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03.25.2011 | | Posted at 11:47 PM

Pius XI brings HAIRSPRAY to the historic theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The disturbingly well-funded performing arts department as Pius XI has brought a number of huge musicals to the Pabst Theatre over the years . . . most notably a rather large production of Titanic. In March, the program brings Hairspray to the historic theatre in a huge production featuring more than 70 students from the school as well as local theatre talent Ericka Wade and Milwaukee theatre in...
07.23.2010 | | Posted at 07:50 PM

Opening night with Greendale Community Theatre’s Production of HAIRSPRAY

By Russ Bickerstaff
Tornadic Activity In Greendale One of the heaviest rainfalls in the history of Milwukee was coming down as I approached Greendale High School. I hadn’t been expecting as much, so I arrived soaking wet. By the time I’d considered myself dry enough to exit the men’s room, the lobby of the auditorium was bustling. A few seconds later there was the announcement: a tornado warning required ever...
06.29.2010 | | Posted at 07:30 AM

Two Musicals in Two Suburbs In Two Weeks

By Russ Bickerstaff
July 16th: A production of Hair opens at the Sunset Playhouse In Elm Grove. July 22nd: A production of Hairspray opens with Greendale Community Theatre in uhh . . Greendale

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Tonight @ Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m.

Transgressive filmmaker John Waters infiltrated the mainstream with 1988’s Hairspray, the sweet story of a plus-sized, dance-obsessed teenager in racially segregated 1960s Baltimore. Waters’ story was resurrected in 2002...