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09.04.2012 | | Posted at 11:49 PM

John Pinero's one man show as legendary coach comes to Whitewater next month.

By Russ Bickerstaff
    As The Peninsula Players look to open their production of Lombardi just days before the beginning of the NFL season, an entirely different Vince Lombardi looks to come to Whitewater next month. John Pinero's impression of the legendary coach had been used in promos for Super Bowl XL several years back. He's been traveling with his show--The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi.    He uses his...
07.16.2012 | | Posted at 07:27 AM

Romantic Comedy musical at UW-Whitewater

By Russ Bickerstaff
  As always, dating is complicated. And any stand-up comic will tell you it can be funny stuff. And so it was that a humble, little musical about the comedy of dating and romance lasted a very,very long time on Broadway. And with a title like I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, how could it NOT be picked-up by a rather large number of theatre companies all over the country?   Jimmy Rober...
06.18.2012 | | Posted at 10:21 PM

UW-Whitewater presents Almost, Maine and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

By Russ Bickerstaff
  As things progress into the summer there are more and more opportunities for interesting little road trips out to theatre just beyond Milwaukee County. A spot that might often be overlooked may well be UW-Whitewater. Who would think of going to a university for theatre in the middle of summer?    Well . . . actually they're doing a couple of fun, little pieces this summer that should be well ...
04.24.2012 | | Posted at 12:14 AM

UW-Whitewater presents the classic Oliver Goldsmith comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The end of April things get pleasant. The weather is generally more hospitable and everything seems to be well on its way towards summer. Just the right time for a trip out of town for an 18th century comedy of manners in Whitewater.    On April 24th, UW-Whitewater presents it production of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer. The terrifyingly beautiful Kate looks to discover the true c...
02.28.2012 | | Posted at 01:14 PM

Missoula Stages THE JUNGLE BOOK at UW-Whitewater

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Missoula Children’s Theatre has a reasonably long history of doing kid’s shows on the road. Rather than touring with children for the performances, the group auditions from local talent that comes to audition. Kids get a chance to act with a touring company while its in town . . . learning from what must be an exceedingly cool one-time experience. Then they perform for parents, famil...
02.13.2012 | | Posted at 05:47 AM

UW-Whitewater Stages Claudio Monteverdi’s THE CORONATION OF POPPEA

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The story of Poppea is an interesting one. A mistress of the Roman Emperor Nero back in the mid-first century, she lived to see herself crowned Empress of Rome. Her story was immortalized in a very, very early opera by Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi. The classic opera gets a semi-contemporary staging later on this month as  UW-Whitewaterpresents an English  translation of the classic...
10.20.2011 | | Posted at 07:43 AM

American Folklore Theatre presents classy deer hunting musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Bo Johnson and Lee Becker are a couple of talented stage performers. The fact that they’ve been able to make fairly good money performing as musical deer hunters would strike a few people as being kind of strange. But actually, it’s a really interesting show with a kind of surprising level of depth to it. The fact that it also happens to be about deer hunters from Northern Wisconsin is so...
06.02.2011 | | Posted at 08:55 AM

UW-Whitewater presents THE ART OF MURDER

By Russ Bickerstaff
UW-Whitewater Theatre opens its Summeround Theatre season at the end of the month with a production of Joe DiPietro’s art world murder/suspense comedy The Art Of Murder. The premise of the show is fun—there’s an artist and his wife. There is a plot to kill the artist’s agent. Tere’s plenty of dark humor. And there’s a human-sized sensory deprivation chamber. Imagination can fill-in...
05.17.2011 | | Posted at 12:00 AM

UW-Whitewater stages a look into the legendary playwright’s private life.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Somewhere in the prolific literary life of Geroge Bernard Shaw, there was an intimate, four-decade correspondence with actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell. This correspondence was the basis for the Jerome Kilty play Dear Liar. The 1957 epistolary drama will be performed in a staged reading in Whitewater this coming weekend as husband and wife Jim Butchart and Leslie Fitzwater play Shaw and Campbell. T...
04.13.2011 | | Posted at 08:21 AM

UW-Whitewater brings a second helping of Minnesota basement Lutherans

By Russ Bickerstaff
Executive Producer Curt Wollan was impressed enough by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson’s book Growing-Up Lutheran that he decided to develop a musical about it. The resulting stage show Church Basement Ladies was such a success that Wollan has decided to return to the premise with Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping. The story is set in 1969-1970 in the same small, rural Minneso...