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10.30.2014 | 17 hours ago | Posted at 02:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This week finds a new musical appearing at the Tenth Street Theatre. Originally debuting last year in New York, Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash’s Murder Ballad is described as “a sexy, explosive, new rock musical,” that explores complications of love and compromise revolving around a love triangle. Rachel Zientek plays the central character of Sara—an Upper West Sider with a dark past.Here�...
10.23.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
T.I.M.: The Improvised Musical recently took a trip to New York to perform. Fresh from that road trip, the group returns this month for their Halloween show. The performance group features an assembly of talented improv comics who also happen to be really, really into musical theatre. With the aid of a talented four-piece band, they improvise an entire musical theatre piece from a single audience ...
10.21.2014 | 9 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
There was recently kind of a weird, little prank involving a faked poster for a new production of the film Mary Poppins as directed by Tim Burton and starring Cate Blanchett. This was, of course, somebody’s idea of a joke. There were evidently never any plans for such a movie. However, there is a new Mary Poppins coming to Wisconsin this year and it’s part of a new theater.The proprietors of t...
09.19.2014 | 41 days ago | Posted at 05:29 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
A little over a decade ago, a gentleman by the name of George Reinblatt sought out approval from Hollywood film director Sam Raimi and B action movie icon Bruce Campbell. What was he looking to get approved? A stage musical adaptation of the Evil Dead trilogy. I can’t decide whether it’s surprising or not  that he actually got the clearance to go ahead with the project. The rock musical w...
09.17.2014 | 43 days ago | Posted at 05:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Wisconsin Premiere of The Addams Family Musical is a sparklingly sharp and intimate evening of musical theater. Theatre Unchained manages to pack quite a lot of production into its tiny space with the darkly comedic musical theatre tribute to a group of characters that originated as a New Yorker comics series, moved to TV and made a hit in Hollywood in the 1990s before the musical debuted onst...
07.25.2014 | 97 days ago | Posted at 05:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s a Stephen King book about a girl who uses telekinesis to exact revenge on her high school. Perfect subject for a musical, right? Actually, it was only about a dozen years after the publication of the book that the story was adapted into musical format. The 1988 production didn’t make much of a run on Broadway. There was a subsequent revival that made it Off-Broadway a couple of years ago....
07.10.2014 | 112 days ago | Posted at 01:10 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Oconomowoc’s Theatre on Main is opening its production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice favorite Evita this weekend. The musical that brought the world Don’t Cry For Me Argentina has been around since it debuted as a concept album in 1976. The beloved musical about the famed First Lady of Argentina in the mid 20th century lends itself to a community theatre production this summer just as th...
06.09.2014 | | Posted at 06:03 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next month, Greendale Community Theatre opens its production of the popular musical Legally Blonde. Last year’s production of Les Miserables set an attendance record for GCT. This year, they are shifting over to something much more lighthearted in a musical based on a light and fluffy Hollywood comedy from 2001. They’re looking to exhibit a thematic versatility with a comedy that’s just as s...

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