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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Nobel-winner Orhan Pamuk’s Silent House released in English

 Originally published in Turkey in 1983 and now translated into English for the first time, Silent House (Knopf) is Orhan Pamuk's second novel. Although the Nobel Prize-winner makes no direct mention of the book’s historical
06.30.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

Sunset Playhouse's Variety Show looking for talent

By Russ Bickerstaff
    The first two days in July, the Sunset Playhouse will be holding auditions for its long-running Vaudeville-style variety show. Gaslight is a diverse mixture of different types of performance that all mix in a fast-paced and family-friendly show. They're looking for people who can entertain on a comfortably big stage in Elm Grove. As stated in the Audition notice:    " f you've got a singi...
08.18.2010 | | Posted at 12:36 PM

Sunset Playhouse celebrates 50 years with GASLIGHT REVUE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Vaudeville was a huge, network of variety performances that proliferated in an era dominated by only one major broadcast medium. By the late 1920’s, Vaudeville had almost died out due to the proliferation of cinema. About twenty years after the fall of Vaudeville, a theatre opened-up in Elm Grove, Wisconsin that remains there to this day. The Sunset Playhouse rounds out its 50th anniversary s...
05.24.2010 | | Posted at 07:05 AM

Sunset Playhouse Announces Auditions of GASLIGHT REVUE

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove has announced that it will be holding auditions for its upcoming show Gaslight Revue. It’s a vaudeville-style variety show, which means that the Sunset is really looking for any kind of talent at all here. Comedians, dancers, singers and other specialty acts are encouraged to audition. The press release asks those classic three questions asked of all aspiring ...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Theater Review

   The Vaudeville circuit flourished on American stages for half a century. Between the 1880's and the 1930's, an endless parade of performers scraped together a living one stage at a time, wandering across the country in search of fortune. Stephen Sondheim's hugely successful 1959 musical Gypsy is a strange, endearing tribute to the era of Vaudeville. Director Dale Gutzman brings that tribute to life this month as his Off the Wall Theatre presents its production of the Sondheim classic through Oct. 11...