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Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
This year was a remarkably diverse time for theater in Milwaukee. As new companies arose, others became more established and still others continued to define themselves in ways that kept things evolving in a refreshing way.
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it was a defining moment in human history that ushered in the era of mass communication. Was it also the perfect subject for a big, splashy Broadway musical?
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Aaron Kopec, playwright of Murder Castle and Faust, has explored dark parts of the psyche in productions at the Alchemist Theatre. This summer, however, Kopec offers up Help Wanted, a show that should be less sinister and more subtle...
12.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
An email came-in this morning prompting this last-minute addition to the local holiday theatre season. Playwright Neil Haven (who most recently staged a charming comedy about an agoraphobic girl living out of a hotel elevator) has written an adult, indie holiday comedy entitled: Who Killed Santa? The premise sounds promising: Santa Claus’ annual Christmas party is marred when someone murders hi...
10.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Not many people had shown-up—maybe a dozen or so. There was a silent stillness to the Bucketworks performances space. The Angry Young Men puppet-based stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead hadn’t really been advertised and it appeared as though only Bucketworks types had shown-up. Things started promptly at 6pm for what would turn out to be a half hour puppet show. Angry Young Men had c...
10.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It kind of sounds like a band from River West, but there actually IS a “zombie puppet show,” at Bucketworks tonight. In what is perhaps inadvertent recognition of the 40th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead, a local group has developed a puppet show parody of the classic horror film. A showing of George A. Romero’s 40 year-old black and white zombie-fest follows the puppet show, whic...
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 7 and 9:30 p.m.

The straight man to his entourage of crass puppets, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will film his upcoming Comedy Central special tonight at the Pabst Theater over the course of two sold-out performances, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Practice your “I’m shocked but I find this very, very funny” face now if you’re gunning for some screen . . .
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 2:00 PM

Franz Kafka’s most famous novel is now a stage play starring puppets, marionettes and a rock/Americana band. The Milwaukee Mask & Puppet Theatre’s latest presentation, The Ballad of Josef K. finds novel ways to suggest the various interpretations of Kafka’s The Trial, using a new script to convey the humor and horror in Kafka’s story without binding . . .
Friday, March 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 8:00 PM

Franz Kafka’s most famous novel is now a stage play starring puppets, marionettes and a rock/Americana band. The Milwaukee Mask & Puppet Theatre’s latest presentation, The Ballad of Josef K., finds novel ways to suggest the various interpretations of Kafka’s The Trial, using a new script to convey the humor and horror . . .

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