Encore Michigan

Flint Rep furnishes riveting battle of wits and emotion in new ‘Virginia Woolf’

Review April 04, 2024
FLINT, MI--Not all games have winners. Some contests are so brutal that only scarred losers emerge from the duel. So, it is with the confrontational... Continue Reading
By Kent Straith ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--If you're short on time and can only read a single sentence of this review before the toaster pops up,... Continue Reading

‘Beautiful Thing’ at The Ringwald is beautiful indeed

Review March 28, 2024
By Kent Straith FERNDALE, MI--A visit to the Ringwald Theatre in downtown Ferndale always brings a touch of mystery...like a child with a Christmas countdown calendar... Continue Reading
We’re off to St. Clair, to see The Wizard of Oz at the Boardwalk Theatre. Brittany Everitt Smith directs this well-loved family favorite, which is... Continue Reading
By Kent Straith TRENTON, MI--Generally, when approaching a stage adaptation of a famous, pre-existing work, I would advise someone to see the original version first,... Continue Reading

Bonnie & Clyde at the Riverbank: an exceptionally memorable show

Review March 08, 2024
The name Bonnie (which means “pretty” or “good”) is not uncommon; even today, many people have met at least one Bonnie. The name Clyde is... Continue Reading

‘Alabama Sky’ at Detroit Public Theatre is storytelling at its best

Review March 03, 2024
Apologies from EncoreMichigan that we did not get to this terrific production until the last weekend of the run. DETROIT,MI--Blues for an Alabama Sky is... Continue Reading

Review: ‘A Little More Alive’ at The Meadow Brook

Review February 25, 2024
By Kent Straith ROCHESTER HILLS, MI--A Little More Alive, a solo creation by actor/writer Nick Blaemire (who wrote the book, music, and lyrics), and the... Continue Reading

Review: Tipping Point enlightens a little-known story in ‘The Chinese Lady’

Review February 20, 2024
By Kent Straith NORTHVILLE, MI--As you enter the performance space in the Northville’s Tipping Point Theater in for their production of Lloyd Suh’s play The... Continue Reading

Detroit Mercy’s Photograph 51 illuminates lost story of Scientist Rosalind Franklin

Review February 17, 2024
DETROIT, MI--Photograph 51, a compelling play by Anna Ziegler, delves into the fascinating story behind one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th... Continue Reading

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