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10.18.2014 | 105 days ago | Posted at 10:03 AM

Sherlock Holmes at FOCUS film series

By David Luhrssen
The Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies aren’t usually thought of as film noir, but the dark shadowed setting of The Scarlet Claw (1944) comes close—and might even be considered along with the great Universal Studios horror films of the ‘30s and ‘40s with its strange doings in rural Quebec province. As with many movies in the Rathbone adaptations, the story transposed the great sleuth an...
10.16.2014 | 108 days ago | Posted at 04:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Liz Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes and the Regrettable Engagement sees a staging at Old World Wisconsin this weekend. The second in Shipe’s Holmes trilogy casts the audience in the role of the Baker Street Irregulars aiding Holmes at key points in the story. Meanwhile, closer to home, Holmes is missing in First Stage’s world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars. It’s a world-p...
09.14.2014 | 140 days ago | Posted at 03:36 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This October, Old World Wisconsin hosts all three installments of rising actress/playwright Liz Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes trilogy. Originally stage in the historic Brumder Mansion in three distinct stagings, Old World Wisconsin will be staging all three in consecutive weekends.Shipe wrote and directed the series, which is being stages with nearly everyone who appeared in the original cast. The two...
Friday, April 12, 2013
 Michael Traynor and Max Hultquist return to the basement of the Brumder Mansion this month as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Elizabeth Shipe's Sherlock Homes and a Regrettable Engagement. Shipe's script features an
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Theater Preview

 It started out simply, with Liz Shipe and Perry Heideman imagining dramatic fairy tales in a series of photographs. Now, Shipe's “Reconstructing Grimm” project is coming live to the Brumder Mansion in a fully staged...
09.19.2012 | | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Writer/Director/Actress/Producer/Costume Designer Elizabeth Lynn Shipe has been working on a project that clearly means quite a bit to her. Her Reconstructing Grimm project launches its first fully-realized play as it presents Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party. It's a wholly ambitious work taking place at the Brumder Mansion this month. Michael Traynor stars as the legendary detective...
08.14.2012 | | Posted at 11:52 PM

Uncommonly good promo images for shows that have emerged in August

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Quite often, promo pics for upcoming shows give me something to post into a blog . . . and they look really nice next to a print review, but occasionally there are some that go beyond that and they end up hanging out on my desktop for a bit longer than usual . . . lately there have been quite a few of these . . . here's a look at some of my favorites . . .      Fools For Tragedy have had a...
07.24.2012 | | Posted at 09:07 AM

Kids' program at Sunset Playhouse features the classic detective charter

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Sherlock Holmes is destined to be one of those iconic characters who survives for centuries. The guy will not die . . . and there are a couple of shows upcoming in the next few weeks that will feature him.    the next major Holmes sighting will be in Elm Grove as Holmes and Watson help kids learn the basics of theatre in the Sunset Playhouse's Summer Stars Performance Camp. This particular ...
05.04.2011 | | Posted at 07:25 AM

Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes this weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
“A pigmy. A snake. A one-legged man and a pair of shockingly bald identical twins.” A nice tagline for what should be a really interesting live show by the Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre this weekend. Radio WHT, the vintage-style live radio comedy group performs its annual mother’s day show this weekend as it brings its particular spoof on Sherlock Holmes to the studio stage of the Sunset Playho...