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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Four Comedies Open On The Edge of the Holiday Theatre Season

By Russ Bickerstaff
The local theatre season concludes its journey to the holidays this weekend. For me, this is the last great stop before the deceptively easy challenge of covering all of the holiday shows—quite a few of which are repeats of shows from previous years, including Patrick Schmitz’s Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer, Neil Haven’s Who Killed A Santa? and the Rep’s long-running production of A Chri...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Two Different Productions of Mel Brooks’ Comedy Open This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
As mentioned before, there are a lot of shows opening this weekend. Trying to figure out a pattern to openings in the Milwaukee theatre season can be a strange kind of Rorschach test. I’m not quite sure of what it says about the local theatre community that two of the shows opening in Milwaukee this weekend happen to be two entirely different productions of Mel Brooks' The Producers, so I think...

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