Encore Michigan

It’s a battle of wits in Tipping Point’s ‘Northern Aggression’

Review May 21, 2018
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Depending on your loyalties and temporal perspective, the military conflict that took place in the USA between 1861 and 1865 might be... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook closes season with Michigan premiere of ‘Burt & Me’; opens May 30

Preview May 19, 2018
ROCHESTER—Burt & Me, with book by Larry McKenna, lyrics by Hal David and music by Burt Bacharach, runs May 30 through June 24 at Meadow... Continue Reading

Roustabout debuts first fully staged production May 31 in Milan

Preview May 18, 2018
MILAN—Roustabout Theatre Troupe will be bringing their first fully-staged production to Milan starting May 31, marking their company’s 2-year anniversary. All Childish Things: The Special... Continue Reading

Linda Ramsay-Detherage world premiere at Theatre Nova opens June 1

Preview May 18, 2018
ANN ARBOR—Theatre NOVA will present the world premiere of Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie by Linda Ramsay-Detherage June 1 through 24. Performances are Thursday through... Continue Reading

BoxFest Detroit announces 15th annual festival; seeks directors, playwrights, actors

News May 17, 2018
DETROIT—The producers of BoxFest Detroit have announced performance dates for BoxFest Detroit 2018, an annual theater festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors.... Continue Reading

Recipes for a birthday cake and for life at Detroit Public Theatre

Review May 14, 2018
DETROIT, Mich.–Even more than major holidays or anniversaries, a birthday is the most personal of mile markers as we journey through life. We don't remember... Continue Reading

Open Book keeps ‘Time Stands Still’ very sharp

Review May 13, 2018
TRENTON, Mich.–In Time Stands Still, by Donald Margulies, we have what I consider to be an old fashioned play, but one that is thoroughly rooted... Continue Reading

‘The Summer King’ depicts tragedy of baseball great Josh Gibson

Review May 13, 2018
DETROIT,Mich.–Baseball and opera. It doesn't happen, except for a staged flash mob in Comerica Park a few years ago to promote the Michigan Opera season.... Continue Reading