Encore Michigan

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

Downtown story shines with hometown view

Review January 12, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Harmer The hotly anticipated Michigan premiere of playwright Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit" has been the arguable crown of Hilberry Theatre's 50th season. Bringing... Continue Reading

Apocalypse Wednesday?

Review February 01, 2012
When religion is found wanting and science falls short, when atheism gets you nowhere and even rock 'n' roll (in the form of an Elvis-obsessed... Continue Reading