Encore Michigan

‘State of Emergency’ in need of acute care

Review February 23, 2013
People can disagree on what elements are necessary for theater. Some might require a play to have a plot or characters or a theme. Others... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook rocks and shocks in polemical Michigan premiere

Review February 17, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes With a rollicking sound (music by Tom Kitt) and a plot centered on the foe and friend that is one woman's mental... Continue Reading

Divas of song and spirit

Review February 17, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Plowshares Theatre Company begins 2013 by making good on its mission of "Celebrating the Black Woman" for the 2013 season. Arranged by... Continue Reading

Bustling ‘Joseph’ a saturated spectrum

Review February 09, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes With decades of roaring success under its belt and name recognition aplenty, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (lyrics by Tim Rice,... Continue Reading

Piecing together the relics of tragedy

Review February 08, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Metro Detroit is no stranger to low-budget, guerrilla theater, which thrives on low overhead and creative repurposing of abundant vacant spaces. Add... Continue Reading

Dating woes done comic: Even fizzle sizzles

Review January 27, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Playwright Norm Foster had one specific meaning in mind for the title of his comedy "Looking": the stigmatized, desperation-rank practice of actively... Continue Reading

Get ready to be ‘Conned’

Review January 19, 2013
By Dana Casadei Plays and musicals often contain three essentials: characters, plot and a set. Some are simple, others elaborate a la "West Side Story"... Continue Reading

‘In order to begin, one first must start’

Review January 19, 2013
But where does one start to describe "The Meaning of Almost Everything?" Shall we begin with the basics? It's a new comedy by actor and... Continue Reading

Building foundations of song and story

Review January 19, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Times are always changing; old is always begrudgingly giving way to new. The tools of today's digitally driven music industry might be... Continue Reading

A lyin’ sack of fun

Review January 13, 2013
  Joe White is the womanizing, prevaricating, self-centered, commitment-phobic protagonist of Ben Andron's comedy "White's Lies," and I can just hear my attorney friends going... Continue Reading

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