Encore Michigan

‘Spring Awakening’ at Flint Rep surprises and delights after all these years

Review June 19, 2024
FLINT, MI--It can be difficult to keep a successful work experimental. By definition, “experimental” refers to something untested or not yet finalized. Duncan Sheik’s Spring... Continue Reading

Review: ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ at The Boardwalk

Review June 12, 2024
ST. CLAIR--Based on the New York Times bestselling memoir by Detroit author, journalist and philanthropist Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie is the touching true story... Continue Reading

‘Carnage’ at Wilde Theatre rocks and rolls

Review June 11, 2024
BRIGHTON, MI--How does a missing hamster, a pharmaceutical lawsuit, and a mom in the hospital have anything in common with two broken teeth and a... Continue Reading

‘Oklahoma’ lights up the summer at Encore Musical Theatre

Review June 10, 2024
DEXTER, MI--Let’s cut to the chase and get the bad news out of the way. I’ve never really liked Oklahoma. I don’t find it offensive…simply... Continue Reading

‘Ella’ at The Meadow Brook portrays the gifted and victimized icon of music

Review June 07, 2024
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--"Ella: First Lady of Song" is a theatrical tribute to the legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, a production playing now at The Meadow... Continue Reading

Review: ‘Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea’ at Open Book

Review May 30, 2024
TRENTON, MI--Of the many perks that come in the benefits package known as "Being White In America," one underrated thing is that most of us... Continue Reading

A Vivid ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ at DRT

Review May 30, 2024
DETROIT--I am always thrilled to be assigned a show at the Detroit Repertory Theatre because it's an experience unlike any of the other regional playhouses in... Continue Reading

Review: ‘Death of A Driver’ at Theatre NOVA

Review May 27, 2024
Death of A Driver, written by Will Snider and directed by Shelby R. Seeley for this production by Theatre NOVA here, presents a compelling exploration... Continue Reading

Review: Lynn Nottage’s ‘Clyde’s’ at The Detroit Public

Review May 14, 2024
DETROIT, MI--Having been once before to the Detroit Public Theatre a couple of years ago to see DPT's excellent production of Dominique Morisseau's Mud Row, I had... Continue Reading

“The Cunning Little Vixen” charms at Detroit Opera

Review May 13, 2024
DETROIT, MI--Detroit Opera concludes the 2023-2024 season with Artistic Director Yuval Sharon’s avant-garde production of Janáček’s comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Through animated projections,... Continue Reading

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