Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

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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REP’s “Packrat” is a Feast for the Senses

Reviewed by Karla Froehlich Packrat: The name of a rodent that gathers junk and sticks to create a huge mound in which it nests. Also native to North America is the packrat person who gathers junk (sometimes even sticks) at … Continue reading

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New McCree Takes a Walk Back in Time

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby For long time residents of Flint, the current musical offering at the New McCree Theatre is a walk back in time. The Saints of St. John Street is an original play written by McCree Executive Director … Continue reading

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CCC Present’s a Valentine’s Day Gift

Reviewed by Joseph Michael Mishler The Clio Cast and Crew’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s A Foot or Holmes for the Holidays, although set at Christmas, was a great Valentine’s Day gift to Friday night’s theatre goers. If you’re … Continue reading

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UM-Flint’s “Antigone” Melds Past and Present

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby If the idea of going to see an ancient Greek tragedy seems slightly stodgy, even dull think again! The UM-Flint Department of Theatre and Dance launched an amazing production of Sophocles’ Antigone Friday night that flies … Continue reading

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FCP’s “Chicago” – a Roaring Musical Treat

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Continuing the successful dynamic we saw in their recent Mamma Mia!, Flint Community Players currently is presenting a bang-up production of the now classic Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse and John Kander musical, Chicago. Still a popular … Continue reading

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Beautifully Intimate “Passing Strange” Serves up a Heaping Bowl of “The Real”

Reviewed By: Stephen Bleau-Visser Friday night, a group of incredibly talented independent artists collaborated to bring forth a powerful, thought-provoking rendition of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Passing Strange. This Tony – Award winning musical can be challenging to produce because … Continue reading

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