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Nov. 16 2017
Timeless is one of those words that gets tossed around for older movies and shows. But “An American in Paris,” the musical now running at the Wharton Center, really is timeless. It may be based...
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Nov. 16 2017
If the descriptors “classic” or “spoken in verse” usually scare you away from the atre, fear not. Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s current production of “The...
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Nov. 9 2017
Lansing Community College’s production of “The Government Inspector” now running at Dart Auditorium may be set in 1836 Russia, but the themes and foibles regarding government corruption...
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Oct. 19 2017
Queen of the nightYou Will Always Love ‘The Bodyguard’ Starting with a cannon blast and ending with a dance encore, “The Bodyguard” is guaranteed to keep you awake. For better...
Oct. 5 2017
Argue like it's 1787Timely ‘Taming’ rewrites the Constitution, with more jokes Two women wake up in a strange hotel room, one without pants and both without their phones. How did they get...
Sept. 21 2017
A tumultuous 'Tempest'The East Lansing Community Theatre brings variety to Shakespeare classic If you’re tempted to see “The Tempest,” be warned: although this is a free production,...
Sept. 14 2017
The cast of ‘9 to 5’ Crackles You have one more weekend to tumble out of bed and pour yourself a cup of ambition to see “9 to 5 The Musical.” If the ambitious Owosso Community...
June 7 2017
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lansing native Lisa Kron, “Fun Home” is an intimate, honest, funny and heartbreaking autobiographical...
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April 5 2017
If you could visit a deceased loved one, would you? That’s one question, among with many others, posed by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Eu- rydice.” Sarah Ruhl’s...
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March 15 2017
“What do you see?” is a question that’s asked repeatedly in “Red,” the latest production running in Riverwalk Theatre’s Black Box. It’s one of many probing questions...
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Feb. 22 2017
“Cabaret,” John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony winning musical, is both somewhat dated and extremely relevant. While this version of “Cabaret” struggles at...
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Feb. 15 2017
“Heathers: The Musical” is a dark — more like black — satire. If you haven’t seen the ‘80s cult film on which it’s based, you’ve now been warned. That said,...
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Feb. 8 2017
There are no easy answers in “Blood at the Root,” but there are a lot of good questions. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by guest director Steve H. Broadnax III, the Michigan State...
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Feb. 8 2017
Medicare’s “donut hole” is an oddly playful name for a serious situation. Former BoarsHead Theatre artistic director Kristine Thatcher, in an extended battle with ovarian cancer, has...
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Jan. 11 2017
Behind every great song is a great songwriter. “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” highlights one such songwriter and the inspiring true story of her successful transition from anonymity...
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Dec. 28 2016
In their own way, local productions became an emotional roadmap for the tumultuous year. In January, two productions explored grief and loss in profoundly different ways
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Dec. 14 2016
It’s nothing personal, just business — family business, that is. For the high body count in the show, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is relatively tame. But if you...
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Nov. 9 2016
Owosso Community Player’s latest production, “Inherit the Wind,” is easily the most relevant production running this election season. It’s based on a court case from 1925, but the...
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Oct. 15 2016
Get out your spangled spandex and channel your inner “Dancing Queen,” because “Mamma Mia!” is back at the Wharton Center
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Oct. 5 2016
Why are people so mean to each other? That’s the basic question behind Simon Stephens’ “Punk Rock,” a play about seven anxious teenagers in a high pressure British grammar school