Encore Michigan

‘Nooner’ explores infidelity with laughs at Wilde Theatre

Review February 06, 2023
BRIGHTON, MI--What would you do if your secret crush finally smiles at you? What would you do if your secret crush asks you out to... Continue Reading

Beetlejuice is a lively, fun spectacle

Review February 04, 2023
DETROIT, MI--When it comes to Tim Burton’s 1988 film, Beetlejuice, the world is pretty much made up of two camps: those who adore the movie... Continue Reading

Jagged Little Pill thrills with raw energy and strong message

Review February 03, 2023
LANSING, MI--Jagged Little Pill is one of those musicals that leans hard into current events and is willing to push the boundaries of the genre.... Continue Reading

The actors rock “Birthday Club” at Meadow Brook

Review January 30, 2023
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--When I see a play about five women, and the dialogue doesn’t ring true to me, I start perusing the program to read... Continue Reading

Detroit Rep’s ‘Gem Of The Ocean” a Gem indeed

Review January 16, 2023
DETROIT, MI–August Wilson’s Gem of The Ocean is a complex quilt of characters set in 1904 Pittsburgh, 39 years after slavery was abolished–a time when... Continue Reading

‘Les Mis’ at The Fisher is big and wonderful

Review December 23, 2022
DETROIT, MI–There are fans of Broadway’s big big shows. And there are those who dislike the big-cast long-running extravaganzas. Les Mis has its enthusiast fans,... Continue Reading

‘Swimming While Drowning’ illuminates the story of vulnerable LGBTQ teens

Review December 16, 2022
DETROIT, MI–Playwright Emilio Rodriguez has proved himself to be very adept at exposing and illuminating characters who represent people so frequently overlooked and marginalized by... Continue Reading

Penny Seats’ ‘First Snow’ warms up old flames

Review December 07, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich–Christmas for many of us is about the time we spend with family…and friends, old and not so old; the friends we have... Continue Reading

Tipping Point offers inviting ‘Wonderful Life’ radio show

Review December 06, 2022
NORTHVILLE, Mich.–Some stories never lose their emotional power no matter how many times they are told. This is especially true when it comes to holiday... Continue Reading

Mark Morris Dance more than cracks “The Hard Nut” at Detroit Opera Theatre

Review December 05, 2022
DETROIT, Mich.–You may think you know The Nutcracker, but if you haven’t encountered Mark Morris Dance Group’s adaptation The Hard Nut, you might not realize... Continue Reading

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