World-Premiere Parody Puts The Horror In Puberty

By Carolyn Hayes Harmer In 1970, an emerging writer published a seminal young-adult novel of a preteen girl figuring out school, fitting in, boys, religious [...]

Connections Made On Thursday Nights

By Amy J. Parrent The original comedy "Missed Connections: The Movie (Live on Stage)" features Tom Novik, Jessica Loria, Sean Robinson, James Cerini, Kevin [...]

Dracula Haunts Dio Dinner Theater

By Bridgette M. Redman "Dracula The Musical" continues at The Dio – Dining and Entertainment through Nov. 2 Photo: The Dio 'Tis the season for ghouls, ghosts, [...]

Exhilarating Escapades Of The Pre-Jet Set

By Carolyn Hayes Harmer Mathew Schwartz, Rusty Mewha and Kara Kimmer in "Around the World in 80 Days." Photo: Meadow Brook Theatre Long-distance travel, even [...]

A 'Glowing' Example Of Traditional Wisdom

By John Quinn Puppetry is different from most of the other performance arts, and therein lies its magic. The audience sees the art, but not the artists. A [...]

The Lehrer Report: Be Prepared For Fun

By Martin F. Kohn Brent Stansfield, Laura Sagolla, Matt Cameron and Roy Sexton in "Tomfoolery." Photo: Victoria Gilbert So, how is Tom Lehrer holding up these [...]

Frankenstein Story Finds Hope Amid Despair

By Bridgette M. Redman Kurt (Mark Colson) tries to help a stranger (Alex Leydenfrost) in the world premiere of "The Gravedigger, A Frankenstein Story" by [...]

A Bloody Fun Night Of 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 [...]

Here's To The Ladies Who Lunch

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: [...]

Performance Network Mines The Magic Of Uhry Classic

By Bridgette M. Redman Nancy Elizabeth Kammer and James Bowen in "Driving Miss Daisy." Photo: Performance Network Theatre "Driving Miss Daisy" by Alfred Uhry [...]

A Journey Ends, A Door Opens, The Past Enters

By Martin F. Kohn Michelle Mountain and Richard McWilliams in "Annapurna" at The Purple Rose Theatre. Photo: Sean Carter Name a main character Ulysses and [...]

Strange Bedfellows Change History (And Each Other)

Madelyn Poirter, Dan Johnson and Greg Trzaskoma in "The Best of Enemies." Photo: UDM Theatre Company Discussions of race and racism in modern-day America are [...]