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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

‘Doyle & Debbie’ offers torch, twang and comedy

Take one has-been country music star, then shake and stir up with his new perky, chirpy singing partner (all of six weeks) and you have the side splittin’ comedic concoction called The Doyle & Debbie Show. This high-energy parody of “old school” country western music duos opened at The
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Rep ain't misbehavin' with its latest cabaret show

 Head on over to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret and you’ll find that the joint is really jumpin’ given the excellent production of Ain’t Mishbehavin’ currently shakin’ the rafters
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Midwest premiere of 'October, Before I was Born'

 “People come home when something like this happens,” says family matriarch Martha in the Midwest premiere of Wisconsin playwright Lori Matthews’ October, Before I was Born. Martha is speaking in light of a catastrophic explosion at the local factory where a number of people in
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

'Shooting Star,' Boulevard’s intimate romantic comedy

 In Steven Dietz’s intimate comedy Shooting Star, two former lovers cross paths years later in an airport. Stranded by a snowstorm, the still free-spirited Elena (Anita Domnitz) and the now suit-and-tie guy Reed (Jaime Jastrab) try to find their place in the world by reminiscing about the past
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Ionesco’s absurdist farce at Alchemist Theatre

 An old man and old woman live in lonely isolation on an island. They have invited “imaginary guests” to their ramshackle home and frantically put out more and more chairs as the “guests” arrive. They are “all” awaiting the arrival of the great Orator who will reveal the old man’s message, which will
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Sci-Fi Meets Santa in ‘The Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon’

 Dale Gutzman and his zany Off The Wall Theatre troupe have solidified their slippery, web-fingered grasp on holiday camp with their hilarious mashup, The Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon. Spoofing the 1954 film classic that has become its own parody
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

‘Les Mis’ at Skylight Music Theatre

 Skylight Music Theatre continues to reach for higher creative heights with its stunning and innovative production of Les Misérables. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

‘Forever Plaid’ mixes classic songs with comedy

 It’s the ’60s and a crooner boy band—The Plaids—are on their way to their first big show. However, fate has a strange way of intervening when a school bus full of