Review: Barn Theatre’s ‘Hairspray’ is the perfect summer lift

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 22 June 2018 11:07 |

There is perhaps no more perfect musical than “Hairspray,” the multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit adapted from the John Waters’ 1988 cult classic film.

ArtPrize announces switch to biennial schedule

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 21 June 2018 14:53 |

After 10 years as an annual event, ArtPrize is switching to a biennial schedule.

It’s been 30 years since the Posies unveiled its majestic brand of poppy alt-rock with the release of Failure, the Seattle-rooted band’s debut LP.

Review: Sutton Lee Seymour takes drag to another level

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 16 June 2018 13:07 |

People like to describe what Sutton Lee Seymour does as “old school drag,” though the opening night of her two-night engagement at Farmers Alley Theatre this weekend indicates an homage to camp, to Broadway, to Disney princesses from a performer who’s so skilled at singing, dancing, character work, improvisation, and innovative (not to mention lightning-quick changes in) costumes, s/he clearly owns whatever stage s/he inhabits.

Panic! At The Disco announces show at the Van Andel Arena

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:50 |

Grammy nominated rock band Panic! At The Disco has announced the second leg of its Pray for the Wicked tour, which includes a stop in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena early next year.

At the exact moment when it seems as if not one more thing could possibly go wrong for the second-rate British touring company putting on the ill-fated sex farce “Nothing On,” its director, Lloyd, cries out in exasperation “This play is beyond a director’s hell.”

“It starts with the light,” says photographer Robert Kincaid, a stranger who’s blown into a small Iowa town on assignment from National Geographic to capture its rustic and iconic bridges. “It can change the way you see.”

Despite hosting a weekly satellite radio show on Sirius XM’s alternative-formatted Lithium station, and founding the top-selling package tour Summerland, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis doesn’t necessarily think of himself as the de facto steward for all things ’90s rock.

For many of us in Southwest Michigan, it’s simply not summer until The Barn Theatre in Augusta kicks off its season. And Michigan’s oldest resident summer stock theater’s 72nd season was shot out of a canon Tuesday with “The Civil War,” a wonderfully well-chosen and poignant vehicle for the talent in this year’s company that’s surprisingly relevant.

Review: ‘The King and I’ is packed with talent, humor and chemistry

Written by Kayla Tucker | Wednesday, 06 June 2018 16:20 |

Broadway Grand Rapids presented opening night of “The King and I” at Devos Performance Hall Tuesday night. The full crowd was laughing and smiling all night at this hilarious musical with an exceptionally talented cast.

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