March 18 2013
The East Lansing High School Center for the Performing Arts is offering everyone a chance to meet the Candy Man himself when the curtain rises on “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Friday
March 18 2013
Summer vacation is on the horizon and Stormfield Theatre is looking to entertain and educate young theater fans over the break with the Fractured Fairy Tale Series, its 2011 Drama Camp for Kids
March 18 2013
There’s nothing quite like a night at the opera
March 18 2013
As director Jane Falion tells it, it’s not hard to understand why “The Fantasticks” has endured since its Off-Broadway debut in 1960. “It’s simply a beautiful show," Falion...
March 18 2013
As its title suggests, the action in the new Mid Michigan Family Theatre comedy doesn’t unfold anywhere near The Great White Way
March 18 2013
Thursday, Feb. 15 — “Hound Dog.” “Poison Ivy.” “Stand By Me.” Since the dawn of the rock-n-roll era, few songwriting duos have had as much of an impact or left...
March 18 2013
Thursday, March 8 — St. Patrick’s Day festivities kick off a bit early when the bawdy Irish-American comics of “The Irish Comedy Tour” arrive at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre...
Sept. 5 2012
Spielberg shares equal stage time with Shakespeare (sort of) in this diverse theater season that tries to leave no audience behind. This season's crop of choices includes heavy hitters such as McNally,...
July 25 2012
Seaton conceived the Civil War drama on a trip to her native Tennessee. While studying public records relating to the African-American post-slavery experience, she examined her family's history and discovered...
April 11 2012
Roll over Beethoven, it’s time to rock. The lights go up on the Lansing Symphony Orchestra´s “Piano Man: The Music of Billy Joel” at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall Saturday....
Feb. 8 2012
Area audiences will have the chance to see something new — and yet perhaps familiar — when the Michigan State University Department of Theatre offers free performances of the semi-staged workshop...
Feb. 1 2012
When the lights come up on the Holt Dimondale Community Players’ production of “Company,” it will be the realization of a dream for its star, Chad DeKatch
Jan. 11 2012
In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are just bit players, roaming the edge of the story, never really getting their moment in the spotlight
Dec. 7 2011
A legendary carol gets a rewrite in Riverwalk Theatre s The Five Golden Rings, which bows on the main stage Saturday
Nov. 2 2011
By CHRISTOPHER HORB We seem to live in an age when uncouth behavior is showcased and celebrated across the reality-TV spectrum and audiences can t get enough of it. It s clear there is fun to be had in...
Sept. 21 2011
Brian (Brian de Vries) and Stacey (Marianne Chan) have discovered that raising their two children has not been quite as satisfying as they had hoped it would be and it’s gotten in the way of their...
Sept. 14 2011
“Sister” was written by Charles Busch, a Tony-winning playwright and female impersonator known for irreverent pop-culture-skewering shows like “Psycho Beach Party” and “Die!...
Aug. 24 2011
The play depicts a trio of World War I veterans (played by Gary Houston, Richard Marlatt and Richard Henzel) plotting to escape the confines of a military hospital. It was written by French playwright...
June 8 2011
Written by Albert Innaurato, “Gemini” unfolds in the backyard of a blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood, circa 1973, where Francis Geminiani has returned home for his summer break from Harvard
June 1 2011
At first glance, it may seem that director Lisa Sodman Elzinga has murder on the brain. She is, after all, behind Riverwalk Theatre’s “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” which opens Thursday....