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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Heartwarming holiday show set in 1940s Milwaukee

 It’s exceedingly difficult to tell an original Christmas story. With Home For Christmas, playwright Liz Shipe does a solidly entertaining job of telling a story familiar enough to seem like a dramatic stage comedy that’s been around
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Martin’s Madcap Musings

 Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny marks her final production with the company in Steve Martin’s 1993 work, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her direction is superb and one easily perceives the chemistry and sense of play between ensemble members who have collaborated frequently
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
 It’s a really fun premise: One of the 20th century’s most influential artists hangs out at a French café with one of that century’s most influential scientific minds. Somewhere along the line, the single most successful solo recording act in history shows up to hang out as well in comedian Steve Martin’s hilarious Picasso at
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

A white Christmas at Sunset Playhouse

 The Sunset Playhouse’s seasonal bon bon, “Hollywood Holidays,” is a compendium of movie tunes sung individually by four young performers. Yes, there is “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Santa Baby,” as well as a lovely
08.08.2012 | | Posted at 11:50 AM

Local Piano Man pays tribute to the iconic pop composer

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Soulstice Theatre continues its summer season with one piano man saluting another as Brian Myers pays tribute to the work of Randy Newman.    Brian Myers explores Newman's songbook on what should prove to be a really enjoyable show. The biggest attraction here is Myers himself, who has that rare talent to draw an audience to a show simply by sitting at the piano. He's got plenty of charism...
06.23.2012 | | Posted at 07:19 AM

An Evening of Song charmingly hosted by Josh Perkins

By Russ Bickerstaff
    I had made arrangements to see a program of show tunes last night. And I made arrangements to see in that program of show tunes and other assorted bits of music prior to realizing that I could instead be seeing a far more abstract theatrical presentation with Quasi Mondo. And there was some level of disappointment in that for me because well . . . I tend to prefer the more abstract experime...
05.23.2012 | | Posted at 11:48 PM

Soulstice Theatre opts for a series of shows this summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Where as many theatre companies that operate during the regular season take a long nap for the summer, there are those that remain active for a show or two. Soulstice Theatre has been one of those local theater groups that has always had a show or two running for a couple of weeks in the summer. This year they are running a series of one-weekend-only shows. Here's a look:   June 22nd and 2...
01.01.2011 | | Posted at 07:28 PM

New Years Eve in a Couple of Different Spaces in Bay View

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marian Center for Non-Profits took very little time to become extremely packed. I don�t recall ever seeing that many people crammed into the hallway outside the Marian Center�s 4th floor studio theatre. The space now serves as local musical theatre talent Lisa Golda�s Vox Box. It�s a space that she�s using to teach voice lessons. She�s hoping that it can be a space that can be shard by al...
11.25.2010 | | Posted at 07:53 AM

Milwaukee Native’s Musical About Social Networking

By Russ Bickerstaff
������ It’s not that much of a stretch to think of the internet as a vast, highly interactive piece of artwork that is constantly evolving. Like any other revolutionary piece of media, those media that had been around before it are very slow to regard it with any degree of respect. When TV or movies address the internet, they tend to look profoundly un-hip in comparison to their newest cousin...