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hey diddle diddle play
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Sunset Playhouse’s Bug in a Rug Children’s Theatre is theater that welcomes younger audience members than just about any other theater program in town. Toddlers and their parents pull up carpet squares and sit around doing crafts and things in the midst of a stage on which are performed shows written to appeal to every age of kid on some level. As with all the best children’s fare...
Monday, May 12, 2014
The big surprise is not that it’s a solidly produced, little opera. That much can be expected from Jill Anna Ponasik’s Milwaukee Opera Theatre, a remarkably savvy musical group. The big surprise isn’t that the show itself is cleverly scripted and composed. That much can be expected from the work of Jason Powell. The real surprise with Fortuna the Time Bender Vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
After carefully considering what it will present as its 2014/2015 season, Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee has announced a really interesting series of four plays.

In September, the group opens its production of Chekov’s The Seagull, which also appears on the upcoming American Players Theatre season this coming summer. It’s a very haunting drama that should play w...
jesus christ superstar
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...