Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

FENTON VILLAGE PLAYERS LAY OUT A RED CARPET TO THE RENAISSANCE

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby If you are a musical theatre buff, you will love this one! Written by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten! opened Thursday to a lively … Continue reading

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BEACHWEAR SUGGESTED; SHOES OPTIONAL Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             Clio Cast and Crew kicked off summer with Michael Parker and Susan Parker’s comical production of Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses. The title derives from the motto given the hotel long … Continue reading

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FLINT COMMUNITY PLAYERS OPENS THEIR DOORS TO LIVE THEATRE ONCE AGAIN!

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby It was leap day, 2/29/20, the last time we set foot inside a theatre to view a live production. So Friday’s venture to see Flint Community Players’ production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest … Continue reading

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CLIO OPENS STRONG WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURES OF THE ELUSIVE EAR!

Reviewed by Joseph Michael Mishler          Clio Cast & Crew opened their new season with a strong performance of David MacGregor’s Sherlock Holmes and the Adventures of the Elusive Ear.  They had goodCovid protocols in place including taking everyone’s temperature.  … Continue reading

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FVP Presents Convent Comedy

Reviewed by Karla Froehlich Fenton Village Players bravely took the stage in clear face shields to deliver their first live performance since the pandemic began and brought some good-humored pandemonium with their irreverent production of Drinking Habits Thursday evening. A … Continue reading

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Clio Cast and Crew Presents Unique Approach to Holiday Classic

Reviewed online by Mary Paige Rieffel The year is 2020 and live theatre has been on pause for about 10 months. The performing arts community has valiantly shown its perseverance and passion for continuing to create from the get-go by … Continue reading

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Sondheim’s 90th Virtual Birthday Celebration Brings the Feels

At the writer’s request and because we are all missing live theatre right now, THIS! Reviewed online by Mary Paige Rieffel On Sunday evening, via YouTube, Broadway.com presented a star-studded live-streamed extravaganza to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Titled Take … Continue reading

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FLINT COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENTS A LIGHT HEARTED COMEDY

Reviewed by Joseph M. Mishler             The Flint Community Players production of Love, Lies, and the Doctor’s Dilemma opened Thursday March 12. Considering all of the problems we are facing, a good comedy can provide relief for a couple of … Continue reading

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“Cinderella” – Beautifully Updated Musical is Magical, Relevant & Funny

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             Fairy tales are all about magic, or at least that’s what we’ve always thought. And we were right most of the time. However, if you’ve ever doubted slightly or perhaps supposed such tales were aimed … Continue reading

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FVP Presents Classic Tale of Friendship, Survival and Sacrifice in “Of Mice and Men”

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins As a fierce wind blew and temperatures plummeted this intrepid reporter braved the elements and icy roads to view Fenton Village Players latest offering in their 2019/20 season – John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. … Continue reading

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