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12.23.2010 | | Posted at 02:03 PM

Menken and Ashman’s Musical In Two Different Formats in 2011

By Russ Bickerstaff
Actually, it’s not a “tale as old as time.” Like most fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast is likely only a few hundred years old. And as the earliest recorded versions of the story feature middle-class characters, it may be one of the youngest fairy tales . . . but variations on the story have been found in nearly every language and culture on Earth, so there’s a kind of universality to it....
12.13.2010 | | Posted at 05:47 PM

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT trots through town again.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Judging from recent events, Broadway’s idea of taking chances is spending ridiculously large sums of money on projects that are otherwise more or less standard musicals. And while it is unlikely that the budget of the forthcoming Spider-Man will make enough money to last for more than a couple of months, the big chances being made her are by producers—this country’s biggest contribution to...
12.07.2010 | | Posted at 05:49 AM

Monty Pythons SPAMALOT returns to Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
    More than just an attempt to cash-in on the alarmingly enduring popularity of an old British sketch comedy group, Monty Python�s Spamalot is a really enjoyable night at the theatre. As easy as it is to bemoan the lack of creativity or willingness to take chances on the part of most Broadway producers, the recent fascination with bringing old movies to the musical stage has resulted in a few...
09.20.2010 | | Posted at 08:27 PM

Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway Looking For Local Talent For Local Performance

By Russ Bickerstaff
When Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway comes to Milwaukee on October 22nd, it will be doing so with the aid of some locally-based talent. Precisely who the local talent. The Broadway. The Broadway composer/lyricist/producer brings a tribute to the history of Broadway and an opportunity to perform alongside Berg and others in the show. "How do I get my chance at performing onstage with the show...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Touring Production of Annie comes December 18 - 19

By Russ Bickerstaff
Somewhere in the midst of the flurry of holiday shows on local stages this month a touring production of Annie comes to town.  Though Christmas (and FDR) figure quite prominently in the classic 1977 musical, the show isn’t exactly what people think of when they think of the holidays. And so, another alternative to traditional holiday fare arrives in town in the form of a huge –budget theatri...
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009
The Milwaukee Theatre marks a formidable birthday this month with 100 years of touching lives in the city through countless engaging performances. The theater can entertain an audience of 4,100 in pristine velvet chairs, all the while providing a comfy home for performers with a convenient backstage area, spacious dressing...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 30, Vans Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheater, 11 a.m. Political punk curmudgeons Bad Religion and Anti-Flag sharing tour dates with electro-quirk bands like 3OH!3 and InnerPartySystem? It must be time for another Vans Warped Tour. As usual, the tour’s...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, May 14, Keyshia Cole w/ The-Dream, Keri Hilson and Bobby Valentino @ The Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m. This remarkable concert brings more major contemporary R&B singers to Milwaukee than the city usually hosts in an entire season. At the top of the bill is Keyshia Cole, who offsets her urbane...
Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 19, Ben Folds w/ Jukebox the Ghost @ The Rave, 8 p.m. With the Ben Folds Five abortion ballad “Brick,” Ben Folds scored his first major hit, a baleful departure from his usual goofball piano romps. Ben Folds’ solo career has swung back and forth between “Brick”-like confessionals and up-tempo...

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