Category Archives: Recently Reviewed Productions

New McCree Play Centers on History of Detroit Riots

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins The Floyd J. McCree Theatre continues its 2016/17 season with Detroit ’67 – “A powerful play that unfolds an explosive moment in our history – the race riots that ravaged the city of Detroit in … Continue reading

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“The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963” Comes to Life on FYT Stage

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Flint residents have most likely read the book by Flint’s own Christopher Paul Curtis. Now Flint Youth Theatre brings the multiple award-winning classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, to the Elgood Theater stage in … Continue reading

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FCP Explores Learned Helplessness with “Topdog/Underdog”

Reviewed by Stephen Visser Flint Community Players opened the second installment of their signature Ghost Light Series on Friday night. The program defines this series as being “intended for mature audiences and aimed at adults who enjoy exploring the human … Continue reading

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Flint-UM Theatre Rocks “Big Love”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             It’s titled Big Love and with good and well-apparent reason. Imagine fifty brides fleeing from fifty not-of-their-choosing grooms, seeking refuge in an Italian coastal villa and you have some idea of where the Big designation … Continue reading

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FCP Starts 2017 With Steve Martin Comedy

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Given the general tenor of the times, a comedy may understandably be the way to start the New Year. Possibly to that end, Flint Community Players’ newest offering, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, does … Continue reading

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Ease on Down the Road With McCree’s “The Wiz”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Consider it a Christmas gift from the New McCree Theatre. Instead of its usual more seasonal offering, this year Producer Charles H. Winfrey has chosen to once again bring the award winning musical about Oz to … Continue reading

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FYT Brings Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to Life

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby “Stories are good for you.” So goes the oft-quoted mantra of British children’s book author Roald Dahl. His wonderful tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, came to life on the Flint Youth Theatre stage Saturday, where … Continue reading

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