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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 ...
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Musical theatre performer Raven Monique Dockery will be featured in December for Uprooted Theatre’s Cabaret series. The singer will perform R&B, Jazz and Christmas songs. She will be accompanied by Jon Wade on keyboard, Paul Westfahl on the drums, Austin Bolden on bass guitar, Greg Flattery on guitar and back up vocals from Peyton Oseth, Erica Brown and Shawn Holmes. Uprooted’s <...
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
As always, comedy continues. It’s nice to know that on a week so impossibly bursting at the seams with holiday show openings. there’s still comedy. Good, old standard stage comedy that may or may not necessarily have anything to do with the holidays at all. This week, the Milwaukee Rep opens its annual staging of A Christmas Carol. This year’s Scrooge is John Smoots. UW-Parkside is op...