art7672
Aug. 1 2012
The script is a good choice to educate audiences about how children deal with grief. It is touching without being preachy and balances tragedy with appropriate humor.
art7657
July 25 2012
In this case, as with last year's "Greater Tuna," that cast is Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker. While director John Lepard is plenty skilled and accomplished, working with Gribble and Parker must make...
June 20 2012
In March, Detroit's Uptown Film Festival named local filmmaker Michael McCallum the Michigan Independent Filmmaker of the Year. He has not rested on his laurels
June 6 2012
Scaling down these humongous Stephen Sondheim musicals is like squeezing a Mini Cooper in the back of a Lincoln Navigator. Sure, it will fit, but it won't leave anyone much legroom. The production has...
art7210
April 4 2012
The full title of the play is “The Usual: A Musical Love Story.” Williamston’s run of the show is the world premiere of the original work, with book and lyrics by Alan Gordon and music...
March 21 2012
Brick is a study in conflict, as he fights his wife, his father, and his own demons. He is deeply mired in guilt after the death of his best friend, and attempts to drown out the world by hiding in his...
art6943
Feb. 1 2012
From the props to the physical farce, the show is a throwback to traditional vaudeville styles, spiced up with modern-day sexual politics
art6798
Dec. 28 2011
The City Pulse theater reviewers see upwards of 50 shows a year, which means that by the end of the year many of the productions are a blur. The standouts, the ones that eventually grab up fistfuls of...
art6684
Nov. 30 2011
Filmmakers A.E. Griffin and Michael McCallum may be the hardest working men in Michigan show business. It s impossible to count how many productions they have worked on, both independently and collectively,...
art6624
Nov. 16 2011
Michigan State University s Department of Theatre s production of The Beaux Stratagem is a sweet comedy of errors that reminds one of Brach s Neapolitan Sundaes candies found in the bulk candy...
Nov. 9 2011
Those who saw Michigan State University Theatre Department s Two 9/11 Plays in September may find The Guys to be slow and sedate. In actuality the pieces complement each other well. The MSU plays were...
art6501
Oct. 26 2011
As director James W. Houska said in his welcome last Saturday night, “Conspiracy” is not a show to be enjoyed. It is, however, an important event in history that people should experience and...
art6480
Oct. 19 2011
It is interesting that Dowd warms up to the role after doffing the iconic baseball cap, and really hits his stride as Oscar prepares for a double-date with neighbors Gwendolyn and Cecily Pigeon (Charlotte...
art6447
Oct. 12 2011
In 1990 Aussie band The Church released a single called “Terra Nova Cain,” which sounds like just the remedy needed after enduring Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “Terra Nova.”...
art6310
Sept. 7 2011
In its second season, Stormfield Theatre is proving itself to be the little theater that can that is, they can produce high-quality shows that so transfix an audience that one easily forgets there is...
art6135
July 27 2011
While not a flameout, Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “Flaming Idiots” is not quite as funny as it could be. In his directorial debut at Riverwalk, Josh Martin displays skill in staging...
art5900
May 25 2011
“The more things change, the more they stay the same” is one of those truisms that is not always true. And it’s probably something that Eppie Lederer said at some time in the 47 years...
art5904
May 25 2011
Reading the description of Williamston Theatre’s latest production “Eleemoynary” before heading to the theater, you might wonder if the play will leave you bawling over unresolved mommy...
art5870
May 18 2011
It was apropos that after the opening night performance of Peppermint Creek’s “The Pride,” the New Order song “Bizarre Love Triangle” came on the radio. The combination of...
art5714
April 13 2011
What is the difference between art and craft? Can a craft be honed to the point of becoming art, or is the artist aspect of a work based on ideas more than skill? When debaters tire of arguing over the...