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06.09.2014 | 136 days ago | Posted at 06:03 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next month, Greendale Community Theatre opens its production of the popular musical Legally Blonde. Last year’s production of Les Miserables set an attendance record for GCT. This year, they are shifting over to something much more lighthearted in a musical based on a light and fluffy Hollywood comedy from 2001. They’re looking to exhibit a thematic versatility with a comedy that’s just as s...
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
 Greendale Community Theatre delves into modern suburban middle-class drama as it presents the contemporary musical Next To Normal. Under the direction of Brian Bzdawka, the cast renders a very believable family dynamic
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
This year was a remarkably diverse time for theater in Milwaukee. As new companies arose, others became more established and still others continued to define themselves in ways that kept things evolving in a refreshing way.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Elton John and Tim Rice's musical Aida receives a glossy staging this month in a solid production at Greendale Community Theatre. Erica Brown summons depth in the title role of an Ethiopian princess who must serve...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Holly Hughes' artistic trajectory is a bit difficult to chart. Best known for her connection to work that caused conservative types to question the National Endowment for the Arts, Hughes has been recognized for performance art that is deeply political...
04.10.2012 | | Posted at 11:45 AM

The Buffoonery Project presents THE MOVIE MUSICAL

By Russ Bickerstaff
I can't express how gratifying it is to know that local comedy continues to poke its satirical claws into the contemporary musical. The Improvised Musical continues to run its monthly course at Comedy Sportz. (The latest stagings are slated for April 19th, May 17th and June 21st. All shows at 7:30 pm.) And of course they can assemble an entire musical theatre peace on the spot . . .,making it all ...
03.24.2012 | | Posted at 06:38 AM

Greendale Community Theatre staging Tim Rice/Elton John musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
Greendale Community Theatre is one of those inadvertent secrets of local theatre. Yes, the Greendale High School Auditorium gets quite a few people in for their shows, but many of these productions are remarkably polished projects, some of which feel only a couple of Equity actors shy of something you’d find in the theatre district. Greendale Community Theatre is going to be holding open audit...
01.07.2012 | | Posted at 12:10 AM

Greendale Community Theatre’s Staging of AVENUE Q

By Russ Bickerstaff
    It’s always kind of weird going out to see a show at the Greendale Community Theatre . . . sometimes it’s a bit stranger than others. Their latest is one of those stranger trips to the Greendale High School Auditorium. It’s not like I’m unfamiliar with Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx’s Avenue Q. Having seen the touring production roll through town some time ago, I’m familiar with the...
12.27.2011 | | Posted at 10:11 AM

Greendale Community Theatre presents a satirical musical puppet show

By Russ Bickerstaff
n n nI wasn’t terribly impressed with Avenue Q when I originally saw the touring Broadway show. It lacked finesse. The idea of having muppety Sesame Street style puppets fdoing a musical that covered themes of sexuality for adults was only mildly clever. Yes, to a certain extent there are some basic things that society hasn’t learned about respecting each other’s sexuality that can be done...

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