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Aladdin dazzles in run at Detroit Opera House

Posted by risefromtheashesmusicnews@gmail.com on December 16, 2018 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Disney's Aladdin is now playing at the Detroit Opera House through January 13.  The elaborate production follows in the footsteps of the successful Lion King and Beauty and the Beast adaptations.


It's been 26 years since Disney created magic with the Aladdin movie, but audiences are still drawn to the romance between street urchin Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.  The stage production does a great job of paying tribute to the movie c...

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'Book of Mormon' wraps up run at Fisher

Posted by risefromtheashesmusicnews@gmail.com on December 9, 2018 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Seven years since its debut, Book of Mormon still packs a hilarious punch.  The current tour wrapped up a run in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre on Sunday, December 9.


The satirical musical regaled audiences with its crudeness, frankness and rudeness.  The show's blasphemous tendencies make sense when you take into consideration the fact that Book of Mormon was written by South Park writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone with Avenue Q's Robert...

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Chicago back at The Fisher

Posted by risefromtheashesmusicnews@gmail.com on October 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Chicago, the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history is back for a run at Detroit's Fisher Theatre until October 21. The production is starring native Detroiter Jennifer Fouche as a fiery 'Mama Morton'.



The show also stars Broadway alum Todrick Hall as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn. Hall has also been seen in recent productions of Kinky Boots and The Color Purple.



Chicago is based on the pla...

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Festival of the Arts takes over downtown Grand Rapids

Posted by risefromtheashesmusicnews@gmail.com on June 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Last weekend Grand Rapids' traditional start-of-summer celebration, The Festival of the Arts, took over the downtown area.  The festival offers plenty of music, art, fun and food. 

This was the festival's 46th year and all festival performances, exhibits and activities were free thanks to generous donations by local organizations, companies and individuals.  There were five stages running music of all genres throug...

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