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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Skylight’s superb ‘Porgy & Bess’

 Anyone who cares about theater or opera needs to see the Skylight production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess (through June 9). I was skeptical beforehand, since this grand scale opera with a large orchestra, cast and chorus
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Skylight’s ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’

 Sometimes you don't want to have to watch anything particularly deep. Sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy light, classy rock in a musical theater setting. This month, Skylight Music Theatre responds to that desire
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Milwaukee actor sings gutsy cabaret

 Local actress/singer Leslie Fitzwater has been captivating Milwaukee audiences for decades. From Jan. 15 through Feb. 10, Skylight Music Theatre (158 N. Broadway) mounts the final run of Fitzwater’s original signature
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012
 The Sound of Music is most remembered for its 1965 movie adaptation with golden-voiced Julie Andrews as Maria. However, the original 1959 stage production with the equally compelling Mary Martin had established a more
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The rare Wisconsinite who isn't an avid Green Bay Packers fan may be tempted to say that all of us enthusiastic football fans are from “outer space.” But in one wacky comedy, created by members of American Folklore Theatre, the Packers actually...
11.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:09 AM

The Skylight Opera Theatre Returns to a Classic With G&S� H.M.S. Pinafore

By Russ Bickerstaff
Big, professional productions of old Gilbert and Sullivan musicals can chisel themselves into the stage like stale museum pieces. A good G&S production is a delicate balance between sophisticated socio-political satire, song, dance and pure fun. Director Bill Theisen does a really good job of keeping juggling all of the elements of a good professional Gilbert and Sullivan production with the S...
09.27.2010 | | Posted at 04:18 PM

Laughing Without The Audience at the Rep's LAUREL AND HARDY

By Russ Bickerstaff
I had kind of an odd experience at the Milwaukee Rep�s Laurel and Hardy  last night. There's a point in the show where the two share a soda. I'd never seen the bit before, but I anticipated the punch line well before it was uttered. The audience laughed. I didn't. Even though I saw the punch line coming and didn't laugh, I felt a sense of satisfaction at the fact that the joke, which is ...

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