Encore Michigan

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

Henry V offers a model of leadership in dramatic MSF production

Review July 25, 2022
CANTON, Mich.–What makes a good leader? Is it charisma? Is it the ability to motivate people? Is it fairness? Is it strict adherence to and... Continue Reading

‘Nunsense’ at Tibbits is…habit forming.

Review July 22, 2022
COLDWATER, MI–“How do you make holy water? You boil the HELL out of it!” That's just one of the many punny, if not actually funny,... Continue Reading

‘Fairview’ at Detroit Rep tackles racial stereotypes in black and white

Review July 18, 2022
DETROIT, MI–Fairview, now playing at The Detroit Repertory Theatre, is designed to make the majority of theatre patrons today uncomfortable. And it succeeds. The show... Continue Reading

REVIEW: ‘My Fair Lady’ in Detroit only fair…

Review July 15, 2022
DETROIT, MI–The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s revived production of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” landed at the Detroit Opera House Tuesday... Continue Reading

Review: ‘Sanctuary City’ arrives at Interlochen

Review July 10, 2022
INTERLOCHEN, MI–“Theater is dead,” a playwright friend of mine said not too long into the pandemic. And for those of us who love live theater,... Continue Reading

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