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comedy of errors
Curtains
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Milwaukee-based director Leda Hoffmann is clearly having a lot of fun with The Comedy of Errors. The production she is directing as it is being staged with Door Shakespeare in Bailey's Harbor. That fun is kinetic enough to transfer to the stage in the intimate outdoor theater in Door County. The trees and their leaves serve as much of the set of the outdoor space with only a couple o...
from here to eternity
Curtains
Monday, July 7, 2014
Musical theater legend Tim Rice has written this musical about the classic 1951 novel From Here To Eternity. It’s the story of illicit romance in the army just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that ushered-in U.S. involvement in World War II. The musical has been a big hit on West End. Just a few months prior to its 2015 debut on Broadway, a couple of performances in London were filmed...
addams
Curtains
Sunday, July 6, 2014
A couple of companies are hosting open auditions for the coming season this fall.

Theatre Unchained
is staging the Milwaukee premiere of The Addams Family Musical. Director John Baiocchi is looking for 10 men and 10 women for the intimate studio theater production of the musical. Auditions are Jul 14 and 15 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The show runs Sept. 12 - 28.
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psycho beach party
Curtains
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Theatre Unchained moves into the summer with Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party. The 1960’s beach movie parody was originally given the title Gidget Goes Psychotic, but the title was changed due to obvious concerns over copyright. That original title may have been the perfect description of the play. Cheesy, kitschy beach fun gets disrupted by psychotic horro...
wht
Curtains
Friday, July 4, 2014
Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre continues its old-timey radio spoofs over the airwaves on 91.7 WMSE. Actors play actors playing characters from an old Milwaukee that comes straight out of some weird, slightly anachronistic parallel past.

This coming week, Radio WHT airs spoof of both The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. The two stories are seriously abridged. Both...
dead man
Curtains
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Say you’re a regular performance group that regularly performs on the first Friday of the month. What do you do when the first friday of the month happens to land on one of the biggest holidays of the year? If you’re Dead Man’s Carnival you go ahead and you do a show on July 4 anyway.

Magic, juggling, burlesque, human oddities and other circus fare come once more to the Miramar...
agatha
Curtains
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Peninsula Players cleverly pairs its venue with a sharp script next week as it stages an adaptation of Agatha Christies’ And Then There Were None. The original novel is considered to be one of Christie’s greatest works. Ten people go to a distant resort. They’re all there for different reasons. Gradually they get killed off one by one.

Door County is far from ...
chastity washington
Curtains
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Seasoned stand-up comic/playwright/spoken word artist Chastity Washington has been performing for a couple of decades. The Chicago-based talent returns to Milwaukee early this month with a performance in the intimacy of the studio theater space a Theatre Unchained.

Judging from what’s available of Washington’s stand-up online, she’s a pretty versatile performer. Here she is performing...
Curtains
Monday, June 30, 2014
The summer has just started. The end of the summer theatre months is not far off. This August, Sunset Playhouse opens what is quite possibly the final summer musical to open in the greater Milwaukee area. Gypsy is regarded by many as one of the greatest musicals ever produced. Okay, so it’s a good show, but I don’t know that I’d go quite that far. There’s no questionin...