Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman is
a sharp musical theater exploration into the nature of human incarceration. The
characters’ cinematic fantasies of life beyond the cell walls should contrast
starkly with the
The 1976 novel Kiss of the Spider Woman isn't
exactly the sort of story many would have expected to get a stage musical
treatment. The story of imprisoned people in Argentina isn't the type of thing
that cries out for song and
Gigi is one of those old-fashioned storylines that hearkens
back to a time when life was all about class systems and love was all about
moving between them (preferably upward). Boy (Gaston) knows girl (Gigi). Boy
Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theatre has produced a wide array of plays over the years. Some of its best work has been in the realm of comedy, the direction it heads at summer's end for Terrence McNally's The Ritz...
Holly Hughes' artistic trajectory is a bit difficult to chart. Best known for her connection to work that caused conservative types to question the National Endowment for the Arts, Hughes has been recognized for performance art that is deeply political...
The fun thing about Shakespeare is its multiplicity. Each show has at least two or three sets of characters in various plot entanglements. If one end of a production isn’t doing terribly well, there’s invariably some other end of it that’s remarkable. And so it is that Off The Wall Theatre takes a journey into The Tempest. One of my personal favorites, I’ve never really been satis...
�Oh the shark has pretty teeth. And he shows ‘em pearly white. And in this particular instance, he’s showin’ em in Whitewater. The UW-Whitewater Theatre program presents The Threepenny Opera�this month. Director Jim Butchart and Music Director Robert Gehrenbeck bring together a fairly large cast for the production, which includes Jason Rohn as the slick criminal Macheath and Jennifer Samso...