Revolution Inspires Women at Theatre Nova

By Daniel Skora The winds of revolt blew over France for a decade (1789–1799), bringing with them social and political upheaval and justice administered by the blade of a guillotine. During that time, the monarchy fell. The clergy lost much of their influence. And liberté, fraternité, and égalité became the cry of the land. Theatre … More Revolution Inspires Women at Theatre Nova

“9 to 5” Clocks in as a Show to See at the Encore

By Daniel Skora It seems that the ladies who work at Consolidated Industries have had their fill of Mr. Franklin Hart, Jr., company president and chief antagonizer. Hart is a male chauvinist, and though he fancies himself a womanizer, his lecherous ways are more inclined to failure than success. The time is the 1970’s and … More “9 to 5” Clocks in as a Show to See at the Encore

“Murder For Two” a Feast for Many at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Though the invitation seems suggestive of a small, intimate affair, “Murder For Two”, the musical comedy currently being presented at Williamston Theatre, is anything but. The number of possible suspects in the murder of famous mystery novelist Arthur Whitney numbers in the double digits. Whitney took the bullet that done him in … More “Murder For Two” a Feast for Many at Williamston

Plaid’s “Final Concert” Brightens Dio Stage

By Daniel Skora The Plaids are back at the Dio – refreshed, rejuvenated, and   reinvented. It’s a good chance that you’ve crossed paths with them before. “Forever Plaid” is one of the best of the “nostalgic” musicals, filled with great songs from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s and spiced up with lots of comedy. If you … More Plaid’s “Final Concert” Brightens Dio Stage

Detroit’s Summer of ’67 Recounted at the Matrix

By Daniel Skora We mark our days by the calendar, and the days turn into weeks turn into months turn into years. Milestones and occasions of significant import are marked by anniversaries, allowing us to look back and reflect on events which have greatly affected our lives. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of what … More Detroit’s Summer of ’67 Recounted at the Matrix

“Romeo and Juliet” are Star-Crossed at Little Door Theatre

By Daniel Skora It’s one of the newest small theatres in the area, and though it may call itself the Little Door Theatre, its productions so far have been nothing but big at heart. On the back end of their first full season, the Little Door has performed plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, and Wilde, as … More “Romeo and Juliet” are Star-Crossed at Little Door Theatre

Arthur Reigns, “Camelot” Shines at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora The Encore Musical Theatre is currently presenting Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot” in a lively production featuring Stephen West as King Arthur. West’s rich baritone has been heard on the stages of the finest opera houses internationally and across the USA. He has appeared in previous Encore stage productions, starring in “Fiddler on … More Arthur Reigns, “Camelot” Shines at Encore Musical