you don't want to have to watch anything particularly deep. Sometimes you just
want to sit back and enjoy light, classy rock in a musical theater setting. This
month, Skylight Music Theatre responds to that desire
Massicotte's The Clockmaker is a delicate drama of narrative
poetry. Events don't unfold in a linear fashion. They conform to a dreamlike
logic of emotion that resonates through the heart of human connection. It's
very, very difficult stuff to
Initial Impressions on the Milwaukee Chamber’s World Premiere Drama
By Russ Bickerstaff
A Thousand Words is present on the stage from the moment the audience walks in to the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre. A collaboration between Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Forward Theatre Company, the Gwendolyn Rice drama has come to drape the stage in breathtaking paperboard boxes. In places, the drama is every bit as interesting as a stack of boxes. Sometimes it’s more interestin...
Thankfully, it doesn't take “a thousand words” to describe the world premiere that opened at the Broadway Theatre Center's intimate Studio Theatre on Friday. In fact, only a few will do: “brilliant,” “witty,” “well crafted” and “entertaining...
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...
American Folklore Theatre Presents the Rhode Sisters and an Opportunity for Kids
By Russ Bickerstaff
Situated just in Egg Harbor on the western coast of the Lower Peninsula, the American Folklore Theatre is home to peaceful, idyllic pop outdoor theatre. This year’s AFT summer season is well under way with Bone Dance, Cheeseheads: The Musical and Life On The Mississippi all running in rotation on the beautiful outdoor stage. In addition to those shows, AFT is hosting a pair of events in the n...
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is closing a remarkably solid 35th season with its annual gala on Friday, June 4th. The venerable theatre company celebrates those close of another successful season at LaLune Collection World Headquarters . . . a classy little place on 930 East Burleigh Street at 7:30 pm next week Friday. The gala features all those sorts of things one would normally associat...