Past Productions

2007-2008 “Inaugural” Season

Don’t Dress for Dinner


by Marc Camoletti , Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Review by Between the Lines

*Wilde Award Winner – Best Supporting Actress – Laurel Hufano
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Comedy

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings


by Stuart Ross

Review by Between the Lines

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Actor (Musical) – Gregory D. Stockbridge

Almost, Maine


by John Cariani

Reveiw by Encore Michigan

Manuscript


by Paul Grellong

Review by Encore Michigan

2008-2009 “Superlative” Season

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts

Review by Encore Michigan

The Dinner Party

by Neil Simon

Review by Encore Michigan

*Members Choice Award – Best Actor – Dave Davies
*Members Choice Award – Best Actress – Julia Glander
*Members Choice Award – Best Design – Set – Charlie Gaidica

Rabbit Hole


by David Lindsay-Abaire

Review by Encore Michigan

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Drama

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)


by Adam Long, Daniel Singer,and Jess Borgeso

Review by Encore Michigan

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Teamwork by a Duo or Trio
*Members Choice Award – Best Show
*Members Choice Award – Best Director – Tony Caselli

2009-2010 “Laugh” Season

Season In Review Article by Rogue Critic

A Sleeping Country


by Melanie Marnich

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by New Monitor

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Actor (Comedy) – Aaron Moore
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Actress (Comedy) – Sarab Kamoo
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Supporting Actress(Comedy)-Connie Cowper
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Sound – Chad Kielman

Every Christmas Story Ever Told  (And Then Some!)


 

by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by New Monitor
Review by Rogue Critic

The Lady with All the Answers


by David Rambo

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Rogue Critic
Review by New Monitor

*Wilde Award Winner – Best Actress (Drama) – Julia Glander
*Members Choice Award – Best Show
*Members Choice Award – Best Director – Quintessa Gallinat
*Members Choice Award – Best Actress – Julia Glander

The Smell of the Kill


by Michele Lowe

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Rogue Critic
Review by New Monitor

Southern Comforts


by Kathleen Clark

Review by Mientertainment.biz
Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Rogue Critic
Review by New Monitor

*Members Choice Award – Best Actor – Tom Mahard
*Members Choice Award – Best Design – Set – Dennis Crawley
*Members Choice Award – Best Design -Lights – Ruth Nardecchia
*Members Choice Award – Best Design -Props – Samantha Lowry

Sandbox Play Festival 2010

Caller, Are You There? by Kitty Dubin
*1st place Winner
*Audience Favorite

4:30 at the Bleachers by Matt Gwynn
*2nd place Winner

Literary Virus by Laura Bradshaw

Epiphany by David MacGregor

2010-2011 “All American” Season

Last of the Red Hot Lovers


by Neil Simon

Review by New Monitor
Review by Rogue Critic

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Ensemble – Sandra Birch & Dave Davies
*Members Choice Award – Best Actor – Dave Davies
*Members Choice Award – Best Actress – Sandra Birch
*Members Choice Award – Best Lighting Design – Ruth Nardecchia

Wiley and the Hairy Man


by Jack Stokes

Review by Encore Michigan

Guys On Ice


Books and Lyrics by Fred Alley, Music by James Kaplan

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Northville Patch
Review by The Rogue Critic

*Members Choice Award – Best Costume Design – Liz Moore
*Members Choice Award – Best Props Design – Ruth Nardecchia
*Members Choice Award – Best Sound Design – James R. Kuhl
*Members Choice Award – Best Scene Design – Sally Converse

Proof


by David Auburn

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by the Rogue Critic
Review by the New Monitor

*Wilde Award Winner- Best Actress (Drama) – Kelly Komlen
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Actor (Drama) – Hugh Maguire
*Members Choice Award – Best Show
*Members Choice Award – Best Director – Suzi Regan

The Cocktail Hour


by A.R. Gurney

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by The Rogue Critic

Crimes of the Heart


by Beth Henley

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Detroit Broadway World
Review by The Oakland Press

*Wilde Award Nominee- Best Design – Props – Beth C. Duey

Sandbox Play Festival 2011

The iMyth of Sisyphus by Al Sjoerdsma
*1st place winner
*Audience Favorite

18 Holes by David MacGregor
*2nd place winner

Two-Out-Of-Three by O.G. Ueberroth

Heartless by Jason Bergsieker

2011-2012 5th Birthday Season

The Mystery of Irma Vep–A Penny Dreadful 


by Charles Ludlam

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Rogue Critic

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Teamwork – Caitlyn Macuga, Brian P. Sage, Natividad Salgado, Katie Terpstra, & Kevin Young
*Members Choice Award – Best Director – James R. Kuhl
*Members Choice Award – Best Lighting Design – Rita Girardi
*Members Choice Award – Best Costume Design – Colleen Ryan-Peters
*Members Choice Award – Best Props Design – Beth Duey
*Members Choice Award – Best Sound Design – Julia Garlotte
*Members Choice Award – Best Scene Design – Bartley H. Bauer

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Review by The Oakland Press
Review by Detroit Theater Examiner
Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Rogue Critic
Review by New Monitor

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Comedy
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Actress (Comedy) – Terry Heck

The Love List

by Norm Foster

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by The New Monitor
Review by Rogue Critic
Review by Novi Patch
Review by InTheD

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Comedy
*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Ensemble – Dave Davies, Tina Gloss-Finnell & Wayne David Parker
*Members Choice Award – Best Show
*Members Choice – Best Actor – Dave Davies

Fiction

by Steven Dietz

Review by Encore Michigan

The Cemetery Club

by Ivan Menchell

Review by New Monitor
Review by Encore Michigan
Review By Detroit Free Press

*Members Choice Award – Best Actress – Sandra Birch

Sandbox Play Festival 2012

Last Scene by Vladimir Zelevinsky
*1st Place Winner

The Men’s Room by Matthew Gwynn
*2nd Place Winner

The Last Egg by Ron Burch
*Audience Favorite

Playing Basketball by Lori Eaton

 

 

2012-2013 “Staycation” Season

Deathtrap

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by Ira Levin

Review by New Monitor
Review by Detroit Theater Examiner
Review by Encore Michigan

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Actress (Comedy) – Terry Heck

Ordinary Days

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Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon

Review by New Monitor
Review By Detroit Free Press
Review by Encore Michigan

*Wilde Award Nominee – Best Music Direction – Jeremy Ryan

Looking

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by Norm Foster

Review by New Monitor
Review by Encore Michigan
Review By Detroit Free Press
Review by Detroit Theater Examiner

Mrs. Mannerly

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by Jeffery Hatcher

Review by New Monitor
Review by Encore Michigan
Review By Detroit Free Press
Review by Detroit Theater Examiner

I Hate Hamlet

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by Paul Rudnick

Review by New Monitor
Review by Encore Michigan
Review by Detroit Theater Examiner

Sandbox Play Festival 2013

New Year’s Eve by David McGregor
*First Place Winner
*Audience Favorite

The Prefect Fruit by Ariadne Blayde
*2nd Place Winner

The Cat Fanciers by Edward Versailles

The Matrimony Experiment by Conor McShane

2013-2014 “Lucky 7″ Season

Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward

 

Ebenezer

By Joseph Zettlemaier

 

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

By Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick

 

Old Love

By Norm Foster

Review by Encore Michigan
Review by New Monitor
Review by Detroit Free Press

 

The Red King’s Dream

By David Belke

 

The Kings of Unionville

By James R. Kuhl