Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

Unlikely Angels Upend Tradition and Spark Revival

Reviewed by Sherrema A. Bower The New McCree Theatre’s production of the award-winning gospel musical comedy Sanctified, written by playwright Javon Johnson and directed by Cathy E. Johnson, depicts the rigors (and revelations) of modernizing a church steeped in tradition. … Continue reading

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FCP Musically Explodes With “Disaster! The Musical”

Reviewed by Karla Froehlich Disaster! The Musical opened on the Flint Community Players stage last night to a nearly sold-out house of appreciative audience members. It was great to see faces again, as mask wearing was optional, so the laughter … Continue reading

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“Anne of Green Gables” Presented by Talented Clio Cast

Reviewed by Karla Froehlich Clio Cast and Crew opened their production of “Anne of Green Gables” last evening to an almost sold out house. SOMEone broke the laughter ice in the first exchange between Anne and Matthew. This was an … Continue reading

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Laughter Rocks Fenton Village Playhouse with Opening of “Southern Fried Funeral”

Reviewed by Joseph M. Mishler Southern Fried Funeral by Osborne & Eppler is a raucous play revolving around the father’s death, a land dispute, sibling rivalries, busybody neighbors and more.  There is a food fight, a toupee that can’t be … Continue reading

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“The Twilight Zone: Live Parody Show” Brings Laughter to Local 432

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             For those who are not currently familiar with The Twilight Zone, you may want to catch one of these intriguingly odd yet funny shows staged by Dark Room Productions. Their forte is parody so any … Continue reading

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Let the Audience Say…Amen!

Reviewed by Ladel Lewis Fiery sermons, tambourines and joyful tunes filled the air at the New McCree Theater. The Amen Corner, McCree’s newest production, gives attendees a glimpse inside of the African American church through the lens of American writer and … Continue reading

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 FCP Brings Intrigue and Wit Alive With “A Lion in Winter”

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel             It was appropriately chilly as I bundled up to go to opening night of The Lion in Winter at Flint Community Players this early March evening.  Written by James Goldman in 1966, The … Continue reading

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Fenton Village Players Revive the Ingenious Lt. Columbo

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins Well, this old scribe finally poked his head out of a two year Covid necessary quarantine to witness an indoor theatrical event. To wit: I was honored and pleased to attend Fenton Village Players current … Continue reading

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Clio Cast & Crew’s “Harvey” Kicks Off 2022!

Reviewed by Sherrema Bower     Clio Cast & Crew opened their new year Friday with Mary Chase’s comical production of Harvey.  Performed both on Broadway and onscreen (1950) by Jimmy Stewart, it is set in late 1940s – early 1950s … Continue reading

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“Wrong River” Premieres at Flint Repertory Theatre

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel It was my pleasure to attend a staged reading of a new work named Wrong River at the New Works Festival in January of 2020. It was my honor to attend its world premiere tonight … Continue reading

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