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11.24.2014 | 26 days ago | Posted at 01:25 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The local Milwaukee end of the nationally-metastasized Bye Bye Liver sketch comedy thing hosts a holiday show on the East Side next month. The full name of the show is Bye Bye Liver: The Milwaukee Drinking Play Presents: Alcoholiday Drinktacular 2014.The show is a celebration of drinking culture which runs regularly with different casts all over the country. The special holiday show features holid...
11.18.2014 | 32 days ago | Posted at 02:55 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This holiday season Theatre Gigante hosts performer Michael Stebbins’ staging of Holidays on Ice. David Sedaris now classic holiday tales will be delivered to the stage by someone who is not David Sedaris. This is an important distinction that I feel as though I need to point out. I was first introduced to Sedaris’ work on public radio’s This American Life back in college in the mid-1990s. T...
11.23.2014 | 27 days ago | Posted at 01:40 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The first friday of next month, Theatre Gigante welcomes Michael Stebbins for David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice in Walker’s Point. The exact same time as that show is opening,  Theatrical Tendencies launches its staging of Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. It’s a Joe Mantelloe stage adaptation directed by Mark E. Schuster featuring Jim Lautenbach.I’...
11.25.2014 | 25 days ago | Posted at 04:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It kind of looks like a cross between Halloween and Christmas. The Twisted X-Mas Variety Act Show looks like a fun, little adult evening of holiday fare that will manifest itself within Club Anything on the evening of Dec. 20.The show features the comedic talents of Colleen Gore, the voice of Aurora A'Leur, dancer Skully Sati, Belly dancer Nina Nazir, Theda DeSade, Vince V. Vice, Claira Bell, Jaso...
11.12.2014 | 38 days ago | Posted at 03:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre starts a Saturday night date night package this month with Saturday evening performances of Heresy. A.R. Gurney’s contemporary satirical re-telling of a 2,000 year-old story serves as the centerpiece for the evening. Next Act teams-up with Wine Maniacs on the River. There’s a three-course dinner specially prepared for the evening. According to the promotional copy, “Each cou...
11.10.2014 | 40 days ago | Posted at 03:43 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) simply refuses to die. So many have tried to kill it in the past, but it keeps coming back again and again and again and again. Local groups who have staged the comedy have included The Milwaukee Rep and Soulstice Theatre. Gretchen Mahkorn was quite charming in a staging of the comedy as one of The World’s S...