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Curtains
Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Alchemist Theatre operates far enough outside the traditional theatre schedule that they tend not to pay attention to things like “theatre seasons.” Early next month, they will be staging one of the first shows to open after the close of the 2013/2014 theatre season: David Mamet’s Oleanna. 

Mamet’s complex early '90s drama about a student who i...
everyones stories are true
Curtains
Friday, May 16, 2014
Poet and author Sabley Sabin’s first play debuts tonight at Theatre Unchained. It’s called, Everyone's stories are true.

Milwaukee needs more original work and it’s really nice to see something new get staged. I don’t remember seeing a press release on this one, so there isn’t much info available, but here’s the copy from the official li...
Curtains
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Underground Collaborative hosts its next Retro Comedy Night this coming Saturday night. The continuing program features stand-up, improv and sketch inspired by “ideas from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The show features stand-up comedy from Sammy Arechar and “a classic sitcom episode performed live on stage by Amanda Carson, Gretchen Mahkorn, Jared Stepp, Marcus Beyer, ...
wedding singer
Curtains
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
This summer, the West Allis Players will be staging a production of the 2006 retro-'80s musical The Wedding Singer. Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film, the musical is set in 1985. Though the film was a huge hit, the musical didn’t last long on Broadway.

The West Allis production runs July 18th - 26th. They’re looking to cast for the production in auditions taking p...
hey diddle diddle play
Curtains
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Sunset Playhouse’s Bug in a Rug Children’s Theatre is theater that welcomes younger audience members than just about any other theater program in town. Toddlers and their parents pull up carpet squares and sit around doing crafts and things in the midst of a stage on which are performed shows written to appeal to every age of kid on some level. As with all the best children’s fare...
fortuna
Curtains
Monday, May 12, 2014
The big surprise is not that it’s a solidly produced, little opera. That much can be expected from Jill Anna Ponasik’s Milwaukee Opera Theatre, a remarkably savvy musical group. The big surprise isn’t that the show itself is cleverly scripted and composed. That much can be expected from the work of Jason Powell. The real surprise with Fortuna the Time Bender Vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom...
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Curtains
Sunday, May 11, 2014
After carefully considering what it will present as its 2014/2015 season, Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee has announced a really interesting series of four plays.

In September, the group opens its production of Chekov’s The Seagull, which also appears on the upcoming American Players Theatre season this coming summer. It’s a very haunting drama that should play w...
jesus christ superstar
Curtains
Saturday, May 10, 2014
There’s a pretty good chance that anyone familiar with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ, Superstar already knows that there’s a new touring production of the showing that will be making the national circuit. And there’s a pretty good chance that those who have heard of it are also familiar with the fact that the cast includes Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams and personnel fr...
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Curtains
Friday, May 9, 2014
The World’s Stage Theatre hosts its summer fundraiser gala at the end of the month.

This month, the company opens its production of Phaedra’s Love as a part of its 2014 season—the tagline for which is Re-Write. Re-Invent. Re-Imagine. It will be interesting to see what they come up with for the rest of the season.

On Top Of The World wil...
Theater
Friday, May 9, 2014

Making light of a classic drama

 The Sunset Playhouse continues its season with Paul Rudnick’s 1991 light comedy I Hate Hamlet. Sunset does considerable justice to the script. Mitch Weindorf is suitably charismatic as Andrew, a