Encore Michigan

Beautiful ‘Cyrano’ at MOT is perfect tribute to retiring DiChiera

May 14, 2017
DETROIT, Mich. – Dr. David DiChiera, the impresario who founded Michigan Opera Theatre 46 years ago, is retiring at the end of the season to... Continue Reading

Farmers Alley celebrates WWII music with “The Andrews Brothers”; opens April 21

April 14, 2017
KALAMAZOO—Farmers Alley Theatre is celebrating the greatest music of the 1940’s with The Andrews Brothers running April 21-May 7 at the Little Theatre on Oakland... Continue Reading

Wild Swan’s Scrooge delights the kids

December 10, 2016
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A Christmas Carol may be one of the most elastic shows ever written. There are versions that range from a half-hour... Continue Reading

Trey Devey named president of Interlochen

October 26, 2016
INTERLOCHEN, MI - Interlochen Center for the Arts today named Trey Devey President of the instititution, succeeding Jeffrey Kimpton, who is retiring after fourteen years... Continue Reading

Penny Seats announces 7th season, year-round offerings

October 17, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor’s Penny Seats Theatre Company is set to open its seventh season this year, with four shows, the largest season... Continue Reading

Read Daniel Skora on Puzzle Piece’s “Ambition Facing West.”

October 12, 2016
FERNDALE, Mich. – It’s not always an easy decision to leave one’s homeland and migrate to another country. That which pushes you out is often... Continue Reading

PuppetART delivers gorgeous marionette ballet of Sleeping Beauty

Review September 11, 2016
DETROIT – Puppetry is an ancient and difficult theater craft to do well. Thankfully, the Southeast Michigan theater community is blessed to have PuppetART to... Continue Reading

Read The Freep on “Veep’s”, and Detroit’s, Sam Richardson

March 13, 2016
The unflappable Richard Splett approaches tasks on HBO’s “Veep” with maximum optimism and an uncertain grasp of logistics. Take the scene where he is asked whether... Continue Reading

The NYT: Jeff Daniels writes on why he is reprising “Blackbird” on Broadway

Other Voices March 05, 2016
By Jeff Daniels [reprinted here with permission] The first time I visited the Grand Canyon, I froze. Try as I might, it was too much... Continue Reading

Kickshaw opens this week in A2 with Electric Baby

Preview January 25, 2016
No, The Electric Baby isn’t the name of a new band; it’s the first full production to be staged by Kickshaw Theatre – a new, Ann... Continue Reading

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