Encore Michigan

‘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

‘Good People’ is good, indeed

Review March 03, 2013
There's a rueful old joke about how people in Harlem in the 1930s never knew there was a Depression. Substitute Recession for Depression and the... Continue Reading

Some show!

Review February 25, 2013
"Charlotte's Web," E.B. White's novel for children about friendship and the power of words, is being lovingly staged this weekend by Ann Arbor's Wild Swan... Continue Reading

In music, What a Do reveals the pain of mental illness

Review February 24, 2013
The victims of mental illness spread far beyond just the person with the diagnosis. The condition insinuates its tendrils around every person who loves the... Continue Reading

‘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

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