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Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
The Milwaukee Rep continues a longstanding tradition with A Christmas Carol at the Pabst. This coming weekend the Rep continues a popular holiday tradition of an entirely different kind with the Rep Holiday Artisan Craft Fair. The Rep is a huge operation and there are quite a lot of people involved in productions that aren’t onstage. The craft fair features artistic works by...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
It wasn’t too long ago that Theatre Unchained staged a production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical. It’s kind of a quaintly comic piece of Americana that makes for kind of a fun departure from more traditional musicals. David Nehls and Betsy Kelso who wrote the original for a musical theatre festival in New York roughly ten years ago have since written a Christmas show ...
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
It would probably be a bit misleading to say that Spring Awakening is a musical for people who hate musicals. That being said, I don ’t particularly like musicals and I do particularly like Spring Awakening. The coming of age musical set in a time of crippling social conservatism is passionate and heartfelt in a way that few musicals are. Next month, the
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
“Yes, we're gonna do a David Lynch play with 9 - 12 year olds.” These are the words of Barry Weber, Drama Coordinator at Highland Community School. It sounds strange, but Weber did a remarkably good job bringing Zero: a new cyberpunk play to Highland Community School last year. Remaining faithful to the conventions, themes and aesthetics of the sci-fi genre, Weber worked with stude...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Local actress/playwright Liz Shipe has a new play premiering at the Brumder Mansion this coming weekend. Upon A Midnight Clear: A Tale of Jack Frost relates the tale of the immortal force of nature Jack Frost as he tries to convince his similarly immortal family that he really does want to be mortal so that he can share his life with the woman he loves. A couple of days ago I ...