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Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Review

The enduring appeal of Little Shop of Horrors is a testament to the fact that popular taste can develop an appetite for deliciously offbeat aesthetics. After all, a musical comedy about a large, sentient plant that feeds on human blood doesn't seem like something...
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

When the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission censored films

Forty years ago this summer, the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission (MMPC)...
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
Countless actors have traversed the dark, twisted corridors of Shakespeare's Hamlet over the years. But time has largely rendered what was once a deep, vibrant drama into a museum artifact. In the four centuries since the play was written, it's almost become a fool's errand to...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Theater Review

Based on the 1988 film, Jeffrey Lane/David Yazbeck's musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has attained enduring popularity. Years after its initial release, the Greendale Community Theatre presents the musical through the end of the month...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Summer doldrums got you down? Looking for some indoor fun to beat the heat? Sunset Playhouse has just the solution with its very entertaining production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Set in the Prohibition era, this new musical is a delightful romantic romp. An onstage narrator takes the...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Theater Preview

For much of the recent past, Soulstice Theatre has been floating around various stages (both improvised and otherwise) at the Marian Center for the Nonprofits. The spaces have worked to varying degrees of success. The dramas they had staged...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Challenge of Milwaukee's Black Performing Artists

What difficulties do Milwaukee performing artists of African American descent face in a city that ranks with the most segregated in America and harbors neighborhoods...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Theater Review

Optimist Theatre's free “Shakespeare in the Park” returns to a courtyard at Alverno College this month as the company presents Twelfth Night. Much like Optimist's production of The Tempest last year, Twelfth Night is an intriguing if off-balance affair...

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