Doin’ Time on the Line for Nine ain’t Fine

By Daniel Skora “Ford has a Better Idea” said one of FoMoCo’s slogans dreamed up by its advertising company several years ago in an attempt to convince the buying public that they were the better automobile builder of the Big Three and you ought to consider making your new car purchase from them. Implicit in … More Doin’ Time on the Line for Nine ain’t Fine

Speed Dating Triggers a Fall at Planet Ant

By Daniel Skora Grandma never heard of speed dating and probably wouldn’t have approved if she did. Courtship should be a slow, easy process, she would have pointed out, and how about those marriages that have lasted for decades even though the two partners despised each other at first encounter. But speed dating, where a … More Speed Dating Triggers a Fall at Planet Ant

Love and Romance a Difficult Proposition At Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora The Purple Rose Theatre opens their 26th season with the World Premier of Carey Crim’s “Morning After Grace”. The play is a comedy about the difficulties involved in pursuing a romantic relationship when previous ones have not produced the kind of personal fulfillment one had hoped for. By the looks of it, … More Love and Romance a Difficult Proposition At Purple Rose

Murder Set to Music at Detroit Public Theatre

By Daniel Skora It’s smart, it’s sexy, and it’s explosive. It’s a boy-meets-girl-meets-boy story that’s being given a totally contemporary treatment in the rock musical “Murder Ballad”. You can see it at Detroit Public Theatre where it’s being performed in an exciting and highly entertaining production. Its story is both big-city and tragic. While waiting … More Murder Set to Music at Detroit Public Theatre

Murder Most Delightful at the Fisher Theatre

By Daniel Skora The Fisher Theatre is currently presenting “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”, the Broadway musical that won four Tony Awards in 2014, including the award for Best Musical. The story covers the fortunes and misfortunes of Monty Navarro, (Kevin Massey), an impoverished Brit in 1909 London who’s in love with the … More Murder Most Delightful at the Fisher Theatre

Ambitions Point West at Puzzle Piece Theatre

By Daniel Skora It’s not always an easy decision to leave one’s homeland and migrate to another country. That which pushes you out is often counterbalanced by what pulls you back in. To a great extent, that push and pull is what “Ambition Facing West”, the current presentation of Puzzle Piece Theatre, is about.  Playwright … More Ambitions Point West at Puzzle Piece Theatre

“The Full Monty” and Downside of Unemployment Exposed at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora What’s a working man to do when the steel mills have closed their doors and he’s behind in his child support payments, or he’s got a wife who’s gotten used to the finer things in life and doesn’t know that the repo man will soon be knocking at the door? Well, if … More “The Full Monty” and Downside of Unemployment Exposed at Encore Musical