Pit & Balcony In the News
Into The Woods: A Fairy Tales Mash-up Worth Seeing
October 6, 2018 | Dr. Jeff List
The world of fairy tales comes together in Into The Woods at Pit & Balcony for a truly enjoyable evening. The hit musical sees the worlds of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood in a re-telling that allows audience members to re-imagine the stories with which they grew up. The intelligent directing, strong acting, and creative design bring an engaging production to the Great Lakes Bay Region.
“Acting in Pit and Balcony’s Hand to God is Devilishly Good”
by Dexter Brigham
As I was driving home from opening night of Hand to God, the latest installment in Pit and Balcony’s After Dark series, I realized it was the summer solstice: the day when the light reaches it peak, and the dark begins to eat away at it, beginning the slow march back to the depressing darkness of winter. It struck me as just about the perfect night to see this twisted comedy by Robert Askins, which explores the daily struggle between nurturing our better angels and feeding our worst instincts.
“American Idiot Rocks”
by Jeffrey Mindock
Make sure to put American Idiot at Pit and Balcony Theatre on your calendar because it is not to be missed. The entire ensemble responsible for this risk-taking endeavor deserves your support based on its execution and cultural merit.
“Hope You Have the Time of Your Life”
by Thomas F. Cole
“I don’t care if you don’t care!” A poignant lyric echoed by each of the three main protagonists in the current production of alternative punk rock group Green Day’s American Idiot currently running at Saginaw’s Pit and Balcony Theatre and which opened on Friday, May 11.
“Moon Over Buffalo shoots for the Moon and Lands with the Stars”
by Laura Bigham
Moon Over Buffalo is a funny and extremely physical play. The author, Ken Ludwig, is a truly gifted farcical comedy writer. Farce often has several storylines that involve real people stuck in extreme situations and propelled by panic…and that panic creates a lot of laughs.