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January 25, 2020

Considered by many to be The Great American Novel, Fitzgerald’s jazz age classic gets a new interpretation at Saginaw’s Pit & Balcony Theatre. If any of you somehow missed your high school required reading, The Great Gatsby follows Midwestern naif Nick Carraway in the...

January 12, 2020

      Picasso at the Lapin Agile, by the one and only Steve Martin, imagines a night where Albert Einstein meets Pablo Picasso in a bar at the dawn of the 20th century. The show is full of whimsical nonsense and dabbles in philosophical intellectualism. Picasso is a bl...

January 11, 2020

          “Albert Einstein walks into a bar,” sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually the premise of a delightful little script with top-notch credentials being produced at the Midland Center for the Arts this weekend and next.  Picasso at the Lapin...

December 8, 2019

  If your family is looking for a fun and fantastical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale about love and friendship, look no farther than Bay City Players’ latest offering. The Snow Queen, directed by Jessica McFarland, is a children’s play in every...

December 7, 2019

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen was first published in 1844 and has been one of the most enduring favorites of children and adults everywhere. The classic “good wins over evil” story is purported to have been the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. One other...

December 5, 2019

SVSU’s Home for the Holidays Evokes the Theatre and the Tinsel

By Jonah Conner

As a graduate from SVSU, I know the two sides of coming home to family for the holidays. Number one being the joy of spending time with family and friends, while having an admiration for the h...

December 5, 2019

Home for the Holidays, at Saginaw Valley State University, is a review style show with songs and dance numbers loosely tied together through family vignettes.  The story we follow is college students, Home for the Holidays, explaining to their families what they, as th...

December 1, 2019

"If everything is the same, there are no choices."

The stage adaptation of the essential young adult novel, The Giver, marks the second selection for Pit & Balcony’s current season. This story, set in a dystopian future, tells the story of Jonas who discovers the joys a...

November 30, 2019

In a not-too-distant future, people live in planned communities where secrets must be confessed, differences must not be pointed out, and choices are forbidden.  Jonas (Nick Pellegrino IV) is on the cusp of turning twelve and getting his typical job assignment for the...

November 23, 2019

SVSU tackles some heady issues in it’s latest StudioXP production Emilie; La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life by Lauren Gunderson. The production successfully creates an environment in which audience members are left to confront their own opinions on love and know...

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