Daddy Long Legs Slow in Revealing Identity at The Dio

By Daniel Skora It’s neither a stage version of the 1955 musical film with which it shares a title, nor a Kafka-esque drama about those spindly-legged creatures that take up residence high up in the corners of undusted rooms. “Daddy Long Legs”, the romantic musical currently being presented by The Dio does, however, share a … More Daddy Long Legs Slow in Revealing Identity at The Dio

“The Prince is Giving a Ball”, and It’s at the Fisher

By Daniel Skora Cinderella rides into Detroit on her golden carriage for a quick one week visit to the Fisher Theatre in a lavish, highly entertaining production that both children and adults will find enjoyable. But when that final March 18th production comes to an end, the beautiful golden carriage will return to being a … More “The Prince is Giving a Ball”, and It’s at the Fisher

“Les Miserables” is Les Merveilleux at The Fisher

By Daniel Skora The current national tour of “Les Miserables” has arrived in Detroit for a two week engagement. The tour is an extension of the recent “Les Miz” revival which opened on Broadway in March of 2014 and closed after more than a thousand performances. It’s scheduled to play in some 70 plus cities … More “Les Miserables” is Les Merveilleux at The Fisher

Rosetta and Marie Ride the Gospel Train at Detroit Public

By Daniel Skora Record keeping was sketchy at best in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in 1915. But Rosetta Rubin, or Rosether Adkins, or whatever her legal name might have been at birth, the woman who came to be known as Sister Rosetta Tharpe was destined to overcome the restrictions imposed by the cotton fields where her … More Rosetta and Marie Ride the Gospel Train at Detroit Public

Encore Musical Rocks with $1Million Quartet

By Daniel Skora Sam Philips undoubtedly had free publicity in mind when he called a reporter at the Memphis Press-Scimitar and suggested he might be interested in the impromptu jam session that was going on at his Sun Records recording studio. Four of Philips’ protégés were now holding court in a songfest of epic proportions. … More Encore Musical Rocks with $1Million Quartet

“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