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Pointless Brewery and Theatre Opening Dec. 11 with programs for families

News December 05, 2015
ANN ARBOR–Following a successful fund raising and months of work, Pointless Brewery and Theatre will open its doors on Friday Dec. 11 at 7PM, and... Continue Reading

Other Voices: Read the Freep on Planet Ant’s “Orson’s Shadow”

December 03, 2015
No theater is large enough to house the gargantuan egos of Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier. So half the fun of Orson’s Shadow, a new play... Continue Reading

Dio announces 2016 season lineup

Season Announcement September 27, 2015
The Dio – Dining & Entertainment announced their 2016 theatre season which includes two plays, three musicals, and a South East Michigan professional premiere! Proof... Continue Reading

Farmers Alley Theatre opens Spotlight Series Concerts August 21

August 15, 2015
Farmers Alley Theatre kicks off its brand new “Spotlight Series Concerts” on August 21 & 22 when local jazz musician Nich Mueller headlines his very... Continue Reading

The importance of being “Ernie”

July 10, 2015
No one ever called him Mr. Harwell—not more than once, anyway. If you met him he’d make you feel like a friend. If you’d never... Continue Reading

Cheese balls, sweat and prayers keep audiences laughing

June 18, 2015
Article:9863; Posted: June 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Put the writings of David and Amy Sedaris together and you know you’re going to get something... Continue Reading

A “Pip” of a show at Fisher

June 11, 2015
Inspired, presumably, by the opening lyric “We’ve got magic to do,” director Diane Paulus re-conceived Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 musical “Pippin” as a circus show and... Continue Reading

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Bad day. Good Play

March 18, 2015
By John Quinn Posted: March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. DETROIT--Don’t let the fact that the motion picture, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,... Continue Reading

2014 Wilde Award Winners

September 15, 2014
The 2013-14 professional theater season was a tempestuous one, an even more unsettled year than usual for the state's theaters. So perhaps it was appropriate... Continue Reading

‘Piano’ puts a century of song and dance on grand display

Review December 07, 2013
Scanning Irving Berlin's popular song catalog is like taking a journey through the history and pop culture of America's 20th century. The composer-lyricist, who lived... Continue Reading