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07.26.2012 | | Posted at 05:37 AM

National touring production of CS Lewis Adaptation scheduled for October

By Russ Bickerstaff
It's a conversation between a couple of demons. An elder demon named Screwtape offers advice to a novice demon named Wormwood in the ways of corruption. And it's a fun, little playground for drama when adapted for dramatic presentation in the right way.    It has recently been announced that a national touring production of a drama based on C.S. Lewis' work will make it to the Pabst Theatre in ...
05.19.2011 | | Posted at 08:43 AM

A Benefit Performance at the Pabst

By Russ Bickerstaff
The original musical tale of a New Yorker who finds herself in rural Wisconisn makes it to Milwaukee for one night only as Katie O'€™Reagan'€s Dram Cafe The Musical comes to the Pabst Theatre on the 1st of June.   The  show'€™s author Katie O'€™Regan stars as the woman who finds herself in the tiny, little fictional town of Rhymington Wisconsin and runs into all kinds of interesting peo...
01.26.2011 | | Posted at 06:34 AM

Two from WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYAY? and DOGS GONE WILD Come to the Pabst This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
For ten years, England’s Channel Four presented an improv comedy show hosted by distinguished British funnyman Clive Anderson. At some point in the early ‘90’s, episodes of the Channel Four program—with the marginally witty title Whose Line Is It Anyway? aired in the states on the basic cable network Comedy Central—then in its infancy. The show had enough charm to interest ABC in doing...
12.06.2010 | | Posted at 05:41 AM

The Milwaukee Reps A CHRISTMAS CAROL rolls into its 35th Year

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Rep�s 35th annual production of A Christmas Carol is a bit bittersweet. With things being taken in a new direction with the Rep, the Resident Acting company that populates the production has fallen from prominence. Shows Like Liberace!� Bombshells, Cabaret and My Name Is Asher Lev are all reasonably enjoyable in their own right, but theatre comes from a sense of community and those...
11.14.2010 | | Posted at 04:50 PM

Stand-Up Spoken Word Storyteller Shuffles Through Town on Tour

By Russ Bickerstaff
Stand-up comic/storyteller Mike Birbiglia hit the historic Pabst Theatre last night. The last stop on his Painfully True Stories Tour met with a respectably large and diverse crowd. Known for his various albums, touring performances and intermittent appearances on This American Life, Birbiglia made it to the stage with a warm reception. Seeing Mike Birbiglia live is pretty much what one might ...
03.11.2010 | | Posted at 05:08 PM

Pius XI High School Launches Big Musical At Month’s End

By Russ Bickerstaff
While Waukesha Civic’s production of Bye Bye Birdie is pretty big and ambitious with a cast of over 30, it’s actually kind of dwarfed by a show a local high school will be opening at the end of the month. IF you’ve been to a show in the past couple of weeks or picked up a local publication somewhere, chances are that you’ve seen an ad for Pius XI’s production of the 1997 Broadway hit Ti...
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

Oct. 21, 2007

Indie rock took a beating in the blogosphere last week. In a series of writings, New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones lambasted the genre for its lack of rhythm and its ever-growing distance from African-American music.
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8:00 PM

The British band Editors sounds an awful lot like another neo-post-punk group, Interpol, but their knack for pulling such big, poppy hooks out of such a dark and gloomy sound has made them a modern-rock success story in recent years, and their latest album, last year’s An End Has A Start, hints that the group has real longevity. Tonight they share an 8 p.m. bill at the Pabst Theater with Hot Hot Heat, a . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theatre - 8:00 PM

Last time Milwaukee saw Todd Rundgren, he was fronting a gutted version of The Cars called The New Cars. It was a pretty conventional paying gig for the cult pop-rocker, who has worked with artists as disparate as XTC, New York Dolls, Hall & Oates, Meatloaf, Bad Religion and Pee-Wee Herman, dabbled . . .
Monday, Dec. 31, 2007

Tonight @ The Pabst Theatre - 10:30 PM

You wouldn't necessarily know it from his failed sitcoms or his infuriating Sierra Mist commercials, but Jim Gaffigan, who performs a 10:30 p.m. show tonight at the Pabst Theater, is actually very funny. In recent years, audiences have taken notice, drawn in by a frequently replayed Comedy Central stand-up special in which the comedian assails Hot Pockets.