Review: ‘Newsies’ goes leaps and bounds beyond its source material

Written by Marin Heinritz | Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:57 |

The Barn Theatre’s Newsies is everything a musical should be — and more than one might expect. It’s a wonderful vehicle for the very talented ensemble cast who’ve been hard at work all summer long, and yet they enthusiastically leap, twirl, tap, sing their hearts out, and otherwise powerfully tell a fictionalized account of the newsboy strike of 1899 — a tale very much worth telling.

Weekend Getaways: The Up North Drinking Edition

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:21 |

Not that long ago, going up north for the weekend meant stepping back in time by leaving cellphone coverage and craft beverages behind for a few days.

Come a Little Closer: A Q&A with Tegan and Sara

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 14 August 2017 12:06 |

In anticipation of a return to Frederik Meijer Gardens on Aug. 17, Revue had the pleasure of asking a few questions of Tegan Quin (one half of Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara). The twin sisters are currently touring in support of their 2016 LP Love You To Death, and are gearing up for a fall tour, revisiting their seminal 2007 LP The Con.

Rising up on West Michigan’s radiant musical horizon, Grand Rapids quintet All Is Well hopes to shine a light for those in search of inspiration, solace or hope with the release of its first full-length album, Someday I Swear

Revue takes a sneak peek at what Restaurant Week GR 2017 has to offer

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:24 |

Restaurant Week GR is a celebration of outstanding local food. It’s an opportunity to try something new while experiencing the best that Grand Rapids restaurants have to offer. We sent Revue writers to four participating restaurants for a sneak preview of what’s coming to your table. 

Grand Rapids will bounce to the beat of several of this summer’s hottest DJs and rappers when the brand-new Breakaway Music Festival turns Belknap Park into the largest outdoor concert venue in the city.

Style Notes: Pool Rules

Written by Missy Black | Tuesday, 08 August 2017 11:48 |

If I’m sitting poolside, please trust that I’ll be wearing my loud and colorful, cheeky summertime fashions as I adjust my sunglasses and refresh my pina colada. This rule is rigid. 

Clothing in the summer has everything to do with having fun, so whether it’s a sequined flamingo on your purse or pineapple earrings, you need to work that festive angle. Aim for anything that screams “garden party on steroids,” along with headache-inducing neon and fun fruit accessories.  

A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

Staging a Change: The life of Fred Sebulske, Grand Rapids’ godfather of theater

Written by Kayla Tucker | Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:02 |

Hate letters. State government threats. Mayoral involvement. Armed police in the theater. Fred Sebulske had no idea what he would one day be getting himself into when he founded Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids in 1980, or even when the group decided to stage one specific show in 2003.

Two Grand Rapids natives are returning to their roots, telling the story of their city’s theatrical history and the power of community theater.

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