Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

REP’s “The Glass Menagerie” Is A Must See

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby                       A beautiful, almost ethereal production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie opened Friday at Flint Repertory Theatre (REP). It is a riveting glimpse inside a world of emotional family relationships and the angst endured in their … Continue reading

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Dating and Friendship: “Significant Other” Puts it all Out There

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel As an alumnus of the Department of Theatre and Dance, it is always a pleasure to return to the University of Michigan- Flint to watch productions. Friday’s production of Significant Other, directed by Bill Irwin, … Continue reading

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FVP Presents “A ‘nice’ Family Gathering”

Reviewed by Karla Froelich Fenton Village Players opened their second show of the season with Phil Olsen’s A Nice Family Gathering. The clue in the title indicates that this may not be such a nice gathering. It’s Thanksgiving, and when … Continue reading

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FCP Presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby                                                 A friend fondly described it as an old chestnut. After seeing Friday’s … Continue reading

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Ancient Riddle Finally Solved

Reviewed by Amber M. Dillard Under the sea is where you want to be!  Opening night for Flint Repertory Theatre’s partnership with CollaborationTown on their co-production of The Riddle of the Trilobiteswas petite but full of fun.  This musical centers … Continue reading

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“The Wizard of Oz” Features Huge Cast of Kids

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby A well-known and much-loved classic played this weekend at the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center as Light in the Dark Musical Theatre’s production of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz opened with a matinee and … Continue reading

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“Anne Frank” Moves Audience with Timeless and Heartbreaking True Story

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel There are very few people who are not aware of Anne Frank and the amazingly pure and optimistic words she left behind in a diary written while she and seven other Jews were in hiding … Continue reading

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