Encore Michigan

Fond humor and formative charm, if you please

Review April 07, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes In terms of what it's about, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's "Mrs. Mannerly" is an autobiographical retelling of the writer's childhood etiquette class and... Continue Reading

A Prophet-able evening at The Ringwald

Review April 06, 2013
Joseph Douaihy is a long-distance runner who never got very far. A regional champion in high school, he was preparing for the Olympic trials when... Continue Reading

Bedlam and belly laughs at The Encore

Review March 31, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes From a mission-statement standpoint, The Encore Musical Theatre Company's leap from four seasons of wall-to-wall musicals to a "straight" stage play is... Continue Reading

Williamston’s ‘Valentine’ expresses a love of life

Review March 30, 2013
Is it a crime to live a little life if that is what everyone expects of you? At 46, Shirley Valentine is wondering whether there... Continue Reading

Muddled Shakespeare dramedy strains to measure up

Review March 21, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Detroit's Elizabeth Theater Company, reaffirming its dedication to Shakespeare, now returns to the Bard for the second time with "Measure for Measure."... Continue Reading

Raise a glass, bend an ear

Review March 16, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes To close its all-Irish season, The Abreact could not have made a more Irish-for-Irish's sake selection than "The Weir." Beer, whiskey, yarn... Continue Reading

‘Good news,’ big laughs at the Ant

Review March 09, 2013
By Dana Casadei Journalism is an ever-changing game. You constantly have to roll with the punches, learn new skills, and stay up to date on,... Continue Reading

Go’s look back moves full speed ahead

Review March 09, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Go Comedy! Improv Theater has been slinging drinks and off-the-cuff improvised comedy for well over four years, but it has also been... Continue Reading

Coursing hope fuels exultant Matrix rise

Review March 03, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes On paper, playwright Scott Organ's "Phoenix" is a sleek little nugget of a play. The plot encompasses just two characters; their story... Continue Reading

‘Potted’ is a love song to Harry Potter

Review March 03, 2013
By Dana Casadei I discovered the "Harry Potter" series when I was in the fourth grade. It was an instant obsession that would follow my... Continue Reading

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