“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

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

“The Full Monty” and Downside of Unemployment Exposed at Encore Musical

By Daniel Skora What’s a working man to do when the steel mills have closed their doors and he’s behind in his child support payments, or he’s got a wife who’s gotten used to the finer things in life and doesn’t know that the repo man will soon be knocking at the door? Well, if … More “The Full Monty” and Downside of Unemployment Exposed at Encore Musical

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

The Barter Theatre

By Daniel Skora One of the pleasures of going to a new place is discovering that not only does the place have a theatre, but that the theatre has been alive and flourishing for many years. Abingdon Virginia is a town of some 8,000 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the state’s Tennessee … More The Barter Theatre