Review: Pigeon Creek’s ‘As You Like It’ is funny and relevant as ever

Written by John Kissane | Sunday, 11 November 2018 13:28 |

On Friday, November 9, two dozen souls braved the weather and went to Dog Story Theater, where they warmed themselves with Pigeon Creek’s production of As You Like It, Shakespeare’s coziest and most accommodating comedy.

Review: ‘eLLe’ lovingly captures the modern experience

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 10 November 2018 15:10 |

The homegrown episodic play series “eLLe: New Positions,” the sixth season opener for Queer Theatre Kalamazoo, transforms the basement space of downtown Kalamazoo’s First Baptist Church into “the most wonderful play party in West Michigan."

Review: ‘A Doll’s House’ is a tremendously moving examination of love and freedom

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:34 |

Nora slammed the door on her husband and three children more than 140 years ago when she walked out of her married life in Henrik Ibsen’s proto-feminist masterpiece “A Doll’s House.” But now she’s back in Lucas Hnath’s critically-acclaimed and Tony Award-winning “A Doll’s House, Part 2” to answer and raise further questions in a tremendously moving yet remarkably unadorned production of the 2017 play at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo.

Morning with the Queens: Grand Rapids’ new show is a tableside performance

Written by Kayla Sosa | Tuesday, 30 October 2018 13:57 |

The newest morning fad is a show while you eat: Drag Brunch. Sit back with a boozy beverage and a delicious plated breakfast (or lunch) and see some of the most talented queens performing in West Michigan.

Finding Your Grail: 'Spamalot' brings musical amusement to Miller Auditorium

Written by Dana Casadei | Tuesday, 30 October 2018 13:52 |

As a sophomore in high school, Joey Fontana saw Monty Python's Spamalot at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, on the east side of the state. Now he’s part of the national tour, performing at Miller Auditorium this month.

Prescott Seymour’s life as an actor is a drag, but he isn’t complaining.

Review: ‘The Magic Flute’ is beautiful, modern, magical

Written by John Kissane | Saturday, 27 October 2018 14:39 |

To most of us, the word “opera” conjures up bored and wealthy patrons, in black tie or pearls, suffering through incomprehensible screeches: in short, nothing like a good time.

Cruisin’ Through Life: Muskegon Civic Theatre takes us for a ride

Written by Kayla Sosa | Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:00 |

She wants a new car. And in getting a new car, she finds a new life.

Review: MOMIX shows off the tremendous ability of the human body

Written by Marin Heinritz | Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:19 |

Though it has been 37 years since Moses Pendleton, co-founder of Pilobolus Dance Theater, created MOMIX, the company of self-described dancer-illusionists, they continue to be in a league of their own in terms of true dance innovation, as proven in their recent performance of “Opus Cactus” at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

Review: ‘Wild Sweet Love’ is a brilliant season kickoff

Written by Marin Heinritz | Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:57 |

There is no art form better suited to expressing romantic love than classical ballet. And in “Wild Sweet Love,” Grand Rapids Ballet’s glorious season opener, the company shows its range and skill as an ensemble as well as tremendous individual artists exploring the many facets of romance and ballet itself.

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