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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Theater Review

Many people recall The Lion in Winter as a 1968 Oscar-winning film starring Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole as an aging king and queen who struggle to hang onto their royal positions. But a theater production of the same story can be an intimate, funny...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Theater Review

The Milwaukee Rep's clever, fast-paced and funny Bomb-itty of Errors (through May 8 at Stackner Cabaret) is a sure cure for Milwaukee's early spring doldrums. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, it is a laugh riot from beginning to end. Imagine Shakespeare's play reinterpreted by...
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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
Even bugs know that people consider them a nuisance. Just ask Keno the Centipede, who is the narrator in U Bug Me, an original folk-rock musical currently being performed by Milwaukee’s First Stage Children’s Theater. However, people aren’t the only things that bother bugs. Big bugs pick on little bugs. Nasty bugs steal from good bugs...
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Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Talented cast leads Renaissance Theaterworks production

Dysfunctional families come in all colors. That’s one of the messages audiences might take away after seeing Crumbs From the Table of Joy, a Renaissance Theaterworks production now playing at the Broadway Theatre Center. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, Crumbs tells the...
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Monday, Nov. 1, 2010

Soulstice’s talented cast up against technical difficulties

Under the direction of Soulstice Theatre’s artistic director, Char Manny, a talented cast launches the funny, screwball comedy The Foreigner. The show continues through Nov. 13 at the Marian Center for Nonprofits in St. Francis. It was written by the late playwright Larry Shue, a former actor at Milwaukee Repertory Theater...
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Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010

Theater Review

Marquette University’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is sure to take you back to your school days. The joys, terrors, triumphs and defeats of those times are all wrapped up in this cute and clever musical, which continues through Oct. 3 at the university’s Helfaer Theatre...
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Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

Theater Review

Boulevard Theatre, the tiny theater space in Bay View, deserves a round of applause for producing an exquisite collection of short plays under the heading of “Fourplay.” The title could also refer to the term “foreplay,” as all of these little gems share a romantic theme. The result is an...
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Theater Review

More than 20 years since it changed the face of Broadway musicals, Rent proves that its powerful message can still be told with urgency, poignancy and joy. Even theater lovers who previously have seen Rent would be remiss to skip the production that opened Friday...
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Theater Review

Talented storyteller John McGivern proves that a play about pottery can be entertaining, funny and thought-provoking, and may even leave the audience a bit teary-eyed. At least that’s the case when McGivern appears in a solo show, American Fiesta, which opened on Friday night. The Renaissance Theaterworks production continues through May 23...
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Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Theater Review

Milwaukee’s top-notch children’s theater, First Stage, recently opened a world premiere production of The Thief Lord. The show, based on the best-selling novel by Cornelia Funke, continues through Feb. 14. The book is ripe for a stage version, as it contains magic, mystery, adventure...

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