Encore Michigan

New theatre Freshwater tackles ‘Constellations’ in Grand Rapids

Review September 24, 2019
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Theater is designed for stories with unconventional structures, it’s often the best kind of theater. You can play with time, with space, with... Continue Reading

Wayne State’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ a ghostly delight

Review September 23, 2019
DETROIT— The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University is helping patrons channel their Halloween spirit by staging Blithe Spirit, the... Continue Reading

Picking up where Ibsen left off–’A Doll’s House, Part 2′ at Tipping Point

Review September 23, 2019
NORTHVILLE, Mich.–Playwrights taking source material from a previous work and looking at it from a new perspective has often led to great success. This includes... Continue Reading

‘Admissions’ at Theatre Nova seems ripped from the headlines and the McMansions of Michigan

Review September 22, 2019
ANN ARBOR – Talk about timely art reflecting life. The white admissions director of an East Coast boarding school is wearing herself to a frazzle... Continue Reading
COLDWATER, Mich.–It is little wonder Next to Normal, the multiple Tony Award winning Broadway hit, is among the very few musicals to be awarded the... Continue Reading

Flint Rep’s ‘Man in the Moon Marigolds’ wickedly transforming

Review September 16, 2019
FLINT, Mich.–Flint Repertory Theatre has a way of taking classic pieces of American theater and performing them like they’ve never been seen before. They did... Continue Reading

‘Dry Powder’ from Assembly Line Theatre spotlights the 1% vs 99%

Review September 16, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.The battle between the 1% and 99% is a real thing. Make no mistake about it. There has been, and there continues to be,... Continue Reading

Planet Ant Shows what “Reality” really is With ‘Real Companion’

Review September 15, 2019
HAMTRAMCK, Mich.— Viewers of reality TV shows generally come in two varieties. One type of fan deludes themselves into believing that what they are seeing... Continue Reading

‘Watson’ at Open Book begs many questions about our relationship with tech

Review September 15, 2019
TRENTON, Mich.–Our relationship with technology can be confounding, fantastic, a lifeline, and drive you crazy. And all those emotions can happen in the space of... Continue Reading

ESR’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ surprises with wit and humor

Review September 15, 2019
PORT HURON, Mich.–Enter Stage Right is staging a production of She Kills Monsters at The Citadel in Port Huron, under the direction of Scott Joseph,... Continue Reading

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