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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Optimist’s free Shakespeare show

 Optimist Theatre returns this summer with another free, outdoor Shakespeare production. This time around, Optimist stages the show in Kadish Park’s amphitheater overlooking the downtown Milwaukee skyline
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 One of many plays by William Shakespeare to be staged in Wisconsin this summer, the Optimist Theatre’s As You Like It has the distinction of being perhaps the only one presented for free. Optimist has been doing a free outdoor
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Strong performances in Windfall’s drama

 Windfall Theatre continues its season with the world premiere of Howard Goldstein's touching drama A Time To Live. Christopher Elst carries tremendous emotional strength in the story as a man whose wife has only months to live.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Quasimondo’s robotic variety show

 The Quasimondo's Robot Cabaret is a fun, little hit-or-miss variety show with a sci-fi robot theme to it. Featuring comedy, drama, dance and musical theater, aspects of the show aspire to more than the sum of their parts
07.13.2012 | | Posted at 10:12 AM

Costuming, Staging and Intimacy with JULIET AND ROMEO

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Romeo and Juliet is such a tired plot that it rarely gets produced. This is weird considering that there have been quite a few productions of Macbeth and Hamlet over the course of the past few years. Overexposure never slows THOSE productions. Why then is it the case that there have only been a couple of local productions of Romeo And Juliet over the course of the past ten years?    Whateve...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Modern productions of Shakespeare sometimes switch things up with respect to gender. The late Milwaukee Shakespeare created a memorable production of The Taming of the Shrew in which men played all of the roles. This summer...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Michael Gene Sullivan's adaptation taps into the disturbing universal elements of George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984. The play consists of two extended interrogation scenes separated by an intermission in a vivid Project Empty Space production...
10.22.2010 | | Posted at 06:46 PM

Off The Wall Theatre Mounts a Huge 2 Part Musical Based on Jules Vernes Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
There�s something undeniably appealing in a challenge. In a way, the entire appeal of Jules Verne�s Around the World In 80 Days drew a large part of its appeal from the challenge of the title. The draw of the adventure lies in observing Phileas Fogg as he rushes to make it around the world in less than three months for the sake of a rather large wager. Running now through the beginning of nex...

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