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BWW Review: Oliver Sacks Adaptation THE MAN WHO at Spooky Action
May 23, 2017
Half the fun of going to see plays at Spooky Action Theatre is seeing how they've transformed the basement of the Universalist National Memorial Church for each production. Sometimes they completely obscure its identity; other times they embrace very nook.
Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens
Apr 21, 2017
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe!
Flat Rock Playhouse presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
Apr 3, 2017
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe!  Performing the Music of the great Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, the band will be jumpin' and the joint will begin to swing until everyone in the historic barn theatre is singin' and dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock!  As the first large-scale musical production of the 2017 Mainstage Series, Smokey Joe's Cafe will run on the Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock from April 21st through May 13th, featuring a cast of nine spectacular performers and a rockin' band of six musicians who will bring down the house with this musical masterpiece.
Flat Rock Playhouse presents MUSIC ON THE ROCK: The Music of The Rat Pack
Feb 27, 2017
The Playhouse has kicked off its 2017 season with a month of music celebrating genres ranging from rock to country, and everything in between.  Continuing with this music marathon, The Music of the Rat Pack, a Music on the Rock special featuring timeless music from the golden age of American standards, will run from March 9th through the 19th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.  
Flat Rock Playhouse presents A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Nov 21, 2016
The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season is celebrating the holiday season with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring classic carols that will transport you and your family to a winter wonderland not at the North Pole, but in the rolling green hills of Ireland. A Celtic Christmas will run from December 1st though the 18th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.
BWW Interview: Derrick Davis of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Bass Performance Hall
Oct 18, 2016
If you ask a musical theatre lover to name one of their favorite shows, there's a high likelihood they will mention Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, a staple on Broadway, around the world and on tour. I was honored and thrilled to chat with actor Derrick Davis, who is in rehearsal for the national tour and will step into the role of the Phantom in Fort Worth, TX at the Bass Performance Hall, beginning October 20th. We discussed his historic ascent into the role {as only the third African-American to star as the Phantom and the first to star in the national tour}, his dream roles, tricks of the trade and, of course, his favorite flavor of cake - check out our conversation below!
David Gaines Brings Circus Comedy Show to Oakland University
Sep 16, 2016
Roll up, roll up! The theatre program at Oakland University is hosting a very special guest. At 8 p.m. on Today, September 16, theatre artist David Gaines will present his show, 'A Little Business at the Big Top,' a fast-paced solo performance featuring a spectacular circus comedy, full of danger and romance - like Popeye meets Chaplin in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
David Gaines Brings Circus Comedy Show to Oakland University
Sep 12, 2016
Roll up, roll up! The theatre program at Oakland University is hosting a very special guest. At 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16, theatre artist David Gaines will present his show, 'A Little Business at the Big Top,' a fast-paced solo performance featuring a spectacular circus comedy, full of danger and romance - like Popeye meets Chaplin in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Sep 9, 2016
Royal Family to Present Live 'Concept' Concert of Musical Revue SERVING TIME
Aug 31, 2016
Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, "live concept album" concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frantic, eclectic and eccentric world of restaurant life conceived by Michele Foor, who also wrote the lyrics, along with composers David Gaines, William TN Hall, Timothy Huang, Ryan Langer and Frank Spitznagel.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Flat Rock Playhouse's THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
Aug 25, 2016
The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from tonight, August 25th, through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below!
Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
Aug 25, 2016
The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.
Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC AND DANCING OF DIRTY DANCING
Aug 4, 2016
The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from 80s hit film, Dirty Dancing. The Music and Dancing of Dirty Dancing will run from August 25th through September 4th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.
The Flat Rock Playhouse to Present SHARON OWENS AS BARBRA STREISAND, 7/14-17
Jul 6, 2016
The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with the return of Music on the Rock favorite and Las Vegas headliner Sharon Owens performing once again as Barbra Streisand. Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand will run from July 14th through July 17th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock.
ESC & YHF to Present I HEAR AMERICA SINGING: THE IMMIGRANT'S JOURNEY Musical Revue
May 12, 2016
Responding to the heightened mood of this election year, SUNY's Empire State College (ESC) Metropolitan Center and The Yip Harburg Foundation (YHF) aim to inspire existing and prospective students with the power of songs of conscience as part of their educational/entertainment partnership. 
Flat Rock Playhouse Resumes MUSIC ON THE ROCK Series in February
Jan 26, 2016
Flat Rock Playhouse will launch its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with "The Music of Barry Manilow" on February 11th at the Playhouse Downtown.  This highly requested tribute will feature such hits as Mandy, Copacabana, I Write the Songs, Looks Like We Made It and Can't Smile Without You.
Physical Festival Chicago Sets Celebration of Physical Theater Program
Jun 8, 2015
Physical Festival Chicago announced today the full program for its second annual celebration of this energetic, imaginative and boundary-breaking form of theater. The following companies and artists will participate in this week-long event to be held July 7-12: Single Shoe Productions (UK, Portugal & USA), Walkabout Theater Company (Chicago), DeCollage (Spain) and David Gaines (Washington DC). The Festival will also feature a Scratch Night, a preview of what's next in the physical theater scene, and four professional Master Classes with the visiting artists at Columbia College Chicago, 916 S. Wabash Ave. The performances will take place at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Festival passes are $35 and tickets for individual shows are $10-$12; they can be purchased online at www.physicalfestival.com and http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/search/?q=Physical or by calling Links Hall, 773-281-0824.
American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This Evening
Mar 23, 2015
The American Theatre Wing recognizes the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants: writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000.
Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants
Mar 10, 2015
The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000.
BWW Reviews: Spooky Action Theater Scores a Ghostly Coup with KWAIDAN
Jun 2, 2014
KWAIDAN (Japanese for 'ghost stories'), Spooky Action Theater's current production, is a must-see, although it is impossible to describe this mood piece. The performance plays mind-games with the attendees, making them feel like they are surrounded by spirits.

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