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,...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Oct. 15 2016
Get out your spangled spandex and channel your inner “Dancing Queen,” because “Mamma Mia!” is back at the Wharton Center
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
Sept. 14 2016
If you’re an ‘80s rock fan looking for nothin’ but a good time, the Owosso Community Players have you covered with “Rock of Ages.”
Sept. 7 2016
Modern music listeners are used to seeing album art as tiny thumbnails in an iTunes library or a Spotify playlist
Aug. 10 2016
Hopefully Lansing residents aren’t feeling festival fatigue yet. Before the Great Lakes Folk Festival gets going Friday in East Lansing, Renegade Theatre Festival kicks off its 11th year Thursday...
July 13 2016
To see it or not to see it, that is the question. On one hand, Over the Ledge Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet)” is ideal summer theater fun....
May 20 2016
FRIDAY, May 20 — Fear not, romance fans. “The Bridges of Madison County” is one of the rare Broadway musical adaptations that not only delivers the steamy material of its source material...
April 21 2016
In “Matilda the Musical,” which waltzed into the Wharton Center earlier this week, a young girl wages a war against illiteracy, ignorance and bullying. That character is Matilda, and her eponymous
March 23 2016
Unlike real life, it’s virtually impossible to die in a roleplaying game. There are spells and extra lives — or if things really get hairy, you just restart the game
March 9 2016
Before Sept. 11, 2001, there was Dec. 21, 1988 when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers on board and 11 people on the ground
Feb. 10 2016
Some Broadway shows age better than others. For a musical that debuted in 1959, “The Sound of Music” looks and sounds remarkably fresh
Feb. 10 2016
Death can be challenging to process. People may lock away their emotions rather than deal with them
Dec. 30 2015
Arguably the most powerful production this season was “Telling: Lansing,” produced by Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. Featuring a cast of mostly non-actors telling personal stories related to...

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