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07.20.2014 | | Posted at 08:00 AM

Off The Wall Theatre offers a tense take on "Rope"

By Russ Bickerstaff
Physical comfort in summer theater can be a rather tricky thing to negotiate. I’d recently mentioned being physically uncomfortable at a show in a review. That show was in a mosquito-infested barn. It was hot. It was uncomfortable. It was Animal Farm. This past Friday night I was at a show at the Off the Wall Theatre that was more physically uncomfortable than a mosquito-infested barn. It’s ho...
07.19.2014 | | Posted at 07:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Those milling about certain blocks in downtown Milwaukee might expect to run into a professional performer or two during the regular theater season. There will be an unusually high concentration of talent in and around the Broadway Theatre Center on the afternoon of July 22 as Renaissance Theaterworks hosts the Broadway Theatre Center Auditions.The auditions aren’t open to the general public. Th...
07.18.2014 | | Posted at 07:01 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Unchained will be holding auditions for its next program of shorts later on this month. The New Plays Festival. Running Aug. 15-24, the festival is a program of eight shorts that take place in a fun atmosphere in a space with a bar larger than its stage. It’s a pleasantly intimate venue.The open auditions take place on the evening of July 21. They are looking for men and women ages 18 to...
07.17.2014 | | Posted at 08:48 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
When it was announced that The Boulevard Theatre’s performance space was no longer going to be The Boulevard Theatre, I was concerned that the last performance in the space had come and gone without anyone realizing that it was the last performance in the space.Thankfully, the Boulevard Theatre will be performing one more show at the most intimate theatre space in Milwaukee. David Flores, Jamies...
07.16.2014 | | Posted at 08:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This week the Next Act Theatre space plays host to a new play by Traveling Art Circus. Mark Edwards’ The Dinner Party and the Year of the Cicada runs for one weekend only. It’s a play inspired by and in tribute to the late Maressa Sullivan and her family. All proceeds and positive energy will go to the Sullivan family.From the description online:   “A small band of close friends are g...
07.15.2014 | | Posted at 10:41 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The World’s Stage Theatre Company entered July with a one-weekend-only staging of Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mix Tape by Nat Cassidy. A solidly well-rounded cast performed a series of comedic and dramatic shorts about love. Here’s a quick glance at the show.  The Bagel: In a comedic bit that sandwiched the rest of the shorts, Josh Walker and Marcus Beyer played a couple enjoying a break...
07.13.2014 | | Posted at 02:53 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) celebrates its three year anniversary this month. In local theater years that’s like . . . 30 years or something like that. The popular long-form musical improv show is easily one of the most impressive extemporaneous comedy groups in town with a real dedication to funny and a deep love for the American musical form.The third anniversary show opens a new phase in ...
07.12.2014 | | Posted at 02:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The mid-1990s musical Ragtime was an exploration into the lives of three different cultures in America at the dawn of the 20th century. The musical concerns itself with an African American family, a group of immigrants from Latvia and upper-class suburbanites.Divine Savior Holy Angels High School’s Community Theatre Works presents a staging of the musical this month that sounds impressive. With ...
07.11.2014 | | Posted at 01:25 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
First Stage’s summer Company Classes in Milwaukee and Oconomowoc are ending their four-week run. This classes broaden performance skills and deepen knowledge of theatre for kids in grades 9 through 12. This weekend both classes culminate in a couple of different performances at a couple of different locations.In Oconomowoc, the classes were working Sarah Ruhl’s modern re-telling of the myth of...
07.10.2014 | | Posted at 01:10 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Oconomowoc’s Theatre on Main is opening its production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice favorite Evita this weekend. The musical that brought the world Don’t Cry For Me Argentina has been around since it debuted as a concept album in 1976. The beloved musical about the famed First Lady of Argentina in the mid 20th century lends itself to a community theatre production this summer just as th...

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