Category Archives: 2018-2019

“The Boatman” Launches Flint Repertory Theatre’s New Season

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             Transformation. It is the theme this season as Flint Youth Theatre transforms into Flint Repertory Theatre bringing a hearty slate of plays and presentations to its stages and offering quite truly something for everyone. Producing … Continue reading

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FVP Opens Season with Hilarious Mystery

Reviewed by Karla Froehlich Fenton Village Players opened their production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 last night to a small but mighty audience. Director Carla Feamster assembled a bright cast for this mysterious romp through an equally mysterious … Continue reading

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Flint Community Players Opens 90th Season With “Gypsy”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby To mark their 90th year, Flint Community Players opened this landmark season Thursday with a production of the now vintage musical Gypsy.  A 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book … Continue reading

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New Musical Company Debuts With “Little Shop of Horrors”

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel A palpable sense of opening night excitement filled the theater Friday evening as people kept rolling in and filling the seats (even with Back to the Bricks causing many audience members to scramble for parking … Continue reading

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“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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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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