Encore Michigan

Cheers and tears and baseball years

Review June 08, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin After the new-fangled route into the Foxtown parking structure (under renovation) and settling down on the sprung spring in the City... Continue Reading

Still plenty of life in the old girls

Review June 02, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin In a career that lasted from 1965 ("Flora, the Red Menace") until 2010 ("The Scottsboro Boys"), John Kander and Fred Ebb... Continue Reading

Comedy hits the right notes (with a little help from Mama Cass)

Review May 25, 2013
Night after night a woman camps out in a hospital waiting room, easing her mind with coffee and television, stretching high to reach the volume... Continue Reading

What A Do performance soars in portrayal of cruelty

Review May 12, 2013
Few stories on stage have characters that are irredeemably evil. Most drama is about exploring why people do the things they do, building connections and... Continue Reading

‘Aida’ trumps an already-great season at MOT

Review May 12, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin "Julius Caesar" brought brilliant singing to MOT's first Baroque opera production; "Fidelio's" musicianship and the great Christine Goerke upped the ante.... Continue Reading

Mission impostor: Faker’s tale brings genuine enjoyment

Review May 08, 2013
The actors bring their A game, the writers bring their B game; if we were dispensing grades this would work out to a B+ for... Continue Reading

‘Captain Buffalo’ loses power to unnecessary complexity

Review May 05, 2013
Sometimes the closer you are to a story, the harder it is to tell. It is easy to take shortcuts and make those knowing winks... Continue Reading

It’s all in how you play the game

Review April 28, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Lamentably postponed and long anticipated, Magenta Giraffe Theatre's production of "The Maids" (by Jean Genet, translated by Bernard Frechtman) is categorically worth... Continue Reading

Rabbit leaps into Flint Youth Theatre’s charming tale

Review April 26, 2013
Some of the most memorable love stories are told in the nursery: Tinkerbell sacrificing herself for Peter Pan, Robin Hood's rescue of the Maid Marion,... Continue Reading

AKT musical is all about image

Review April 23, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes A photograph may be a fixed likeness, but it's the product of a lot of moving parts. When studying a photo as... Continue Reading

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