World War II is a dark night in world history, hardly the topic one expects for a children’s book or play. But “Number the Stars,” a play based on Lois Lowry’s award-winning book, twinkles with a sky full of bright spots like friendship, family bonds and bravery.
“The King and I” is one of those musicals that’s almost as old as I am…and yet it manages to tell a story that echoes sentiments as current as 2018.
Did you ever roll up your hair around orange juice cans and then try to sleep on them?
Like Shrek says, fairy tales could use an update. And that’s exactly what happens in “Shrek the Musical,” which opened Friday at Grand Rapids Civic Theater.
When Madelaine Lane graduated from college she couldn’t decide whether she should go to law school and achieve her life-long ambition to become an attorney or return to college and get a second degree in her new-found passion: vocal performance.
Val Caniparoli jokes that he’s a “Nutcracker” machine. A choreographer for companies all over the world, Caniparoli was in Grand Rapids before Thanksgiving to update his choreography for the Grand Rapids Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Dec. 1 at DeVos Performance Hall.
You don’t have to wait for the sun to come out tomorrow. It shines non-stop in Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s latest powerhouse production, “Annie.”
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is definitely not dead.
Her musical bio “Wicked,” which just opened a sold-out three-week run at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, is every bit as enchanting and exciting as when I first saw it 13 years ago on Broadway.
Opera Grand Rapids, the state’s longest-running professional opera production company, is celebrating its 50th season with pride in the past and expectations for the future.
To borrow a description from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” 1967 was the best of times and the worst of times in Detroit. Motown music was at its peak. But that was also the year Detroit experienced one of the worst race riots in American history.