Encore Michigan

‘Les Mis’ at The Wharton Center reaches Stars

November 15, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Decades after it burst onto the musical theater scene, the centuries-old story of Victor Hugo’s Les Mis still feels as relevant and compelling as... Continue Reading

August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ drives into The Musical Hall

Review November 14, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–August Wilson is one of the few playwrights over the last 100 years of American theater who manages to perfectly capture dialogue the way... Continue Reading

Flint Rep taking submissions for Young Playwrights plays

News November 12, 2019
FLINT, Mich.–Flint Repertory Theatre is taking submissions from young playwrights under age-22 for a new works festival this April. Young Playwrights will workshop their original... Continue Reading

Audience Guide: Holiday plays and musicals

News November 11, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Michigan is rich with theatre, traditional and new, for the holiday season. Here is a guide to the shows we know about. We... Continue Reading

Pigeon Creek delivers a tasty Twelfth Night

Review November 11, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Those who complain that Shakespeare’s comedies aren’t funny probably haven’t seen Pigeon Creek Shakespeare perform one. This company, with its intimate spaces, cross-gendered casting... Continue Reading

Papa Weeze’s ‘Next To Normal’ at Slipstream now and Monster Box in spring

Review November 10, 2019
By Angela Colombo FERNDALE, Mich.–A friend once said that depression is a liar and a cheat that will say anything to lure a person into... Continue Reading

Zettelmaier’s ‘Channel Cat’ world premiere’s at Detroit Rep

Review November 10, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–It’s amazing the stuff that can come out between an African American BBQ master and a chubby white Southern sheriff in a rib joint.... Continue Reading

Theatre Nova tees up ‘Follies In Concert’ for fund raiser

Review November 09, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Stephen Sondheim practically reinvented modern musical theatre and lovers of his work often revere Follies as his crowning achievement. But there... Continue Reading

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