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MOT brings Wagner to its parking deck in inspired COVID-era style
October 20, 2020
DETROIT, Mich.–As theaters grapple with what comes next in the COVID-19 era, The Michigan Opera Theatre moved is current production of Wagner’s Twilight: Gods into...
Tibbits stages a worthy La Mancha in Coldwater
August 11, 2020
COLDWATER, Mich.--“The world is a dung heap and we are the maggots on it,” says Aldonza, played by Kristina Huegel in Tibbits Opera House’s current...
Tibbits airs radio memories from a bygone era with grit and style
July 26, 2020
COLDWATER, Mich.–Summer is known for theatre. When the temperatures start to rise and the nights get longer, theatre companies, professional, community, and college, all seem...
Flint Rep breathes modern energy into ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’
March 20, 2020
FLINT, Mich.–Since taking over the Flint Youth Theatre and transforming it to the Flint Repertory Theatre, artistic director Michael Lluberes has been doing special things...
The latest ‘Fiddler’ lives up to…tradition!
March 13, 2020
DETROIT, MICH.–In a little Russian town called Anatevka, tradition is both esteemed and challenged. Embodied and brought to life as a brightly clad fellow, it’s...
‘Glamway ‘ at Planet Ant trolls the DeVos family
March 11, 2020
HAMTRAMCK, Mich.–The well-known pyramid scheme known as Amway is as ripe for lampoon as the Mormon Church (See The Book of Mormon). Enter a sketch-comedy...
Matilda at The Riverbank memorable in Marine City
March 08, 2020
MARINE CITY, Mich.–There are some characters you just can’t help falling in love with, even when they are a little bit naughty. Precocious, clever, resilient...
Kickshaw’s ‘Lungs’ – a must-see exploration of what makes us human
March 08, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Lungs, by English playwright and director Duncan Macmillan, begins as a discussion between a man and a woman whose relationship has...
‘Next To Normal’ at Monster Box heartfelt and luminous
March 07, 2020
WATERFORD, Michigan–Whenever I have seen Next To Normal, the “rock” musical about a family coping with a bi-polar wife and mother, I find myself looking...
Laugh, cry, and laugh again at Enter State Right’s ‘Steel Magnolias’
March 02, 2020
PORT HURON, Mich.–A story like Steel Magnolias remains popular with all sorts of viewers not because of plot twists, steamy romance, shocking elements or slapstick...
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