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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Is Buffalo Nation (Bison bison), premiered at Present Music last weekend, an opera? An oratorio? A song cycle? Live accompaniment to film? Or an unstaged, multimedia morality play with incidental music?
08.23.2010 | | Posted at 08:39 PM

The Skylight Opera presents its penultimate Cabaret In The Ward

By Russ Bickerstaff
Summer theatre winds-down in anticipation of a very busy September. August is that hazy space between the end of summer theatre and the beginning of the next season. Even as Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens the first production of its season, The Skylight Opera Theatre finishes off a series of free Tuesday evening concerts not far from the theatre in Catalano Square. This Tuesday night, the ...
05.20.2010 | | Posted at 07:23 AM

The Sunset Playhouse Presents Nearly Forgotten Show Tunes

By Russ Bickerstaff
The process of writing a standard American musical is probably quite a bit more complicated than most people would like to know about. In any musical, just as there are songs that probably should�ve gotten cut that didn�t, there are those things that did get cut and didn�t deserve it. The Sunset Playhouse presents a program of songs that didn�t quite make it as it presents Prime Cuts�an evening o...