Encore Michigan

Encore’s ‘Fun Home’ powerful and poignant

Review September 14, 2019
DEXTER – "My Dad and I grew up in the same Pennsylvania town. He was gay and I am gay. He killed himself and I... Continue Reading

Funny ‘Frogs’ at Slipstream

Review September 14, 2019
FERNDALE, Mich.— Slipstream Theatre Initiative wraps up its season with an exuberant production of The Frogs. As suggested in the play’s opening ‘invocation and instructions... Continue Reading

‘Come From Away’ at Wharton reminds us to welcome the stranger

Review September 13, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–When you hear that a story is about 9/11, you expect that it is going to be dark. That it will be, like the... Continue Reading

JET’s ‘Golden Pond’ is golden indeed

Review September 08, 2019
WALLED LAKE, Mich.— The Jewish Ensemble Theatre’s staging of Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond seems appropriately autumnal as its story chases from spring to fall... Continue Reading

The “Cats” people have come to Detroit

Review September 05, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–Oh, the earworm. “Memory…all alone in the moonlight.” You know what I am talking about. It is the new “c” word. Cats is back.... Continue Reading

Wild Swan kicks off 40th season

Review September 03, 2019
ANN ARBOR - Wild Swan Theater opens its 40th season with the humorous children’s tale, Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot.  The nationally recognized,... Continue Reading

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Snug Theatre celebrates love in every color

Review August 31, 2019
MARINE CITY, Mich.–Proof of the notion that the greatest of friendships can arise from the most unlikely situations is taking place on stage at The... Continue Reading

The Dio’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ is delicious with Payton and Moan

Review August 24, 2019
PINCKNEY, Mich.–A man who finds himself in line to a nobleman's fortune goes about cleverly and humorously bumping off each heir ahead of him. It's... Continue Reading

Mason Street’s ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ lights up Saugatuck

Review August 18, 2019
SAUGATUCK -- It isn’t often one finds a good old fashioned musical of melody and mayhem whisked into the twenty-first century with split-second timing and... Continue Reading

Mind The Gap’s ‘The Birthday Party’ rattles audiences sixty years after its debut

Review August 17, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–When Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party opened in 1958, it closed in about a week. But had The Times of London reviewer managed... Continue Reading

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