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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nestled in its little corner of Door County, Bjorklunden feels like a section of Baileys Harbor that is caught beyond time. There's a strange quality to the air that seems more authentic and less touristy than the rest of the Lower Peninsula...
06.27.2012 | | Posted at 11:58 PM

Matt Zembrowski leads a one-weekend-only show at Soulstice

By Russ Bickerstaff
    It's a fun name for a show, but it's just another way of saying Matt Zembrowski will be leading a casual concert performance variety show at Soulstice Theatre this coming weekend. The man who so recently played Bing Crosby for the Holidays in Elm Grove--the man who has made such a strong impression behind the piano in a variety of different gigs in and around town will be hosting a musical...
05.23.2012 | | Posted at 11:48 PM

Soulstice Theatre opts for a series of shows this summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Where as many theatre companies that operate during the regular season take a long nap for the summer, there are those that remain active for a show or two. Soulstice Theatre has been one of those local theater groups that has always had a show or two running for a couple of weeks in the summer. This year they are running a series of one-weekend-only shows. Here's a look:   June 22nd and 2...
02.29.2012 | | Posted at 12:23 AM

Full Frontal Puppetry Returns to Soulstice’s New Space

By Russ Bickerstaff
The team that brought the world the Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show returns to Soulstice this month for another evening of Full Frontal Puppetry. This months doubtlessly offbeat variety show comes with puppets and special guest Matt Zembrowski, who is on hell of a musical talent. The show in question is being referred to as the Cavlacade ‘o’ Blasphemy.  Kermit got to introduce Cirque d...
11.24.2011 | | Posted at 07:04 AM

Sunset Playhouse’s Bing thing

By Russ Bickerstaff
In making out my personal schedule of shows for the coming month, I find local stages awash in holiday cheer. In and amidst shows that are returning from perevious seasons, there are a few shows that only sound like they’re returning from previous seasons. One such show is the Sunset Playhouse’s  Bing Crosby: Christmas On The Air. The name is so universal—I’m sure I’ve seen somethin...
01.15.2011 | | Posted at 01:19 PM

The Sunset Playhouse's GUYS ON ICE.

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s something about Elm Grove in Winter that kind of feels like north eastern Wisconsin. There’s just a little bit more open space than there is in Milwaukee. There’s just a little bit more room between the buildings. Thursday night there was a bit of snow drifting around—perfect weather for the preview performance of Sunset Playhouse’s Guys On Ice. A large, appreciative audience d...
12.17.2010 | | Posted at 11:14 PM

Guys, Dolls, Nicely, Nicely, a Piano and a Thrust Stage

By Russ Bickerstaff
I tend to think of Guys amd Dolls as a staggeringly uneven musical. Some of the songs are awful. Some are timeless classics. Some of the story is appallingly bad. Some of it is brilliantly written. When the machinery of any production is fit around the uneven blueprint laid down by Loesser, Swerling and Burrows, the results can be . . . a bit of a crapshoot. One of the biggest things Off The Wall...