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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 7:00 PM

Still popular 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 . . .
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Sunset Playhouse - 7:30 PM

As a general rule of thumb, productions of Tennessee Williams’ poignant classic A Streetcar Named Desire are worth seeing, and Sunset Playhouse’s production is no exception. It captures the frantic pitch of the battle between Blanche DuBois, a faded and delusional Southern belle, and her voracious brother . . .
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre - 7:30 PM

A prospective couple made up of a Jewish accountant and 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 opens their production of this one-act Pulitzer Prize winner tonight with . . .
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Theater Preview

Last week, Bay View’s Boulevard Theatre opened local playwright Chad M. Rossi’s comedy Eureka! Just a little further south, Alchemist Theatre and Insurgent Theatre open a pair of one-act dramas in a double feature that promises to be considerably darker than Eureka! Alchemist Theatre’s 31 is the story of a detective who finds himself consumed by the hunt for a serial murderer.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom - 7:00 PM

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 . . .
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom - 7:00 PM

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 likeable—or, for that matter, PC—but each production includes a fun wedding reception, dancing . . .
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Theater Review

The Boulevard Theatre closes its season with the premiere of local playwright Chad M. Rossi’s Eureka!, a coming-of-age love story/buddy-comedy set in Milwaukee. Cesar Gamino and Jason Krukowski play Wayne and Clyde: a couple of guys in their late-20s sharing an apartment. Clyde’s a dreamer who wants to reform society. Wayne has a stable job and dates a dominant, conservative woman named Nancy (Rachael Lau). Clyde feels threatened by this until he finds his own love interest in the free-spirited Teri (Rachel Lewandowski).
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Theater Review

Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire depicts the wanton dismantling of an elaborately woven ideal and the erection of a hard-boiled, pressing reality in its place. Blanche DuBois, a faded and delusional Southern belle, represents a dying gentility. Her voracious brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, represents the archetypal male—the obnoxious leader of a beer-swilling pack, the prize cock who woos, marries and impregnates Blanche’s sister, Stella. He secures his future through the fruit of his loins while ensuring that Blanche remains eternally incarcerated within her tragic illusions.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Theatere - 8:00 PM

What if Jesus Christ were a flamboyant, singing rock star? Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber explored the kitschy premise in their enduringly groovy 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which stops in Milwaukee tonight and tomorrow night for 8 p.m. performances at the Milwaukee Theatre.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 8:00 PM

Is there anything the male genitals can’t do? The touring troupe Puppetry of the Penis sets out to explore the potential of the male member, contorting it into silly shapes like wristwatches, hot dogs, windsurfers and the Eiffel Tower. This week the guys bring their elastic wangs to the Miramar Theatre for a series of performances . . .

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