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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
As September approaches, all the little gaps in the upcoming theater season begin to fill-in. Some time ago, Theatre Gigante announced a couple of shows for the upxoming season that look interesting.

Oct. 23 - Nov. 8 Theatre Gigante presents My Dear Othello. It’s a show that Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson originally staged ten years ago.
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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Acacia Theater has recently announced what it will be producing on the coming 2014-2015 season. From the stage of Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, the group has been performing Christian-friendly theatre for a number of years. An Acacia season peppers the calendar with a few shows that stretch out into the following summer. The theme for this coming season embraces �...
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Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Emily Craig. A local favorite who has appeared in various productions, she is leaving town for California in very short order. She’d always wanted to do Dial M For Murder. With the help of Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion, she’s getting an opportunity to do the show this month. Here’s the interview:
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
Holiday theater tradition is great. This coming holiday season we have more A Christmas Carol to look forward to. A Cudahy Caroler Christmas continues with In Tandem as well. As nice as it is to see old classics returning to the stage, it’s incredibly refreshing for anyone covering the theatre scene to see something (anything) new on the schedule for December. This year something n...
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Acting talent Doug Jarecki has been involved in quite a few projects over the years. He’s got a really solid sense of humor that works quite well for sketch comedy. (There’s a show featuring some of his work upcoming at the Alchemist Theatre next month with Destiny, Deviltry & Dentistry. It’s a program which also features the work of Jason Powell.)

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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Uprooted Theatre will be hosting Robby McGhee for its cabaret series in September. The comedy/musical theatre talent will be performing the show, which will be a musical journey through the final decade of last century.

The performance takes place at the Next Act Theatre, which will also host McGhee’s production of The Last Five Years at the end of 2014. McGhee is a v...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

A new kind of ‘Lady in Waiting’

Playwright/actress Liz Shipe deftly juggles action, comedy and drama with her latest. A Lady in Waiting relates a variation on the Robin Hood legend told from the perspective of a capable, independent Maid Marian and her companion, Aria
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
August is that strange twilight between summer theater and the regular season. Milwaukee Chamber has already opened the regular theater season earlier this month, but there are still a few shows of summer opening in cozy, little venues around town before the season gets into full swing.

Local comedy theater guru Patrick Schmitz opens The Comedy of Romeo & Juliet ...kinda so...
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Matt Zembrowiski’s Storyteller Theater returns this week with Campfire Follies. It’s a program of short scary stories told in a family-friendly tone. The group had done something like this before onstage at St. Thomas More High School. This week’s two-night-only program finds its way to a much more environmental space as it makes its way to an outdoor theater.

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Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class is a perfectly enjoyable drama. Angela Iannone will doubtlessly be praised quite a bit for her performance as opera legend Maria Callas teaching students at the end of her career. With power intensity and gravitas, this is precisely the sort of thing that fits perfectly into the realm of Iannone’s skills...