“Flint” Mixes Reality with Drama at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora Flint Michigan was once a vital and vibrant part of the USA’s automobile empire. In whole or in part, Buicks, Chevys and Cadillacs rolled off the assembly line to supply our nation’s transportation needs. But in the years leading up to the millennium, not only did the kind of vehicles desired by … More “Flint” Mixes Reality with Drama at Purple Rose

Dauphin Island Beckons at Detroit Rep

By Daniel Skora Dauphin Island is a resort area located on the Gulf Coast at the southern tip of Alabama. With beautiful beaches and plenty of tourist attractions, the island is a prosperous community where vacationers come to enjoy the subtropical climate and the island’s numerous historical attractions. “Dauphin Island” is also the name of … More Dauphin Island Beckons at Detroit Rep

“The Bodyguard” Keeps Watch at Fisher Theatre

By Daniel Skora The musical based on the film “The Bodyguard” is currently appearing at the Fisher Theatre for a two week engagement. The film was a box office hit in no small part because of Whitney Houston’s powerful vocals. The soundtrack from the movie remains the best selling album in its genre with 17 … More “The Bodyguard” Keeps Watch at Fisher Theatre

Naughty Knickers Spice Up Meadow Brook Stage

By Daniel Skora A grandma can certainly be embarrassing. She’ll smother you with hugs no matter what your age. She’ll show friends and relatives those pictures she took of you in your birthday suit on your first birthday. And she’ll tell your spouse about that loser you dated in high school. But even Grandma Sylvia … More Naughty Knickers Spice Up Meadow Brook Stage

Life and Loves of Emilie Du Chatelet at Open Book

By Daniel Skora Emilie Du Chatelet was a woman ahead of her time. In an era of male stalwarts, her femininity was unique among the eighteenth century scientific community. Mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, she made considerable contributions to every endeavor she undertook. Two hundred and sixty years after its publication, her translation of Newton’s Mathematical … More Life and Loves of Emilie Du Chatelet at Open Book

“Christmas Wonderland” at Fisher Theatre

By Daniel Skora The Fisher Theatre is presenting “Christmas Wonderland, a Holiday Spectacular” for a limited nine-performance engagement. The show is a song and dance bonanza of holiday standards and dazzling choreography. Santa is along to MC and help rev up the audience. More than likely, one of your holiday favorites is among the forty-plus … More “Christmas Wonderland” at Fisher Theatre

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