Encore Michigan

Mason Street’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ lights up Saugatuck

Review August 18, 2019
SAUGATUCK -- It isn’t often one finds a good old fashioned musical of melody and mayhem whisked into the twenty-first century with split-second timing and... Continue Reading

Mind The Gap’s ‘The Birthday Party’ rattles audiences sixty years after its debut

Review August 17, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–When Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party opened in 1958, it closed in about a week. But had The Times of London reviewer managed... 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

Ain’t Misbehavin’ at The JET is a never-ending grin

Review August 10, 2019
WALLED LAKE, MICH.–Ain't Misbehavin', the current offering at the new Jewish Ensemble Theatre, is not just a nostalgia piece about New York's black nightclubs and... Continue Reading

ESR’s A Midsommer Nights Dreame

Review August 03, 2019
PORT HURON, Mich.–For a merry romp through fairy’d woods, head to The Citadel Theatre in Port Huron, where Enter Stage Right honors its “Will on... Continue Reading

‘Anatomy Of A Hug’ at Tipping Point embraces mother-daughter love

Review August 02, 2019
NORTHVILLE, MICH.–It can be hard to see yourself in one of your parents. If you don’t like who you are, and don’t like what you... Continue Reading

Fall under the spell of Water Works’ ‘Tempest’ in Royal Oak

Review August 01, 2019
By Angela Colombo ROYAL OAK,, Mich.–Do you believe in magic? It’s easy to fall under the spell of Royal Oak Shakespeare’s production of The Tempest.... Continue Reading

‘Little Women’ a big success by One Off Productions

Review July 31, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Little Women: The Broadway Musical is a production whose writers knew it was best to stick to the original material and not veer... Continue Reading

‘Unnecessary Farce’ at Mason Street is a hoot

Review July 28, 2019
SAUGATUCK -- An actor hopping around the stage with his pants around his ankles is always funny, so it really isn’t necessary to add a... Continue Reading

‘Debbie Does Dallas’ at The Ringwald as tasty as a deep fried Twinkie

Review July 27, 2019
This review has been updated since it was first published: FERNDALE, Mich.–It is not often readers will see a critic do this, but here goes:... Continue Reading