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‘Ahoy!’ sails with one of the best crews around
April 15, 2013
By Dana Casadei Nowadays there seem to be cruises for everyone. Disney cruises for the family; singles cruises for those looking to find their soul...
Great Goerke! Fabulous ‘Fidelio’ at MOT
April 14, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin For its first-ever production of Beethoven's only opera, "Fidelio," Michigan Opera Theatre caught the wave and brought one of the best...
Memphis comes to Motown via Broadway
April 10, 2013
<HEADLINE > By Michael H. Margolin In Act II of "Memphis," Bryan Fenkart takes center stage. As Huey, the white disk jockey in Memphis in...
More ‘Fish,’ please
April 08, 2013
By Dana Casadei Sequels tend to fall in one of two categories: failures (pick any one of the "Bring it On" or "American Pie" films)...
Fond humor and formative charm, if you please
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...
A Prophet-able evening at The Ringwald
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...
Bedlam and belly laughs at The Encore
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...
Williamston’s ‘Valentine’ expresses a love of life
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...
Muddled Shakespeare dramedy strains to measure up
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."...
Raise a glass, bend an ear
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...
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