Encore Michigan

“Duck Hunter” delights at The Wilde Theatre

Review September 25, 2022
BRIGHTON, MI–Imagine this:  You’re standing in line at the grocery store and you glance all around you. Your eyes fall on a bold headline, “Elvis... Continue Reading

Flint Rep’s ‘Death of A Salesman’ shines and soars

Review September 25, 2022
FLINT, MI–Patrons of the Flint Repertory Theatre have gotten used to seeing new works, and reinventions of classic and well-worn shows that cast a new... Continue Reading

Gunderson’s ‘The Taming’ riffs on The Bard and today’s political division

Review September 18, 2022
TRENTON, MI–There can be little question that those who are politically active, aware and engaged today are barely on speaking terms with those on the... Continue Reading

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ a fun, soulful trip to another era of music at The Encore Musical Theatre

Review September 17, 2022
DEXTER, MI–Ain’t Misbehavin’, the current offering at the Encore Musical Theatre, might have been the first JukeBox musical to really take off on Broadway when... Continue Reading

Dio’s production of ‘Rent’ is fresh, vibrant and a must-see.

Review August 27, 2022
PINCKNEY, MI–There is a common argument about whether the movie “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie or not, and now I wonder if RENT! falls... Continue Reading

MSF’s ‘Merry Wives’ visits ’80s with Real Wives of Windsor

Review August 15, 2022
CANTON, MI–Interpreting Shakespeare into a modern setting is always a fraught project. So, when Michigan Shakespeare Festival moved The Merry Wives of Windsor into the... Continue Reading

Williamston turns ‘Hat Box’ into a classic

Review August 12, 2022
WILLIAMSTON, MI–What’s in the box?  I’m not going to tell you! Everyone has to come to Williamston Theatre to find out and you only have... Continue Reading

‘God Kinda Looks Like Tupac’ blows open the conversation about race

Review August 08, 2022
ANN ARBOR, MI–Talking about race in the workplace, or even amongst friends and acquaintances at a backyard barbecue, is a mine field. Playwright Emilio Rodriguez... Continue Reading

Michigan Shakespeare Festival stages farcical favorite, ‘Charley’s Aunt’

Review July 31, 2022
CANTON, Mich. — The Michigan Shakespeare Festival is back! This year’s lineup complements its two Shakespearean productions (Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor)... Continue Reading

Wilde Theatre’s ‘Ruthless’ a parody of stage-door Moms, child actors, community and school theatre

Review July 27, 2022
BRIGHTON, Mich.–Ruthless!The Musical  is an all women musical that is a spoof on the allure of becoming a star with book and lyrics by Joel... Continue Reading

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