Encore Michigan

‘Glamway ‘ at Planet Ant trolls the DeVos family

Review March 11, 2020
HAMTRAMCK, Mich.–The well-known pyramid scheme known as Amway is as ripe for lampoon as the Mormon Church (See The Book of Mormon). Enter a sketch-comedy... Continue Reading

Spinning Dot’s production of ‘The Kids from Amandla Street’ at Matrix March 14

Preview March 11, 2020
DETROIT—“When theater for youth is done well it gives everyone in the audience something to walk away with. Spinning Dot Theatre Productions always do,” shared... Continue Reading

Meadow Brook Theatre announces 13th annual Children’s Series

Season Announcement March 11, 2020
“These shows are a great chance for families to come and experience a live show in an intimate setting that’s close to home,” says Cheryl... Continue Reading

Matilda at The Riverbank memorable in Marine City

Review March 08, 2020
MARINE CITY, Mich.–There are some characters you just can’t help falling in love with, even when they are a little bit naughty. Precocious, clever, resilient... Continue Reading

Kickshaw’s ‘Lungs’ – a must-see exploration of what makes us human

Review March 08, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Lungs, by English playwright and director Duncan Macmillan, begins as a discussion between a man and a woman whose relationship has... Continue Reading

‘Next To Normal’ at Monster Box heartfelt and luminous

Review March 07, 2020
WATERFORD, Michigan–Whenever I have seen Next To Normal, the “rock” musical about a family coping with a bi-polar wife and mother, I find myself looking... Continue Reading

MSU Opera Theatre’s ‘La Clemenza di Tito’ runs March 18–22

Preview March 06, 2020
EAST LANSING—The MSU Opera Theatre presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) in four performances at Fairchild Theatre in the... Continue Reading

A call for support from Opera Modo on behalf of diversity in opera

Education March 04, 2020
DETROIT—Opera productions are sorely lacking in people of color due to underrepresentation in leadership and casting across the industry. Opera MODO is looking to support... Continue Reading

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