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05.10.2012 | | Posted at 06:22 AM

Racine Theatre Guild Presents Chicago

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Kander and Ebb's Chicago continues to glide its way across stages al over the place. As popular as ever, the show makes its way to Racine this month courtesy of a Racine Theatre Guild production. This is another example of a show that I'd really like to go to but I've already got like . . . three or four shows committed to over the weekend, so a big trek out to Racine would be a little sill...
01.07.2011 | | Posted at 11:31 PM

DONT HUG ME at the Racine Theatre Guild Later On This Month

By Russ Bickerstaff
A couple of guys from Minnesota wrote a north woods musical a few years ago. Phil Olson�s head of nephrology in Shakopee. He wrote the music. Paul Olson�s a prolific playwright who has also done some screenwriting. If his bio is  to be believed (and really, why not?) he got an MBA from the University of Chicago after trying out for the Chicago Bears. How exactly it is that a musical written by ...
12.28.2010 | | Posted at 06:08 PM

Bolin’s PEACE, LOVE AND A 30-YEAR MORTGAGE makes it to Racine Theatre Guild for one night only

By Russ Bickerstaff
Somewhere between fun, superficial comedy and somewhat deeper comic theatre, Dylan Bolin has evidently found an appreciative local audience. Judging from recent stage appearances and his regular guest spot on WKLH’s Dave and Carole Morning Show, Dylan’s comic instincts seem a bit more refined than the material he’s performing. Next week, Bolin brings his one-man show Peace, Love and a 30-Y...
11.28.2010 | | Posted at 05:21 AM

Capra to the West, Seaton to the SouthCinematic Stage Adaptations Just Outside Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
� In 1946, RKO released possibly the only film ever to be based on a Christmas card. The short story The Greatest Gift, which appeared only in 200 Christmas cards the author sent to friends and family in the early �40�s. A film producer heard the story, resulting in a 1946 Frank Capra film It�s A Wonderful Life. Years ago the film was adapted into a stage play, which is now being produced i...
10.01.2010 | | Posted at 05:28 PM

Racine Theatre Guild Presents DON’T CRY FOR ME MARGARET MITCHELL

By Russ Bickerstaff
The enthusiastic promotion of Avatar’s success only gets it half right. James Cameron’s sci-fi film is only the most successful film of all time right now. Gone With The Wind was the single most successful film ever . . . when one takes inflation into account. Taking inflation into account, Avatar is merely the 14th most successful film ever. (Doesn’t exactly look good in a Blu-ray/DVD com...
07.02.2010 | | Posted at 12:46 AM

The Racine Theatre Guild Presents The Andrews Brothers

By Russ Bickerstaff
    There’s no questioning Roger Bean’s ability to put together a charming musical revue. The mind behind such shows as The Marvelous Wonderettes and Route 66 has a proven track record for producing well-ballanced musicals with charm and style that mix popular songs arranged around a theme mixed with some not-so-popular period songs as well. Route 66 featured a generous mix of recognizable ...
04.01.2010 | | Posted at 07:20 AM

Racine theatre Guild Stages Luis Sachars HOLES.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The first couple weeks of this month are a bit dry for theatre openings. I�m looking forward to the Boulevard�s new show tonight. Last night's opening for It�s Your Mother was sold-out, which sounds quite promising. And then tomorrow night there�s the new Next Act show with Robert Spencer that I�ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Next week Soulstice opens Steel Magnolias.  The follow...
02.04.2010 | | Posted at 03:26 PM

The Racine Theatre Guild Casting for THE PRODUCERS next month

By Russ Bickerstaff
In addition to its massive success on Broadway and beyond, Mel Brooks’ screwball musical The Producers has had a particularly remarkable amount of local popularity in the past couple of years, having had something like three different productions staged in and around Milwaukee in the past year or so, including impressive stagings by both The Skylight Opera and Carte Blanche Studios. This May T...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Racine Theatre Enters The New Year With Classic Country

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been nearly half a decade since the Roger Bean musical Lana Mae’s Honky Tonk Laundry had its world premiere with the Milwaukee Rep cabaret. The cabaret musical featured a simple story of two women working a Laundromat who have dreams of becoming country western stars. Roger Bean’s humor had a great del of charm to it that delivered a brilliantly idiosyncratic kind of comedy that can onl...