Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

Original Musical “Sparkle Too” Debuts at McCree Theatre

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby We spent a tuneful evening Friday as McCree Theatre continued their original musical entitled Sparkle Too. Written by McCree Executive Director Charles H. Winfrey, it tells the story in song of a young woman bent on … Continue reading

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FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL REVUE “SONGS ABOUT STUFF: THE MUSIC OF WALLY PLEASANT”

Flint Repertory Theatre presents “SONGS ABOUT STUFF: THE MUSIC OF WALLY PLEASANT” a world premiere musical revue celebrating the songs of Mid-Michigan comic singer-songwriter Wally Pleasant. Conceived and Directed by Producing Artistic Director Michael Lluberes. Performances begin Friday May 31 … Continue reading

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FCP’s Season Concludes With “La Cage Aux Folles”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Flint Community Players bit off a chunk more than they could chew Thursday with the opening of their current production of La Cage Aux Folles. Challenging for professional companies, an amateur group needs to think long … Continue reading

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Clio Cast & Crew’s “Calendar Girls” is Impressive

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Clio Cast and Crew took a leap of faith Friday night as they launched Tim Firth’s hilarious, moving and overall impressive performance of Calendar Girls. It is based on a true story about a group of … Continue reading

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Flint Theatre Guild Sets Auditions for Inaugural Season

The Flint Theatre Guild, a new nonprofit theatre company in Flint, Michigan, announced auditions for its inaugural summer season. They will take place Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the lower level meeting … Continue reading

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REP’s “The Glass Menagerie” Is A Must See

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby                       A beautiful, almost ethereal production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie opened Friday at Flint Repertory Theatre (REP). It is a riveting glimpse inside a world of emotional family relationships and the angst endured in their … Continue reading

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Dating and Friendship: “Significant Other” Puts it all Out There

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel As an alumnus of the Department of Theatre and Dance, it is always a pleasure to return to the University of Michigan- Flint to watch productions. Friday’s production of Significant Other, directed by Bill Irwin, … Continue reading

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