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10.21.2010 | | Posted at 06:10 PM

The Power of Simple Musical Romance

By Russ Bickerstaff
A very, very big rural Wisconsin is brought to the stage of the Broadway Theatre Center. Lisa Schlenker’s set uses a great deal of vertical space to lock in that feeling of immensity—in an immensity painted in striking clarity with the photons carefully set in motion by lighting designer Jason Fassl. There’s a distant field out there that seems to stretch forever into the horizon. Old farm...
02.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Marquette’s Helfaer Theatre was relatively packed last night for the first of three performances of  My Name is Rachel Corrie. Audiences filtering in could here the distinct sound of music by Pat Benatar. Having grown-up in the ‘80’s, I was familiar with her music, but had no idea how many hit songs she had until I sat down roughly a half hour before the show . . . some of them I hadn’t h...