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Review: Hilarious 'Tootsie' Lands Jokes with Sitcom Precision

Written by John Kissane | Thursday, 13 October 2022 12:29 |

Released in 1982, the film Tootsie has crossed the border into middle age. If you’re lucky, middle age can be the best of times: a time when, having managed to gain some wisdom, you’ve learned what you want and are no longer concerned with what you don’t. If you’re unlucky, the wheels can fall off.

Come One, Come All: Accessibility at Broadway Grand Rapids

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 10 October 2022 11:34 |

Since 1988, Broadway Grand Rapids has brought to town touring productions of the biggest, most impactful shows, from stunning new productions of classics like The King And I to shows as fresh as Hamilton; each season, a wealth of artistry and entertainment is lavished onstage.

A Community Beyond Words: Actors' Theatre Returns

Written by Zachary Avery | Monday, 10 October 2022 11:20 |

Often described as the “Off-Broadway of Grand Rapids,” local drama group Actors’ Theatre has been a fixture of the city’s community theater scene for 40 years now.

Review: Experience the Essence of Theater with 'Shattered'

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 02 October 2022 13:43 |

In its essence, theatre is storytelling. Storytelling the way we long for it as children, told from an expressive human’s lips in the room, where you can almost feel their heartbeat.

Review: 'The Revolutionists' is a Fun, Light Time Out

Written by John Kissane | Tuesday, 27 September 2022 13:48 |

Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists takes place during those best and worst of times: the French Revolution, which cast off the crown, and the Reign of Terror, which lopped off heads. 

Artist Feature: Leigh Ann Cobb

Written by Josh Veal Super | Monday, 26 September 2022 11:06 |

Leigh Ann Cobb always wanted to be an artist, she just didn’t expect it to go this way.

Review: Humility, Generosity and Genius with Herbie Hancock

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:51 |

When a legendary American master comes to your hometown, your hometown turns out.

Every now and then there’s an opportunity to see a performer at the top of their game—the perfect role at the right time that showcases the fullness of their talents and skills—and it’s a joy beyond measure to be in the room with someone having the time of their life who in so doing gives you the time of your life.

Arts Season Previews: 2022-2023

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 22 September 2022 10:14 |

At last, arts exhibitions and performances have returned in full swing to West Michigan.

Why go to the symphony? The answer isn’t obvious.

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