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Another fun night of theater at Tibbits

Review September 29, 2013
Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten know how to please an audience. They create plays that string together one-liners, put Southern women in funny,... Continue Reading

DeBruyne makes for good ‘Company’

Review September 28, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Stephen Sondheim's musically and structurally ambitious "Company" (music and lyrics by Sondheim, book by George Furth) dominated the Tony Awards over four... Continue Reading

‘Spelling Bee’ is much more than the extra-long words

Review September 28, 2013
By Dana Casadei There's a Capital One Venture Card commercial where Alec Baldwin tells a classroom of students that spelling isn't a subject. "Spell check,... Continue Reading

20th anniversary revival still timely, full of laughs

Review September 28, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin Opening night. The Purple Rose Theatre. Chelsea, Michigan. Jeff Daniels' play, "The Vast Difference." Twentieth anniversary production. Essentially a comedy. Setting,... Continue Reading

Cross-cultural fairy tale battles the morass of war

Review September 25, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Broadway in Detroit's 2013–14 season begins by overtaking the Fisher Theatre with the pop-opera extravaganza "Miss Saigon" (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics... Continue Reading

Double-edged ‘Macbeth’ paints unnatural as human nature

Review September 22, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes People conform to certain accepted behaviors, they appear outwardly normal, but there's no telling what diabolical contradictions are bubbling in them under... Continue Reading

A different sport comes to Ferndale – and scores a big win

Review September 21, 2013
By Dana Casadei Detroit is known for its sports teams. We root each year for the Wings as they make it to the playoffs time... Continue Reading

Eastpointe theater cooks up laughs in ‘Kitchen’ comedy

Review September 14, 2013
By Dana Casadei The Food Network has chefs that have become household names and ones that have kitchens anyone would be envious of. They get... Continue Reading

A tasty re-opening at The Dio

Review September 08, 2013
When it comes to dinner theater, it isn't just the show that matters, it is the entire experience. This is something The Dio clearly has... Continue Reading

Who’s afraid of the big bad world?

Review September 08, 2013
The bible tells us that perfect love casteth out fear. But what does perfect fear casteth out? Pretty much everything, playwright Steve Yockey tells us... Continue Reading

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