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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

Performer finds ‘Other Voice’ in new play about young adult cancer

Review August 12, 2013
By Dana Casadei Anne Frank once said, "I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains." For Alex Kip, that... Continue Reading

Beatrice and Benedick go to camp

Review August 03, 2013
It's touted as a play for those who may be "new to or unsure of Shakespeare," but this year's Water Works Theatre matinee family show,... Continue Reading

Making merry outdoors with the Bard

Review August 03, 2013
The first word in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is "merry" (OK, technically it's "the," but come on) and Paul Hopper's Water Works Theatre production... Continue Reading

Oliver Goldsmith meets Lucy and Desi

Review July 29, 2013
By Michael H. Margolin The Michigan Shakespeare Festival's production of Oliver Goldsmith's 18th century "She Stoops to Conquer" has been cleverly updated to 1957, which,... Continue Reading

A game, a show, an audience pleaser

Review July 27, 2013
  If you arrive on time to see "Game Show" at Saugatuck's Mason Street Warehouse, you'll miss a good half hour of antics. And this... Continue Reading

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