Scandal Alters Political and Parental Courses at DPT

By Daniel Skora The story, as it begins, seems a familiar one. A powerful man with a public persona, personal appetites, and a wife and family tucked safely back home has a rather naïve young woman brought up to his hotel room. The man is Robert Aarons, a senator who’s been out barnstorming the country … More Scandal Alters Political and Parental Courses at DPT

Three Cheers for Irving Berlin and Meadow Brook Theatre…

By Daniel Skora …though back in 1932 when Mr. Berlin was writing the lyrics to his whimsical song about the need to conserve during those dark days of the Depression, he would have expected a but two. He titled his song “Two Cheers, Instead of Three”, which is included in the show, and even extended … More Three Cheers for Irving Berlin and Meadow Brook Theatre…

Disability, Guns, and a Sting Play Out at Puzzle Piece

By Daniel Skora DD, as he’s called by everyone except his grandmother, did not always have the mind of a boy. As a teenager, he was intelligent and filled with a youthful vigor. But when he was fifteen, an automobile accident changed everything. His mental capabilities regressed and his intellectual and social development slowed to … More Disability, Guns, and a Sting Play Out at Puzzle Piece

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

Encore Musical Goes “Into the Wild”

By Daniel Skora In April of 1992, Christopher McCandless, a twenty-four year old college graduate headed out to the Alaskan wilderness with little more than a backpack, a .22 caliber rifle, a  minimal supply of food, and the high hopes that idealism often bestows with great abundance upon those with adventurous souls. Though better prepared … More Encore Musical Goes “Into the Wild”

Bridges Crossed and Bridges Left Behind at The Dio

By Daniel Skora It was first a bestselling novel by Robert James Waller that sold a phenomenal 50 million copies worldwide. A critically acclaimed film followed, starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, who took home an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie. In 2014 it premiered on Broadway as a … More Bridges Crossed and Bridges Left Behind at The Dio

1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

By Daniel Skora George Orwell may very well yet be proven right: governments may come to control not only our every action but our thought processes as well. What he didn’t get right was that freedom dies slowly, and his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, which was published in 1949, gave the process leading to total control … More 1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

“Vino Veritas” Serves Up a Spirited Truth at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora Honesty may not always be the best policy in real life, what with the feelings of other people a necessary consideration. But if comedy is your goal, requiring everyone to tell the truth is a great premise for bringing out the laughs. Purple Rose Theatre is presenting David MacGregor’s “Vino Veritas”, which, … More “Vino Veritas” Serves Up a Spirited Truth at Purple Rose