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 28 2014
Science fiction and beloved children’s books are risky categories for modestly budged community theater productions. With its 2014 season premiere, “A Wrinkle In Time,” Over the Ledge...
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...
Feb. 19 2014
Those who know the story of Cyrano de Bergerac based on Steve Martin’s version in the 1986 comedy “Roxanne” may be dismayed when watching the original play. As seen in Michigan State...
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...
Sept. 18 2013
War is not hell in Riverwalk Theatre´s production of “M*A*S*H.” It’s not even heck. It’s a minimalized setting for playwright Tim Kelly’s shallow versions of some of...
July 24 2013
Although the first two 'Tuna' shows were a solid draw for Williamston Theatre, the series' finale proves that not all good things come in threes
June 19 2013
Michigan is home to several well-known islands: Mackinac, Beaver, Isle Royale. Pretty and peaceful, to be sure, but there's one in mid-Michigan that's famous in its own right — the Long Island (as...
June 12 2013
"Drama at Inish" is a wee tale about a hotel owner in a wee seaside town who hires a wee acting troupe to perform decidedly un-wee plays for its summer season. The troupe, led by husband-and-wife actors...
March 27 2013
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.'s latest production, "Compulsion, or the House Behind," may be a bit esoteric for a broad audience. The biggest challenge is getting past a spectral puppet of Holocaust victim...
Feb. 27 2013
It's the theater company equivalent to an extravagant coming out party, a la MTV's "My Super Sweet 16." After eight years of producing youth-oriented Broadway revue shows, the Blue Light Players, a nonprofit...
Feb. 21 2013
"Sleuth," Riverwalk Theatre's latest production, is a classic cat-and-mouse story that remains entertaining, despite being somewhat dated
Dec. 5 2012
Some people consider the Esquire Club on Center Street to be the northern border of Lansing's Old Town district. Others might call the Golden Harvest the line of demarcation. Michael Beebe hopes to change...
Sept. 26 2012
If the 20th century Russian elite had Red Bull to mix with their vodka, they might have enjoyed their bleak existences more. The Michigan State University Theatre Department's two shows playing in repertory,...
Sept. 12 2012
It seems like productions of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" are outnumbering actual spelling bees lately. But if you're concerned that Over the Ledge Theatre Co.'s production of the show...

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