Una bella notte at MOT

By | 2014-11-20T09:00:00-05:00 November 20th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Amy J. Parrent Inna Los stars in Michigan Opera Theatre's "Madame Butterfly." Photo: John Grigaitis In the Michigan Opera Theatre program handed out at "Madame Butterfly," there is an interview with 93-year-old John [...]

It All Starts With This Hat

By | 2014-11-20T09:00:00-05:00 November 20th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Martin F. Kohn Danielle Nader and Adam Joseph Lopez in "The Motherfucker With the Hat." Photo: 4TheatrSake There's an old folk song that begins, "The other night when I got home as drunk [...]

‘Tiger’ Tempts Young Audiences

By | 2014-11-06T09:00:00-05:00 November 6th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Judith Cookis Rubens Toddlers and preschoolers aren't exactly a sit-still bunch, and expecting rapt attention at the theater is asking a lot. So it's nice when a children's show provides ample opportunity for kids [...]

Haste Lays Waste In Fair Verona

By | 2014-10-30T09:00:00-04:00 October 30th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Carolyn Hayes Harmer Miles Boucher and Devri Chism star in the Hilberry Theatre production of "Romeo and Juliet." Photo: Felix Li William Shakespeare accomplished one of the most enduring romances, that of "Romeo [...]

All In The Dysfunctional Family

By | 2014-10-23T09:00:00-04:00 October 23rd, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Jennifer Check (Chrysothemis), Christine Goerke (Elektra) in Michigan Opera Theatre's "Elektra." Photo: John Grigaitis 'Tis the season for houses of horror to appear all over Metro Detroit, but who would have [...]

Connections Made On Thursday Nights

By | 2014-10-16T09:00:00-04:00 October 16th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Amy J. Parrent The original comedy "Missed Connections: The Movie (Live on Stage)" features Tom Novik, Jessica Loria, Sean Robinson, James Cerini, Kevin Lytle, Jason Valentini and Nuverre Naami. Photo: Heather Sejnowski Go [...]

A Spirited Romp At Go!

By | 2014-10-16T09:00:00-04:00 October 16th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Amy J. Parrent James Quesada and Heather Sejnow star in "The Die Centennial" late night Thursdays at Go Comedy! Photo: Go Comedy! Thursday nights in October at Go Comedy! Improv Theater end with [...]

A Bloody Fun Night Of Theater

By | 2014-10-09T09:00:00-04:00 October 9th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Jenn McKee "Evil Dead: The Musical" continues at the City Theatre through Oct. 25. Photo: The Ringwald Theatre Yom Kippur - which began Friday night, when I was driving to Detroit's City Theatre [...]

Here’s To The Ladies Who Lunch

By | 2014-10-02T09:00:00-04:00 October 2nd, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Abigail (played by Amy Lauter) and Cheyenne (Carrie Jay Sayer) sympathize as B.J. (Diane Hill) sings "My Ex Husband Gets Married Today". Photo: Melissa Tremblay It seems like just yesterday that [...]

They Cram A Lot Into Spamalot

By | 2014-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Martin F. Kohn Keith Kalinowski as King Arthur and Sebastian Gerstner as Patsy in "Spamalot" at The Encore Musical Theatre. Photo: Thalia Schramm Excalibur. No, that isn't it. Exuberance. Yes, that's the word [...]

The House That Shepard Built

By | 2014-09-25T09:00:00-04:00 September 25th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Carolyn Hayes Harmer The Abreact Theatre Collective presents "Buried Child" through Oct. 11. Photo: The Abreact With a title as uplifting as "Buried Child," the viewer might presume (correctly) that bleak times are [...]

‘Angels’ We Have Heard On High

By | 2014-09-18T09:00:00-04:00 September 18th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn Harper (Meredith Deighton) and Prior (Bailey Boudreau) share a close moment together in The Ringwald Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's two-part masterpiece, "Angels in America." Photo: Brandy Joe Plambeck. "Putting the [...]

Ringwald Completes Epic Tale

By | 2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00 September 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By John Quinn The Great Messenger (Cara Trautman) and The Messenger (Bailey Boudreau) in The Ringwald Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's two-part masterpiece, "Angels in America." Photo: Brandy Joe Plambeck. The complete title of [...]

How The Other Half Drinks

By | 2014-09-11T09:00:00-04:00 September 11th, 2014|Entertainment, Theater|

By Carolyn Hayes Harmer "Laundry & Bourbon" and "Lone Star" continue at The Snug through Sept. 21. Photo: The Snug Theatre Gather enough evidence surrounding a thing, and you'll get an idea of the [...]