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08.31.2014 | 43 hours ago | Posted at 05:34 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I saw Jill Anna Ponasik at the Alchemist Theatre a while back. She was wearing a T-shirt with a colorful print on it. There on the front of her shirt heroic figures rendered by Mike Zeck were rushing forward out of somewhere in 1984. I was going to say hello, but she was kind of busy. She’s been kind of busy for a long time now. Since that production of Fortuna the Time Bender vs. The Schoolgirl...
08.30.2014 | 66 hours ago | Posted at 06:32 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Windfall Theatre celebrates its 22nd season with two Milwaukee premieres and one world premiere.The season begins with the world premiere of Louise Zamparutti’s Identita Sept. 26 - Oct. 11. Here’s the description of the show from Brown Paper Tickets: “Set in 1994 in a small Italian village close to the border with Slovenia, the play is about Fabio and Vida, brother and sister who, as teenage...
08.29.2014 | 3 days ago | Posted at 08:30 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this coming May with a variety program showcasing local talent. The SMPAC website has some really excited text describing the event like this: “Don’t miss this world premiere of community driven theatre, vaudeville, comedy, music and ‘who-knows-what’ curated by you and other, like-minded patrons of the SMPAC communi...
08.28.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 08:19 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
SummerStage of Delafield rolls into the final weeks of summer with Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club. The peaceful outdoor seclusion of Lapham Peak State Park serves as a pleasant setting for a play about three women who visit the graves of their late husbands once a month. Things get complicated when a widower begins to visit the grave of his late wife in a comedy that lightly touches on some o...
08.22.2014 | 10 days ago | Posted at 07:07 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
“It's gonna be fun!,” Don Russell says in a public Facebook post. “Think, Chekhov meets John Waters!” Cool. I’m there. What Mr. Russell is referring to is the season-opening production of The Seagull being staged by Cooperative Performance Milwaukee this coming September.The production in question is re-envisioned and directed by Don Russell specifically for Cooperative Performance Milwa...
08.19.2014 | 13 days ago | Posted at 03:15 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to talk with Emily Craig. A local favorite who has appeared in various productions, she is leaving town for California in very short order. She’d always wanted to do Dial M For Murder. With the help of Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion, she’s getting an opportunity to do the show this month. Here’s the interview:  Milwaukee Ent...
08.21.2014 | 11 days ago | Posted at 06:03 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As September approaches, all the little gaps in the upcoming theater season begin to fill-in. Some time ago, Theatre Gigante announced a couple of shows for the upxoming season that look interesting.Oct. 23 - Nov. 8 Theatre Gigante presents My Dear Othello. It’s a show that Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj and Mark Anderson originally staged ten years ago.  Shakespeare’s final few moment...
08.20.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 03:20 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Acacia Theater has recently announced what it will be producing on the coming 2014-2015 season. From the stage of Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, the group has been performing Christian-friendly theatre for a number of years. An Acacia season peppers the calendar with a few shows that stretch out into the following summer. The theme for this coming season embraces “Pecul...
08.18.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 02:14 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Holiday theater tradition is great. This coming holiday season we have more A Christmas Carol to look forward to. A Cudahy Caroler Christmas continues with In Tandem as well. As nice as it is to see old classics returning to the stage, it’s incredibly refreshing for anyone covering the theatre scene to see something (anything) new on the schedule for December. This year something new comes in th...
08.15.2014 | 17 days ago | Posted at 04:15 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Acting talent Doug Jarecki has been involved in quite a few projects over the years. He’s got a really solid sense of humor that works quite well for sketch comedy. (There’s a show featuring some of his work upcoming at the Alchemist Theatre next month with Destiny, Deviltry & Dentistry. It’s a program which also features the work of Jason Powell.)As visible as Jarecki’s been onstage o...

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