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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ goes Off the Wall

 Glengarry Glen Ross is the second drama by David Mamet to open in Milwaukee in just over seven days. As his relatively recent drama Race makes it to the stage at Next Act Theatre, a Mamet classic resonates through one of the smallest stages in town. Glengarry is a look at the twitchy, emotional heart of capitalism
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s season opener

 Milwaukee Opera Theatre opens its 2013-2014 season with a concert reading of Victory for Victoria, a new musical showcasing 20 original songs about Victoria Claflin Woodhull. Woodhull published her own newspaper, ran her own brokerage firm and, in 1872, became the first female candidate
10.21.2010 | | Posted at 06:10 PM

The Power of Simple Musical Romance

By Russ Bickerstaff
A very, very big rural Wisconsin is brought to the stage of the Broadway Theatre Center. Lisa Schlenker’s set uses a great deal of vertical space to lock in that feeling of immensity—in an immensity painted in striking clarity with the photons carefully set in motion by lighting designer Jason Fassl. There’s a distant field out there that seems to stretch forever into the horizon. Old farm...
07.12.2010 | | Posted at 06:45 PM

American Folklore Theatre Presents the Rhode Sisters and an Opportunity for Kids

By Russ Bickerstaff
Situated just in Egg Harbor on the western coast of the Lower Peninsula, the American Folklore Theatre is home to peaceful, idyllic pop outdoor theatre. This year’s AFT summer season is well under way with Bone Dance, Cheeseheads: The Musical and Life On The Mississippi all running in rotation on the beautiful outdoor stage. In addition to those shows, AFT is hosting a pair of events in the n...

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