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06.25.2012 | | Posted at 10:36 PM

Off The Wall stages THE RITZ

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The theatre district of downtown Milwaukee houses some relatively big stages. Huddled between a bar and a restaurant right across from the Pabst Theatre rests a much smaller one. Hidden there in plain sight is The Off The Wall Theatre--a quaint little studio theatre on 127 East Wells Street that has been home to quite a few different shows over the years. The show there sometimes reach for a k...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Off the Wall Theatre's production of the Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt musical Roadside is given the strange position of trying to cram the vastness of the Old West onto one of the smallest stages in town. Despite there being no real reason why it should...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
When people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early '80s. Hampton conned money...
05.15.2012 | | Posted at 12:42 PM

Off The Wall presents its season- closing musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt have had substantial success in musical theatre over the years. Best known for writing The Fantasticks, the pair originally met in college when the 20th century was still pretty young. Evidently they both came out of small, little West Texas towns in an era when there wasn't much going on for small town America. Tent shows would occasionally pop-up in a vacant lot...
04.01.2012 | | Posted at 07:22 AM

Off The Wall’s Latest Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The fun thing about Shakespeare is its multiplicity. Each show has at least two or three sets of characters in various plot entanglements. If one end of a production isn’t doing terribly well, there’s invariably some other end of it that’s remarkable. And so it is that Off The Wall Theatre takes a journey into The Tempest. One of my personal favorites, I’ve never really been satis...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In Honour, Joanna Murray-Smith explores the cultural phenomenon of a man leaving his wife for a younger woman after decades of marriage. The stage drama makes its way to the Broadway Theatre Center courtesy of Renaissance Theaterworks...
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Next Act Theatre's production of Morris Panych's Vigil is a work of art. The darkly comic story of a man waiting for his aunt to die requires a precise balance that director Mary MacDonald Kerr and company execute quite well...
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
The Milwaukee Rep creates a powerful stage drama from a classic of American literature, as it presents Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. An ensemble provides vocal scoring to a brilliantly balanced cast, including...
11.27.2011 | | Posted at 05:12 PM

Dale Gutzman Returns To HOLIDAY PUNCH

By Russ Bickerstaff
In the past, Off The Wall Theatre'€™s Holiday Punch shows have been an opportunity to see the cast at the theatre unwind and blow off a little steam with a show that is in places excessively silly and bizarre, but in light of the fact that they just ended a run of another strange production of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? I'€™m thinking this is more of a chance to simply extend the weird...

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