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08.22.2014 | 94 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 | 97 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 | 95 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 | 96 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 | 98 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 | 101 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...
08.14.2014 | 102 days ago | Posted at 04:02 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Uprooted Theatre will be hosting Robby McGhee for its cabaret series in September. The comedy/musical theatre talent will be performing the show, which will be a musical journey through the final decade of last century.The performance takes place at the Next Act Theatre, which will also host McGhee’s production of The Last Five Years at the end of 2014. McGhee is a very industrious talent who ha...
08.12.2014 | 104 days ago | Posted at 10:20 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Matt Zembrowiski’s Storyteller Theater returns this week with Campfire Follies. It’s a program of short scary stories told in a family-friendly tone. The group had done something like this before onstage at St. Thomas More High School. This week’s two-night-only program finds its way to a much more environmental space as it makes its way to an outdoor theater.Campfire Follies finds Matt and ...
08.11.2014 | 105 days ago | Posted at 10:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class is a perfectly enjoyable drama. Angela Iannone will doubtlessly be praised quite a bit for her performance as opera legend Maria Callas teaching students at the end of her career. With power intensity and gravitas, this is precisely the sort of thing that fits perfectly into the realm of Iannone’s skills onstage. Her first S...
08.10.2014 | 106 days ago | Posted at 12:28 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Zulu Birth Project is a multinational initiative to reach across time and borders to share ancient birthing practices in support of mothers-to-be. Through a series of workshops and consciousness-raising events, they are looking to share the ancient practices of meditation, breath work and yoga nidra. The Project is hosting a weekend-long staging of Karen Brody’s Birth. It’s been performed ...

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