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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Milwaukee actor sings gutsy cabaret

 Local actress/singer Leslie Fitzwater has been captivating Milwaukee audiences for decades. From Jan. 15 through Feb. 10, Skylight Music Theatre (158 N. Broadway) mounts the final run of Fitzwater’s original signature
05.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Due to obligations elsewhere, I was unable to attend the Skylight’s production of The Pirates of Penzance until only yesterday. The matinee crowd at the Broadway Theatre Center was an interesting mix. I sat near a retiree from out of town and a girl from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. (There was a group from the school who had, if I heard correctly, studied under the Skylight’s Ray Jiv...
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Theater Preview

The Skylight closes its 49th season with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's swashbuckling musical comedy The Pirates of Penzance. This lighthearted show is one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular, having been performed on stages across the country almost continuously...
04.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
What with the economy being the way it is, local theatre companies continue to look for ways to keep afloat. Between grants, subscriptions and single tickets sales, funds can still end up being relatively tight. In the interest of supplementing funds from other sources, there are a number of upcoming fundraisers for local theatre groups. Here are details on three occurring in the next three months...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Filling seats in an age of distraction

Bucks game or the opera? Bar crawl or the symphony? TiVo or a play? With endless options for consumers, arts organizations are in fierce competition for your time. To keep ahead, they are reaching out to audiences like never before, including programs aimed at that elusive younger demographic...
12.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Producers has a strange history in my memory. I vaguely seem to remember being in second or third grade when I first saw Mel Brooks’ original 1968 film on television. It was an independant station that played it quite often, so I saw a number of times. The concept of success through failure seemed remarkably witty to a kid who had spent so much of his spare time watching some particularly b...