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March 14, 2020

In a nice change of pace from it’s more youth-oriented programming, Pit and Balcony has staged 2016’s Meteor Shower, a more mature four-person comedy by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin).  Of course, with the current Coronavirus fears running rampant, Pit was left...

March 14, 2020

A play about a cosmic force that descends upon humanity without warning was ironically a pleasant escape considering the week we have all faced. Managing Director Amy Spadafore had a very difficult decision when she determined that the show must go on, and I commend he...

February 20, 2020

 Photo by Dave Rzeszutek

Full disclosure: this is going to be a tricky review to write. I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, this is a show that absolutely needs to be experienced in the moment, surrounded by fellow audience members. So before we dive in I ju...

February 20, 2020

 Photo by Dave Rzeszutek

There are certainly moments of brilliance in SVSU’s production of Jay Torrence’s 2006 play “Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck.”  Ostensibly, the show is a fictionalized retelling of the Great Hammond Train Wreck of 1918; a circus tra...

February 16, 2020

Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning 2007 dramedy “August: Osage County” is the final production in Center Stage’s Cornerstone Collection, a 5-year project intending to tackle some of the greatest plays in American literature.  Taking place in a small-town Oklahoma farm...

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...

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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