Encore Michigan

Detroit Mercy’s ‘Midsummer’ a delight in mid-winter

Review February 03, 2020
DETROIT, Michigan–Imagine a world of fairies and magic, a forest in which to get lost and abandoned, and forces of nature that pull unsuspecting people... Continue Reading

It’s only a rib or two you’ll crack at Dio’s comedy mystery

Review February 03, 2020
PINCKNEY, Michigan–Some things seem to go together. Motherhood and apple pie. Super Bowls and car ads. Baseball games and hot dogs. Dinner theater and murder... Continue Reading

Jeff Daniels’ ‘Roadsigns’ drives dreams from hope to Chicago

Review January 29, 2020
CHELSEA—Anyone who has ever taken a long bus ride, for a day-long journey, knows that taking the bus is a whole different experience than driving... Continue Reading

Frankie and Johnny at Open Book is intimate and hot

Review January 27, 2020
By Angela Colombo TRENTON, Mich.–Chance and connection are at best fleeting like the stream of moonlight that is never the same two nights in a... Continue Reading

Cuckoo’s Nest at Monster Box immerses audience in the story

Review January 19, 2020
WATERFORD, Mich.— Monster Box Theatre returns to catalog of American classics to resurrect Dale Wasserman’s brilliant adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the... Continue Reading

‘The Puppeteer’ at Detroit Rep reminds us the more things change the more they stay the same

Review January 12, 2020
DETROIT—There is a long standing metaphor of God being a puppeteer. In the case of The Puppeteer, a new-ish play written by playwright Desiree York... Continue Reading

‘Blithe Spirit’ thrills at The Meadow Brook

Review January 10, 2020
ROCHESTER, Mich.— Meadow Brook Theatre has a reputation for sumptuous production values and this ‘40s-era Nöel Coward comedy, Blithe Spirit, plays to their strong suit.... Continue Reading

Slipstream rekindles ‘A Doll’s House: Part 2’

Review January 09, 2020
FERNDALE, Mich.–When Henrik Ibsen wrote A Doll’s House in the 1870s, he left things wide open for the audience to wonder would have become of... Continue Reading

Kickshaw rings in holiday with Santaland Diaries

Review December 14, 2019
By Angela Colombo YPSILANTI, Mich.–Picking up work to make a few extra bucks during the holidays is not uncommon. However working as an elf in... Continue Reading

Flint Rep goes deep ‘Into The Woods’

Review December 10, 2019
FLINT, Mich.–For its first musical of the season, Flint Repertory Theatre is returning to the first mastermind they performed last season, Stephen Sondheim, the guru... Continue Reading

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