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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Milwaukee Rep performs a heartfelt classic

 The Milwaukee Repertory Theater glides into the New Year with a very precise staging of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Mark Healy's script does a pretty good job of distilling some 120,000 written words on the page to a
12.07.2011 | | Posted at 09:43 AM

The Milwaukee Rep’s New Show Sponsored By Rogers Memorial

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Rep stages an acclaimed musical that opens this week. Hardly the traditional glossy mindlessness that finds its home on Broadway, Next To Normal follows the life of a suburban family dealing with mental illness. Covering some pretty serious ground, the drama is being sponsored by Rogers Memorial Hospital.  The Non-Profit Psychiatric hospital acted as a resource for the cast in pre...
12.30.2010 | | Posted at 06:04 AM

Following the Broadway Tradition, 4 actors tell a story that Hitchcock told with over 30

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just a couple of days ago, The Milwaukee Rep sent out a press release on its upcoming production of Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps.  The comic Patrick Barlow stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s 1935 mystery thriller calls for an ensemble of four. As there were over thirty actors in the original film, the comedy calls for Irma Vep—style quick changes. Sounds like fun. The press release included ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Initial impressions on The Rep’s new show.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Walking in to see a show at the Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre on an opening week can be an interesting experience. The Neil Patel set for their latest show looks a bit like someone crammed select bits of an Ikea onstage to see how they’d look, which is odd considering that some of the furniture here comes from a rather tasteful place just a few blocks from the theatre. There’s lots of wood and...
09.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Milwaukee Rep opened its season this past week with a production of modern playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of the Nikolai Gogol political comedy The Government Inspector. Featuing a cast largely consisting of talented Rep Resident Acting Company Members directed by exiting Rep Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy, the Rep’s Government Inspector is brilliantly executed. And tho...
08.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next week Saturday, (August 8th) The Milwaukee Rep hosts the next in its series of popular garage sales. The sale takes place in the classy “garage” that is the Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre from 10 am -  3pm. Here are some highlights on what’s going to be available at the sale:FROM BAD SCRIPTS COME BIG PROPS . . . As good as it is, the Rep sometimes ends up with a bad script. Oddly enoug...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

APT tackles Harold Pinter

Playwright Harold Pinter never felt the need to explain his plays, which has led to multiple popular and critical interpretations and debates about works like The Homecoming and Betrayal. The Milwaukee Rep's Laura Gordon, who will tackle Pinter for the first time next month in her American Players Theatre directorial debut of Pinter's Old Times, expects to add to the play's growing canon of controversy and uncertainty...
12.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
While reasonably fun in places, the script of The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead is pretty far from being any towering work of genius. Australian playwright Robert Hewett tells an interesting story from a series of different perspectives which are delivered in a series of different monologues all from the same actress playing multiple roles. Fine. But only some of the language He...