Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

McCree Tells the African American Story in Drama and Song

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby The New McCree Theatre has another winner on their hands with the currently running musical Give Me That Old Time Religion. Unfortunately, today is the final day of the run, but if you hurry, you can … Continue reading

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FCP Closes Season With a “Leap of Faith”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Flint Community Players winds up their 89th season with this week’s opening of a musical comedy with a message, Leap of Faith. Based on the 1992 film of the same name, this musical stage version takes … Continue reading

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FYT’s “The Geranium On The Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On” – a Landmark Premiere Musical

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Does anyone remember those fearful days of elementary school when the teacher seemed to loom over your life, struck fear in your heart over the smallest thing and rejected every reasonable request with a resounding “NO!”? … Continue reading

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Fenton Village Players’ “Calendar Girls” is Frisky and Fun

Reviewed by Stephen Visser Thursday night Fenton Village Players opened Tim Firth’s classic play Calendar Girls, a story built around a group of women who go the extra mile to raise money to honor the memory of one of their … Continue reading

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CCC Brings Sweet Enchantment to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel It was a dreary, rainy Friday the 13th as Clio Cast and Crew opened their production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, once the chilled audience shuffled into the small theater, they were greeted … Continue reading

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Flint Youth Theatre presents a World Premiere Musical – “THE GERANIUM ON THE WINDOWSILL JUST DIED BUT TEACHER YOU WENT RIGHT ON”

Flint Youth Theatre – Michigan’s Professional Theatre for Young Audiences presents a world premiere musical – THE GERANIUM ON THE WINDOWSILL JUST DIED BUT TEACHER YOU WENT RIGHT ON – Book and Lyrics by Michael Lluberes, Music by Jared M. … Continue reading

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Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby We needed a good laugh Friday night, and we got more than we bargained for as the UM-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance opened Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce, Lend Me A Tenor. The house was moderately … Continue reading

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