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06.02.2014 | | Posted at 07:25 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Youth Theatre Company of Plymouth, Wisconsin celebrates our fair state next month with a stage presentation featuring 30 youth and adults from the Plymouth area. Badger Tales is billed as “a celebration of all that is Wisconsin in both story and song.”Songs on the program feature such classics as “On Wisconsin”, “If you Want to Be a Badger” and “The Lumberjacks of Old.” Stories...
06.01.2014 | | Posted at 12:20 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee-born Insurgent Theatre returns to town late this month for a multi-media show that offers some really interesting opportunities for local audiences at the Borg Ward on 823 W. National Ave. The Shadow of Lucasville opens the program. It’s a short documentary that revisits one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history.The program follows this up with a live phone conversation with ...
05.31.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre has been hosting Verse & Vino fundraisers for quite some time now. The latest hits the City Lights Building in the Menomonee Valley this June 14. The fundraiser runs from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. There are silent auctions. There is wine. There is poetry performed by people involved in local theatre. It’s a really pleasant social atmosphere. In some past years, this event has ...
05.29.2014 | | Posted at 08:10 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Riverwest visual artist Renée Luna Bebeau will be opening a show in West Allis’ Inpspiration Studio Gallery next month. As a part of opening weekend for the show, she will be there at the gallery engaging in a performance that sounds interesting.The show of her work is called “nature morte.” At 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, Bebeau will be performing “rebirth.” The installation for “nature...
05.28.2014 | | Posted at 08:08 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa has evidently had a really good pool of submitted scripts for its 29th Annual Original One Act Play Festival. Rather than having them all featured on a single program, they have spilt them up into two shows. The first of the two shows opens in the beginning of June.Part One features eight different casts performing eight different plays by eight different playwri...
05.11.2014 | | Posted at 03:49 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
After carefully considering what it will present as its 2014/2015 season, Co-Operative Performance Milwaukee has announced a really interesting series of four plays.In September, the group opens its production of Chekov’s The Seagull, which also appears on the upcoming American Players Theatre season this coming summer. It’s a very haunting drama that should play well in an intimate performanc...
05.05.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
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 ...
05.07.2014 | | Posted at 08:28 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
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...
05.06.2014 | | Posted at 08:21 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
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...

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