Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

McCree Opens New Season in a New Place With “Memphis”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             To inaugurate their new venue, The New McCree Theatre chose to open this season with the Tony Award winning Memphis, a musical set in the fifties’ South. Based loosely on actual events, this Joe Dipietro … Continue reading

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A Powerful “Rabbit Hole” Opens CCC Season

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby What is it that we fear the most? When asked to write about this in a college class, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire drew a blank. But years later, after becoming a father himself and hearing stories of … Continue reading

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FVP’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a Theatrical Gem

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins It was a crisp fall evening as Fenton Village Players kicked off their 2019/2020 season with the light-hearted romp – oops wrong notes – with a serio-comedic dramatic staple – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s … Continue reading

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“Memphis the Musical” Coming to McCree Theatre

The New McCree Theatre presents Memphis the Musical October 3rd – October 19th. This play is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Experience … Continue reading

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Flint Repertory Theatre Brings Hope and Marigolds To Life

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby We have to believe that it took some gumption to decide to bring The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds to the stage in this day and age. Still, to their everlasting credit, Flint Repertory … Continue reading

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FCP Opens 91st Season With Rollicking Production of “Mamma Mia!”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Drawn possibly by the music of ABBA, or maybe the brand new comfy seats, or just because it was the popular musical Mamma Mia!, a sold out house greeted the debut of Flint Community Players’ 91st … Continue reading

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Flint Theatre Guild Hits Pinnacle With “Painting Churches”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Well, we have to admit that the newest kid on the block, The Flint Theatre Guild, hit their pinnacle Thursday evening. They did it with their smashing production of Tina Howe’s Painting Churches, a comical and … Continue reading

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