Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

“A Bright New Boise” Shines at Flint Theatre Guild

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel                                                         In it’s inaugural season, The Flint Theatre Guild has taken on some great new work to showcase in the Flint area. A Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter, first debuted in New York City … Continue reading

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FVP Features Gershwin Classic Musical – “Crazy For You”

Reviewed by Bethany Leslie Whenever someone mentions the names of George and Ira Gershwin, there is a nostalgic connection to the early sounds of America. From George’s classical pieces of “Rhapsody in Blue” to the two of them writing An … Continue reading

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A Full House Greets The Flint Theatre Guild’s Inaugural Production

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby A bright new light hit Flint’s theatre scene Thursday evening, and we were privileged to attend the inaugural performance. Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound opened this first season for The Flint Theatre Guild with a … Continue reading

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“Beauty and the Beast” Enchants Families

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel Summer has just begun and with it the fun of summer time productions. What better show to shake off the dreariness of the rain filled past few months than Disney’s Beauty and the Beast produced … Continue reading

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Owosso Community Players Present Riveting Production of “Cabaret”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby There is a sort of mystically sinister spell that seems to reside in the depths of the musical Cabaret. We’ve seen this show numerous times over the years, and it always sparks a sense of foreboding. … Continue reading

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Flint REP Celebrates Its World Premiere of Wally Pleasant’s “Songs About Stuff”

Reviewed by Stephen Visser   Last night, we had the privilege of attending The Flint REP ‘s dynamic, World Premiere opening of Songs About Stuff, based on the music of Wally Pleas ant (a Michigan native). Conceived by Michael Lluberes; this … Continue reading

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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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