Musical revues can be kind of repetitive.
They add a nice contrast to the rest of what inhabits local stages, but the
format can feel forced no matter how it's dressed up. The Harmonettes has some
unique angles, however. The
together a down-on-his-luck shoe salesman and a $6 million inheritance from an
unknown uncle with very specific instructions in his will, and you have the
makings of a screwball comedy. Add strong casting, solid
Set in 1950s Buffalo, Over the
Tavern is rooted in acclaimed playwright Tom Dudzick’s childhood
experiences. Rudy, the 12-year-old protagonist, butts heads with the dogmatic
Sister Clarissa as she tries to subdue his
Tom Dudzick's domestic comedy Over the Tavern is one of those period pieces that feels a bit chronologically
ambiguous. It's been produced so many times since it first appeared in the mid-1990s
that it scarcely
The Sunset Playhouse’s seasonal bon bon, “Hollywood Holidays,” is a
compendium of movie tunes sung individually by four young performers. Yes,
there is “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Santa Baby,” as well as a
The Sunset Playhouse in Elm
Grove opens its season with a dramatic celebration of the art of theater. Edna
Ferber and George S. Kaufman's Stage Door
is a tightly written exploration of art versus commerce...
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season with the 1962 classic A Thousand Clowns. This American comedy tells the story of an eccentric New Yorker who must conform to society if he is to keep custody of his 12-year-old genius nephew...
Modern productions of Shakespeare sometimes switch things up with respect to gender. The late Milwaukee Shakespeare created a memorable production of The Taming of the Shrew in which men played all of the roles. This summer...
The theatre loves the theatre. That third wall can be a mirror facing the stage. To this end, the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman play Stage Door became kind of a huge success several decades ago. Written in the 1930's, the play is about a group of aspiring actresses living in a boarding house. Sunset Playhouse will be staging a production of the classic this coming September. They wil...