Encore Michigan

The Meadow Brook delights with ‘Noises Off’

Review June 02, 2023
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--Noises Off is a fan-favorite play that takes the art of farce to splendid heights. The current production at The Meadow Brook Theatre... Continue Reading

Williamston’s ‘Alabaster’ opens poignant window into pain and loss

Review June 01, 2023
WILLIAMSTON, MI--Everyone’s a little bit broken. We may march out into the world as shiny toy soldiers, but sooner or later we are buffeted by... Continue Reading

Powerful production of ‘How I Learned To Drive’ at Open Book

Review May 29, 2023
TRENTON, MI--How I Learned to Drive, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Paula Vogel, delivers a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of a deeply troubling subject... Continue Reading

‘In Common’ takes on racism and misogyny in modern America at Purple Rose

Review May 22, 2023
CHELSEA, MI--There is an optimistic theory amidst the socio-political racism landfill we are living in nowadays that if we could only just learn “to get... Continue Reading

‘Sweat” shines a light on small-town darkness in modern economy at The Detroit Rep

Review May 20, 2023
DETROIT, MI--The United States is in a painful era of transition that has crushed many a small town throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Despite recent... Continue Reading

Steel Magnolias blooms at The Riverbank

Review May 14, 2023
MARINE CITY, MI--The Riverbank Theatre in Marine City has brought Steel Magnolias to the stage this spring.  This story, by Robert Harling, has unofficially settled... Continue Reading

‘Passing Strange’ is electric at Detroit Public Theatre

Review May 11, 2023
DETROIT, MI--Praise God. A new musical with heart, wit, solid music and a clever story. Okay. Passing Strange is not a “new” musical, though it... Continue Reading

Tipping Point presents familiar, lovable ‘Steel Magnolias’

Review May 05, 2023
NORTHVILLE, MI--Steel Magnolias has been popular since it first came out in the 1980s and has been popping up in many Michigan theaters this season,... Continue Reading

Detroit Public presenting ‘Passing Strange’ through 5/21

Review May 03, 2023
DETROIT, MI--Passing Strange is is a daring, hilarious, and moving musical that takes us on a journey across boundaries of place, identity, and theatrical convention with... Continue Reading

Inspired Acting Co’s first production, ‘Private Lives’ is lively indeed

Review May 02, 2023
WALLED LAKE, MI--Love can bring out the best and the worst in people, and Noel Coward’s Private Lives” sets out to put this on display... Continue Reading

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