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twelfth night
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Storyteller Theater of Milwaukee and H+D Productions will be staging a production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night this coming summer. They’re looking to cast the show this weekend. It’s likely going to be an outdoor production of Shakespeare in the summer, which is always a fun experience for actors and audience.

The show will begin rehearsals on Jun...
umbrella group
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Bo Johnson and a group of others who had worked on a recent production of King Lear that was staged at the Alchemist Theatre have formed a new theatre company, Umbrella Group. Joining Bo Johnson under the Umbrella are a group of talented actors including Libby Amato (who is currently appearing in In Tandem’s latest show) and Anna Figlesthaler (who has had a number of really memorab...
a lady in waiting
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Theater RED recently announced that it will be producing the latest by Milwaukee playwright Liz Shipe. Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes plays at the Brumder Mansion were critical and commercial hits. Shipe’s work is very sharp and very commercially appealing. For her latest, Shipe is tackling the legend of Robin Hood with Lady In Waiting.  The play will be stag...
letters home
Monday, May 5, 2014
The experience of Vietnam has been explored quite a bit in books and movies and the like. The experiences of those to serve in the military more recently are explored in Letters Home, a touring show that is coming to the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall.

The play gives voice to those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. As the title suggests, these experiences are drawn direct...
Monday, May 5, 2014
Writer/director Patrick Schmitz (best-known for Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer) has a new project for the summer. It’s a comic take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Schmitz is a very witty guy, which should be reason enough to look forward to the show. The cast assembled for the show is really promising as well. Title characters are played by actual teenagers with real comed...
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Superhero movies continue to be very, very successful for Hollywood. With one already in release and another opening this weekend, the summer movie season has officially started. Local theater stages have yet to stage even a single superhero story this year. (OK, granted, the Rep did it’s thing with The History of Invulnerability but that doesn’t count because it wasn’t centered aroun...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School finds Cinderella in every culture

 The character of Cinderella, where humility becomes nobility and the downtrodden rise, may be as old as storytelling. Possibly, every major culture has its Cinderella story. Writer/director Robin Mello cleverly explores the history of the character with UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre keeps it light with ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre tightly executes a classic work of light comedy with a production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor. Rick Pendzich shows considerable comic mastery in the role of Max, the nebbishy assistant who has dreams of performing opera
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Soulstice brings 'Still Life' to an intimate stage

 Soulstice Theatre presents the Wisconsin premiere of Alexander Dinelaris’ sophisticated contemporary drama Still Life. An emotionally irresistible Amber Smith plays Carrie Ann, an accomplished photographer going through a rough time in her life. Mateo Genovesi plays Jeffrey, a trend analyst
Friday, April 4, 2014

Age doesn’t matter in Off the Wall’s production

 Off the Wall Theatre conjures an interesting atmosphere for its production of Romeo and Juliet. The audience is welcomed into its intimate studio space by residents