Encore Michigan

A lean, clean rendition of historical turmoil

Review July 29, 2013
  William Shakespeare's "The Life and Death of King John" is not a bad play, but it is a difficult one. John Neville-Andrews, adaptor and... 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

Tibbits has sure-fire hit, not flop, in ‘Producers’

Review July 26, 2013
In case you were living under a rock and missed the hype surrounding Mel Brooks' hit musical, "The Producers," let's refresh. Washed-up Broadway producer Max... Continue Reading

MSF delivers a ‘Night’ to remember

Review July 21, 2013
This critic has enjoyed an embarrassment of Shakespearean riches this weekend. I have seen an adaptation of The Bard's first, flawed tragedy, followed last night... Continue Reading

Reinvented classic: a commentary on our times?

Review July 21, 2013
Art speaks to its audience; great art speaks to all audiences. But great artists have a learning curve, and "Titus Andronicus," young William Shakespeare's first... Continue Reading

Five women, one ugly dress open new season in Eastpointe

Review July 20, 2013
By Dana Casadei Broadway Onstage's 20th season, and the 33rd and final season of Dennis Wickline Productions, started off with an interesting choice: "Five Women... Continue Reading

High-energy cast makes doo-wop musical sing

Review July 20, 2013
In 2010, Farmers Alley Theatre introduced audiences to "The Marvelous Wonderettes," a frothy girl group who belted '50s and '60s hits. With its companion piece,... Continue Reading

Travel to Italy with ‘Light in the Piazza’

Review July 20, 2013
If you're looking for a real get away this summer, consider "The Light in the Piazza," the final show to open in the Hope Summer... Continue Reading

Viva las ‘Tuna’!

Review July 20, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Imprudent as it may seem to turn up the small-town Texas heat at the sweltering height of summer, Williamston Theatre is confidently... Continue Reading

Fumbling in the dark leads to classic comedy

Review July 19, 2013
Peter Shaffer is among the more intellectual of modern playwrights. Any theater patron who has experienced "Equus" or "Amadeus" can attest to that. Shaffer's 1965... Continue Reading