force or effect of something.... Continue Reading

Black and Brown Theatre puts Spanish wonder in ‘Alice’

Review October 29, 2017
DETROIT – Black and Brown Theatre has teamed up with the Matrix Teen Company to present a bilingual (Spanish/English) adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic,... Continue Reading

‘Love Never Dies’ stops in Detroit on way to Broadway

Review October 26, 2017
DETROIT–Andrew Lloyd Webber is taking the long route to Broadway this time with his Phantom of the Opera sequel, Love Never Dies. It has played... Continue Reading

Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ inhabits Great Escape Stage Co.

Review October 23, 2017
MARSHALL, Mich.–Noel Coward created a play with unsympathetic characters so we would feel free to laugh at the situations they got themselves into. Blithe Spirit,... Continue Reading

‘The Bodyguard’ stage musical beats the film

Review October 23, 2017
LANSING, Mich.–Not everything made for the silver screen translates well to the stage, despite the best efforts of those involved. On the other hand, some... Continue Reading

Struggling actors are charming and funny in Snug’s ‘Moon over Buffalo’

Review October 23, 2017
MARINE CITY, Mich.–Live theatre was a main form of entertainment in just about every culture around the globe for millennia, until it was essentially eclipsed... Continue Reading

Flint Youth Theatre offers hope amongst the shadows

Review October 16, 2017
FLINT, Mich.–There is a lot of power in some children’s stories, themes that never die and need to be told over and over again. The... Continue Reading

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