Review: Gilmore’s Rising Star Series Is a Gift

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 15 November 2021 13:57 |

The 2020 Gilmore Festival was thwarted, like so many live performances, by the pandemic; however, the Rising Stars Series has returned, offering eager piano enthusiasts an opportunity to experience playing from the world’s best and brightest keyboard stylists either live, in-person, or live streamed from Kalamazoo.

November 2021 Arts Calendar

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 01 November 2021 12:01 |

Arts events across West Michigan in November 2021.

St. Cecilia Music Center: Feeling Alive

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 01 November 2021 11:54 |

It would be incorrect to say that St. Cecilia Music Center returns to live music this month; during the pandemic, they staged many virtual shows. 

Farmers Alley Theatre: Slay Bells

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 01 November 2021 11:53 |

In 2016, Murder For Two ran at Farmers Alley Theatre, in Kalamazoo. The musical, which centered (antically) on a detective’s interrogation of thirteen suspects, was a hit; co-founder and artistic director Jeremy Koch told me that it is among the theater’s most requested re-stagings.

Review: Barn Theatre's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Is One for the Ages

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 23 October 2021 13:19 |

The Barn Theatre in Augusta is making people’s dreams come true in bringing their magnificent, fan-favorite rendition of cult-classic “The Rocky Horror Show” to the stage just in time for Halloween.

Review: 'Off the Canvas' is a Triumphant Return to the Stage

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 17 October 2021 15:13 |

The idea of transforming visual art into an immersive experience is not new, and the tremendous success of the touring Van Gogh Immersive Experiences recently is but one extraordinary example.

Review: 'Songs for a New World' Offers Hope When We Need It Most

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 11 October 2021 12:47 |

Though first appearing Off-Broadway in 1995, Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” feels aptly named now, especially in its beautiful form as the first show at Farmers Alley Theatre in 600-or-so days since the pandemic shut them down.

October 2021 Arts Calendar

Written by Revue Staff | Sunday, 03 October 2021 19:43 |

Arts events, including theater, dance, music and visual art.

Warm Hearts

Written by Michaela Stock | Sunday, 03 October 2021 19:41 |

Storytelling has the power to bring people from opposite ends of the earth into a space of empathy. Saugatuck Center for the Art newest exhibit, HAS HEART | 50 States, does just that. 

Everybody Dance

Written by John Kissane | Sunday, 03 October 2021 19:40 |

Jon Upleger had grown tired of the long-distance thing. A classically trained dancer, he joined the Nashville Ballet at 18, where he would spend the next twenty years of his life.

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