Detroit theater

David Hughey as Jake and Sumayya Ali as Clara in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."  Photo M.J. Lutch

Review: ‘Porgy And Bess’ At The Detroit Opera House

This production is not a tinkering, not even an adaptation in the conventional sense, but a reimagining of the opera.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2014

"Cirque Dream Holidaze" at the Fox Theatre is a great holiday treat for the entire family. (Credit: Olympia Entertainment)

Warning: Don’t Try These Amazing ‘Cirque’ Acts At Home

“Cirque Dream Holidaze” at the Fox Theatre is a great holiday treat for the entire family.

CBS Detroit–12/06/2013

Frank Abagnale Jr.(left) with Dominic Fortuna, who plays Frank Abagnale Sr. in the national tour of "Catch Me If You Can." Photo: Courtesy, Broadway in Detroit

REVIEW: ‘Catch’ Michigan’s Dominic Fortuna At The Fisher ‘If You Can’

“Catch Me If You Can” tells the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a young man who created a number of identities and conned millions of dollars.

CBS Detroit–05/03/2013

"The Book of Mormon" continues at Detroit's Fisher Theatre through March 24.  (Photo: Joan Marcus)

REVIEW: Irreverent ‘Book of Mormon’ Accomplishes Its Mission At The Fisher

All-in all, “The Book of Mormon” is blessed with a tight-knit, energetic and highly skilled cast – and when combined with the expert work of the musicians and behind-the-scenes technical craftspeople, the result is one heck of a fine and entertaining show.

CBS Detroit–03/15/2013

"White's Lies," will tickle your funny bone at Meadow Brook Theatre through Feb. 3  (Photo: Rick Smith)

‘White’s Lies’ Is Lying Sack Of Fun At Meadow Brook

Playwright Andron lays it on pretty thick in “White’s Lies,” which is something like a French romantic farce with 35 percent less door-slamming.

CBS Detroit–01/22/2013

Danielle Cochrane, David Sterritt, Vanessa Sawson, and Joe Plambeck in "Detroit."  (Photo: Hilberry Theatre)

‘Detroit’ Story Shines At The Hilberry Theatre

Importantly, it’s worth noting that good watching is not always easy watching: There is more strong language and vulgarity here than in your typical Hilberry production.

CBS Detroit–01/21/2013

Travis Reiff is Gabriel York in Andrew Bovell’s play When the Rain Stops Falling, playing at Ferndale's The Ringald Theatre from January 11 – 28, 2013. (Photo: by Joe Plambeck)

‘Rain Stops Falling’ At The Ringwald Theatre

It is a sad but satisfying portrait of four generations of dysfunctional family, underscored by the symbolic gloomy weather that each of them suffers under.

CBS Detroit–01/19/2013

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Meadowbrook Keeps ‘A Christmas Carol’ Fresh After 31 Years

“People coming out of the theater all the time come up to me and say ‘I wasn’t in the Christmas spirit before the show, but now I am,” Mahard said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2012

What horrors await the children (l to r, Matthew Arrington, Suzan M. Jacokes, Julie Spittle, Vince Kelley) in the attic? Find out in the hilarious parody, "Flowers Up Her Attic" at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre.  (Photo: Joe Plambeck)

Ringwald Parody: Low-Down, Dirty And Side-Splitting

At the Ringwald, sit back with the assurance that the artists think the source material is as tacky as you do.

CBS Detroit–10/20/2012

Rene Barbera, Elizabet DeShong and Rodion Pogossov in MOT's "The Barber of Seville."  (Photo: John Grigaitis)

Review: Opera Theater’s ‘Barber’ Soars Vocally

Michigan Opera Theatre, debt retired, the future secure, bubbled like fine champagne with wonderful voices in the 42nd season opener.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2012