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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

The meaning of America in a musical

 Nothing in the nature of musical theater demands that it be superficial. Civilization’s first plays, the soul-expanding Greek tragedies, were musicals about nature, society and individual responsibility
09.10.2012 | | Posted at 06:03 AM

A not altogether unpleasant mess of drama. comedy and music

By Russ Bickerstaff
And at some point towards the end, a group of presidential assassins and those who wish they could've been presidential assassins from throughout history are trying to convince Lee Harvey Oswald to kill JFK. Those assembled are led by John Wilkes Booth. At one point John Hinckl Jr. asks for Oswald's autograph. And somehow things have gotten irretrievably silly. Yes, Sondheim's approach to the sub...
09.06.2012 | | Posted at 08:33 AM

Punks, Assassins and Existential Abstraction in September's First Full Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre season picks up its rhythm this week with three significant openings in Milwaukee.      The first of the shows opens tonight at the Cream City Collectives on 732 East Clarke Street. World's Stage Theatre presents Fly Steffens' staging of Punkplay. . . the story of a couple of kids starting punk bad in a suburban wasteland of the '80's.    The CCC is a cozy little space that's ...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it was a defining moment in human history that ushered in the era of mass communication. Was it also the perfect subject for a big, splashy Broadway musical?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tonight at the Schwartz Bookshop in Shorewood

It’s a damn busy night for Milwaukee: Not only do we get an appearance from a Beatle (it’s Ringo, but still) but also one from the infamous author Salman Rushdie, who reads from his newest book, The Enchantress Of Florence, a meticulously researched tome set in the Mughal Empire, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz...

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