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07.20.2014 | 3 days ago | Posted at 08:00 AM

Off The Wall Theatre offers a tense take on "Rope"

By Russ Bickerstaff
Physical comfort in summer theater can be a rather tricky thing to negotiate. I’d recently mentioned being physically uncomfortable at a show in a review. That show was in a mosquito-infested barn. It was hot. It was uncomfortable. It was Animal Farm. This past Friday night I was at a show at the Off the Wall Theatre that was more physically uncomfortable than a mosquito-infested barn. It’s ho...
07.09.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 05:41 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
There are always strange, little impressions of a theater show that don’t quite fit into the narrative of a standard theater review. These ancillary details are particularly numerous in shows that are staged outside the conventions of a traditional theater space. Staged as it is in and around an old barn, the Quasimondo’s production of Animal Farm is flooded with these little details that add ...
05.12.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 02:35 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The big surprise is not that it’s a solidly produced, little opera. That much can be expected from Jill Anna Ponasik’s Milwaukee Opera Theatre, a remarkably savvy musical group. The big surprise isn’t that the show itself is cleverly scripted and composed. That much can be expected from the work of Jason Powell. The real surprise with Fortuna the Time Bender Vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom is th...
Friday, April 18, 2014

April 17, 2014

At the rapper's unusual Eagles Ballroom show, there were no special effects or any of the visual flash one’s come to expect from a high-profile rap tour, just his DJ, the man himself and a microphone.
04.04.2014 | 110 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It’s not exactly news that sound shapes the way we perceive food. Restaurant owners have long understood that ambiance, including acoustics, can have nearly as much impact on the dining experience as food itself. Mostly the effect was thought to be psychological—when diners are in a good mood, they’re more likely to enjoy food and wine and everything in general—but recently researchers hav...
02.11.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When Bloomberg News Service reported that MillerCoors was courting spirits drinkers with a new “bourbon-like lager” called Miller Fortune, the beer community begrudgingly awarded Miller points for innovation. While bourbon-flavored beers are fairly common in craft circles, there isn't one on the mass market yet, and Miller's marketing campaign suggesting the beer be savored not in a common pin...

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