Life Happens, Repeatedly, at Outvisible Theatre

By Daniel Skora Much of what comes to be known as science often begins with the word fiction attached to it. Writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Vern first wrote about space travel (“The First Men in the Moon”), ships that sailed beneath the sea (“20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea”, and discs that talked when … More Life Happens, Repeatedly, at Outvisible Theatre

Claus Forgoes Christmas in Santa Panto at Theatre Nova

By Daniel Skora It’s another year, another holiday season, and another Christmas Panto at Theatre Nova. This is the third year the Nova has offered up a show whose traditions go back hundreds of years. Comedy often gives the impression that it’s an undisciplined profession, what with improvs and stand-up comedians seemingly rattling off jokes … More Claus Forgoes Christmas in Santa Panto at Theatre Nova

Everything Goes Great at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora No one could possibly have been disappointed had The Encore Musical Theatre followed up their Season 10 opener with something less than perfection. “Sweeney Todd”, after all, was nothing short of spectacular and might have been expected to stand for many years as the finest revival of a big-time Broadway musical that … More Everything Goes Great at Encore Musical

Dance and Romance in Post-War Paris at Opera House

By Daniel Skora Broadway in Detroit, in conjunction with the Detroit Opera House, is presenting “An American in Paris”, the award winning musical currently in the midst of a multi-city national tour. The musical takes its inspiration from the 1951 film which starred Gene Kelly and won several Academy Awards, including best picture, and winning … More Dance and Romance in Post-War Paris at Opera House

Beau Provides Jest at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Williamston Theatre is currently presenting “Beau Jest”. No, not that “Beau Geste”, the one about the three brothers who leave England to join the French Foreign Legion and end up in Algeria fighting desert tribes. There wouldn’t enough room on the Williamston stage to accommodate all those restless hordes of desert fighters, … More Beau Provides Jest at Williamston

“Office Hours” 100 Minutes of Fun at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora The office. For those who happen to work in one, it’s the place where you spend most of your waking hours. It’s a home away from home, occupied by people who sometimes seem more of a family than the one left behind at the beginning of the day. Tipping Point Theatre is … More “Office Hours” 100 Minutes of Fun at Tipping Point

36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora You’ve got to be good to last 36 years, and Meadow Brook’s production of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”, currently celebrating its 36th season, is better than good. It’s a great show, an audience pleaser filled with memorable scenes and superb production values, and the perfect complement to anyone’s holiday … More 36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

Everyone “Swimming Upstream” at Detroit Rep

By Daniel Skora The Detroit Repertory Theatre is presenting “Swimming Upstream”, a nice little play which centers on salmon, the fish that everyone loves to eat, even while covering a lot of extra territory in the process. Jen (Audrey Lovy) is a marine biologist working for a company that supplies government agencies with data relating … More Everyone “Swimming Upstream” at Detroit Rep