“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

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

36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora You’ve got to be good to last 36 years, and Meadow Brook’s production of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”, currently celebrating its 36th season, is better than good. It’s a great show, an audience pleaser filled with memorable scenes and superb production values, and the perfect complement to anyone’s holiday … More 36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

“Nutcracker” Gets Parodied in “Sugar Plum Panto”

By Daniel Skora It’s the holiday season, and if you’re thinking the time might be ripe for the second annual Christmas Panto at Theatre Nova, you’d be right. Not to scare away the non-literate, but this year’s assemblage of skits, sketches, and general all-‘round mayhem draws its inspiration from “Nussknaker und Mausekonig”, which is German … More “Nutcracker” Gets Parodied in “Sugar Plum Panto”

35 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook Theatre

By Daniel Skora Meadow Brook Theatre is celebrating its 35th year presenting the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”. The original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte has become an annual holiday favorite with audiences, and this year Meadow Brook has scheduled over three dozen performances of the show. If you’ve somehow managed to escape … More 35 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook Theatre

it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

By Daniel Skora One of the disadvantages of writing for a newspaper is that much of what the reader sees and reads of an author’s work has been determined by someone other than the person who wrote the article. Word count, positioning, availability of space for pictures, deadlines, the title that goes above the review, … More it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

Jacob Marley’s “Carol” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s business partner in Charles Dickens’ famous story “A Christmas Carol” is one of those fictional characters who seems not to have been given a fair shake by the author who created him. Marley may have been a disagreeable and greedy person just like his partner, but to wander the … More Jacob Marley’s “Carol” at Williamston

Davis and Dickens at Performance Network

By Daniel Skora Performance Network Theatre has two shows scheduled for the holiday season. “Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story” is a one man show that has the iconic entertainer looking back on critical events throughout his life and amazing career. It alternates with “Dickens: An A Capella Carol”, a dramatic reading of … More Davis and Dickens at Performance Network