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The Dio opens 2020 season with Sam Bobrick play

Preview January 23, 2020
PINCKNEY—The Dio–Dining & Entertainmentto launches its 2020 season with the Sam Bobrick play, It’s Only Murder, a comedic mystery (with a number of immature moments).... Continue Reading

JET annouces 2020 season lineup

Show Announcement January 23, 2020
WALLED LAKE—The Jewish Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2020 season lineup. April 23–May 17: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline by Dean Regan. Spanning Patsy... Continue Reading

Acclaimed Tina Satter play about whistleblower Reality Winner at UMS Jan 29–Feb 2

Preview January 23, 2020
ANN ARBOR—UMS presents Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription, conceived and directed by Tina Satter / Half Straddle, performed by Becca Blackwell, Emily... Continue Reading

Cuckoo’s Nest at Monster Box immerses audience in the story

Review January 19, 2020
WATERFORD, Mich.— Monster Box Theatre returns to catalog of American classics to resurrect Dale Wasserman’s brilliant adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the... Continue Reading

Enter Stage Right announces winter season in Port Huron

Season Announcement January 14, 2020
PORT HURON—Enter Stage Right has announced its winter 2020 season. January 31 through February 16: The Hobbit by Patricia Gray, directed by Regina Spain. In... Continue Reading

Chelsea Wooley’s ‘The Mountain’ at Matrix January 18

Preview January 13, 2020
DETROIT—The Mountain by Canadian playwright Chelsea Woolley, is the first in a series of three international children’s plays produced at Matrix Theatre Comany, in partnership... Continue Reading

‘The Puppeteer’ at Detroit Rep reminds us the more things change the more they stay the same

Review January 12, 2020
DETROIT—There is a long standing metaphor of God being a puppeteer. In the case of The Puppeteer, a new-ish play written by playwright Desiree York... Continue Reading

‘Blithe Spirit’ thrills at The Meadow Brook

Review January 10, 2020
ROCHESTER, Mich.— Meadow Brook Theatre has a reputation for sumptuous production values and this ‘40s-era Nöel Coward comedy, Blithe Spirit, plays to their strong suit.... Continue Reading