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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre keeps it light with ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre tightly executes a classic work of light comedy with a production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor. Rick Pendzich shows considerable comic mastery in the role of Max, the nebbishy assistant who has dreams of performing opera
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Theatrical Tendencies presents ‘The Temperamentals’

  It’s all too easy to separate the history of gay rights into pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The fight for gay rights, however, did not begin in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn.
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ goes Off the Wall

 Glengarry Glen Ross is the second drama by David Mamet to open in Milwaukee in just over seven days. As his relatively recent drama Race makes it to the stage at Next Act Theatre, a Mamet classic resonates through one of the smallest stages in town. Glengarry is a look at the twitchy, emotional heart of capitalism
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Renaissance Theaterworks satirizes the state of the arts in 'The Understudy'

Theresa Rebeck’s comedies have made for some very memorable theater in the past. Milwaukee Chamber’s staging of Mauritius was sharp, clever and engrossing. Windfall Theatre’s production of Omnium Gatherum was well modulated with a great cast. This month, Renaissance Theaterworks stages The Understudy
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

‘The Quiltmaker’s Gift’ at Marquette University

Based on Jeff Brumbaugh’s book, Alan J. Prewitt and Craig Bohmler’s children’s musical, The Quiltmaker’s Gift, is a remarkably concise and compelling story. As directed by Bo Johnson, the Marquette University staging is enjoyable and briskly paced. A cast of eight delivers the fantastic story of a king who wants everything
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
 The Milwaukee Repertory Theater pays tribute to American folk music legend Woody Guthrie by presenting Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie. The touring show consists of a four-musician ensemble offering an entertaining, neat and concise look at the life of the man who has inspired so many others
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Last Days of a Legend

 Chicago actress Hollis Resnik plays the legendary Judy Garland in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s End of the Rainbow. The story opens in December of 1968 as the performer prepares for another comeback. Of course, as the title suggests, this is Garland just a few months before her untimely demise at the age of 47 as she

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