Dreamy, stellar Once on This Island at Encore (Review)

Photo Credit: Michele Anliker There is a stellar production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, the Ahrens and Flaherty musical, currently being presented by Encore Musical Theatre Company and I urge you to get tickets now for this limited run production, You won’t see a better production of it anywhere – in fact, it is BroadwayContinue reading “Dreamy, stellar Once on This Island at Encore (Review)”

The Violet Hour at The Dio – a night out with a high thinking factor. (Review)

One of the things that I like best about reviewing a show is when a theater takes a risk with the material. You might like it, you might hate it, you might not get it. But it is something new and it is something worthwhile. The Dio is currently producing such a play — TheContinue reading “The Violet Hour at The Dio – a night out with a high thinking factor. (Review)”

Charming “A Christmas Story the Musical” at Encore (Review)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company wishes you a Merry Christmas by way of their wonderful production of “A Christmas Story the musical”, based on the movie, with book by Joseph Robinette and Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Everything in this production just clicks and even brings a tear to your eyeContinue reading “Charming “A Christmas Story the Musical” at Encore (Review)”

Catch a lovely Peter and the Starcatcher at Croswell (Review)

Peter and the Starcatcher, winner of 5 Tony awards in 2012 and oft-produced nationwide opened last night at the Croswell Opera House and it is a lovely evening of theater, music, color, storytelling, and maybe a slight tear in your eye.  Based on the 2004 children’s book, the story tells of two ships crossing theContinue reading “Catch a lovely Peter and the Starcatcher at Croswell (Review)”

Everybody say Yeah to Kinky Boots (Review – Croswell Opera House)

If you haven’t yet purchased tickets for “Kinky Boots,” at The Croswell Opera House, September 16th-25th, what are you waiting for? With a book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Tony- and Grammy-winner Cyndi Lauper, the show hits all the right notes and so does the local production team and cast. GoContinue reading “Everybody say Yeah to Kinky Boots (Review – Croswell Opera House)”

“Medieval” is a violent but fascinating film

Medieval (called Jan Źiźka internationally) arrives in time to salvage an early September weekend with original programming. Set in the early days of Czech Bohemian hero Jan Źiźka’s formative mercenary years, it’s a story most Americans are not at all familiar with. In the early 1400’s the Catholic Church is in such disarray that thereContinue reading ““Medieval” is a violent but fascinating film”