Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

“Charlotte’s Web” Enchants as it Educates

Reviewed by Carolyn Gillespie The opening night of Flint Community Players’ Charlotte’s Web was packed with parents and children who swung in to visit – or revisit – that other famous web-slinger and the pig who loved her. Created by … Continue reading

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“Oliver!” Runs Through July at FVP

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby It’s a great story, and why wouldn’t it be? Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist has been read and enjoyed for over a hundred years, so when the whole story was set to music over fifty years ago, … Continue reading

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One-Act Plays Premier at FVP

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby There was a world premiere this weekend in Fenton. It wasn’t widely publicized but Fenton Village Players offers a range of theatrical presentations and opportunities and this was one of them. Odyssey and Performer, two one-act … Continue reading

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CCC’s “Avenue Q” Combines Talent and Dexterity

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby If we imagine a millennial version of “Sesame Street”, we can begin to understand the musical entertainment and educational appeal of Clio Cast & Crew’s newest production, Avenue Q. Puppet-centric, slightly bawdy but still comically clever, … Continue reading

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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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