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May 13, 2019

Courtesy of The Purple Rose Theatre Company 

Influential and timeless from its creation in 1947, the Arthur Miller classic “All My Sons” has landed on The Purple Rose’s stage, and with it a heaping of memorable performances, scathing political commentary, and well-crafted...

April 29, 2019

Courtesy of The Encore Musical Theatre Company/Michele Anliker photography 

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “Brigadoon” is a quirky little musical that not very often is given its due in the spotlight. Save for the 1954 Gene Kelly classic, I wager that if you survey...

April 24, 2019

Courtesy of The Croswell Opera House

The Croswell Opera House has assembled a talented batch of individuals to help bring “Once” - based on the Oscar winning film by John Carney - to their stage (one of the first community theatres to do so). This isn’t the normal tier of...

April 18, 2019

Courtesy of Michele Anliker Photography/The Dio

Determined is the first word that comes to mind when I think of The Dio’s latest production, the gigantic and larger than life musical: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” which, of course, is inspired and based on the Disney clas...

March 24, 2019

Courtesy of Universal Pictures 

Before he turned into a modern day Hitchcock for 21st century moviegoers, Jordan Peele had established himself as a comedian with the likes of his popular sketch comedy series “Key and Peele” and when you decipher his directorial debut from...

March 19, 2019

For every generation, there are touchstones that stake their claim inside history books. Ironically, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap musical “Hamilton” not only centers around the most important touchstone of our nation’s history, but it’s also a touchstone for contemporary cul...

March 8, 2019

If you’ve read the best-selling young adult novels or found yourself in a movie theater circa 2010 catching the flicks (guilty as charged), chances are you’ve heard of “The Lightning Thief” - the musical based upon “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” “The Lightening Thief...

March 5, 2019

Julie Dolan in a scene from 'The Glass Menagerie' courtesy of The Croswell Opera House 

"I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you the illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you the truth in...

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