Detroit theater

Barbie Weisserman plays Sylvia the dog who looks lovingly at her new adoptive parent played by John DeMerell (Greg) in "Sylvia," a Two Muses Theatre production partnering with the Michigan Humane Society. (Photo: Steve Hill)

Review: ‘Sylvia’ Is A Doggone Good Time

“Sylvia” is one of the most intelligent scripts in the catalogue. It is light, witty and yet probes the complex emotional bond between people and pets.

CBS Detroit–06/14/2012

Center Stage Entertainment completes its return June 7 & 10 with "Smoke on the Mountain" at The Box Theatre in Mount Clemens. (Photo: Center Stage Entertainment)

Mt. Clemens Company Celebrates Revival With A Gospel Musical

There’s a wealth of beauty in the simple lyrics and tunes of rural America, and the music of its small churches is profoundly uplifting. Say what you will about Christianity, but its message is hope.

CBS Detroit–06/08/2012

Huey (Michael Lopetrone) gets lectured by his best friend Aldo (Marco Zaccagnini) on the nature of women in America in Epicenter Theatre Group's production of "Italian American Reconciliation" by John Patrick Shanley.  Photo: Rachel Hull

Epicenter Brings ‘A Comic Folktale’

The problem, it seems, is this: Huey has come to believe his manhood was stolen three years ago by his ex-wife, Janice (Erin Edgerton), and he can’t move forward with his life until he woos Janice and gets her back.

CBS Detroit–06/07/2012

"Taking Care of Mimi" closes the Detroit Repertory Theatre's 2011-12 season.  (Photo: Bruce Millan)

Review: ‘Taking Care Of Mimi’ Is No Mini Task

The subtitle of “Taking Care of Mimi” is “A morality murder mystery.”

CBS Detroit–06/07/2012


‘Nunsense’: Will It Bring Heavenly Bonanza Of Ticket Sales?

The premise – for the five or so of you who haven’t seen the show yet – is simple: A cooking accident by convent cook Sister Julia, Child of God, has wiped out 52 members of the Little Sisters of Hoboken.

CBS Detroit–05/26/2012

"Beyond Therapy" continues at the Michigan Actors Studio in Ferndale through June 3.  Photo: Detroit Ensemble Theatre

Review: ‘Beyond Therapy’ Is A Madcap Romp

Written and set in the 1980s (although it takes a while to realize it), the play bears a certain resemblance to another funny holdover from back then: David Letterman’s Top 10 list.

CBS Detroit–05/25/2012

Joe Bailey stars as the Mother Superior in Charles Busch's hilarious send-up of Hollywood's classic nun films, "The Divine Sister," playing at Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre through June 4.  Photo: Colleen Scribner.

The Ringwald Brings Heavenly Comedy Down To Earth

There’s trouble lurking behind closed doors of the convent.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2012

Sandra Birch, Julia Glander and Connie Cowper in "The Cemetery Club" at Tipping Point Theatre.  Photo: Ivan Menchell

Chemistry Sizzles At Tipping Point Show

Tipping Point Theatre’s production of Ivan Menchell’s “The Cemetery Club” features a leading ensemble that has that chemistry down; what they lack is a script that feels like more than an occasionally funny, warmed-over sitcom.

CBS Detroit–05/17/2012

Michigan Opera Theatre's "I Pagliacci" continues through May 20.  Photo: John Grigaitis

‘I Pagliacci’ Continues Through May 20 At Detroit Opera House

MOT, even in the toughest of financial times, continues to produce singular opera, beautifully cast, a dynamic orchestra and one of the best choruses one could ask for – at the top of Michigan’s cultural pyramid.

CBS Detroit–05/17/2012

"Avenue Q" continues at The Box Theater through May 19.  Photo: What's That Smell?

Heart’felt’ ‘Avenue Q’ Is Risque Fun, ‘Fur’ Sure!

“Avenue Q” is a counter-cultural poke at its inspiration’s incessant optimism. Regardless of the puppetry involved, this ain’t kid’s stuff. Both in song and story, the musical is profane, bawdy, and occasionally raunchy.

CBS Detroit–05/11/2012