Encore Michigan

New work at Flint Rep mourns casualties of the opioid crisis

Review September 24, 2023
FLINT, MI--Nothing complicates an already complicated relationship like death. Gone is any chance to make things right and what is left is often an inheritance... Continue Reading

Review: Wilde Theatre’s ‘Proof’

Review September 24, 2023
BRIGHTON, MI--New parents quickly learn that raising children is a huge and massive time consuming task. Keeping them fed, clothed, a roof over their heads,... Continue Reading

‘Come On Home’ from Michigan Irish Rep is haunting and hopeful

Review September 13, 2023
By Brian Cox DETROIT, MI--At my paternal grandfather’s funeral, old familial wounds were ripped open, drunken accusations were hurled, physical threats were made, and the... Continue Reading

‘Odd Couple’ is neat at The Riverbank

Review September 11, 2023
MARINE CITY, MI--The Riverbank Theatre in Marine City is performing the classic Neil Simon play The Odd Couple.  After premiering on Broadway in 1965, the... Continue Reading

‘Little Shop’ is Big Fun at The Encore

Review September 10, 2023
DEXTER, MI--Watch out for the plant. The Encore Musical Theatre’s production of Little Shop of Horrors is a delight for the whole family. This classic... Continue Reading

‘Desperate Measures: A rawhide delight and reviewed in iambic pentameter

Review August 23, 2023
Yee Haw! It’s a rootin’ tootin’ good time. The Dio hosts a musical in rhyme. Can a review be written like the bard? Iambic pentameter... Continue Reading

‘Forbidden Planet’ sets up camp in Burns Park with The Penny Seats

Review August 12, 2023
By Kori Fay ANN ARBOR, MI--I truly had no idea what I was moon-walking into when I sat down in my so-old-it’s-threatening-to-break lawn chair on... Continue Reading

‘Love’s Labors Lost’ goes to college

Review August 10, 2023
BY KRISTA SCHAFER, Guest Reviewer ROYAL OAK, MI--Love’s Labors Lost, presented by Shakespeare Royal Oak, was a fun way to see one of Shakespeare’s less... Continue Reading

Hello to ‘Dolly’ at brand new Boardwalk Theatre

Review August 06, 2023
St. CLAIRE, MI--The entire block was buzzing on a clear Friday evening in St. Clair, as theatre-goers streamed into the brand new Boardwalk Theatre for... Continue Reading

Madcap ‘A Flea in Her Ear’ rollicks at MSF

Review August 06, 2023
CANTON, MI--Some things don’t change. Whether it is the beginning of the 20th Century or the end, a farce still has many of the same... Continue Reading