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.

The Grand Awards Goes Out With a Bang

Written by Kayla Sosa | Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:25 |

Sunday night, the Grand rapids theater community rallied together for the last Grand Awards at Fountain Street Church. Coming out dressed to the nines, loud and full of joy, everyone was there to have a good night.

Review: 'Miz Martha' expertly speaks to the frustration of black oppression

Written by Kayla Sosa | Thursday, 11 October 2018 16:25 |

Seats were filled at the opening night Wednesday of “The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington” - or “Miz Martha” for short - produced by Ebony Road Players, Grand Rapids’ self-proclaimed black theater company.

Review: ‘Love Never Dies’ keeps the Phantom alive with stunning performances

Written by Dana Casadei | Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:46 |

After nearly every song in a musical there’s a bit of an applause, normally a few seconds at most. At last night’s performance of Love Never Dies, its title song earned far more than just a few seconds, and rightfully so.

The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra brought to life its second classical performance of the season on Friday night.

Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ is a classic feast for the senses

Written by Marin Heinritz | Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:34 |

Before Broadway musicals were spectacles full of pyrotechnics or made meaningful critiques through a social justice lens or turned popular jukebox hits into extended dance parties, they were pretty, lovely, dreamy, funny escapes for a certain theater-going audience who wanted such things. They were full of big dance numbers and pretty costumes and silly characters who sang songs that made patrons leave the theater humming to themselves, maybe even a little lighter in step.

Review: iLuminate is all about family-friendly fun

Written by Marin Heinritz | Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:46 |

To be audience to “iLuminate: the most fun you’ll ever have in the dark” is to know you’re in the presence of a gimmick. But as far as gimmicks go, it is pretty fun.

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