REVIEW: Get Inside the Beautiful Mind of Avon Players’ ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Wellington is dead and Christopher’s ordered life becomes forever flipped upside down in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time running now through Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Avon Players Theatre in Rochester, Mich. Originally a 2003 mystery novel by British author Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is largely narrated from the first-person perspective of 15-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone (Robert Carrigan) who lives in Swindon, England. … [Read more...]

Avon Players’ ‘Misery’ Highlights the High Price of Fame

There is a well-known adage advising people not to meet their heroes because they’ll only end up disappointed. And nowhere is this sentiment truer than in the story of Avon Players’ latest production, Misery running now through March 25, 2023, in Rochester Hills, MI. Misery is a best-selling book by famed horror novelist Stephen King, which went on to become an iconic film starring Kathy Bates and the late James Caan. The Broadway play is written by William Goldman and starred Laurie Metcalf … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Avon Players ‘A Few Good Men’ Inspires with Commanding Performances that Electrify

“A pushy broad, a smart Jew and a Harvard mouth" walk into a military courtroom to take on the United States Marine Corps in Avon Players’ powerful production of A Few Good Men, running from now until November 26, 2022, in Rochester, Mich. L to R: Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson (Matt Druminski), PFC William Santiago (Kyle Kiesler), and PFC Louden Downey (Jacob Rayl) find themselves caught up in deadly lies and deceit. Photo courtesy of Avon Players' Facebook. Thanks to the popularity of the 1992 … [Read more...]

Avon Players Presents Military Legal Drama ‘A Few Good Men’

The play that inspired the popular feature film will dare audiences to see the truth  Secrets will be uncovered in a contest of wills penned by a master of sharp dialogue as Avon Players presents A Few Good Men running November 11-26. From L to R: Joe Danz as “Lt. Daniel Kaffee,” and Marie Burchi-Skipinski as “Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway.” Photo Credit: Bryan Clifford. A Few Good Men tells the story of naval officer and JAG attorney Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Joe Danz). When … [Read more...]

Saluting Our Armed Forces – The U.S. Marine Corps

Did you know? Under Michigan law, the flag of each branch of service is flown over the state Capitol on the service founding date. Since June, we’ve looked at the U.S. Army, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy. Today, we honor and salute the men and women — past and present — who proudly represent the United States Marine Corps (USMC).  The Marines at a Glance: Founded November 10, 1775 Motto: Semper Fidelis (‘Always Loyal’) Colors: Scarlet and Gold March: … [Read more...]