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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
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

In Tandem’s funny holiday favorite

You know it’s really Christmas time in Milwaukee, or at least in “da Sout Side,” when A Cudahy Caroler Christmas comes to visit In Tandem Theatre Company. And for those holiday partiers
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Modern productions of Shakespeare sometimes switch things up with respect to gender. The late Milwaukee Shakespeare created a memorable production of The Taming of the Shrew in which men played all of the roles. This summer...
05.18.2012 | | Posted at 12:10 PM

Unique contemporary rural American drama on the small stage this weekend.

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Affectivity Theatre Company opens its inaugural production t his weekend . . . a one-weekend-only staging of Melanie Marnich's Tallgrass Gothic.  The show's director Samantha Paige tells me that this is going to be the only show that Affectivity does in Milwaukee. Not long from now, company founder Lineve Thurman will be moving to Florida and she'll be taking it with her. Well. Okay then. ...
11.07.2011 | | Posted at 09:06 AM

Carte Blanche Delivers A High-Grade Product

By Russ Bickerstaff
More satisfying than a whole box of Jeez-Its™, Carte Blanche’s production of Reefer Madness! The Musical is easily the single most enjoyable musical comedy this season. A charmingly well-balanced cast takes a show without much complexity to it and manages to keep it obscenely fun from beginning to end. This is a slick, sexy, stylish production. I enjoyed this show quite a bit more than I’d...
07.21.2011 | | Posted at 05:09 PM

Theatre Company’s Shorts Festival Featuring work written by local actors

By Russ Bickerstaff
A Carte Blanche Studios show always ends up being something of a surprise in some manner. Quite often the surprise is a pleasant one. With its latest offering, there are far more unknowns than knowns as Carte Blanche presents its “First Annual” New Plays Festival. The festival, which had previously been scheduled the same weekend as the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, has been moved to the follo...