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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 7:30 p.m.

A prospective couple, one a Jewish accountant, the other a Protestant Midwestern woman 12 years his junior, work out their complicated feelings for each other in Lanford Wilson’s romantic dramedy Talley’s Folly. The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues their production of this one-act Pulitzer Prize winner tonight . . .
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 p.m.

A beautiful but deceptive villainess—murderess?—named Lydia Gwilt is at the center of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s latest production, Armadale, Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of the 19th-century Wilkie Collins novel of the same name. The Rep performs this complicated, sensational story of fraud, love affairs and . . .
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Theater Review

Kind of like going to the wedding of your second cousin once removed (or is it twice-removed?), Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is good, dysfunctional family fun. It ran through April 20 at the Turner Hall Ball. The scenario goes something like this: You’re seated at a table with a bunch of people you don’t know but with whom you interact cordially, and before you know it the show begins. As wedding “guests,” the audience has a role to play, too.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Theater Review

For its latest production Spiral Theatre has moved to its third location so far this season. And while the performance space at Bucketworks’ new location has all the emotional warmth of a warehouse or an aircraft hangar, it has much better acoustics than their old performance space in the old Mandel building. Spiral Theatre brings an endearing degree of warmth to the new space with it’s production of the 1994 Charles Busch comedy You Should Be So Lucky.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Theater Review

The Chamber Theatre brings its usual finesse and careful adherence to the spirit of the text in their thoughtful new production of Talley’s Folly, Lanford Wilson’s 1980 Pulitzer Prize-winning play and recipient of the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award .The play is the second in Wilson’s “Talley Trilogy,” all successfully produced. With such distinguished credentials, audiences may feel an uneasy sense of disappointment at the dialogue’s initial lack of focus, a requirement so important in a two-character play.
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 1:00 & 6:00 p.m.

Still running strong after 20 years off Broadway, the participatory comedy Tony N Tina’s Wedding invites audiences to take part in the mock wedding of two abrasive Italian stereotypes. The couple may not be particularly likable, but there’s a fun wedding reception, dancing, a baked ziti dinner, a champagne toast and . . .
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 8:00 p.m.

A prospective couple, one a Jewish accountant, the other a Protestant Midwestern woman 12 years his junior, work out their complicated feelings for each other in Lanford Wilson’s romantic dramedy Talley’s Folly. The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues their production of this one-act Pulitzer Prize winner tonight . . .
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ Bucketworks - 7:30 p.m.

You Should Be So Lucky, the latest presentation from the Spiral Theatre Company, puts a modern, screwball twist on the classic rags-to-riches Cinderella story. A kind millionaire leaves half his fortune to Christopher, a young man he crossed paths with, but Christopher finds himself finds himself under attack from . . .
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Boulevard Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

For the Boulevard Theatre’s latest production, four Milwaukee actors in their late-20s and early-30s have tackled the challenge of, well, playing four Milwaukeeans in their late-20s and early-30s. It might not be a challenge on par with playing Hamlet, but the cast brings great charisma and comic timing to the company’s . . .
Friday, April 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 8:00 p.m.

The wang-bending touring troupe Puppetry of the Penis treat their reproductive organs as if they’re Play-Doh, contorting them into silly shapes like wristwatches, hot dogs, windsurfers and the Eiffel Tower. This weekend the guys bring their elastic genitals to the Miramar Theatre for a series of performances, with tonight . . .

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