Encore Michigan

Ringwald takes on charged topic with ‘The Cake’

Review November 19, 2018
FERNDALE, Mich.– — It seems apropos that The Ringwald is presenting a play about mixed feelings over same-sex marriage just a few weeks after the... Continue Reading

Encore’s ‘Hello Dolly’ struts with Inman in title role

Review November 18, 2018
DEXTER, Mich.–Hello Dolly is a show known for needing an actress to play the bigger-than-life Dolly Levi. The recent Broadway revival featured actress Bette Midler,... Continue Reading

Riverbank’s ‘A Christmas Story’ will shoot your eye out

Review November 18, 2018
MARINE CITY, Mich.–A Christmas Story has been elevated in the past few decades from modern holiday tale to cult favorite to legitimate classic status. How... Continue Reading

‘Well-Intentioned White People’ at Matrix tries to go beyond good intentions

Review November 17, 2018
DETROIT, Mich.–“What are you doing right now to stand up for the oppressed?” a critical quote demanded by Professor Cass Davis (Jessica Lauren Wilson) near... Continue Reading

MOT’s ‘Barber of Seville’ sparkles and soars

Review November 13, 2018
DETROIT, Mich.–For opera fans, The Barber of Seville is pure cake, with lots of icing, fruit on top, sugar roses and cocoa powder. The current... Continue Reading

What’s not to like with Pigeon Creek’s ‘As You Like It’?

Review November 12, 2018
SOMEWHERE IN WESTERN MICHIGAN–The production of As You Like It currently touring Western Michigan does everything that Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company does best. It’s a... Continue Reading

‘Assassins’ gives voice to those who would kill the President at Flint Rep

Review November 12, 2018
FLINT, Mich.–What happens when someone is frustrated at not getting what they feel they have a right to? Well, most of us grumble a little,... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook’s ‘Scrooge” is a Victorian pop-up book come to life

Review November 10, 2018
ROCHESTER, Mich.— For many people in Oakland County, it’s the opening of A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre that officially kicks off the holiday... Continue Reading

Modern romance in ‘Boy Gets Girl’ at Enter Stage Right

Review November 10, 2018
PORT HURON, Mich.–We usually go to the theatre to be amused, entertained and moved; sometimes we go to learn something, to be challenged or simply... Continue Reading

Shakespeare in Detroit’s Twelfth Night…and all that jazz

Review November 09, 2018
By Angela Colombo DETROIT, Mich.–“If music be the food of love, play on!” The opening line of Twelfth Night is one we might all enjoy... Continue Reading