Encore Michigan

Planet Ant’s ‘Who Run The World’ improvs the future, and it’s run by girls

Review March 18, 2018
HAMTRAMCK, Mich.–We live in fraught, absurdist political times. Kurt Vonnegut couldn’t even have anticipated how off-the-charts bonkers our reality show polarization has become. So, there... Continue Reading

UMS offers free livestream of ‘Bubble Schmeisis’ March 22

News March 17, 2018
ANN ARBOR—The University Musical Society (UMS) will offer a free online livestream of Nick Cassenbaum’s sold-out performance of Bubble Schmeisis on Thursday, March 22 at... Continue Reading

Detroit Rep opens world premiere ‘Harmony Park’ March 29

Preview March 16, 2018
DETROIT—The world premiere of Daniel Damiano's gritty drama Harmony Park will open March 29 and run through May 20 at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. Set... Continue Reading

Tickets for ‘The Lion King’ on sale at Wharton Center March 19

News March 16, 2018
EAST LANSING—Tickets for the return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King go on sale to the public on March 19, 2018, for a 3-week engagement... Continue Reading

Bessie Smith bio musical next up at Theatre Nova; opens March 30

Preview March 15, 2018
ANN ARBOR, MI (Feb. 19, 2018) – Theatre NOVA presents  the Michigan premiere of The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by... Continue Reading

Purple Rose opens fifth David MacGregor world premiere April 5; previews start March 29

Preview March 15, 2018
CHELSEA—Mystery, romance and comedy. Audiences can expect to find all of this and more in The Purple Rose Theatre Company’s upcoming world premiere of Sherlock... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook Theatre announces 53rd season

Season Announcement March 14, 2018
ROCHESTER—Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2018-2019 season opens October 3 with Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, which will run through October 28, 2018. This classic... Continue Reading

‘Something Rotten’ at Wharton is punny and funderful

Review March 14, 2018
LANSING, Mich.–What if the first musical was staged during the Renaissance period? During the era when the arts were expanding, blooming, and stage productions were... Continue Reading