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Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Milwaukee Youth Theatre has announced four shows for its coming 2014-2015 season. This month they’re looking to cast for the first show of the season: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR. Directed and choreographed by Dan Tellez, the show will run Oct. 23 and 24.

It’s an abbreviated version of the Disney adaptation of the classic tale that’s been specially fo...
the comedic release
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
The Comedic Release is billed as “Milwaukee's only local comedy show to be recorded live and released on CD!

According to the Internet a CD is “...a small, portable, round medium made of molded polymer (close in size to the floppy disk) for electronically recording, storing, and playing back audio, video, text, and other information in digital form.

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
The tiny stage of the Off The Wall Theatre is nestled in a little storefront space right across the street from one of the biggest theater complexes in town. It feels very out-of-the-way in all the right ways. It’s a perfect atmosphere in which to stage a production of Cabaret.

The tiny space gets turned into a little 1933 German alternative space hiding away from the...
the seagull
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
“It's gonna be fun!,” Don Russell says in a public Facebook post. “Think, Chekhov meets John Waters!” Cool. I’m there. What Mr. Russell is referring to is the season-opening production of The Seagull being staged by Cooperative Performance Milwaukee this coming September.

The production in question is re-envisioned and directed by Don Russell specifically for Coopera...
kennilworth building
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
As September approaches, all the little gaps in the upcoming theater season begin to fill-in. Some time ago, Theatre Gigante announced a couple of shows for the upxoming season that look interesting.

Oct. 23 - Nov. 8 Theatre Gigante presents My Dear Othello. It’s a show that Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson originally staged ten years ago.
acacia season banner
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Acacia Theater has recently announced what it will be producing on the coming 2014-2015 season. From the stage of Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, the group has been performing Christian-friendly theatre for a number of years. An Acacia season peppers the calendar with a few shows that stretch out into the following summer. The theme for this coming season embraces �...
dial m
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Emily Craig. A local favorite who has appeared in various productions, she is leaving town for California in very short order. She’d always wanted to do Dial M For Murder. With the help of Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion, she’s getting an opportunity to do the show this month. Here’s the interview:
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
Holiday theater tradition is great. This coming holiday season we have more A Christmas Carol to look forward to. A Cudahy Caroler Christmas continues with In Tandem as well. As nice as it is to see old classics returning to the stage, it’s incredibly refreshing for anyone covering the theatre scene to see something (anything) new on the schedule for December. This year something n...
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Acting talent Doug Jarecki has been involved in quite a few projects over the years. He’s got a really solid sense of humor that works quite well for sketch comedy. (There’s a show featuring some of his work upcoming at the Alchemist Theatre next month with Destiny, Deviltry & Dentistry. It’s a program which also features the work of Jason Powell.)

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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Uprooted Theatre will be hosting Robby McGhee for its cabaret series in September. The comedy/musical theatre talent will be performing the show, which will be a musical journey through the final decade of last century.

The performance takes place at the Next Act Theatre, which will also host McGhee’s production of The Last Five Years at the end of 2014. McGhee is a v...