Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

“Memphis the Musical” Coming to McCree Theatre

The New McCree Theatre presents Memphis the Musical October 3rd – October 19th. This play is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Experience … Continue reading

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Flint Repertory Theatre Brings Hope and Marigolds To Life

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby We have to believe that it took some gumption to decide to bring The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds to the stage in this day and age. Still, to their everlasting credit, Flint Repertory … Continue reading

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FCP Opens 91st Season With Rollicking Production of “Mamma Mia!”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Drawn possibly by the music of ABBA, or maybe the brand new comfy seats, or just because it was the popular musical Mamma Mia!, a sold out house greeted the debut of Flint Community Players’ 91st … Continue reading

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Flint Theatre Guild Hits Pinnacle With “Painting Churches”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Well, we have to admit that the newest kid on the block, The Flint Theatre Guild, hit their pinnacle Thursday evening. They did it with their smashing production of Tina Howe’s Painting Churches, a comical and … Continue reading

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“A Bright New Boise” Shines at Flint Theatre Guild

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel                                                         In it’s inaugural season, The Flint Theatre Guild has taken on some great new work to showcase in the Flint area. A Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter, first debuted in New York City … Continue reading

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FVP Features Gershwin Classic Musical – “Crazy For You”

Reviewed by Bethany Leslie Whenever someone mentions the names of George and Ira Gershwin, there is a nostalgic connection to the early sounds of America. From George’s classical pieces of “Rhapsody in Blue” to the two of them writing An … Continue reading

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A Full House Greets The Flint Theatre Guild’s Inaugural Production

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby A bright new light hit Flint’s theatre scene Thursday evening, and we were privileged to attend the inaugural performance. Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound opened this first season for The Flint Theatre Guild with a … Continue reading

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