Encore Michigan

Matrix Theatre Company receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

News December 17, 2016
DETROIT—National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved Matrix Theatre Company for a grant in the amount of $20,000 to support arts education programming in... Continue Reading

PuppetART seeks future board members

News December 17, 2016
Want to give back to the community? Want to get involved in a thriving art non-profit in Downtown Detroit? PuppetART is seeking local community members and... Continue Reading

“Pinkalicious, the Musical” returns to City Theatre in April; tickets on sale December 16

News December 15, 2016
DETROIT—Now in its 10th year, Vital Theatre Company's Pinkalicious, The Musical, based on the popular children’s book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, returns to the... Continue Reading

In dreamy ‘Snow Queen,’ storytellers and puppet artistry reigns

Review December 10, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Winter doesn't officially begin until late December, but Michigan weather usually arrives early to that particular party. So the timing of the... Continue Reading

Riverbank Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy offers six-week sessions beginning January; registration open now

News December 10, 2016
MARINE CITY—In September, Riverbank Theatre launched a Performing Arts Academy, geared toward enhancing the student’s knowledge of the art of performance in the theater. This... Continue Reading

What A Do’s “Christmas Schooner” sets sail with tradition and tenderness

Review December 04, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Mich. – When storytellers start to tackle Christmas stories, they often reach for the heart-felt, the miraculous, the stories that center around families and... Continue Reading

Theatre Nova’s “Sugar Plum Panto” is sweet and delicious for the whole family

Review November 29, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Silliness. Laughter. A little cross dressing. Song parodies. And you can bring the little ones even while enjoying some of the... Continue Reading

Encore’s “Mary Poppins” warms and delights without taking flight

Review November 26, 2016
The following review is based on a preview performance DEXTER, Mich. – It just goes to show you that a theater can put on a... Continue Reading

Flint Youth Theatre creates magic with Jungle Book

Review October 11, 2016
FLINT, Mich. – The Flint Youth Theatre knows how to transform a stage into a magical place where children can lose themselves in rich storytelling... Continue Reading

Matrix Theatre Teen Company to present self-written plays in October

News September 28, 2016
DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Teen Company members spent the summer working with renowned playwright Noah Haidle to independently write original plays. The plays will be presented as... Continue Reading