Encore Michigan

‘Kool Kat: Hip-Hop Panto’ at Theatre Nova rocks the holiday

Review December 09, 2019
ANN ARBOR – Theatre Nova dishes up a super soulful Santa decked out in red velvet with zebra stripe trim to introduce its latest original... Continue Reading

‘Dancing’ from Vinogradov premieres at Planet Ant

Review December 09, 2019
HAMTRAMCK, Mich.–Dancing. All relationships are a dance, aren’t they? Adjusting grips. Touching. Standing apart. Slowing down. Speeding up. Taking a break, while one partner remains... Continue Reading

‘Aladdin’ is a spectacle at Wharton Center

Review December 09, 2019
LANSING, Mich.–The touring production of Aladdin has the type of spectacle that could make Phantom of the Opera blush. There are fireworks, flying carpets, flashing... Continue Reading

Wayne State’s ‘Scrooge’ and ghosts inhabit haunted Bonstelle one last time

Review December 08, 2019
DETROIT— The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University summons Dickens’ classic Christmas ghosts to the historic Bonstelle Theatre for a... Continue Reading

Gribble’s one-man humbug at The Williamston

Review December 02, 2019
WILLIAMSTON, MICH.–There are few stories as endearing or enduring this time of year than The Christmas Carol, and theaters around the state find many different... Continue Reading

Farmers Alley take on George Bailey’s savings and loan

Review November 27, 2019
KALAMAZOO, Mich.–Pull up a chair at Farmer’s Alley cabaret show and treat yourself to a taste of the traditional with a trip back in time... Continue Reading

Open Book brings ‘Pride and Prejudice’ sequel to delightful life at Christmas time

Review November 26, 2019
TRENTON, Mich.–Jane Austen fans are so ardent that the notion of a lost manuscript being published is enough to send even the most prim Regency-period... Continue Reading

It’s all in the family in ‘Over The River…’ at ESR

Review November 24, 2019
PORT HURON, Mich.–Tengo famiglia. This phrase from Italian literally translates to “I have family.”  But in the Italian culture, the meaning goes far beyond simply... Continue Reading

‘Home For The Holidays’ returns to The Dio with Christmas cookies and candy canes

Review November 23, 2019
PINCKNEY, Mich. – Dio artistic director Steve DeBruyne is back at it. Running his theatre with partner Matt Tomich, playing the lead in Home for... Continue Reading

‘Hello Dolly’ back at the Fisher where it belongs

Review November 23, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. – Winner of four Tony® Awards, including Best Musical Revival, HELLO, DOLLY! is the universally acclaimed smash that has had Broadway critics eating out of its... Continue Reading

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