Encore Michigan

Wayne State brings ‘Angels in America’ to Detroit an reminds us how relevant it remains

Review February 10, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.-Angels in America has some timepiece chestnuts in the script such as radio sex doctor Ruth Westheimer, who today’s under-40s will hardly or not... Continue Reading

Puzzle Piece brings the death of ‘King John’ to life

Review February 09, 2019
King John, brother of Richard The Lionheart and youngest son of Henry II is known to the masse largely through the play and movie “The... Continue Reading

Fan fav ‘Friends! The Musical Parody’ at City Theatre

Review February 08, 2019
DETROIT –  From September 1994 to May 2004, NBC ran an award-winning comedy that featured an ensemble cast (Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt... Continue Reading

‘Steel Magnolias’ is a triumph at The Dio

Review February 06, 2019
PINCKNEY, Mich.–Southern accents, strong women, and shades of pink abound in this classic southern reenactment of the play turned movie, Steel Magnolias, written by Robert... Continue Reading

Valentine’s month at Planet Ant is not all roses and candy

Review February 06, 2019
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — If you’re looking for an alternative to the sap-filled commercialized dreck that takes over everything around Valentine’s Day, Planet Ant Theatre has... Continue Reading

World Premiere: ‘To Quiet The Quiet’ at The Williamston is mysterious and provocative

Review February 05, 2019
WILLIAMSTON, Mich.–It’s often quoted that memory is a curious or fickle thing. Some people remember the little details of an event, while others, maybe even... Continue Reading

Theatre Nova’s ‘The How and Why’ is “riveting”

Review February 03, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Most of daily life spins on the easy questions: Who, what and when. Scientists probe the deeper questions: How and why? Answering the... Continue Reading

‘Prelude To A Kiss’ at Enter Stage Right

Review February 03, 2019
PORT HURON, Mich.–Love, confusion, deception, reminiscence and longing all appear on The Citadel Stage here this month as Enter Stage Right presents Prelude To A... Continue Reading

Carey Crim’s ‘Never Not Once’ at Purple Rose powerful and poignant

Review January 30, 2019
CHELSEA, Mich.–It is a rare experience, indeed, to witness live theater so moving it renders faces wet with tears both on stage and throughout the... Continue Reading

‘Last Five Years’ at Tipping Point explores how a love story goes sideways

Review January 28, 2019
NORTHVILLE, Mich.–Playwrights have been telling love stories since theater first began, so it is a challenge to come up with a new way to tell... Continue Reading

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