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East Meets West: Detroit Public Theatre Comes to Muskegon

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 27 February 2023 13:00 |

The Detroit Public Theatre is coming to West Michigan with an award-winning drama.

Art Out Loud: A Festival for Bold Conversations

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 20 February 2023 11:40 |

An innovative, inspiring film festival is back again at Saugatuck Center for the Arts, but with a new approach.

Review: 'Romeo and Juliet' Brings the Best of Grand Rapids Ballet to the Stage

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 18 February 2023 12:35 |

In the five years since James Sofranko became Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet, the company has shown their extraordinary versatility both within and beyond the realm of classical ballet.

GRTV: Grand Rapids On Air

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 13 February 2023 13:55 |

Fifty five years ago, DCTV, located in Dale City, Virginia, was the site of an experiment, or an act of faith. Airtime was given over to local residents, who, free of commercial concerns, could create content that would speak directly to other members of the community.  

Review: Overwhelming Beauty in 'Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea'

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 04 February 2023 12:17 |

The title of Nathan Alan Davis’s 2014 play “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” suggests its poetry, and the current production in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University, in collaboration with Face Off Theatre Company, fully brings to fruition the promise of this gorgeous and uniquely African-American story as an embodied lyric poem.

Review: 'The Great Leap' is a Brilliant Play Exploring History Through Sports

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 30 January 2023 11:32 |

The conceit of Lauren Yee’s 2018 play The Great Leap, currently in production at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo, is brilliant. Part fiction, part global history, part autobiography, it speaks to uniquely immigrant experiences through four characters and an imagined set of circumstances amid a very real, vivid historic moment.

Review: 'The Book of Mormon' at Miller Auditorium is Huge and Hilarious

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 28 January 2023 07:41 |

A community of Ugandans giving God the middle finger in a most exuberant and tuneful way in response to the poverty and AIDS that has befallen them is but one of many surprisingly delightful numbers in the musical The Book of Mormon.

Review: Talent and Joy Abound in 'Once On This Island'

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 23 January 2023 12:28 |

Anyone reading Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” after watching the Disney film will find much that’s familiar. Its title character, who lives with her father and sisters, dreams of the world above her watery home.

January 2023 Arts Calendar

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 16 January 2023 10:52 |

In 2023, arts organizations are ready and raring to go, with incredible lineups of concerts, symphonies, dance performances, art exhibitions, musicals, plays and more. Heading into the new year, we have art from around the world, theater classics, and a smorgasbord of music. Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, we suggest checking websites or contacting organizations to learn about safety measures in place.

Review: 'Six' is a Boldly Dazzling Musical for Today

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 11 January 2023 14:26 |

From all accounts, the six wives of King Henry VIII did not have a good time of it. Divorced, betrayed, beheaded, otherwise dead are just the headlines of their famous victimization. Or, as the rhyme that British school children learn to help them remember the fate of each wife goes: “Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.”

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