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08.14.2014 | 69 days ago | Posted at 04:02 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Uprooted Theatre will be hosting Robby McGhee for its cabaret series in September. The comedy/musical theatre talent will be performing the show, which will be a musical journey through the final decade of last century.The performance takes place at the Next Act Theatre, which will also host McGhee’s production of The Last Five Years at the end of 2014. McGhee is a very industrious talent who ha...
05.05.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Writer/director Patrick Schmitz (best-known for Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer) has a new project for the summer. It’s a comic take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Schmitz is a very witty guy, which should be reason enough to look forward to the show. The cast assembled for the show is really promising as well. Title characters are played by actual teenagers with real comedic talent. As ...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Puppets, monsters and musical comedy

 Robby McGhee’s The Burden of Being is a light, quick musical. Michael David Stoddard plays a high school valedictorian with great potential who finds his ambition mixed up in the plans of others. As a part of his small town’s minority monster population, he is manifest onstage as a puppet. There are several others
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 Robby McGhee has been very, very busy. A regular comedic performer with T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical), McGhee has also busied himself with a variety of other comic projects as well as a trip to New York with The
Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mike Daisey on Steve Jobs

 A few years back, monologist Mike Daisey investigated a factory in China where electronics are manufactured. Tying horror stories of labor in the factory with the story of Apple's legendary CEO, Daisey created The Agony
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mike Daisey vs. Steve Jobs

 Mike Daisey's heart is in the right place. His 2010 monologue The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is a look into globalization as it impacts the lives of those living in squalor and working for almost nothing. Daisey's The Agony
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Improvising laughs at ComedySportz

 In light of musical theater's popularity, it's kind of surprising that it's not made fun of more often. This is where T.I.M.: The Improvised Musical comes in. Once per month at ComedySportz in Milwaukee, a group of talented
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
 Aaron Kopec's horror stories at the Alchemist Theatre have collected quite a rogues' gallery over the years. Past villains have included Dracula, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes. This fall, Kopec delves into less familiar...
07.27.2012 | | Posted at 04:02 PM

The World's Stage's Inaugural "Working Title" Project

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The World's Stage Theatre opens its first ever Project: Working Title show this week with a production of a new play by Courtney Stirn. The premise behind P:WT is evidently to provide something of a pressure cooker for new material. A script is handed to a cast . . . that script is performed in a staged reading. The cast goes into rehearsals. Things get weird. And a show comes out of the who...

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