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Theater Events for the period Aug. 24-Sept. 2

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

PROFESSIONAL THEATER/OPERA: Box Fest 2006 The third annual event that showcases the work of female directors who, along with their casts, donate their time and box office receipts to benefit women's organizations throughout southeast Michigan. [...]

Art & Around for the period Aug. 24-Sept. 2

By |2017-10-31T08:41:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/GARDEN TOURS: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Summertime Behind the Scenes tours include "Staff Life on the Estate," "The Secrets Behind the Paintings" and "Cotswold Architecture"; plus Special Interest Tours "Modernism on the Cutting Edge" [...]

Art & Around for the period Feb. 16-25

By |2017-10-31T07:52:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Art, Historical & Science Museums: Cranbrook Art Museum "Shoot the Family," contemporary photography and video exploring the undercurrents of domestic life. Through March 26. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 1-877-462-7262. http://www.cranbrook.edu. Detroit Historical [...]

Theater Events for the period Feb. 16-25

By |2017-10-31T07:52:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater/Opera: Annie The timeless tale of a little orphan girl who never gives up hope. Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Feb. 21-26. $19.50-$64.50. 313-872-1000. http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com. Brooklyn Boy A novelist whose book hits the bestseller list [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T07:52:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|

Review: 'Syncopation' Something 'magnificent' at Meadow Brook Remember those story problems you had to solve in math class? The ones that went something like this: A train leaves New York on Monday at 8 a.m. [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:47:10-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Spunk' A 'spunky' show at Plowshares Up-and-coming authors are often instructed to "write about what you know" - and that's exactly what novelist, folklorist, playwright and poet Zora Neale Hurston did throughout much of [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:47:10-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Preview: 2005 'Michigan Theatre Festival' Nine professional theaters unite to produce historic festival in Ann Arbor Theater will be busting out all over Ann Arbor next month when the 2005 Michigan Theater Festival opens its [...]

Theater Events for the period May 19 – 28

By |2017-10-31T06:45:37-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater: Brighton Beach Memoirs Part one of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy is a portrait of the writer as a Brooklyn teenager in 1937. Staged Wednesday through Sunday (excluding Friday) by the Jewish Ensemble Theatre [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Deceptions to the Rule' Detective thrillers get dead-on comedic treatment at Planet Ant Never trust a woman you're blackmailing, the audience is told at the beginning of "Deceptions to the Rule," the sixteenth original [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Bright Beach Memoirs' JET closes season with 'memorable' Neil Simon comedy There's a risk directors take whenever they hire adults to play teenagers in shows such as "Brighton Beach Memoirs." More often than not, [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:44:49-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Contemporary art by Arab American artists on exhibit at Arab American National Museum DEARBORN - "In/Visible," the first exhibition of contemporary art by first and second generation Americans of Arab heritage opens May 19 to [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:43:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wayne State hosts celebration of Detroit film and media art DETROIT - This year's annual Wayne State University Film and Media Arts festival, MovingMedia 2005, has widened its scope and expanded into a five-day event [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:43:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train' Drama delivers message that God can be found in the most unusual places - and people If there is one spot on Earth where you might not expect to [...]

Theater Events for the period May 12 – 21

By |2017-10-31T06:43:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater: Brighton Beach Memoirs Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy is a portrait of the writer as a Brooklyn teenager in 1937. Staged Wednesday through Sunday (excluding Friday) by the Jewish Ensemble Theatre [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:39:24-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

DSO youth orchestras perform 2004-05 season finale concerts DETROIT - While the end of the school year is still several weeks away, the conclusion of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Ensembles' 2004-05 season is fast [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:39:24-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Metamorphosis' Detroit's 'coolest theater' tackles Kafka with captivating results Some people get no respect. One such person is Gregor Samsa, a hardworking, unmarried man who supports his ungrateful family with a thankless job [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:39:24-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'And the World Goes 'Round' Meadow Brook closes season with musical tribute to Kander and Ebb "Sometimes you're happy, and sometimes you're sad," a Kander and Ebb song says, but audience members at the [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:37:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Bus Stop' 'That Old Black Magic' works its spell at the Purple Rose "Somehow, deep inside me, I got a funny feeling I'm gonna end up in Montana," a 19-year-old nightclub singer, known only [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:37:50-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Savage in Limbo' Shanley's characters are afraid to move on, but to their credit, DET's actors aren't What do you do when you put on a play and nobody comes? That's the decision that [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:37:03-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

MSU Symphony Orchestra, choral ensembles, and four soloists to perform Verdi's 'Requiem' EAST LANSING- The MSU School of Music will present Verdi's "Requiem" Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. in Great Hall, Wharton Center on [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:36:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Preview: 'Mrs. Shakespeare Dishes the Dirt' Better half of The Bard finally gets her say in world premiere production If, as the theory goes, behind every great man stands a woman, there must have been [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:36:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Misalliance' Hilberry marries Shaw's chatty comedy with invigorating performances After attending the opening night performance of George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" at the Hilberry Theatre in Detroit this past Friday night, it's easy to understand [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:36:16-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tony Award winner Savion Glover returns to The Whiting FLINT - Tony Award winner Savion Glover will electrify The Whiting stage in an exhilarating new series of rhythmic performances Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. [...]

Opus 21: Music in the key of diversity

By |2018-01-16T02:07:34-05:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Spring concerts feature world premiere compositions with a Motown flavor KALAMAZOO - Once upon a time, music lovers were a persnickety bunch. Tchaikovsky lovers supported the local symphony, Brubeck aficionados hit the jazz clubs and [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:34:45-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Comedy of Errors' It's no error: BoarsHead doubles the comedy in classic Shakespeare tale It's no secret that working together can put a tremendous strain on a marriage. So with that in mind, [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:34:45-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Byrd's Boy' Platitudes on ice: Lost souls seek answers at the Detroit Rep It was an interesting question playwright Bruce J. Robinson once asked himself: What possibly could have driven the son of a [...]

Theater Events for the period April 7 – 16

By |2017-10-31T06:34:45-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater: And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank An extraordinary multimedia play that weaves live performances and videotaped interviews with holocaust survivors. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Meadow Brook [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Last Yankee' & '74 Georgia Avenue' Depressing themes give way to bright performances at JET I can hear it now. "Wanna go see a play tonight?" someone somewhere in metro Detroit will ask [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

UMS Arab World Music Festival finale weekend celebration ANN ARBOR - The University Musical Society's Arab World Music Festival closes with a special finale weekend celebrating Arab artists who span the traditional-contemporary spectrum of performing [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:31:38-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'Twilight' & 'The Trip' Opposites attract: ART stages comedy and drama at new home in downtown Detroit "There is a tremendous healing and educational power in theater," Oliver Pookrum states in the program for [...]

Curtain Calls

By |2017-10-31T06:27:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Review: 'The Stillness Between Breaths' Sisters revisit wonders and regrets in world premiere at Performance Network Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963? April 4, 1968? Or Jan. 28, 1986? Tragic moments have a way [...]

Curtain Calls XTRA

By |2017-10-31T06:27:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Preview: 'Little Shop of Horrors' Horrors! Blood-thirsty plant grows on actress Tari Kelly There's much that's striking about the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" that's coming to East Lansing's Wharton Center beginning March 29. For [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:27:47-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

AA1 UM: Members of the U of M Solar Cat Team pose with M-Pulse at the 2001 Australian World Solar Challenge. Photo: Cranbrook Institute of Science UM Solar Car Race Team to display award winning [...]

Theater Events for the period March 10 – 19

By |2017-10-31T06:26:18-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Professional Theater: And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank An extraordinary multimedia play that weaves live performances and videotaped interviews with holocaust survivors. Presented Wednesday through Sunday at Meadow Brook [...]

Art & Around

By |2017-10-31T06:25:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wellspring's Alternative Dance Project presents Margie Gillis KALAMAZOO - This year, Wellspring decided to celebrate its remarkable 25th anniversary by presenting just one truly incredible guest artist: internationally acclaimed solo dance artist Margie Gillis from [...]