Review: 'Blue-Eyed Hag' is the Perfect Introduction to Shakespeare

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 13 June 2022 16:15 |

One of the immutable Laws Of Marketing states that, having written a prequel or sequel, you must declare that it can stand on its own. You can no more disobey it than you can disobey the law of gravity.

Review: 'Figaro' is a Delightfully Charming Farce Full of Fresh Talent

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 13 June 2022 16:03 |

When Charles Morey adapted Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais’ 18th Century “The Marriage of Figaro,” best known as a Mozart opera, in 2012, it was a success at least in part for how it reshaped the original farce, a wicked satire of the French aristocracy, to speak to the Occupy Wall Street moment.

Blue-Eyed Hag: A Prequel to Shakespeare

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 06 June 2022 11:52 |

In the midst of the pandemic, playwright Jim Lair Beard found himself with two particularly valuable raw materials: energy and time. Rather than use them to bake sourdough bread, as so many of us did, he baked a trio of plays.

Revue Road Trip: Rockford

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 06 June 2022 11:45 |

We can't have a Road Trip Issue without heading out on a road trip of our own, and the very first destination to come to mind was Rockford, beloved by many Revue readers.

Hyprov: Whose Mind Is It Anyway?

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 06 June 2022 11:36 |

Improv icon Colin Mochrie teams with hypnotist Asad Mecci for mind-blowing comedy show.

Playing My Small Part: Onstage with the Opera

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 06 June 2022 11:28 |

Six years ago, I started writing about music, theater and art. I had the sense that a lot was going on in Grand Rapids (I was right about that) and that I could write about it in a compelling way (the jury’s still out). For a while, I hugged the shore, writing mostly about what I knew best, and avoiding deeper waters.

What's Going On This Month: June 2022

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 31 May 2022 11:47 |

Events, happenings and goings-on in Grand Rapids and West Michigan for June 2022.

New Tricks: Adult Art Classes in West Michigan

Written by Josh Veal | Tuesday, 31 May 2022 11:41 |

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby or art form, but it’s still smart to start off with some in-person instruction.

Better Together: Matt & Kim

Written by Michaela Stock | Tuesday, 31 May 2022 11:31 |

Indie duo Matt and Kim have been singing anthems of summer nostalgia since 2004. Through their illuminative stomp and holler hits, Matt and Kim’s songwriting captures sunshine on a soundtrack. 

Setting the Mood: How Distilleries Elevate the Experience

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 23 May 2022 14:55 |

Distilleries have become some of the best cocktail lounges and restaurants in West Michigan, and that’s no accident.

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