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08.09.2014 | 21 days ago | Posted at 03:40 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall is a really comfortable space to see a show in. As great a space as it is, it’s not exactly the most attractive environment. Walking in there I always feel a little bit like I’m walking onto the set of a 1970s television game show of some sort. Thankfully, there is going to be a renovation of Vogel. Next year there’s going to be a new atrium with a Riverwalk ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Florentine’s ‘Albert Herring’

 The Florentine Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten’s comic masterpiece, Albert Herring, was a bounty of energized musical riches. The audience was won over from the first moment by Britten’s incomparable gift for
Monday, March 4, 2013

Florentine Opera brings ‘Albert Herring’ to the stage

 Always enterprising in its efforts to offer new and varied productions, the Florentine Opera, having won Grammy awards for its world premiere recording of Rio de Sangre and its brilliant CD of Elmer Gantry, offers another departure from standard operatic fare with Benjamin Britten’s
Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
Music, Milwaukee's premier new music ensemble, begins its 31st season with “Change,” a concert showing the progression of contemporary music and highlighting the next generation of...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Billed as “tragical, comical, historical,” David Davalos' Wittenberg is an intellectual comedy with an edge to it. This month Windfall Theatre presents an intimate staging of the play, which is set on a university campus in the early 16th century...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

March 8 – 10

Artistic director Christopher Burns has organized another three-day Spring Festival. On March 8, percussionist Patti Cudd will incorporate electronics with percussion instruments you probably haven't heard of. On March 9, a John Cage retrospective...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Andree Lee Ellis presents August Wilson�s JITNEY

By Russ Bickerstaff
n It's an interesting end of American history that sounds romantic enough that it really should've been a major motion picture. In Pittsburgh in the '70's, there was an area of town that was so dangerous and infested with crime that no officially licensed cabbie would want to work there. And so any enterprising unlicensed cabbies who wanted to work the area could make some decent money moving pe...
06.27.2011 | | Posted at 11:21 AM

Marcus Center’s CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES a contemporary musical theatre piece in the style of an old sitcom.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Written only less than ten years ago, Drew Jansen, Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke’s stage musical Church Basement Ladies is kind of an odd mid-twentieth century comic fugue. Set in 1965, the show feels a lot more like a radio sitcom from the ‘40’s or ‘50’s. For those with the right kind of comic sensitivity, it’s pleasantly disorienting in places. For everyone else it’s lightly in...
03.01.2011 | | Posted at 10:33 AM

Steve Solomon comes to Marcus Center

By Russ Bickerstaff
Steve Solomon has built a solid touring career around his family. It�'s just him onstage, though � being the son of a Jewish father, an Italian mother who grew-up in Brooklyn, Solomon has all of the right background for a solid comedy act centered around cultural identity. He switches in and out of characters very quickly and has no trouble being the sole person onstage carrying on a fast-paced...

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