The STEM of the Problem: "Digging Up Dessa" follows a young female archeologist grappling with sexism in the science world
Mon, 05/15/2023 - 2:00pm by christopherporter
Getting Dirty: Digging Up Dessa at EMU unearths the truths of both past and present
A Ghost Story: Purple Rose’s world premiere of the humorous but serious "In Common" explores friends struggling with relationships, past and present
Mon, 05/01/2023 - 12:45pm by christopherporter
A young woman races about frantically trying on one dress after another. She’s going out to meet with friends who want to introduce her to a man. But she’s not sure she’s ready yet.
Action Pain-ing: The ghost of painter Jackson Pollock is a conflicted priest's confidant in Theatre NOVA's "SPLATTERED!"
Wed, 04/26/2023 - 11:00am by strattonl
University of Michigan drama professor Kate Mendeloff passes away from cancer
Wed, 04/19/2023 - 3:30pm by christopherporter
Kate Mendeloff, a drama lecturer at the University of Michigan who directed the annual "Shakespeare in the Arb" plays for two decades, died on Saturday, April 15, from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.
Take a Leap: Fifth Wall's new abstract chamber-rock opera "The Precipice" debuts at Riverside Arts in Ypsilanti
Wed, 04/19/2023 - 11:00am by christopherporter
Our lives are not static.
Turn Down for What?: U-M’s production of “Rent” brightened the corners of the play's darker edges
Tue, 04/18/2023 - 1:30pm by strattonl
For me, it’s telling that the most moving moment of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s production of Rent on April 15 came via a curtain call reprise of the show’s iconic song, “Seasons of Love.”
Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1881 comic opera "Patience" skewers a popular art movement of the day—and the satire still stings
Wed, 04/05/2023 - 8:15am by christopherporter
When Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Patience opened on April 23, 1881, London’s Savoy Theatre had another hit from the popular duo. Patience had another witty and stinging libretto from W.S. Gilbert and a witty and lush score from Arthur Sullivan.
Luck of the Draw: "Everybody" bets on the lottery of life and explores the Big Questions
Mon, 04/03/2023 - 9:15am by christopherporter
Is everything in life due to random chance or does everything really happen for a reason?
Office Space: EMU’s “9 to 5: The Musical” Pays Homage to the Comedy Film and Celebrates Female Empowerment
Mon, 03/27/2023 - 1:30pm by strattonl
Rise and Shine: The puppet-filled "Waking Up!" at EMU is an all-ages feast for the eyes
Mon, 03/20/2023 - 10:30am by christopherporter
Color, music, and PUPPETS, oh my!