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09.02.2014 | 49 days ago | Posted at 06:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Sometime last week Milwaukee theater performer/producer Matt Zembrowski accepted an ALS ice bucket challenge from a couple of different people.  Zembrowski was raising money for ALS before it was cool. (Or freezing cold for that matter.) Some time back, Zembrowski appeared with Don DeVona in a Soulstice Theatre production of Tuesdays With Morrie. As with all Soulstice Theatre productions, a p...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

A new kind of ‘Lady in Waiting’

Playwright/actress Liz Shipe deftly juggles action, comedy and drama with her latest. A Lady in Waiting relates a variation on the Robin Hood legend told from the perspective of a capable, independent Maid Marian and her companion, Aria
06.10.2014 | 133 days ago | Posted at 01:10 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theater loves theater. Sometimes when theater loves theater onstage in the company of an audience, it can be a beautiful thing. This is the case with Soulstice Theatre’s production of Follies. Stephen Sondheim’s tribute  to love, life and the stage makes a graceful appearance in St. Francis this month. It’s a tribute to an earlier era of stage performance. Sondheim’s classy tribute to...
05.27.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Sousltice Theatre opens the summer next week with a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Inspired by a New York Times article about a gathering of showgirls from the legendary Ziegfeld Follies, he and James Goldman wrote a musical about a fictitious group of performers reuniting in an old Broadway theater that has been schedule for demolition.Soulstice is a really intimate venue for musical...
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, Nov. 15, 2013

Martin’s Madcap Musings

 Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny marks her final production with the company in Steve Martin’s 1993 work, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her direction is superb and one easily perceives the chemistry and sense of play between ensemble members who have collaborated frequently
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
 It’s a really fun premise: One of the 20th century’s most influential artists hangs out at a French café with one of that century’s most influential scientific minds. Somewhere along the line, the single most successful solo recording act in history shows up to hang out as well in comedian Steve Martin’s hilarious Picasso at
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
 There can be purity and simplicity in a play about a woman, her husband and her lover. Given the opportunity to breathe on an intimate studio theater stage, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal has emotional gravity to draw in an audience. Soulstice Theatre stages this gravity quite well in its current production.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Soulstice rocks the Schoolhouse

 A group of remarkably long-lived animated educational shorts gets another look this summer as Soulstice Theatre presents a staging of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Directed by Jillian Smith and Char Manny, the production holds
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A comedy of social relations

 The theater's nature as a highly social art form can mean delightful things for plays focusing on social relations between characters. British playwright Shelagh Stephenson's The Memory of Water is a compelling look at the

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