The Fisher Celebrates Motown Music and Gordy’s Story

By Daniel Skora It was the sound that captured the energy and the spirit of a generation, and it began right here in Detroit. “Motown The Musical” is back for a return engagement at the Fisher Theatre and if you missed it the first time, here’s your chance to experience again the music and the … More The Fisher Celebrates Motown Music and Gordy’s Story

“Circus 1903” Makes Time Travel Stop at The Fisher

By Daniel Skora “The circus is in town…the circus is in town!” and not only has it stopped at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, it’s traveled all the way from the year 1903. 1903 was one of those years from the Golden Age of circuses and “Circus 1903” is filled with traditional circus entertainment all done with … More “Circus 1903” Makes Time Travel Stop at The Fisher

“Hedwig”, From Both Sides of the Aisle

By Daniel Skora From the Hip side:     It’s exciting, enormously entertaining, and what Rolling Stone calls “The Best Rock Musical Ever”. It’s funny and heartbreaking, relevant and inclusive, provocative and ahead of its time. It won 4 Tony Awards in 2014, including Best Musical Revival. It’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and it’s playing now … More “Hedwig”, From Both Sides of the Aisle

Carole King Makes “Beautiful” Music at The Fisher

By Daniel Skora The show is “Beautiful” because that’s the title of one of the cuts off the album that spent a phenomenal six years on the best-seller charts. It’s “Beautiful” because the music the songwriter created provided the soundtrack for a generation. And it’s “Beautiful” because that’s the best word to describe the woman … More Carole King Makes “Beautiful” Music at The Fisher

“Fun Home” Not an Amusing Place to Grow Up

By Daniel Skora In 2006, artist/cartoonist Alison Bechdel published a graphic novel that she had labored over for many years. “Fun Home” was a memoir about growing up in a small Pennsylvania town struggling to discover her sexual identity while dealing with a father who was obsessive, demanding, and gay. The book became both a … More “Fun Home” Not an Amusing Place to Grow Up

Tomorrow May be a Latter Day, but Today’s the Day for “The Book of Mormon”

By Daniel Skora “The Book of Mormon” is back at The Fisher Theatre for a limited two week engagement. Detroit is the current stop of this 2nd National Tour even while the original production on Broadway continues to bring in the crowds. The musical comedy won nine Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical. The … More Tomorrow May be a Latter Day, but Today’s the Day for “The Book of Mormon”

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

“Love Story” Stars Exchange “Love Letters” at the Fisher

By Daniel Skora He was the heartthrob of Peyton Place and the onscreen lover for the likes of Barbra Streisand and Candice Bergen. She was voted the top box office star in the world in 1972 and co-starred opposite leading men like Robert Mitchum and Kris Kristofferson. Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw were already bright … More “Love Story” Stars Exchange “Love Letters” at the Fisher