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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Skylight’s superb ‘Porgy & Bess’

 Anyone who cares about theater or opera needs to see the Skylight production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess (through June 9). I was skeptical beforehand, since this grand scale opera with a large orchestra, cast and chorus
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Skylight’s ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’

 Sometimes you don't want to have to watch anything particularly deep. Sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy light, classy rock in a musical theater setting. This month, Skylight Music Theatre responds to that desire
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
 Leslie Fitzwater stands onstage as legendary French diva Edith Piaf. There's a beautifully tragic tone to her voice. Notes cascade out into the theater. Rick Rasmussen's set strikes the same simple elegance as the singer herself and the singer she is playing. Clean, simple lines flow into the empty
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Milwaukee actor sings gutsy cabaret

 Local actress/singer Leslie Fitzwater has been captivating Milwaukee audiences for decades. From Jan. 15 through Feb. 10, Skylight Music Theatre (158 N. Broadway) mounts the final run of Fitzwater’s original signature
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
This year was a remarkably diverse time for theater in Milwaukee. As new companies arose, others became more established and still others continued to define themselves in ways that kept things evolving in a refreshing way.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012
 The Sound of Music is most remembered for its 1965 movie adaptation with golden-voiced Julie Andrews as Maria. However, the original 1959 stage production with the equally compelling Mary Martin had established a more
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 ...
07.04.2012 | | Posted at 07:09 AM

KidsWrites performing on July 5th

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Some time ago I was on the bus heading out to a show at Next Act when I ran into local actor Rick Pendzich. He was on his way to a show at the Broadway Theatre. We got to talking. He told me about working with Skylight Music Theatre on their Kidswrites program. It's really interesting . . . kids in schools all over the area submit writing to the program and a  trio of composers work on turnin...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The life of an artist isn't easy. The fact that this is a cliché makes matters very difficult for any work of art attempting to explore the lives of artists. But Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George avoids...

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