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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
[Picture: L to R: Sherrick Robinson, Lindsey Gagliano, Emmitt Morgans and Liz Faraglia]

Kohl’s Wild Theater is a very sophisticated education project that is founded on a partnership between Kohl’s Cares and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. The group uses professional actors, costuming puppets and things to put together kid-based conservation-themed the...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
This coming December, The World’s Stage Theatre Company will be staging a production of Amiri Baraka’s The Dutchman. Billed as a “highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story,” The Dutchman sounds like a very potent drama. An insane, white seductress murders a naive, bourgeois black man.

The World’s Stage is looking for a Caucasian woman, an Africa...
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
The ending to the original German version of Snow White is exceptionally disturbing. The Germans’ Sneewittchen has the evil queen with the magic mirror being shoved into hot iron shoes and forced to dance around until she died. Not exactly a pretty picture and certainly not the sort of thing that I would tell me own 3-year-old daughter. Times have changed since the ea...
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Pink Banana Theatre Company is hosting its Fall “FUNdraiser” this month. And there’s no question there will be all kinds of fun...draising (?) going on at The Underground Collaborative on 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. on Friday, Oct. 17. There’s a silent auction. There’s a cash bar. There’s live music from Rocket Paloma. Sounds like a fun time. Go get...um...draised for a good ca...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
In the past, we’ve known what to expect in advance of an Alchemist Theatre Halloween show. Whether it’s Dracula or the Devil in the White City or Jack the Ripper, we’ve always had a pretty clear understanding of the type of story Aaron Kopec and company is working with. The specifics on this year’s coming Halloween show were a bit sketchier prior to now.

Early mention of <...
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
It wasn’t too long ago that the World’s Stage Theatre company brought a collection of stories by Edgar Allen Poe to an out of the way stage at the Marian Center. Some time later, Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee will be staging an adaptation of various works by Poe at a similarly out of the way space that is decidedly outside the norm.

Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee promise...
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
Suffice it to say, there are some things that will never happen. The previous presidential administration will likely never be called to answer directly for any of the decisions they had made with respect to foreign policy. Lies were told. Lives were lost. Playwright Lee Blessing has something to say about this. Mr. Blessing writes, "There were significant questions that begged exploring.  Th...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
The Lake Country Playhouse is just a half hour drive west of the heart of Milwaukee in Hartland, Wisconsin. This month the Playhouse plays host to an intimate production of The Diary of Anne Frank. With modest set and costuming, the production brings to life a script that draws heavily on direct passages from Frank’s diary. Emerging, young actress Melissa Freson plays Frank ...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
In just a few days, Shakespeare Raw will be staging a what may prove to be a fast and loose version of Macbeth at the beginning of next month. 20 actors play 20 parts in an unrehearsed production that is also advertised as involving a “$#!+ton of booze.”

Sounds like fun.

The show runs Oct. 6 - 8 at the Best Place in the Historic Pabst Brewery on 901 W. Jun...