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08.31.2014 | 66 hours ago | Posted at 05:34 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I saw Jill Anna Ponasik at the Alchemist Theatre a while back. She was wearing a T-shirt with a colorful print on it. There on the front of her shirt heroic figures rendered by Mike Zeck were rushing forward out of somewhere in 1984. I was going to say hello, but she was kind of busy. She’s been kind of busy for a long time now. Since that production of Fortuna the Time Bender vs. The Schoolgirl...
08.30.2014 | 3 days ago | Posted at 06:32 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Windfall Theatre celebrates its 22nd season with two Milwaukee premieres and one world premiere.The season begins with the world premiere of Louise Zamparutti’s Identita Sept. 26 - Oct. 11. Here’s the description of the show from Brown Paper Tickets: “Set in 1994 in a small Italian village close to the border with Slovenia, the play is about Fabio and Vida, brother and sister who, as teenage...
08.29.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 08:30 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this coming May with a variety program showcasing local talent. The SMPAC website has some really excited text describing the event like this: “Don’t miss this world premiere of community driven theatre, vaudeville, comedy, music and ‘who-knows-what’ curated by you and other, like-minded patrons of the SMPAC communi...
08.28.2014 | 5 days ago | Posted at 08:19 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
SummerStage of Delafield rolls into the final weeks of summer with Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club. The peaceful outdoor seclusion of Lapham Peak State Park serves as a pleasant setting for a play about three women who visit the graves of their late husbands once a month. Things get complicated when a widower begins to visit the grave of his late wife in a comedy that lightly touches on some o...
08.22.2014 | 11 days ago | Posted at 07:07 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
“It's gonna be fun!,” Don Russell says in a public Facebook post. “Think, Chekhov meets John Waters!” Cool. I’m there. What Mr. Russell is referring to is the season-opening production of The Seagull being staged by Cooperative Performance Milwaukee this coming September.The production in question is re-envisioned and directed by Don Russell specifically for Cooperative Performance Milwa...
08.19.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 03:15 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Emily Craig. A local favorite who has appeared in various productions, she is leaving town for California in very short order. She’d always wanted to do Dial M For Murder. With the help of Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion, she’s getting an opportunity to do the show this month. Here’s the interview:  Milwaukee Ent...
08.21.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 06:03 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As September approaches, all the little gaps in the upcoming theater season begin to fill-in. Some time ago, Theatre Gigante announced a couple of shows for the upxoming season that look interesting.Oct. 23 - Nov. 8 Theatre Gigante presents My Dear Othello. It’s a show that Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson originally staged ten years ago.  Shakespeare’s final few moment...
08.20.2014 | 13 days ago | Posted at 03:20 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Acacia Theater has recently announced what it will be producing on the coming 2014-2015 season. From the stage of Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, the group has been performing Christian-friendly theatre for a number of years. An Acacia season peppers the calendar with a few shows that stretch out into the following summer. The theme for this coming season embraces “Pecul...

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