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Review: 'Trifles' is a Beautiful Display of Dance as Story

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 04 October 2023 12:56 |

“Trifles”, Susan Glaspell’s 1916 one-act play regarded as a classic piece of first-wave feminist literature, is based on a true story of how two women protected a battered wife who murdered her husband by hiding evidence that otherwise went undetected by police.

October 2023 Arts Calendar

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 02 October 2023 10:13 |

In 2023, arts organizations are largely back on their feet and offering incredible seasons of art, conversations, fun and community involvement. 

Review: 'Working' at Farmers Alley Theatre is a Beautiful Ode to Kalamazoo

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 23 September 2023 12:38 |

The original 1974 musical Working is very much of its time. Based on celebrated Chicago radio journalist Studs Terkel’s oral history, it told the individual stories, in their own words, of working class Americans. 

Review: 'Funny Girl' Is An Unforgettable Night of Stunning Talent

Written by Marin Heinritz | Thursday, 21 September 2023 16:38 |

The "Funny Girl" Broadway tour, currently in production at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, has changed it all.

Review: 'Collective Rage' at Actors' Theatre is Downright Revolutionary

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 18 September 2023 14:11 |

“Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties” is so provocative we can’t put in print the play’s full title.

Review: 'The SpongeBob Musical' is a Genuine Joy Across Generations

Written by John Kissane | Sunday, 17 September 2023 15:08 |

SpongeBob: It was a cartoon. I knew that much. But that was about all I knew before taking my seat in Grand Rapids Civic’s lovely Easter egg of a theater.

ArtPrize Returns

Written by Zachary Avery | Monday, 11 September 2023 12:08 |

Nine hundred twenty-eight presenting artists, $200,000 in grants, 153 venues in and around Grand Rapids and an impressive $400,000 in prizes—even after a decade since its inception, ArtPrize continues to see new changes and edits each year.

Artist Feature: Emily Luyk

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 11 September 2023 12:06 |

Emily Luyk is an adventurer. After growing up in Byron Center, she moved to San Francisco at 19, spending two years there before moving to Grand Rapids.

Arts Season Previews: 2023-2024

Written by Revue Staff | Sunday, 03 September 2023 10:57 |

Arts exhibitions and performances have returned in full swing to West Michigan. This season, there’s absolutely no shortage of concerts, symphonies, plays, musicals, ballet, visual arts and beyond.

Review: Barn Theatre Goes Above and Beyond with Utter 'Nunsense'

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 30 August 2023 13:44 |

Every now and then in theatre, you come across a performance so delightful, so inspired, the material from which it springs hardly matters.

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