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08.07.2010 | | Posted at 03:56 PM

‘50’s Musical Revue At The Rep

By Russ Bickerstaff
As society emerges into a new decade, the rock music genre turns 60. The earliest rock and roll music existed in a very dramatic and dynamic point in U.S. history. The passion and energy of that era is often glossed-over by popular conception of the era as more innocent, less complicated time for society. A celebration of that perception, Larry Deckel and John Leicht’s Hula Hoop Sha-Boop is an ...
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
There appears to be a cultural need to view the past in a simpler, more innocent light. In the 1970s, a decade troubled by Vietnam and Watergate, a sanitized version of the ’50s became immensely popular, as evidenced by the rise of films and television shows like Grease, American Graffiti, “Happy Days” and more. Retro ’50s and ’60s...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Theater Reviews

Sometimes the title says it all. Hula Hoop Sha-Boop is a cavalcade of hit tunes from the 1950s, brought to life by a quartet of talented young singers. The fastpaced, 90-minute show zips through more than 70 songs before the final curtain in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret.