Encore Michigan

‘Stick Fly’ at The Meadow Brook is relationships, race and rich people

Review March 24, 2019
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–The people we meet in the play Stick Fly have gathered for a long weekend at Martha’s Vineyard, where they have a lot... Continue Reading

Monster Box makes the sale with ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Review March 24, 2019
WATERFORD, TWP.–When David Mamet wrote Glengarry Glen Ross in the 1980s (it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984), he wanted to capture the language and... Continue Reading

‘Mazel Tov John Lennon’ takes us back to 1971, but echoes from today’s headlines

Review March 24, 2019
By Kym Reinstadler ANN ARBOR -- John Lennon was the headline performer at a Dec. 10, 1971, rally on behalf of political activist John Sinclair,... Continue Reading

Open Book’s ‘Curious Incident’ lights up a family mystery

Review March 21, 2019
TRENTON, Mich.–Can you see the world in a surprising and revealing way? This is the premise behind Open Book Theatre Company’s mission “to promote connection... Continue Reading

Ixion’s ‘Fight Girl’ is fun and fierce

Review March 20, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Not every show is for every audience. There are certain shows, though, that reach out to non-traditional theater audiences and when they get there,... Continue Reading

Cornwell’s ‘Old Time Religion’ is good enough for all

Review March 17, 2019
MARSHALL, Mich.–Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre here knows its audience. This fourth-generation family-run business offers folks the kind of experience that's hard to find elsewhere: a full-service... Continue Reading

Tech and talent immerse audience in Farmers Alley’s ‘Curious Incident’

Review March 16, 2019
KALAMAZOO, MICH.–Mark Haddon’s book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an amazing piece of work because it takes you inside the... Continue Reading

‘Hamilton’ rocks the ages at The Fisher Theatre

Review March 15, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–Those who have not seen Hamilton often ask those who have whether or not the show is “worth the hype,” not to mention worth... Continue Reading

‘Miss Saigon’ brings us back to Vietnam in heartrending music and drama

Review March 15, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–Is Miss Saigon the epitome of the broken American Dream? Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boubil & Schonberg’s Miss Saigonflies its way back on... Continue Reading

Riverbank’s ‘Little Shop’ blooms with fun

Review March 11, 2019
MARINE CITY, Mich.–Are you in the mood for comedy? Satire? Tongue-in-cheek horror? Clever practical effects? How about fun, doo-wop style music? Maybe you’ve been yearning... Continue Reading

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