Encore Michigan

MOT’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ breaks ground on beloved classic

opera November 19, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–If there’s anything more exquisitely gorgeous than murder and revenge in filthy Victorian London, you certainly wouldn’t know it after seeingMichigan Opera Theatre’s production... Continue Reading

‘Every Christmas Story’ delivers yule yucks at Tipping Point

Review November 19, 2019
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Tipping Point Theatre embraces the many memes of Christmas with its hilarious, fast-paced send-up of all the stories we tend to revisit... Continue Reading

‘Temples of Lung an Air’: one-actor show at Detroit Public Theatre

Review November 18, 2019
By Angela Colombo DETROIT, Mich.–“We are all part of this cypher.” Could there be a better time in history to think of the world as... Continue Reading

Review: Encore Musical Theatre’s ‘The Secret Garden’

Review November 17, 2019
DEXTER, Mich.–Little girls have loved Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden for more than 100 years. And most today will love the 1991 stage... Continue Reading

‘Les Mis’ at The Wharton Center reaches Stars

Review November 15, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Decades after it burst onto the musical theater scene, the centuries-old story of Victor Hugo’s Les Mis still feels as relevant and compelling as... Continue Reading

August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ drives into The Musical Hall

Review November 14, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–August Wilson is one of the few playwrights over the last 100 years of American theater who manages to perfectly capture dialogue the way... Continue Reading

Pigeon Creek delivers a tasty Twelfth Night

Review November 11, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Those who complain that Shakespeare’s comedies aren’t funny probably haven’t seen Pigeon Creek Shakespeare perform one. This company, with its intimate spaces, cross-gendered casting... Continue Reading

Papa Weeze’s ‘Next To Normal’ at Slipstream now and Monster Box in spring

Review November 10, 2019
By Angela Colombo FERNDALE, Mich.–A friend once said that depression is a liar and a cheat that will say anything to lure a person into... Continue Reading

Zettelmaier’s ‘Channel Cat’ world premiere’s at Detroit Rep

Review November 10, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–It’s amazing the stuff that can come out between an African American BBQ master and a chubby white Southern sheriff in a rib joint.... Continue Reading

Theatre Nova tees up ‘Follies In Concert’ for fund raiser

Review November 09, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Stephen Sondheim practically reinvented modern musical theatre and lovers of his work often revere Follies as his crowning achievement. But there... Continue Reading

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