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07.12.2014 | 13 days ago | Posted at 02:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The mid-1990s musical Ragtime was an exploration into the lives of three different cultures in America at the dawn of the 20th century. The musical concerns itself with an African American family, a group of immigrants from Latvia and upper-class suburbanites.Divine Savior Holy Angels High School’s Community Theatre Works presents a staging of the musical this month that sounds impressive. With ...
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 The Milwaukee Rep’s eagerly anticipated production of Ragtime lives up to its promise as an exhilarating, lavishly produced musical version of E. L. Doctorow’s much-praised 1975 novel. As Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements aptly demonstrates, it’s all in the staging, here in a glamorously mounted production furnished
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

The meaning of America in a musical

 Nothing in the nature of musical theater demands that it be superficial. Civilization’s first plays, the soul-expanding Greek tragedies, were musicals about nature, society and individual responsibility
Thursday, April 25, 2013

‘Lucky Stiff’s’ slapstick at Sunset Playhouse

 Put together a down-on-his-luck shoe salesman and a $6 million inheritance from an unknown uncle with very specific instructions in his will, and you have the makings of a screwball comedy. Add strong casting, solid

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