Encore Michigan

20th anniversary revival still timely, full of laughs

Review September 28, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin Opening night. The Purple Rose Theatre. Chelsea, Michigan. Jeff Daniels' play, "The Vast Difference." Twentieth anniversary production. Essentially a comedy. Setting,... Continue Reading

Cross-cultural fairy tale battles the morass of war

Review September 25, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Broadway in Detroit's 2013–14 season begins by overtaking the Fisher Theatre with the pop-opera extravaganza "Miss Saigon" (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics... Continue Reading

Double-edged ‘Macbeth’ paints unnatural as human nature

Review September 22, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes People conform to certain accepted behaviors, they appear outwardly normal, but there's no telling what diabolical contradictions are bubbling in them under... Continue Reading

A different sport comes to Ferndale – and scores a big win

Review September 21, 2013
By Dana Casadei Detroit is known for its sports teams. We root each year for the Wings as they make it to the playoffs time... Continue Reading

Eastpointe theater cooks up laughs in ‘Kitchen’ comedy

Review September 14, 2013
By Dana Casadei The Food Network has chefs that have become household names and ones that have kitchens anyone would be envious of. They get... Continue Reading

A tasty re-opening at The Dio

Review September 08, 2013
When it comes to dinner theater, it isn't just the show that matters, it is the entire experience. This is something The Dio clearly has... Continue Reading

Who’s afraid of the big bad world?

Review September 08, 2013
The bible tells us that perfect love casteth out fear. But what does perfect fear casteth out? Pretty much everything, playwright Steve Yockey tells us... Continue Reading

Hail to the turkey

Review September 07, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes We've long been fascinated with what happens behind closed doors in Washington, as evidenced by film and television's countless returns to the... Continue Reading

‘An Evening’ with two very funny men

Review September 06, 2013
By Dana Casadei In Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," there's a song called "Friendship." It begins with Moonface Martin telling Reno Sweeney that they should have... Continue Reading

Close call for Mason Street’s ‘Closer than Ever’

Review August 17, 2013
The old adage "too close for comfort" doesn't apply to musical revues. The more a song mirrors the listener's feelings and experiences, the more comfortable... Continue Reading

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