Category Archives: Recently Reviewed Productions

“OUT OF THE FRYING PAN” AT CCC GIVES AUDIENCES MUCH TO LAUGH AT

Reviewed by Joseph Michael Mishler             Out of the Frying Pan by Francis Swann opened strong at Clio Cast and Crew. The audience laughed almost non-stop throughout the play. Set in the 1940s, Out of the Frying Pan takes place … Continue reading

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FVP’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Beyond Impressive

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Every once in a while a show comes along that we hope we can extoll to lengths that will do it justice. Such a show opened Thursday as Fenton Village Players launched their amazing production of … Continue reading

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FCP’s Ghost Light Series Presents “The House of Yes”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby The House of Yes – an odd title to be sure, but it fits to a tee this very dark comedy now playing as part of the Flint Community Players’ Ghost Light Series. Set in the … Continue reading

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Clio Cast & Crew Opens Delightful “Beauty and the Beast”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Historically, fairy tales were not so sweet and happily-ever-after as the Disney versions we have around today. Indeed, they may have been designed originally to be used as warnings for youngsters against certain perils; think woods, … Continue reading

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“9 to 5: The Musical” Opens at FCP

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby With gender issues and feminism so much in the news these days, anyone would think we were still back in the 1980s when the cult comedy, 9 to 5, with Dolly Parton in her very first … Continue reading

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FVP Delivers Impressive “Death of a Salesman”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning Death of a Salesman isn’t a project for the faint of heart, but Fenton Village Players proved themselves up to the challenge. A serious drama, it takes the audience on a … Continue reading

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UM-Flint’s Brings Bright Interpretation to Oscar Wilde’s “Earnest”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby When Irish playwright Oscar Wilde was writing in the late nineteenth century, conservatism ruled society. It was a time of upper crust pomp and general disdain for the lesser classes. The University of Michigan-Flint Department of … Continue reading

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