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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Chamber Theatre explores the meaning of art

 What really constitutes “art”?  Market value?  Personal perception? The opinion of experts? Or are all these factors just in the eye of the beholder and the beholden? These and other questions are raised in the Milwaukee Chamber
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The intimate outdoor experience of Door Shakespeare comes in comedic and tragic moods this summer as it presents both Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost. The lesser known of the two, Love’s Labour’s Lost, is a light
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Genesis of sublime, expressive contemporary ballet

 No pointe shoes appeared on the Pabst Theatre stage during “Genesis,” the Milwaukee Ballet’s international competition for emerging ballet choreographers. The dances in the program were thoroughly contemporary in
08.19.2011 | | Posted at 09:50 AM

MINNESOTA MOON haunts Trinborn Farm Park for a couple of free performances

By Russ Bickerstaff
Trinborn Farm Park should probably be known a little bit better than it is. It feels very iconic—like it could take its place alongside Milwaukee landmarks like the Calatrava, the Bronze Fonz and the Safe House. Of course, if it DID become a major tourist destination, it would probably lose a lot of what makes it feel so charming. The old-timey mid-19th century family farm that has passed thr...
03.26.2011 | | Posted at 02:08 PM

Renaissance Theaterworks welcomes DeVita’s take on IN ACTING SHAKESPEARE

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the Milwaukee Rep’s Bomb-itty Of Errors brings a Shakesepare/old-school hip-hop fusion to the stage of the Stackner Cabaret, Renaissance Theaterworks presents another tribute to the playwright to a much smaller stage a few blocks further south. As much potential as a hip-hop fusion has for introducing new audiences to Shakespeare, James DeVita’s unique take on In Acting Shakespeare would...
01.29.2011 | | Posted at 02:49 PM

Opening Night With The Skylight Opera Theatre’s JACQUES BREL

By Russ Bickerstaff
During intermission a woman wearing a Skylight Opera staff pin passed by. I overheard her saying something about the number of reviewers in attendance . . . excitedly adding that the audience was “on.” It was opening night for the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris. The audience was electric—immensely responsive to a show—not only a...

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