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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...
tws 2014 gala image
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
twelfth night
Curtains
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Storyteller Theater of Milwaukee and H+D Productions will be staging a production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night this coming summer. They’re looking to cast the show this weekend. It’s likely going to be an outdoor production of Shakespeare in the summer, which is always a fun experience for actors and audience.

The show will begin rehearsals on Jun...
umbrella group
Curtains
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Bo Johnson and a group of others who had worked on a recent production of King Lear that was staged at the Alchemist Theatre have formed a new theatre company, Umbrella Group. Joining Bo Johnson under the Umbrella are a group of talented actors including Libby Amato (who is currently appearing in In Tandem’s latest show) and Anna Figlesthaler (who has had a number of really memorab...
a lady in waiting
Curtains
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Theater RED recently announced that it will be producing the latest by Milwaukee playwright Liz Shipe. Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes plays at the Brumder Mansion were critical and commercial hits. Shipe’s work is very sharp and very commercially appealing. For her latest, Shipe is tackling the legend of Robin Hood with Lady In Waiting.  The play will be stag...
letters home
Curtains
Monday, May 5, 2014
The experience of Vietnam has been explored quite a bit in books and movies and the like. The experiences of those to serve in the military more recently are explored in Letters Home, a touring show that is coming to the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall.

The play gives voice to those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq. As the title suggests, these experiences are drawn direct...
romeo
Curtains
Monday, May 5, 2014
Writer/director Patrick Schmitz (best-known for Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer) has a new project for the summer. It’s a comic take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Schmitz is a very witty guy, which should be reason enough to look forward to the show. The cast assembled for the show is really promising as well. Title characters are played by actual teenagers with real comed...
fortuna
Curtains
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Superhero movies continue to be very, very successful for Hollywood. With one already in release and another opening this weekend, the summer movie season has officially started. Local theater stages have yet to stage even a single superhero story this year. (OK, granted, the Rep did it’s thing with The History of Invulnerability but that doesn’t count because it wasn’t centered aroun...
Theater
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School finds Cinderella in every culture

 The character of Cinderella, where humility becomes nobility and the downtrodden rise, may be as old as storytelling. Possibly, every major culture has its Cinderella story. Writer/director Robin Mello cleverly explores the history of the character with UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts