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Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Matt Zembrowiski’s Storyteller Theater returns this week with Campfire Follies. It’s a program of short scary stories told in a family-friendly tone. The group had done something like this before onstage at St. Thomas More High School. This week’s two-night-only program finds its way to a much more environmental space as it makes its way to an outdoor theater.

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Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class is a perfectly enjoyable drama. Angela Iannone will doubtlessly be praised quite a bit for her performance as opera legend Maria Callas teaching students at the end of her career. With power intensity and gravitas, this is precisely the sort of thing that fits perfectly into the realm of Iannone’s skills...
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
The Zulu Birth Project is a multinational initiative to reach across time and borders to share ancient birthing practices in support of mothers-to-be. Through a series of workshops and consciousness-raising events, they are looking to share the ancient practices of meditation, breath work and yoga nidra.
The Project is hosting a weekend-long staging of Karen Brody’s Birth
vogel hall
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
The Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall is a really comfortable space to see a show in. As great a space as it is, it’s not exactly the most attractive environment. Walking in there I always feel a little bit like I’m walking onto the set of a 1970s television game show of some sort.

Thankfully, there is going to be a renovation of Vogel. Next year there’s going to be a new atrium with a Ri...
freedom high
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Given what an explosive time in history it was, it’s staggering to think that the Civil Rights Movement peaked as recently as half a century ago. People were risking their lives for equality in a United States that was eerily similar to the one we find ourselves in now.

This November, Uprooted Theatre presents a one-performance-only staging of civil rights a drama set in Mississipp...
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Waukesha’s Outskirts Theatre Company opens the first show of its inaugural season this month as it presents Bert V. Royals’ Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. It’s an interesting choice for an opening show—a coming of age story with characters based on the inhabitants of the late Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip. A beagle dies, prompting a ...
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
With the Steampunk aesthetic movement getting as big as it has in recent years, it was really only a matter of time before Milwaukee dove into the movement in a big way. The Milwaukee Steampunk Society was founded a couple of years back. It has been working to become an official presence networking those interested in living out and breathing in the imagined aesthetic of 19th century scienc...
dinner theater
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Memories Dinner Theater in port Washington is hosting auditions for its upcoming season. The season includes three comedies. Harris Cashes Out (Oct. 31 – Nov. 9) is the story of a down-on-his-luck composer and lyricist who encounters a woman living down the hall from him. The Londos D’Arrigo comedy had its world premiere last year in Michigan. Also included on the s...
spring awakening
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Spring Awakening is probably one of the only musicals I have ever really loved. The coming-of-age tale has a style about it that feels distinct and distinctly fresh. There’s real anger and passion coming in through the edges of this story of love, sex and repression.

The Greendale Community Theatre will be staging a production of the musical  will be directed by talente...
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
David Kaye’s Bad Example Productions returns from the shadows once more next February with a stage adaptation of Orwell’s 1984. The production runs Feb. 5 - 21 of next year. Nothing says bitter winter and Valentine’s Day quite like George Orwell’s 1984. The dystopia comes to the intimate stage of the Alchemist Theatre.

Should be fun. The Alchemist last st...