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05.03.2014 | 85 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Superhero movies continue to be very, very successful for Hollywood. With one already in release and another opening this weekend, the summer movie season has officially started. Local theater stages have yet to stage even a single superhero story this year. (OK, granted, the Rep did it’s thing with The History of Invulnerability but that doesn’t count because it wasn’t centered around the s...
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Something’s funny with Dickens

 This month various funny people converge on the stage of the Alchemist Theatre for A Kick In The Dickens 2: More Stuff in the Stocking. The light evening of comedy is a breezy mix of improv games, sketch comedy and humorous songs
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Alchemist Theatre returns with a new holiday favorite

 The holidays tend to bring a lot of people out to see live performances. Big, established performing arts groups continue to deliver large, elaborate gifts to the theatergoing public. A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker are as popular as ever. The Alchemist Theatre returns to its success
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Alchemist’s Comic Alternative

 Alchemist Theatre presents an improv comedy alternative to tired re-mountings of other Christmas shows that dominate many stages. A cast of five perform one hour of improv split into two acts. Act one contains short
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Finding new humor in the old Season

 Christmas sentiment is easy to fake. The holiday reserved for Dec. 25 is easily the single most clichéd of all. It's a strange amalgam of traditions that have congealed together over many, many years to form into something that’s
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Danceworks puts on a show

An array of skills and a generous sense of humor are on display in “What’s So Funny?,” an original variety show by Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) and the comedy-improv group The Show. The evening includes...
04.29.2012 | | Posted at 06:34 AM

Jason Powell's IN LOVE is entertaining early-on

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Anybody's dating history would make interesting material for a theatrical production. Love is really, really weird. This much we all know. The trick is bringing it to the stage in a way that is novel and interesting. Jason Powell does a pretty good job of this in In Love…Yet Again.    It's a musical starring himself and three of the actresses in town he probably hasn't dated yet. We see...
11.30.2011 | | Posted at 04:09 PM

Jason Powell’s FORTUNAwith Milwaukee Opera Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
Kind of a weird-looking amalgamation of different things, Jason Powell’s Fortuna the Time Bender vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom is a superhero operetta that evidently mixes a campy version of the contemporary superhero genre with a classic Gilbert and Sullivan style operetta. Comissioned and produced by The Milwaukee Opera Theatre, the show makes its first appearance in a fully staged production...

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