Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

CCC Present’s a Valentine’s Day Gift

Reviewed by Joseph Michael Mishler The Clio Cast and Crew’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s A Foot or Holmes for the Holidays, although set at Christmas, was a great Valentine’s Day gift to Friday night’s theatre goers. If you’re … Continue reading

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UM-Flint’s “Antigone” Melds Past and Present

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby If the idea of going to see an ancient Greek tragedy seems slightly stodgy, even dull think again! The UM-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance launched an amazing production of Sophocles’ Antigone Friday night that flies … Continue reading

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FCP’s “Chicago” – a Roaring Musical Treat

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Continuing the successful dynamic we saw in their recent Mamma Mia!, Flint Community Players currently is presenting a bang-up production of the now classic Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse and John Kander musical, Chicago. Still a popular … Continue reading

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Beautifully Intimate “Passing Strange” Serves up a Heaping Bowl of “The Real”

Reviewed By: Stephen Bleau-Visser Friday night, a group of incredibly talented independent artists collaborated to bring forth a powerful, thought-provoking rendition of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Passing Strange. This Tony – Award winning musical can be challenging to produce because … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales Collide With Gusto at REP’s “Into the Woods”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby A full house streamed into the cozy Elgood Theater Friday evening for Flint Repertory Theatre’s pristine opening performance of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s timeless musical Into the Woods. Stepping around and over metal platforms, folks … Continue reading

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Strong Ensemble Presents “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope”

Reviewed by Tomoko Miller Thursday’s opening night performance of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at The New McCree Theatre buzzed with a family-like atmosphere. It seemed the entirety of McCree’s staff and volunteers were on hand to cheerfully greet … Continue reading

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Suicide Relatable and Unexpectedly Funny in “Every Brilliant Thing”

Reviewed by Tomoko Miller It started with a simple request as the crowd entered. “Would you like a card?” On a white index card was written “521. the word PLINTH.” The walls of the house at Flint Community Players were … Continue reading

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