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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Off the Wall pays tribute to a cult classic in 2015 as it presents Valley of the Dolls. The lurid drug drama film from 1967 gets an drag musical theatre treatment courtesy of Dale Gutzman with musical arrangements by Jack Forbes Wilson. Jeremy C. Welter, Mark Hagen, Patrick McCann and J.F. Priesz play four women wh...
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Last weekend, Boulevard Theatre and Plymouth Chorale staged a two-performance concert inspired by three literary figures. A Concert of Note was a classy fusion between theatrical text and the distinct music of collective voices. It was a sharply rendered program, a well-modulated meeting between a local choral group and
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
As always, there are a lot of options out there for New Year’s Eve. One of the more stylish theatre-related options just might be Alchemist Theatre’s Studio 54-style 1970’s retro New years Eve Party. They’re inviting people to step into the new year by going back a few decades with classic disco, dance cage, go-go dancers and all the glitz and glam one might hope for. It doubles as a promo...
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
The day after the 25th there will be lots of people going to various malls to return various things. It’s the Friday after the single biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, so one could anticipate a lot of traffic out to the big malls in far corners of the county. So why not stay here and have a little comedy? Yes, Variety Hour Happy Hour is in a mall, but its in the basement of ...
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
The Radio Rosies are a retro vocal trio inspired by various sister acts from the early to middle part of the last century. The Andrews Sisters, The Lennon Sisters, Morgan Evans, Elizabeth Novacek, and Catherine Hannah Davis?...well...the Radio Rosies aren’t sisters, but they are dedicated to keeping a sparkling, old style of pop music alive and well. They recently did a show...
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
The Milwaukee Rep continues a longstanding tradition with A Christmas Carol at the Pabst. This coming weekend the Rep continues a popular holiday tradition of an entirely different kind with the Rep Holiday Artisan Craft Fair. The Rep is a huge operation and there are quite a lot of people involved in productions that aren’t onstage. The craft fair features artistic works by...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
It wasn’t too long ago that Theatre Unchained staged a production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical. It’s kind of a quaintly comic piece of Americana that makes for kind of a fun departure from more traditional musicals. David Nehls and Betsy Kelso who wrote the original for a musical theatre festival in New York roughly ten years ago have since written a Christmas show ...