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...
Nov. 11 2015
Broadway productions often get a bad rap for adapting popular stories from the silver screen to the stage. Dramas and comedies are transformed into glitzy musicals that only vaguely resemble their source...
Nov. 11 2015
Set somewhere in the mid-‘80s in smalltown Kentucky, Fern (Rachel Mender), a 30-year-old with self-diagnosed agoraphobia, runs a daycare for babies
Nov. 11 2015
It’s so simple: interview a group of people about their lives and assemble their stories into a script. That’s the basic premise and structure of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest...
Nov. 4 2015
If your only impression of the military is from Hollywood films or video games, Peppermint Creek Theater Co., in partnership with the nationally recognized Telling Project, is hoping to change that
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Oct. 13 2015
You don’t have to be a fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to enjoy “Jersey Boys.” The songs are frustratingly infectious, and the rags-to-riches meets “Goodfellas”...
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Oct. 7 2015
Williamston Theatre leads off its 10th season with an encore production of its very first show, “Rounding Third.”
Sept. 30 2015
At its core, playwright Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Whale” is a devastating portrait of a morbidly obese man who sees the good in everyone except himself
Sept. 22 2015
Like a sequined dress from the fairy godmother herself, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” shimmers with life at the Wharton Center. Featuring a new book by Douglas Carter Beane,...
Sept. 16 2015
Adapted from the hit 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” the musical looks and feels an awful lot like “The Producers” — another story...
Aug. 19 2015
To really appreciate “Elegies,” Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, you have to take it on its terms. “Elegies” describes itself as a “song cycle,”...
Aug. 12 2015
The Renegade Theatre Festival is back for its 10th season. The annual festival, which takes over the storefronts and streets of Old Town for the weekend, has become like an family reunion for Lansing’s...
July 8 2015
William Woodland, Bill to his friends, is finally retiring from local theater — for real this time. Over a span of almost 50 years, the 80-yearold Lansing resident designed and built hundreds of...