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Dennis Wickline is founder of Eastpoint's Broadway Onstage Live Theatre.  Photo: Courtesy Dennis Wickline Productions.

Broadway Onstage Begins Season With Wickline Original

“This show’s a lot of fun,” Oakley said. “It’s 90 minutes of comedy and farce, and it moves quick.”

CBS Detroit–07/19/2012

Jan Radcliff and John Peakes in "On Golden Pond" at The Purple Rose Theatre.  Photo: Sean Carter Photography

Summertime Blues? ‘Resort’ To ‘On Golden Pond’

If a healthy dose of life, love and nostalgia is your antidote to the long, hot summer, sit back with a simple dose of “On Golden Pond.”

CBS Detroit–07/04/2012


Review: Sex And Science Duke It Out ‘In the Next Room’

Crammed with ideas about the domination of women, never condescending to any of our foibles as humans, quirky and, finally, touching, this play in this production is a must see.

CBS Detroit–06/29/2012

Barton Bund and Jonathan West in the Blackbird Theatre's production of "Macbeth."  (Photo: Brian Carbine)

What’s Better Than One Macbeth? Two!

In this swift act, the players seem to come to life, or rather come to grips with death: It is as if death, murder, blood, battles were an aphrodisiac.

CBS Detroit–06/22/2012

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