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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...
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
The Last Five Years has been around for over a dozen. That is to say that Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical story of a doomed five-year relationship was originally staged in Chicago back in 2001. The romantic musical drama with an interesting plot structure seemed remarkably fresh when it was originally staged. Robby McGhee’s All In Productions will be looking to ...
milwaukee comedy festival
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Once again, this year The Milwaukee Comedy Festival  makes another appearance to signal the beginning of the end of summer with some funny. Celebrating nine years in existence, the festival makes its way to the Next Act Theatre space on 255 S. Water St. for another four-day stretch of comedy Aug. 7 - 10.

Perennial favorites like sketch comedy group Broadminded and ...
pac season
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The West Performing Arts Center in New Berlin opens its summer season in the final weeks of the summer. The stage, which also serves the New Berlin West Middle and High School will be home to a no less than three productions this August.

We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Junior is a product of New Berlin’s Summer Theatre Workshop, which trains students...