Encore Michigan

‘Swimming While Drowning’ illuminates the story of vulnerable LGBTQ teens

Review December 16, 2022
DETROIT, MI–Playwright Emilio Rodriguez has proved himself to be very adept at exposing and illuminating characters who represent people so frequently overlooked and marginalized by... Continue Reading

Penny Seats’ ‘First Snow’ warms up old flames

Review December 07, 2022
ANN ARBOR, Mich–Christmas for many of us is about the time we spend with family…and friends, old and not so old; the friends we have... Continue Reading

Tipping Point offers inviting ‘Wonderful Life’ radio show

Review December 06, 2022
NORTHVILLE, Mich.–Some stories never lose their emotional power no matter how many times they are told. This is especially true when it comes to holiday... Continue Reading

Mark Morris Dance more than cracks “The Hard Nut” at Detroit Opera Theatre

Review December 05, 2022
DETROIT, Mich.–You may think you know The Nutcracker, but if you haven’t encountered Mark Morris Dance Group’s adaptation The Hard Nut, you might not realize... Continue Reading

DPT’s ‘Noura’: Authentic and Penetrating Christmas story

Review December 04, 2022
DETROIT, MI–It’s very difficult to hang on and let go at the same time. That is the idea that runs through Noura, a play by... Continue Reading

‘A Very Williamston Christmas’ is a funny nod to small-town Michigan yule

Review December 02, 2022
WILLIAMSTON, MI–Christmas cookies, happy endings, and a whole lot of Peppermint Schnapps is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season.  Williamston Theatre is... Continue Reading

Encore Musical kicks off holiday season with ‘A Christmas Story’

Review November 29, 2022
DEXTER, Mich.–A Christmas Story, the 1983 movie that runs for 24 hours on Christmas Day, has become for some an “oh no, again!” experience. But... Continue Reading

Detroit Rep’s ‘Life On The Moon’ explores challenges of life with a high-needs loved one

Review November 29, 2022
By Bridgette Redman DETROIT, MI–It’s not unusual to crave being the protagonist of one’s own story, the leading man or woman of a life’s biopic,... Continue Reading

‘The Children’ confronts apocalyptic Boomer legacy

Review November 28, 2022
TRENTON, Mich.–There are stories of elderly passengers on the Titanic giving up spots in the lifeboats for younger ones, a selfless act with death staring... Continue Reading

Marine City is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

Review November 21, 2022
MARINE CITY, MI–The stage was alive with the familiar sounds of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music at The Riverbank Theatre in Marine City.... Continue Reading

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