Every now and then, the perfect show comes at the perfect moment. The stunning production of “Fun Home” currently at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo is that rare case.
There’s something different about summer theater.
For anyone who's ever felt different, cast out or judged by society, they’ve always been able to find a home and comfort in the theater. There’s something unique and special about the camaraderie and the feeling that it doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like or who you love.
A Republican running for re-election in Virginia is about to face a uniquely tough decision in this month’s Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids production.
When Kurt Stamm first saw In The Heights on Broadway, he knew it was a show he wanted to present as part of Mason Street Warehouse’s summer lineup in Saugatuck.
“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not,” wrote Irish Modernist James Joyce, and The New Vic’s Spring Cabaret is a wonderful reminder of his sentiment in casual song and witty banter straight from four multitalented mothers themselves.
Anyone who loves dance knows there’s a special alchemy that transforms dancers’ expressivity when they perform with live music. There’s a heightened musicality, yes, but also potential for greater aliveness and responsiveness.
When you get older, it’s hard to remember what it was like to be a teen. Meanwhile, teenagers can’t even imagine what it’s like to be a full-grown adult. Sometimes you just have to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
Step back into the late 1800s and follow a group of rowdy newspaper delivery boys and their misadventures in New York City as they fight to have a better future.
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