Encore Michigan

REVUE: Hope Summer Theatre presents ‘Tuck Everlasting’

Other Voices July 04, 2023
HOLLAND, MI-- What if you could live forever?  This is the idea around which the whimsical musical “Tuck Everlasting”, currently in production at Hope Repertory... Continue Reading

Revue: Kinky Boots at Mason Street Warehouse a true KingFest

Other Voices July 04, 2023
SAUGATUCK, MI--If ever there were the perfect show at the perfect time in the perfect place, it’s Kinky Boots at Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck this summer.... Continue Reading

TheOnlyCritic: Six’ review: Bangin’ musical is savvy, sassy, and spectacularTheOnlyCritic:

Other Voices June 09, 2023
DETROIT, MI--A tightly wound musical that creatively redefines the history (or her-story) of the six wives of monarch Henry VIII, the rowdy, sassy musical “Six”... Continue Reading

Revue: Barn takes ‘Mamma’ Mia to new level

Other Voices August 16, 2019
AUGUSTA, Mich.–On their own, Swedish disco-pop group ABBA’s insanely catchy hits are sexy, silly, and sometimes all but nonsensical; but strung together with a light-hearted... Continue Reading

Revue: The Barn’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ brought to brilliant life

Other Voices August 04, 2019
AUGUSTA, Mich.–“Strong woman” is more often than not a redundant phrase, but nowhere more so than in the South. And even amid the grand canon... Continue Reading

REVUE: Farmers Alley ‘Fun Home’ “stunning.”

Other Voices June 09, 2019
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–Every now and then, the perfect show comes at the perfect moment. The stunning production of “Fun Home” currently at Farmers Alley Theatre in... Continue Reading

A2 Pulp: Kill Move Paradise at Theatre Nova

Other Voices May 29, 2019
By Hugh Gallagher ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Sometimes it seems like every few days a black American is gunned down by a police officer. They are often... Continue Reading

DetNews: Freep columnist Riley gets new Detroit Arts gig

News May 12, 2019
The City of Detroit announced Saturday that Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley has been appointed the city’s director of arts and culture.  The position... Continue Reading

Ann Arbor Observer: Editor/Publisher David Kiley marks Five Years at EncoreMichigan.com

Other Voices April 29, 2019
by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds ANN ARBOR, Mich.–"I'm one of the state's biggest advocates for professional theater," says David Kiley. A veteran journalist and marketer, Kiley,... Continue Reading

NYTimes: ‘Mockingbird’ producer backs off forbidding regional theaters to do Harper Lee classic

Other Voices March 04, 2019
NEW YORK, NY–The Broadway producer Scott Rudin, facing a barrage of criticism over his efforts to shut down productions of To Kill a Mockingbird around... Continue Reading