Detroit theatre


Wilde Awards Highlight Best Of Detroit Theater

“After the critics got together late last spring to determine the nominees and the winners, one of the things that really surprised us was how evenly distributed the winners were.”

CBS Detroit–08/24/2012

(Photo: Amelia Kanan) Planet Ant in Hamtramck is carrying on with improv theater.

Scene In Detroit: Improv At Its Best…or Worst?

However, this is what I love about Planet Ant: they don’t pretend to be anything they aren’t. They’re not Second City.

CBS Detroit–08/14/2012

Henry (Michael Brian Ogden) woos the French princess Katherine (Lauren Knox), while Alice (Erika Hoveland) looks on in Water Works Theatre Company's "Henry V."  Photo: Smyers

Royal Oak Hosts ‘Henry V’ In The Park This Weekend

“Henry V” is compelling on many levels. It is a war story, a coming-of-age story and the story of cultures clashing.

CBS Detroit–08/10/2012

Josh Campos in "When I Was," one of 10 short plays in "BoxFest 2012."  Photo: Molly McMahon

‘BoxFest Detroit 2012’: Hot Plays For Dog Days Of Summer

“BoxFest Detroit” is an annual theater festival that showcases the talents of women directors.

CBS Detroit–08/10/2012

The 2012 Michigan Shakespeare Festival continues with "Love's Labour's Lost" through Aug. 11.  Photo: MSF

Michigan Shakespeare Festival: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

It is a romp filled with slapstick, juvenile antics, boyish tussles all made even sillier when faced with the more sophisticated beauty of the fairer sex.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2012

George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" is the third and final production to open at this summer's Michigan Shakespeare Festival.  Photo: MSF

Michigan Shakespeare Festival: A ‘Pygmalion’ Masterpiece

The result of the passionate acting and fine direction is the presentation of a classic work free of any cobwebs, one whose story offers as much to ponder now as it did when Shaw first presented it a century ago.

CBS Detroit–07/26/2012


Rollicking ‘Sex Farce’ Comes to Eastpointe

But farce has more gimmicks up its non-existent sleeve – bawdy humor and a happy ending. What more can one ask?

CBS Detroit–07/26/2012

Stephen West and Marlene Inman-Reilly as Tevye and Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof."  Photo: The Encore Musical Theatre

REVIEW: ‘Fiddler’ Brings Down The House

Even though the meaning of tradition changes throughout “Fiddler On The Roof,” the love Tevye feels for his family doesn’t and neither does the audiences love for this show.

CBS Detroit–07/20/2012

D.B. Schroeder left Chicago to create Detroit's newest professional theater company.  Photo: Courtesy Puzzle Piece Theatre

Puzzle Piece Theatre Will Be Anything But Ordinary

With storytelling that re-imagines what is possible in live performance, Puzzle Piece Theatre doesn’t plan on being run-of-the-mill.

CBS Detroit–07/20/2012

‘Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode’ At Ringwald Is Classic Burlesque

Playing a testosterone-charged Jo with five-o’clock-shadow and bare, unshaven legs, the character’s sexual ambiguity – on top of cross-dressing – is parody at its best.

CBS Detroit–07/20/2012