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Relationship to Crime

Mystery, murder and the age-old question of "why?" Each of these criteria is met in Stephen Dolginoff's crime musical "Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story." Recounting the tale of what was the "murder of [...]

By |2020-02-12T12:41:12-05:00February 5th, 2020|Entertainment, Theater|

‘Golden Girls Christmas’ a Fun Holiday Hit

Unauthorized drag parodies of "The Golden Girls" have become something of a boom market in recent years. Right now, various versions are in production in major cities across the country and even Off-Broadway. Metro Detroit’s own version, "A Very Drag Golden Girls Christmas," is at The Ringwald in Ferndale through Dec. 16.

By |2019-11-27T15:57:37-05:00November 27th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Theater|

Detroit Public Theatre Hosts ‘Girlfriend’ March 21 – April 14

Released in 1991, the album "Girlfriend" is the third studio album released by Matthew Sweet to critical acclaim. Years after that release, playwrights Todd Almond and Sweet reimagined the record into a full-length musical love story with an LGBTQ twist, a local production of which is slated to play at The Detroit Public Theatre from March 21 through April 14.

By |2019-03-13T13:51:08-04:00March 13th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Theater|

‘Evidence of Things Unseen’ Midwest Premiere Opened Detroit Rep’s 62nd Season

DETROIT — "Evidence of Things Unseen" is about two sisters, Abigail — an investigative journalist and atheist — and Jane, a stay-at-home mom and born-again Christian. The play follows the duo's differing responses to grief, revenge, sorrow and faith. Written by Katie Forgette, it opened Detroit Repertory Theatre’s 62nd season last week, and will and run through Dec. 23.

By |2018-11-07T16:28:24-05:00November 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Theater|

Over the Ledge Theatre Shows ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ Through Sept. 16

Over the Ledge Theatre is now featuring the play 'Dancing at Lughnasa' through Sept. 16. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for best play, it was praised by the New York Times as being a "ravishing memory play" that "carries its characters and audience aloft." The story is said to be loosely based on the life of its writer, Brian Friel, and begins in Ireland's County Donegal in 1936.

By |2018-09-05T11:48:28-04:00September 5th, 2018|Entertainment, Lansing, Neighborhoods, Theater|

It’ll Be a Gay Ol’ Time in Theaters Across Metro Detroit

If you’re a longtime theater fan – especially an LGBTQ theater fan – one thing you may have noticed over the years is that what’s popular one season may not be the next. Or that trends disappear as quickly as they arrive. That’s especially true of plays with LGBTQ themes and characters, which rise and fall and ebb and flow from one year to the next for no apparent reason.

By |2018-09-05T11:43:12-04:00September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

Meet Megan Buckley-Ball

What is it like being artistic director with the Matrix Theatre Company? Serving as Matrix Theatre Company’s Artistic Director is both exciting and challenging. Matrix’s staff is quite small, so we’ve all become accustomed to [...]

By |2018-09-05T11:38:53-04:00September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

Meet Paul Stark

What is one of your greatest challenges as the managing and artistic director at Monster box Theatre? One of the greatest challenges of directing a live performance theater is always funding. Finding funds to support [...]

By |2018-09-05T11:36:55-04:00September 5th, 2018|Applause, Guides, Theater|

Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’

Thinking of opera, one might imagine a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or Brunnhilde — a woman with a viking helmet and blonde braids belting out some massive vocal power. And, in many ways, opera is still representative of those traditional characters, but it's also an ever-changing medium that is growing with the times.

By |2018-03-28T13:39:15-04:00March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Entertainment, Michigan, News, Theater|