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"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


Hamtramck’s Planet Ant Theatre Delivers Food For Thought

Planet Ant Theatre examines the community’s racial, cultural and religious differences with the world premiere of Margaret Edwartowski’s “Hamtown Races.” The result is a near-flawless production.

CBS Detroit–09/27/2012

"God of Carnage" continues at Broadway Onstage in Eastpointe through Oct. 6.  (Photo: Dennis Wickline Productions.)

Darkness Reigns In ‘God Of Carnage’

We leave the theater both entertained and saddened by the despicable behavior we just observed.

CBS Detroit–09/12/2012


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

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

MBT. Xanadu Promo

‘Xanadu’: A Place You Should Totally Dare To Go

In the interest of full disclosure, I feel compelled to reveal, before critiquing Meadow Brook Theatre’s new production of “Xanadu,” that in 1980, a certain 9-year-old girl – ahem – fell wildly, stupidly in love with the much-maligned movie flop of the same name.

CBS 62–05/29/2012


‘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

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company's "The Altruists" continues at The Furniture Factory through May 26.  Photo: Chuk Nowak.

Theater Asks: Morals, Morals, Who’s Got The Morals?

Written more than a decade ago but reminiscent of today’s Occupiers, “The Altruists” unfolds in three bedrooms scattered across New York City. It’s Sunday, and yet another protest is on the agenda – although no one is quite sure what the subject-du-jour might be.

CBS Detroit–05/10/2012

Planet Ant

‘Little Voice,’ Bring Big Dreams To Planet Ant in Detroit

Surrounded by a packed house filled with many familiar faces from the Ant’s history – Madias sat and watched her dreams unfold. The rest of us were treated to one of the most memorable nights of theater I’ve had so far this season.

CBS Detroit–05/05/2012


Mystery Solved At Go Comedy!

If you like raw humor and a silly plot delivered by an experienced team of improvisers and actors, you’ll hit the mother lode with “Menllenium Saves the World.”

CBS Detroit–04/18/2012