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Review: Ballet + Broadway is a Marvelous Showcase of Versatility

Written by Marin Heinritz | Tuesday, 25 April 2023 09:19 |

If there’s one thing Grand Rapids Ballet has proven in its 50-plus years, it is the company’s terrific versatility. This isn’t simply the only professional ballet company in Michigan; Grand Rapids Ballet continuously stretches the boundaries of what’s possible for magnificently classically-trained dancers to create on stage, from the lexicon of classical ballet, yes—but also beyond.

A Restaurateur's Unlikely Case for Gratuity-Free Restaurants

Written by Alec Payleitner, owner of GROW Cafe + Bistro | Monday, 24 April 2023 11:15 |

My name is Alec. Since 2016, my wife (chef) Lindsay and I have owned and operated GROW Café + Bistro, a contemporary American brunch and lunch spot in downtown Saugatuck. 

Festival Guide 2023

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 24 April 2023 11:07 |

Festivals are back in full force in 2023, with dozens of fests appearing and returning in West Michigan. From art to food, music, beer, culture and so much more, here's our Festival Guide for the year ahead.

Review: Farmers Alley Theatre's 'Chicken & Biscuits' is Well-Crafted Comfort Food

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 22 April 2023 11:39 |

“Lord, bless me with the patience to deal with my family, for they know not what they do. . . .” says Jenkins family matriarch Baneatta at the start of Douglas Lyons’ comedic play Chicken and Biscuits, currently in production at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo.

Something Not So Rotten at GR Civic

Written by Zachary Avery | Monday, 17 April 2023 14:58 |

After other such entertaining productions as School of Rock, Mary Poppins, and Once On This Island, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is finishing out their mainstage season with yet another musical: “Something Rotten!”

Finding the Bar For You

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 17 April 2023 12:57 |

West Michigan is chock full of places to grab a drink, but the experiences those places offer range from “formal attire required” to “no door on the bathroom stall.” 

Joe Gatto: Practical Parental Advice from an Impractical Guy

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 17 April 2023 12:44 |

For actor, comedian, and producer Joe Gatto, family is everything. The famous funnyman—best known for the hit TruTV show “Impractical Jokers”—has made spending more time with his two small children his top priority.

Review: Face Off Theatre's New Show is an Immensely Powerful, Necessary Experience

Written by Marin Heinritz | Saturday, 15 April 2023 14:33 |

To say that What to Send Up When It Goes Down by Alesha Harris is a powerful piece of theatre—or even that it is theatre unlike anything you’ve likely seen before—is an understatement. 

Review: 'My Fair Lady' is a Grand, Transformative Experience

Written by Marin Heinritz | Friday, 14 April 2023 11:58 |

As a culture, we love transformation. We clamor for stories that involve improvement, of transition to a better place, makeovers of one variety or another.

Adult Prom: Casino Royale is the Biggest Party of the Season

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 12 April 2023 09:27 |

Grand Rapids’ biggest dance event is returning this month. Adult Prom, hosted by AB and DJ Composition, brought more than 600 people to the party last year, and they’re planning to go even bigger this year—on April 29 at the JW Marriott.

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