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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Milwaukee Rep presents ‘Harvey’

“I wrestled with reality for over 40 years and I’m happy to say I finally won out over it.” So says Elwood, friend to the giant rabbit pooka, Harvey, when questioned by psychiatric doctors. Mary
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
From high above the stage, a couple of rows of cymbal-banging monkey toys stand guard over the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre. The stage itself is filled with an eye-popping variety of instruments that make noise when struck. This is the...
09.29.2011 | | Posted at 09:12 AM

Sunset Playhouse Auditions for the Classic Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
The theatre season continues. Actors not yet attached with a project in the flurry of openings in the early part of the season may wish to consider some time in Elm Grove this fall. This weekend Elm Grove community theatre group Sunset Playhouse is looking to cast for  its upcoming production of Annie. The show is being directed by seasoned musical theatre talent Ray Jivoff, who most recently p...
05.09.2011 | | Posted at 02:24 PM

Skylight Opera Theatre presents Josh Schmidt’s ADDING MACHINE

By Russ Bickerstaff
A brief description of Elmer Rice'™s 1923 play The Adding Machine is positively surreal. The bizarre plot involves a humble employee of a large corporation being replaced by a machine, killing his former boss, being put to death, waking-up and waking-up in the afterlife only to be sentenced to "œrecycling," back in the world of the mortals. This is truly, truly weird stuff for 1923. Kind of ah...
01.29.2011 | | Posted at 02:49 PM

Opening Night With The Skylight Opera Theatre’s JACQUES BREL

By Russ Bickerstaff
During intermission a woman wearing a Skylight Opera staff pin passed by. I overheard her saying something about the number of reviewers in attendance . . . excitedly adding that the audience was “on.” It was opening night for the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris. The audience was electric—immensely responsive to a show—not only a...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Auditions for Sunset Playhouse Production of the Popular Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse recently announced an opportunity for local stage talent to become a part of Ray Jivoffs Hair. The Elm Grove Theatre Company will be launching a production of the pseudo-counter-cultural musical Hair guest-directed by the local musical theatre legend. The Director Education for the Skylgiht Opera Theatre, Jivoff is a seasoned professional who has appeared onstage numer...