Category Archives: 2018-2019

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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CCC Brings Sweet Enchantment to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Reviewed by Mary Paige Rieffel It was a dreary, rainy Friday the 13th as Clio Cast and Crew opened their production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. However, once the chilled audience shuffled into the small theater, they were greeted … Continue reading

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Flint Youth Theatre’s “Akeelah and the Bee” Warms the Heart

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Marianne Williamson’s quote is a guiding light in Flint Youth Theatre’s current offering of Akeelah and the Bee. Adapted from the screenplay by Cheryl L. West … Continue reading

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