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11.18.2014 | 67 hours 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...
11.12.2014 | 8 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 | 10 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...
11.05.2014 | 15 days ago | Posted at 05:28 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Unchained opens the latest local production of Steve Martin’s The Underpants early this month. Raymond Bradford directs the studio theatre production of the contemporary comedy genius’ popular adaptation of a 1910 farce by Carl Sternheim.The comedy has seen memorable local productions with the Milwaukee Rep and more recently Soulstice Theatre. This is Martin adapting some sophisticated...