A review of “A Chorus Line” | The Daily Reporter


A review of “A Chorus Line”
By Carl D.Rifenburgh for The Daily Reporter

This award-winning musical, “A Chorus Line,” gives its audience about everything possible in a Broadway production.

During the 2 ½ -hour show, the seat time passes quickly as a cast of 25 performers sing and dance their hearts out to entertain their audience.

Dreams on the line in Tibbits musical | Encore Michigan


By Bridgette M. Redman

Posted on encoremichigan.com: July 11, 2014 at 5:40 p.m.

A Chorus Line rehersal

Nate Klingenberg as Zach, Christina Laschuk as Cassie, Nicholas Alexander Rodriguez as Paul, Devon Frieder as Val

“A Chorus Line” may not be as gritty and shocking as it was when it first came out in 1975, but it is still an extravaganza of dance and a moving look at those who are trying to make their living as dancers on Broadway.

Seventeen dancers have made the final cut of an audition for the chorus line of an upcoming musical. Only eight are needed for the show. As they audition and are interviewed, they reveal pieces of their soul and why dancing is so important to their lives.

The Tibbits Opera House is an ideal venue for performing this Marvin Hamlisch musical, with the venue’s outstanding acoustics and traditional pit orchestra arrangement of the musicians in front and below the stage. …

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‘The Look of Love’ is what the world needs now | Battle Creek Enquirer


The Look of LoveRead complete theater review: ‘The Look of Love’ is what the world needs now

Written by Christopher Tower for the Battle Creek Enquirer

The director’s notes for the opening show of the 51st season of Tibbits Summer Theatre in Coldwater calls “The Look of Love” a “stroll through the jukebox of your life.” With these captivating words, director and producer Charles Burr describes the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David as “the sound of a whole generation.” These words strike at the truth of the importance of the Bacharach/David song-writing duo from the late 1950s through the 1980s. As a loving tribute, six performers feature nearly 40 songs by the duo in this tour de force revue masterminded by Burr.


This summer, hit the road and take in a show or two | Lansing State Journal


Read the full review: This summer, hit the road and take in a show or two

Written by Bridgette Redman for the Lansing State Journal

If you’re looking for a trip that takes minimal planning and fuss — especially with the unpredictable weather we’ve been having so far this summer — then plan a trip to one of the summer stock theater companies, most of which are within an hour’s drive.