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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

A warm Milwaukee murder mystery

Paul Pörtner’s Shear Madness is a cozy little comedy currently running at The Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. A colorful ensemble of characters find themselves in a
09.27.2014 | 83 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next month, Potowatomi Hotel & Casino plays host to an extended run of an off-Broadway show for the first time. It’s kind of an interesting milestone for the Northern Lights Theater. The theater has been around for a long time. In over 10 years of covering 800+ shows in Milwaukee I’ve never once been to the Northern Lights. Visiting acts come in and perform there regularly, but it’s not ...
06.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  While it may not have been extended through the end of August the way Carte Blanche’s production of Chicago has been . . . the ever-popular Milwaukee production of Shear Madness has been extended for four extra performances through June 13th. The added performances occur at a cheaper price--$36 per ticket. Still pretty steep in comparison to smaller, more intimate productions, but not a bad ...
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, is set in the fictional, titular hair salon. John McGiven indulges his louder side to play the flamboyant hair stylist Tony Whitcomb, while Lee E. Ernst plays an undercover cop investigating the murder. So who exactly...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, is set in the fictional, titular hair salon. John McGiven indulges his louder side to play the flamboyant hair stylist Tony Whitcomb, while Lee E. Ernst plays an undercover cop investigating the murder. So who exactly...
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, is set in a fictional, titular hair salon. John McGiven indulges his louder side to play the flamboyant hair stylist Tony Whitcomb, while Lee E. Ernst plays an undercover cop investigating the murder. So who exactly...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, is set in a fictional, titular hair salon. John McGiven indulges his louder side to play the flamboyant hair stylist Tony Whitcomb, while Lee E. Ernst plays an undercover cop investigating the murder. So who exactly...
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, is set in a fictional, titular hair salon. John McGiven indulges his louder side to play the flamboyant hair stylist Tony Whitcomb, while Lee E. Ernst plays an undercover cop investigating the murder. So who exactly...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tonight @ The Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, is set in a fictional, titular hair salon. John McGiven indulges his louder side to play the flamboyant hair stylist Tony Whitcomb, while in a far more understated role Lee E. Ernst plays an undercover cop...
05.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
When I got home and checked out the address 2653 North Downer Avenue, I found out it was more or less where I’d pictured it. I’d lived just a few blocks from the area a couple of years back. I remember the bank. I remember the grocery store. I remember the liquor store. It’s not at all the type of place where one would expect a murder to happen. The Marcus Center on the other hand? There ha...

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