Review: ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ is ambitious, rich, complex

Written by James Sanford | Saturday, 17 June 2017 13:56 |

There are some peculiar films in Disney’s back-catalog, but one of the most offbeat was the company’s 1996 animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” 

West Michigan Symphony President and CEO to depart

Written by Revue Staff | Friday, 16 June 2017 14:37 |

Carla Hill, the president and CEO of Muskegon’s West Michigan Symphony, is stepping down from her position.

On Thursday night, the Spectrum Theater was filling up for the opening night of “Hit the Wall” by Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids. Everyone took their seats, the lights still on, cast members chatting in groups around the stage, the band playing music in the background. Without introduction, the lights only dimming slightly, the cast took places and a woman — the character of Carson played by Darius Colquitt — began to sing. The audience was instantly engaged, some even singing along in their seats.

Queens of the Stone Age to play 20 Monroe Live

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:54 |

Rock fans beware: Queens of the Stone Age will be performing at 20 Monroe Live on September 10th as part of their Villains 2017 World Tour.

Circa Survive and Of Montreal announced for Pyramid Scheme shows

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:25 |

Just announced: Rock and post-hardcore group Circa Survive will return to perform at Grand Rapids' The Pyramid Scheme on Aug. 12. Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m on Friday, June 16.

RuPaul's Drag Race coming to Grand Rapids

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 12 June 2017 11:57 |

Devos Performance Hall has just announced it is bringing the war to Grand Rapids — the War on the Catwalk, that is.

20 Monroe Live announces six new shows

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 12 June 2017 10:43 |

20 Monroe just announced six new shows, one of which features classical/pop artist Ben Folds in Ben Folds Five, who will perform on October, 29. His solo career has seen multiple studio albums, a remix collection, music for film and TV, an all acapella record along with numerous collaborations with a wide spectrum of artists.

Review: ‘It Shoulda Been You’ is full of adept acting, farcical fun

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:21 |

It’s clear from the first moments of the opening number, “I Never Wanted This,” the Michigan premiere of Broadway’s 2015 musical wedding farce It Shoulda Been You at Farmers Alley Theatre is atypical. A Rubenesque young woman dressed in a bathrobe and veil reveals in song that she’s Jewish, “32ish,” and never wanted to get married. “All of this for a steady lay?” she sings, presumably regarding the drama of her wedding day.

Festivals and summer go hand-in-hand -- no other season can you spend hours in the hot sun with a corn dog (or two) in one hand and a craft beer in the other, listening to a local band jam out while you browse some arts and crafts. And if that’s not up your alley, we have all kinds of festivals; film, cultural, food, sandcastles, art, and so much more. 

Katy Perry adds Grand Rapids stop to tour

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:59 |

For those of you who may be chained to her rhythm, get excited. This December, pop music sensation Katy Perry will be visiting Van Andel Arena as part of Witness: The Tour.

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