Unplanned: How a local comedy troupe is planting roots in Grand Rapids

Written by Kayla Sosa | Sunday, 29 July 2018 22:32 |

In 2015, Dog Story Theater’s Comedy Outlet Monday brought together a group of four funny guys who might not have crossed paths otherwise.

If comedian Nikki Glaser could host a roast for anyone, she’d pick Taylor Swift.

Cowpie Music Festival set to bring bands and crowds to working cattle farm

Looking out over the musical horizon of a beautiful, fully realized full-length album, it’s hard to hear the harrowing journey husband and wife duo Ryan and Angelica Hay had endured over the last half decade to get there. But when listening to their tragic story, one undeniable fact emerges: Nothing heals quite like art.

A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

Review: ‘Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top’ is a joyful, rowdy delight

Written by Marin Heinritz | Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:35 |

Dixie Longate is the brainchild of Kris Andersson, who both created and plays the fabulously sassy, bawdy, twangy fast-talking, gum-smacking, hard-drinking, glamorous, shameless truth-telling, Tupperware-slinging, nymphomaniacal motivational speaker whose high-energy shows are like exceptionally-timed stand up.

Review: Hope Summer’s ‘Godspell’ has a lot of talent and a clear audience

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:47 |

There are some shows for some audiences that never grow old. No matter how dated the music or how lacking in narrative beyond that which the audience brings to it, “Godspell” is one of those shows, and perhaps for nowhere more than conservative Christian stronghold Holland, Michigan.

Review: ‘The Producers’ is wickedly funny, no holds barred

Written by Marin Heinritz | Wednesday, 25 July 2018 16:59 |

What’s not to love about a gleeful, limp-wristed Adolf Hitler surrounded by exquisite, sparkling show girls donning giant bratwurst and pretzels? Absolutely nothing. And this is but one highlight of many hilarious spectacles among many in Farmers Alley’s “The Producers,” the theater’s 10th anniversary season closer and biggest production to date.

Review: Well-Strung is a delightful, moving breath of fresh air

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 20 July 2018 16:52 |

It’s been a big year for Well Strung, the hunky New York City based string quartet known for mashing up classical music with contemporary pop songs in what they call “POPssicals.”

Review: One talented woman weaves a powerful, epic tale in ‘An Iliad’

Written by Marin Heinritz | Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:09 |

Dramatizing war and its effects often makes the most potent anti-war statement among art forms. Therefore, it is for good reason there is a long list of deeply moving anti-war plays, from Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” to Euripides’ “The Trojan Women” written in the 5th Century to Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” and rock musical “Hair” in the 20th Century and beyond.

Page 14 of 248

© 2018 Revue and Revue Holding Company

Join Our Newsletter!

Event Calendar

Breaking News

readthisissue 11.18