Anton Anderssen

Anton Anderssen Dr. Anton Anderssen is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in "high culture." Visit his web page at Hartforth.com. Anton is a member of several high IQ societies, including Mensa, Triple 9, ISPE and Prometheus. He has seasonal residency on the Italian Riviera, The Alps, Hawaii, Michigan and elsewhere world-wide covering cultural events. Dr. Anderssen's articles are included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.


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BWW Review: EVITA Thrills Audiences on Nights of a Thousand Stars at Diamond Head TheatreBWW Review: EVITA Thrills Audiences on Nights of a Thousand Stars at Diamond Head Theatre
Posted: Apr. 15, 2017


BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL Wows at Beef And Boards, Thru July 2BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL Wows at Beef And Boards, Thru July 2
Posted: Jun. 17, 2017


BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Splashed With Color and Cheer Thru Oct 2BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Splashed With Color and Cheer Thru Oct 2
Posted: Sep. 18, 2016


BWW Review: THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Never Fails to ImpressBWW Review: THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Never Fails to Impress
Posted: Feb. 7, 2017


20th HalloWeekends Arrives at Cedar Point20th HalloWeekends Arrives at Cedar Point
Posted: Sep. 21, 2016


BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17BWW Review: 42ND STREET at St. Dunstan's is Big, Beautiful and Amazing! Thru June 17
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Reviews: Rich Ridenour Warms Dearborn with a Night at the Oscars in GREAT MOVIES, GRAND PIANOBWW Reviews: Rich Ridenour Warms Dearborn with a Night at the Oscars in GREAT MOVIES, GRAND PIANO
February 2, 2013

It may have only reached 10 degrees outside the Michael A. Guido Theater in Dearborn Friday night, but inside, the stage was as hot as it gets! Special guest artist Rich Ridenour conducted the Dearborn Symphony in a salute to the movies. Great Movies, Grand Piano was a magnificent performance filled with stirring music and unexpected comedy.

BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER Delights Audiences at Grosse Pointe Theatre Through Feb 2BWW Reviews: BIG RIVER Delights Audiences at Grosse Pointe Theatre Through Feb 2
January 31, 2013

Sometimes you just want to jump on a raft and float down the river just for the fun of it. If you're a fan of Mark Twain, you'll love Big River; this musical takes you on the famed journey down the Mississippi, with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn singing and dancing right before your eyes. Now on stage at Grosse Pointe Theatre is the effusive musical, complete with jovial action, infectious songs, larger than life characters, and superb talent.

Rich Ridenour Stars with Dearborn Symphony, February 1Rich Ridenour Stars with Dearborn Symphony, February 1
January 28, 2013

For one night only, Rich Ridenour takes the stage with the Dearborn Symphony in a grand celebration of cinema. The program, Great Movies, Grand Piano features some of the best-loved themes from the Big Screen.

BWW Reviews: Low Notes on the High Seas: Slow Boat to Curacao with Paul VincenttBWW Reviews: Low Notes on the High Seas: Slow Boat to Curacao with Paul Vincentt
January 21, 2013

When New York cabaret crooner Paul Vincentt escapes the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple, he loves cruising the high seas. His latest cruise was on Holland America's Maasdam, a floating palace with five-star dining and five-star entertainment.

Les Lankhorst Brings High Class to the High SeasLes Lankhorst Brings High Class to the High Seas
December 26, 2012

Guests of Holland America's Statendam were treated to a magnificent concert by tribute artist Les Lankhorst on this year's Christmas cruise to the Panama Canal. For one night only, Lankhorst took the stage and presented a beautiful selection of standards made famous by vocal giants: Frank Sinatra, Mel Torm, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Darrin and Hugh Jackman.

Michigan Philharmonic Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Through Dec 15Michigan Philharmonic Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Through Dec 15
December 12, 2012

Be sure to make this concert a tradition to your holiday schedule as the Michigan Philharmonic invites you 'Home for the Holidays'. Enjoy a festive program featuring such classics as, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, A Canadian Brass Christmas, Christmas at the Movies with selections from Miracle on 34th Street, the Polar Express, and more! In addition the concert features Bach's Piano Concerto #3 in D Major performed by Michigan Philharmonic Pianist, Patrick Johnson.

BWW Reviews: Sensational FOREVER CHRISTMAS Plays Avon Players Through Dec 15BWW Reviews: Sensational FOREVER CHRISTMAS Plays Avon Players Through Dec 15
December 9, 2012

Now on stage at Avon Players in Rochester is an exquisite presentation of holiday cheer, Forever Christmas, conceived and directed by artistic and brilliant troubadour JD Deierlien. This show was, in a word, sensational!

BWW Reviews: SUNSET BLVD Plays at Village Players of Birmingham Through Nov. 18BWW Reviews: SUNSET BLVD Plays at Village Players of Birmingham Through Nov. 18
November 15, 2012

If you liked the film "Sunset Boulevard" you'll love the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version, now on stage at The Village Players in Birmingham. This Tony Award-winning musical includes a haunting score and hit songs As If We Never Said Goodbye, With One Lookand the title song, Sunset Boulevard.

BWW Reviews: MEANWHILE BACK ON THE COUCH Runs Through Nov 17 at Baldwin TheatreBWW Reviews: MEANWHILE BACK ON THE COUCH Runs Through Nov 17 at Baldwin Theatre
November 7, 2012

"Do you believe in love at first sight?" asked the presumptuous Jingle Jabonski to the handsome Dr. Victor Karleen.

Sweet Spoonful of Sugar MARY POPPINS Comes to Detroit October 23-28Sweet Spoonful of Sugar MARY POPPINS Comes to Detroit October 23-28
October 19, 2012

My distant cousin Walter Elias 'Walt' Disney had a knack for turning everything into perfection, or at least practically perfect in every way. He took the mean, cranky nanny from P.L. Travers' book "Mary Poppins" and turned her into a saint. He excised two of the four Banks children, allowing the cutest ones to remain in the story. Travers' nanny couldn't dance on rooftops, didn't have adventures with Bert, didn't win at the horse races and couldn't sing. Travers was Australian; they take pride in being able to endure aggressive crocodiles, harsh deserts and appalling alloparenting. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who prefer our protagonists to be a bit on the spoonful of sugar side, Disney's Mary Poppins is just the ticket.

Prince Charming George Hamilton and Callipygian Christopher Sieber Dazzle Detroit in LA CAGEPrince Charming George Hamilton and Callipygian Christopher Sieber Dazzle Detroit in LA CAGE
October 4, 2012

Prince Charming George Hamilton and callipygian Christopher Sieber are now on stage at the beautiful Fisher Theatre, in the outrageous and wacky musical "La Cage aux Folles". Broadway In Detroit is always working hard to bring entertainment that appeals to diverse audiences, and this is one of those niche productions that had audiences rolling in the floors with laughter.

Operatic Farce Shakes the House: LEND ME A TENOR Runs Through Sept. 23Operatic Farce Shakes the House: LEND ME A TENOR Runs Through Sept. 23
September 13, 2012

Laugh yourself silly at Ridgedale Players' 2012 2013 Season opener, Lend Me A Tenor! This hilarious comedy features a shining cast of veteran actors who have perfect timing and outrageous expression.



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