Review: ‘Cabaret’ Brings Out the Best Circle Theatre Has to Offer

Written by John Kissane | Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:08 |

In “Signs and Symbols,” Vladimir Nabokov wrote of Aunt Rosa, “a fussy, angular, wild-eyed old lady, who had lived in a tremulous world of bad news, bankruptcies, train accidents, cancerous growths — until the Germans put her to death, together with all the people she had worried about.”

Review: Barn Theatre’s ‘9 to 5’ Is A Cathartic, Joyful Musical

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 09 July 2021 11:43 |

Is there a place in the post #metoo cultural moment for a workplace comedy in which the narrative builds around a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss who runs roughshod over his female employees, inspiring both imagined and real revenge fantasies that involve poisoning, shooting, and stringing him up?

Review: 'Shout! The MOD Musical' Is a Triumphant Return of Live Theater

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 05 July 2021 12:59 |

Live theater is back, and at Mason Street Warehouse/Saugatuck Center for the Arts, it’s outside at the lakeshore, and everything we could hope for.

July 2021 Arts Calendar

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 01 July 2021 17:01 |

Last year, the arts world spent most of the summer trying to figure out what to do next. In 2021, a majority of organizations are managing to make something work, whether it’s being done safely in-person or virtually, for now. 

Taking Initiative

Written by John Kissane | Thursday, 01 July 2021 16:58 |

Maryjo Lemanski, visual artist, had been thinking about what to do after the world opened up again; not only what she would do, but what the community would do.

The UICA Returns

Written by Michaela Stock | Thursday, 01 July 2021 16:57 |

The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art has found a new home downtown Grand Rapids, leaving behind its spacious 2 Fulton location for a charming and historic change. Though only a few blocks away on 17 Pearl Street, the new building will bring about massive shifts for the UICA. 

Arts Calendar: June 2021

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 27 May 2021 13:25 |

Last year, the arts world spent most of the summer trying to figure out what to do next. In 2021, a majority of organizations are managing to make something work, whether it’s being done safely in-person or virtually, for now. 

Summer on the Stage

Written by Michaela Stock | Thursday, 27 May 2021 13:01 |

Summertime offers renewed hope for more than just the winter blues; it also allows performing arts to return in a safe, socially distanced way. 

Actors' Return

Written by John Kissane | Thursday, 27 May 2021 12:55 |

A return to the stage.

Review: Face Off Theatre's Return Was a Revelation

Written by Marin Heinritz | Tuesday, 25 May 2021 11:16 |

In Hollywood, Calif. many old movie theaters have been converted into churches. For Face Off Theatre Company in Kalamazoo, a former church is now their home in Dormouse Theatre.

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