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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
 It has often been said that one can have too much of a good thing. Nonetheless, people continue to go overboard with excess and the world ends up in the kind of trouble in which we currently find it. Variety can be very
11.19.2011 | | Posted at 04:27 PM

John McGivern in A Kodachrome Christmas

By Russ Bickerstaff
Most holiday seasons, John McGivern can be found delivering endearing biographical monologues about his baby boomer childhood in Milwaukee. This holiday season, he takes a break from that to perform a piece by Pat Hazell. Hazell has worked with McGivern before on Bunkbed Brothers and The Wonderbread Years. Much like both of those shows, A Kodachrome Christmas is a show that mixes endearing emoti...
07.13.2010 | | Posted at 07:37 PM

The Oz Series Hits Milwaukee Stages In Two Concurrent Productions

By Russ Bickerstaff
As I write this, the touring Broadway production of the musical based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling Oz fan fiction is only a little over one day away from opening. Envisioned as a darker prequel to L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book is a deliberate re-working of Baum’s attempt to create sanitized fairy tales for modern kids.  110 years after the book was originally p...