Encore Michigan

ESR’s Jekyll & Hyde transforms Port Huron

Review October 13, 2019
PORT HURON, Mich.–One of the most enduring categories of classic tales is that of gothic horror, and for good reason.  The best among them combine... Continue Reading
WALLED LAKE, Mich.–When you’re already familiar with Cabaret, but haven’t seen it recently, you forget how much of the story seems to be simply about... Continue Reading

Lansing’s favorite daughter opens hometown play at Williamston

Review October 13, 2019
WILLIAMSTON, Mich.–There is a long tradition of playwrights creating works that pay tribute to important people in their lives–the people who have molded them, inspired... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook’s ‘Orient Express’ is gorgeous and kills

Review October 07, 2019
By Angela Colombo Rochester Hills, Mich.–At night when he’s alone in the darkness, this is the thing that keeps him up. So said the mustachioed,... Continue Reading

Farmers Alley reignites ‘Camelot’ with modern flair

Review October 07, 2019
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–There are many ways to tell the story of Camelot and many have undertaken it since at least the 9th century when a Welsh... Continue Reading

Zettelmaier’s ‘Haunted’ rounds up Michigan ghost stories

Review October 04, 2019
YPSILANTI, Mich.–October is always a good month for ghost stories, especially in Michigan where one really feels the autumn. Sit around a fire at a... Continue Reading

Paradise Blue at Detroit Public explores the sounds and sorrows of Detroit’s colorful past

Review October 01, 2019
DETROIT, Michigan–When Silver, played by Andrea Patterson, swaggers and struts her way into The Paradise Club in the Black Bottom section of Detroit in Dominique... Continue Reading

‘Evil Dead’ has its dead and bloody swan song at City Theatre

Review September 29, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–On the surface, Evil Dead: The Musical may seem like cheap and silly send-up of the campy horror flick of the same name, but... Continue Reading

High-caliber ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at The Riverbank

Review September 29, 2019
MARINE CITY, Mich.–The trick shot competition is on at the Riverbank in their production of Annie Get Your Gun. The “old-fashioned” musical, directed by Kathy... Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes returns to Purple Rose with splendor

Review September 29, 2019
CHELSEA, Mich.— The Purple Rose Theatre Company knows a good thing when it sees it, which is why it commissioned Michigan playwright David MacGregor to... Continue Reading

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