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09.10.2012 | | Posted at 06:03 AM

A not altogether unpleasant mess of drama. comedy and music

By Russ Bickerstaff
And at some point towards the end, a group of presidential assassins and those who wish they could've been presidential assassins from throughout history are trying to convince Lee Harvey Oswald to kill JFK. Those assembled are led by John Wilkes Booth. At one point John Hinckl Jr. asks for Oswald's autograph. And somehow things have gotten irretrievably silly. Yes, Sondheim's approach to the sub...
09.06.2012 | | Posted at 08:33 AM

Punks, Assassins and Existential Abstraction in September's First Full Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre season picks up its rhythm this week with three significant openings in Milwaukee.      The first of the shows opens tonight at the Cream City Collectives on 732 East Clarke Street. World's Stage Theatre presents Fly Steffens' staging of Punkplay. . . the story of a couple of kids starting punk bad in a suburban wasteland of the '80's.    The CCC is a cozy little space that's ...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it was a defining moment in human history that ushered in the era of mass communication. Was it also the perfect subject for a big, splashy Broadway musical?
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Considering the diversity of theater offerings, it's surprising that certain genres don't get more play on local stages. Science fiction may have its place on the big screen, but it's rarely explored in Milwaukee theater. Last year, Vince Figueroa...
08.03.2012 | | Posted at 08:59 AM

The 2011-2012 Milwaukee theatre Year In Review

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro   Being a theatre critic who attends 100+ shows annually, my year is defined a bit differently than a standard calendar will allow for. My year starts in August with the first shows of the new theatre season,  continues through May as regular season switches gears for the summer shows and finally ends in July as the new theatre season gets underway the following month . . . and so each ...
06.26.2012 | | Posted at 11:59 PM

It's time to think of Christmas for the kids . . . a little early . . .

By Russ Bickerstaff
  It's unspeakably hot. The weather outside has been kind of unpleasant. And then there's the humidity . .. So it's as good a time as any to start thinking about the next staging of A Christmas Carol. The Milwaukee Rep is looking for young actors to audition to be in the annual show.    the Milwaukee Rep is seeking applications for boys and girls ages 7 - 13 who are interested in performing in...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Web Kudos: The Shepherd's second annual Best of Milwaukee Web Awards, celebrating expressmilwaukee.com readers' picks for the best websites, blogs...