Encore Michigan

‘Bee’ at The Barn gets it right

Review June 20, 2019
AUGUSTA, Mich.–The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a cute and quirky show that has a lot to say amid the laughs, the perfect... Continue Reading

Stephen Lord out at MOT as Principal Conductor over bad behavior

News June 19, 2019
DETROIT, MICH.–Stephen Lord, principal conductor at the Michigan Opera Theatre the past three years, has resigned under pressure from plausible allegations of sexual harassment and... Continue Reading

DPT’s ‘Birthday Candles’ goes to Broadway

News June 17, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–It’s a dream come true for Detroit Public Theatre (DPT) to learn its first-ever commissioned play will head to Broadway next season. Birthday Candles by internationally acclaimed playwright... Continue Reading

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ riffs on GWTW at The Snug

Review June 16, 2019
MARINE CITY, Mich.–With Moonlight and Magnolias, playwright Ron Hutchinson provides plenty of anecdotal evidence that three filmmakers can survive locked in an office for five... Continue Reading

JET kicks off next 30 years with ‘The Odd Couple’

Review June 16, 2019
WALLED LAKE, Mich.–Neil Simon's The Odd Couple is so well written that theaters keep doing it even after fifty years. The story is all so... Continue Reading

‘An Act of God’ explores wrath management at The Dio

Review June 16, 2019
PINCKNEY, Mich. – Pinckney is a little closer to Hell than God than usually likes to work. That droll observation about southeast Michigan geography is... Continue Reading

The 2019 Wilde Award Nominations

Wilde Awards June 15, 2019
ANN ARBOR,Mich.–EncoreMichigan announces the 2019 Wilde Award nominations for outstanding work in Michigan's professional theatre community for the 2018-19 season. The "season" began June 1,... Continue Reading

The 2019 Wilde Award Nominations Podcast

podcast June 15, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–The 2019 Wilde Award nominations are being announced today on the TheatreTalkPlus podcast. The official post will go up on the website tomorrow.... Continue Reading

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