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Moby Dick is a “whale of a show.”
February 13, 2023
ANN ARBOR, MI--When my editor asked me to review a production of a musical version of the 1851 classic novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville,...
Tipping Point’s ‘Light’ is a brisk, to-the-point story of love, pain and understanding
February 12, 2023
NORTHVILLE, MI--The Light, a play by Loy A. Webb, runs a quick 70 minutes without an intermission. Some playwrights today don't know when to put...
Detroit Mercy’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a hoot, while staying true to Austen
February 11, 2023
DETROIT, MI--Thank Jane Austen for living and writing so long ago that her writing and characters are in the public domain for imaginative writers like...
Williamston Theatre’s memory, ‘Wild Horses,’ play travels an emotional journey
February 07, 2023
WILLIAMSTON, MI--Looking back at one’s youth is a perilous activity. Having an adult’s knowledge and perspective on the world, you are sometimes left wondering how...
Flint celebrates female empowerment with premiere of ‘The Future is Female’
February 07, 2023
FLINT, MI--Even when everyone agrees on the problem, they rarely agree on the solution. Flint Repertory Theatre opened a new work examining that conundrum with...
‘Nooner’ explores infidelity with laughs at Wilde Theatre
February 06, 2023
BRIGHTON, MI--What would you do if your secret crush finally smiles at you? What would you do if your secret crush asks you out to...
Beetlejuice is a lively, fun spectacle
February 04, 2023
DETROIT, MI--When it comes to Tim Burton’s 1988 film, Beetlejuice, the world is pretty much made up of two camps: those who adore the movie...
The actors rock “Birthday Club” at Meadow Brook
January 30, 2023
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--When I see a play about five women, and the dialogue doesn’t ring true to me, I start perusing the program to read...
Detroit Rep’s ‘Gem Of The Ocean” a Gem indeed
January 16, 2023
DETROIT, MI–August Wilson’s Gem of The Ocean is a complex quilt of characters set in 1904 Pittsburgh, 39 years after slavery was abolished–a time when...
‘Les Mis’ at The Fisher is big and wonderful
December 23, 2022
DETROIT, MI–There are fans of Broadway’s big big shows. And there are those who dislike the big-cast long-running extravaganzas. Les Mis has its enthusiast fans,...
Week of 3/27/2023