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10.22.2014 | 101 days ago | Posted at 07:30 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
You’ve seen Nunsense. Of course you’ve seen Nunsense. But have you seen... a high school production of Nunsense? The remarkably well-funded Pius XI theatre department will be staging a production of the popular musical comedy.The clever bit about this particular production is the preparation. Being a Catholic school, the production was able to hook-up with actual nuns. Cast members visited a l...
04.03.2012 | | Posted at 11:23 AM

Big Budget High School Production of Andrew Lloyd Weber Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
Pius XI returns to the historic Pabst Theatre next month for another huge high school musical show . . . this time they’re tackling The Phantom of the Opera. One of the fun things about this is the fact that the theatre itself was built around the time that the orignal story was set in . . . late 19th/early 20th centuries . . . so much of the atmosphere of the production comes from the theatre...
08.30.2011 | | Posted at 01:34 PM

Pius XI turns old gymnasium into new theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
  As things get settled for the Next Act’s new 150-seat studio theatre, Pius XI had announced the building of a 500-seat performing arts space. The performing arts center is expected to host large-scale, annual productions, as well as year-round programs staged by the Pius XI Performing Arts Department and the Performing Arts Academy. It seems kind of interesting that the space would be buil...
03.25.2011 | | Posted at 11:47 PM

Pius XI brings HAIRSPRAY to the historic theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The disturbingly well-funded performing arts department as Pius XI has brought a number of huge musicals to the Pabst Theatre over the years . . . most notably a rather large production of Titanic. In March, the program brings Hairspray to the historic theatre in a huge production featuring more than 70 students from the school as well as local theatre talent Ericka Wade and Milwaukee theatre in...
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...