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07.04.2014 | | Posted at 12:52 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre continues its old-timey radio spoofs over the airwaves on 91.7 WMSE. Actors play actors playing characters from an old Milwaukee that comes straight out of some weird, slightly anachronistic parallel past.This coming week, Radio WHT airs spoof of both The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. The two stories are seriously abridged. Both of them slice through the ra...
06.24.2012 | | Posted at 06:50 AM

Echoes of Radio WHT this summer and two one-night-only performances next year

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre continues to produce some really fun retro-comedy programs. Actors play actors playing characters in the golden age of radio. It's fun stuff. Not too long ago, the group, which had been largely a live performance affair, had teamed-up with 91.7 WMSE for a series of live performances. Those live performances continue this summer . . . as recorded from earlier perfor...
05.11.2012 | | Posted at 07:19 AM

Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre presents a spoof of HG Wells' classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre has a long and established history of doing live shows on Mother's Day. This year is no exception as Radio WHT present its spoof on the HG Wells classic The Invisible Man. Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre returns to the Alchemist Theatre fro the production, which opens tonight and runs through next weekend.    Playwright/sound effects guy Charles Sommers, who has tackled cl...
09.26.2011 | | Posted at 07:18 AM

Wisconsin hybrid Theatre presents PHANTOM OF THE OPERA spoof

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre  has been performing its on brand of vintage old-tomey radio-style comedy for several years now. Staged performances featuring actors in character as voice actors from the gold age of radio have been such a success that the company has started doing actual radio broadcasts on WMSE's Frontier Radio Hour on the first Sunday morning of every month. The latest is set to...
05.04.2011 | | Posted at 07:25 AM

Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes this weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
“A pigmy. A snake. A one-legged man and a pair of shockingly bald identical twins.” A nice tagline for what should be a really interesting live show by the Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre this weekend. Radio WHT, the vintage-style live radio comedy group performs its annual mother’s day show this weekend as it brings its particular spoof on Sherlock Holmes to the studio stage of the Sunset Playho...
03.02.2011 | | Posted at 10:23 AM

Two Patrick Schmitz pieces in March

By Russ Bickerstaff
Local playwright and funnyman Patrick Schmitz is a busy guy. This month he has not one, but two different scripts making their formal debut in two different formats. Today’s...or, actually...This Sunday’s Tom Sawyer On March 6th, Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre�breaks with tradition and working with a script not written by Charles Sommers. Patrick Schmitz’s Radio WHT comedic twist on Twain’s c...
01.30.2011 | | Posted at 12:22 PM

Two Appearances Precede A May show at the Sunset Playhouse for Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre brings its unique brand of live/old timey radio drama comedy to a couple of different venues this month. February 6th at 8:30 am, 91.7 WMSE  welcomes the group to the FM airwaves as a part of its Frontier Radio Theatre. The February 6th program features what promises to be an odd fusion with playwright Charles Sommers’ Hansel & Gretel and the Candy Planet. Sounds ...
01.24.2011 | | Posted at 09:35 AM

A Special Valentine’s Day Show Also Features Music By The Bootless Betties

By Russ Bickerstaff
Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday. It’s kind of difficult to be romantic on a day when everyone is recovering from the weekend. It’s likely that most observations of the holiday will occur on Sunday the 13th . One of the classier events on the 13th has to be the� Very Vintage Valentine’s Day at Swig on 217 North Broadway. The show, which has a $75 Swig dinner theatre for two option ($90 ...
11.06.2010 | | Posted at 08:33 AM


By Russ Bickerstaff
It goes without saying that the NBC drama The Event and the upcoming mega-budget action film Skyline come from a long-line of similar stories that stretch back a great many years. Possibly pre-dating the earliest science fiction, the alien invasion story is one that is deeply buried in human consciousness. One of the earliest modern treatments of the theme, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds is one...
08.20.2010 | | Posted at 07:31 PM

More Over-The Air Performances Slated for Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
 The “hybrid” in Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre likely comes from the fusion between two different performances within each performance. The group of local contemporary stage actors play a group of vintage radio actors from the golden age of broadcasting. Actors play actors playing characters. It isn’t radio, but it’s not really a fully staged theatrical comedy in  the traditional sense, e...