Encore Michigan

‘The Peculiar Patriot’ sizzles while turning the lights on the American prison system

Review February 18, 2023
DETROIT, MI–In Liza Jessie Peterson’s The Peculiar Patriot, now playing at The Detroit Public Theatre through March 5, people of privilege are being let in... Continue Reading

Review: The Language Archive at Theatre NOVA teaches real love language

Review February 16, 2023
ANN ARBOR, MI--All language is communication. But not all communication has to be language. That could be a two-sentence review of Julia Cho’s The Language... Continue Reading

The Ringwald opens ‘Assassins’ 2/23

Show Announcement February 13, 2023
The Ringwald Theatre is honored to present a new production of the late Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical masterpiece Assassins. A multiple Tony Award-winning... Continue Reading

Bruce Millan, co-founder of The Detroit Rep and Michigan theater giant has died.

obituary February 13, 2023
DETROIT, MI—Bruce Millan, one of the founders of The Detroit Repertory Theatre here, has died. He was 94. Millan and co-founder Barbara Busby retired in... Continue Reading

Moby Dick is a “whale of a show.”

Review February 13, 2023
ANN ARBOR, MI--When my editor asked me to review a production of a musical version of the 1851 classic novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville,... Continue Reading

Tipping Point’s ‘Light’ is a brisk, to-the-point story of love, pain and understanding

Review February 12, 2023
NORTHVILLE, MI--The Light, a play by Loy A. Webb, runs a quick 70 minutes without an intermission. Some playwrights today don't know when to put... Continue Reading

Jagged Little Pill comes to Detroit 2/14-26th

Show Announcement February 11, 2023
DETROIT, MI Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette (she/her), tickets to the Tony and... Continue Reading

Detroit Mercy’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a hoot, while staying true to Austen

Review February 11, 2023
DETROIT, MI--Thank Jane Austen for living and writing so long ago that her writing and characters are in the public domain for imaginative writers like... Continue Reading

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