Writer/director Patrick Schmitz (best-known for Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer) has a new project for the summer. It’s a comic take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Schmitz is a very witty guy, which should be reason enough to look forward to the show. The cast assembled for the show is really promising as well. Title characters are played by actual teenagers with real comedic talent. As ...
Bo Johnson and a group of others who had worked on a recent production of King Lear that was staged at the Alchemist Theatre have formed a new theatre company, Umbrella Group. Joining Bo Johnson under the Umbrella are a group of talented actors including Libby Amato (who is currently appearing in In Tandem’s latest show) and Anna Figlesthaler (who has had a number of really memorable turns on th...
Theater RED recently announced that it will be producing the latest by Milwaukee playwright Liz Shipe. Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes plays at the Brumder Mansion were critical and commercial hits. Shipe’s work is very sharp and very commercially appealing. For her latest, Shipe is tackling the legend of Robin Hood with Lady In Waiting. The play will be staged this coming August. Auditions wi...
Pegi Christiansen has made performance art for 12 years. She has
also sought out, chronicled and fostered efforts by other Milwaukee artists to
create meaningful, memorable, even life changing live performances that don’t
Playwright Steve Yockey envisions oppression as a tyrannical child ruling her toys with an iron fist. The idea has some merit. Yockey’s story, titled Cartoon, receives a staging this month courtesy of Youngblood Theatre.
It is extremely difficult to wrap one's mind around the idea of losing
a loved one to an act of terror. Playwright Deborah Brevoort attempts to
express that pain in The Women of Lockerbie,
a theatrical fusion of contemporary
Large cities naturally serve as a destination for the arts. Theaters, galleries, music and art classes can be found easily in Milwaukee or Chicago. But don’t count out smaller towns, like Hartford, Wis. Hartford, 40 minutes
Phylis Ravel’s death from
cancer on Nov. 6 at Mequon’s Horizon Hospice marks an irreplaceable loss.
Almost single-handedly she created the Marquette University Theatre Department,
gathering the current faculty