March 23 2016
“Motortown” is not the kind of play that one likes, in the same way one shouldn’t like a film like “A Clockwork Orange.” Admire, certainly, but like? Nope. Lansing Community...
March 9 2016
Now that Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. is ensconced in the Miller Performing Arts Center, it faces a Review problem familiar to nonprofit theater companies: its ambitions are bigger than its performance...
Dec. 30 2015
The theater companies of the Greater Lansing area produce a tremendous number of quality theatrical productions each year. And while City Pulse’s Pulsar awards are a sincere way to honor the best...
Nov. 11 2015
Starlight Dinner Theatre knows its target audience, and director Jane Zussman knows how to please them. Its production of “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” is a perfect example...
Oct. 28 2015
When a literary work is classified as “important,” the connotation is that it is intellectually ponderous and pretentious. Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “Diary of Anne Frank”...
Oct. 7 2015
It doesn’t start with a neighborhood watch shooting, a police beating or a burning cross. It starts with a drawing on a whiteboard. Yet in the residence hall microcosm of “Baltimore,”...
March 25 2015
Peppermint Creek’s latest production, “Dogfight,” is a play about unattractive women and crass human behavior, set against the backdrop of a violent global conflict on the eve of a presidential...
Feb. 18 2015
Ixion Theatre’s latest production, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — the Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)” is the polar opposite of its last play. Review...
Feb. 11 2015
Williamston Theatre is entering a new chapter with the purchase of the building it has inhabited since 2006. Its first production since the purchase is historic as well: pairing two respected theater professionals...
Jan. 28 2015
The online description of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.´s current production, "Or You Could Kiss Me," accurately sums up its storyline about an aging couple who grapple with the impending death of...
Dec. 31 2014
The year came in like a lion, literally, as Williamston Theatre opened 2014 with an outstanding production of “The Lion in Winter.” In this era of reality television where families trade their...
Nov. 19 2014
There can be no play more aptly fitting MSU’s seasonal theme of “Power Plays” than “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” It is a powerful script about powerful people carelessly playing...
June 26 2014
THURSDAY, June 26 — The Summer Circle Theatre Series at MSU continues with a work that investigates the circular nature of families and fates. The musical “Ruthless” is far from an academic...
May 14 2014
The title of Riverwalk Theatre’s latest black box production, “Telling Lives,” may be a play on “telling lies,” or it may be that the circumstances in which each character...
April 16 2014
It is not possible to crow too loudly about MSU’s production of “Peter Pan,” especially as Peter himself insists the audience do so during his showstopping number, “I Gotta Crow.”...
April 2 2014
For those who have wished they could tune out their family during a Christmas fight over who ruined the childhood of whom, Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s “Tribes” will serve as a cautionary...
Dec. 11 2013
If Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” was a dessert, audience members would sink Review into diabetic comas well before intermission
Nov. 6 2013
The theme of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s 2013-‘14 season is “battle lines,” and they mean it. The group’s artistic director, Chad Badgero, has never shied away from a complex...
Oct. 16 2013
This month, Lansing-area folks who prefer to be scared in a more passive and cultured manner than running Review from a masked actor wielding a chainsaw in a corn maze should feast on Williamston Theatre’s...
Oct. 2 2013
If you live in Lansing, Ariniko O’Meara has been to your house. If you were sitting on your porch when she was by, you probably saw her. She was the woman with the camera around her neck who called...

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