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Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Boulevard Theatre has been hosting Verse & Vino fundraisers for quite some time now. The latest hits the City Lights Building in the Menomonee Valley this June 14. The fundraiser runs from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. There are silent auctions. There is wine. There is poetry performed by people involved in local theatre. It’s a really pleasant social atmosphere. In some past years, t...
off the wall
Friday, May 30, 2014
This summer Off the Wall Theatre presents a production of Sara Ruhl’s Late: A Cowboy Song. According to Ruhl, “"This play is for all the lady cowboys of heart and mind who ride outside the city limits of convention." So is the play Ruhl ripping off or riffing off Tom Robbins? Probably not. Or at least not exactly. The author of The Clean House tries her hand at the ...
Friday, May 30, 2014

Brief, brutal and filthy

 Phaedra’s Love is as brief as it is brutal. The World’s Stage Theatre Company’s production of the Sarah Kane drama finds its home in an improvised space at the Shops of Grand Avenue through
luna coffeeshop
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Riverwest visual artist Renée Luna Bebeau will be opening a show in West Allis’ Inpspiration Studio Gallery next month. As a part of opening weekend for the show, she will be there at the gallery engaging in a performance that sounds interesting.

The show of her work is called “nature morte.” At 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, Bebeau will be performing “rebirth.” T...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa has evidently had a really good pool of submitted scripts for its 29th Annual Original One Act Play Festival. Rather than having them all featured on a single program, they have spilt them up into two shows. The first of the two shows opens in the beginning of June.

Part One features eight different casts performing eight different pla...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sousltice Theatre opens the summer next week with a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Inspired by a New York Times article about a gathering of showgirls from the legendary Ziegfeld Follies, he and James Goldman wrote a musical about a fictitious group of performers reuniting in an old Broadway theater that has been schedule for demolition.

Soulstice is...
carroll players
Monday, May 26, 2014
Carroll University’s Carroll Players will be staging a couple of plays in rotating rep next month. From June 5 through the 21, the Players will be staging a contemporary comedy and something a bit less than contemporary.

Anton In Show Business follows three actresses as they look to stage Chekov in Texas at the turn of the century. The play debuted elsewhere not too l...
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien is well-installed in the vast machinery of New York theater. This fall he will appear on Broadway with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in a production of It's Only A Play. All next month into July he will be appearing in a production of Much Ado About Nothing in Central Park. That production opens June 3, but O’Brien evidently has a Saturday ...
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The popular Milwaukee-based storytelling show Ex Fabula will be hosting a fundraiser midway through next month. It promises to be a classy evening at the lovely Villa Terrace Art Museum at 2221 N. Terrace Ave. Mea Fabula offers a storytelling experience which celebrates the nature of Ex Fabula. From the official announcement:

Local artists stationed ...
Friday, May 23, 2014
The lovely, young talented Emilie Lozier will be playing Juliet. The equally lovely, equally young and every bit as talented Joey Flegel-Mishlove will be playing Romeo. It will be a comedy. It will be a parody of Shakespeare’s classic written by Milwaukee comedy staple Patrick Schmitz. This is going to be in August (21-23) at the Next Act Theatre. Before this can happen, however, money needs to ...