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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Soulstice rocks the Schoolhouse

 A group of remarkably long-lived animated educational shorts gets another look this summer as Soulstice Theatre presents a staging of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Directed by Jillian Smith and Char Manny, the production holds
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A comedy of social relations

 The theater's nature as a highly social art form can mean delightful things for plays focusing on social relations between characters. British playwright Shelagh Stephenson's The Memory of Water is a compelling look at the
09.09.2012 | | Posted at 05:53 AM

Soulstice Theatre's ROCKET MAN

By Russ Bickerstaff
Playwright Steven Dietz opens Rocketman at a couple of very uncomfortable points in the life of its protagonist. As the play opens, the reluctant landscape architect is getting rid of everything he owns. His wife has left him for a guy named Kale. His daughter is sixteen years old. She will be cutting herself out of his life in a matter of time. Everything is falling apart. And Soulstice Theatre w...
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 ...
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
The Boulevard Theatre's cozy studio space is perfect for the intimate comedies staged by Artistic Director Mark Bucher. The theater group opens its season Sept. 19 with the Midwest premiere of Yasmina Reza's Life (x) 3. It is precisely...
09.01.2012 | | Posted at 01:49 PM

Self-referential musical theatre comes to Soulstice in late September

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Self-referential art always runs the risk of coming across like a pair of mirrors facing each other. You can tell that the light is probably having a lot of fun bouncing back and forth between the two mirrors, but it isn't anything that is always terribly entertaining for an audience. Sometimes, though . . . sometimes the mirror turns in on itself and comes up with something beautifully whimsi...
08.08.2012 | | Posted at 11:50 AM

Local Piano Man pays tribute to the iconic pop composer

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Soulstice Theatre continues its summer season with one piano man saluting another as Brian Myers pays tribute to the work of Randy Newman.    Brian Myers explores Newman's songbook on what should prove to be a really enjoyable show. The biggest attraction here is Myers himself, who has that rare talent to draw an audience to a show simply by sitting at the piano. He's got plenty of charism...
07.17.2012 | | Posted at 09:05 AM

A Dramatic Reading about parenting and adolescence

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Parenting is difficult. Parenting someone entering the early stages of adulthood is very difficult. And entering the early stages of adulthood is very, very difficult. Barbara Lau explores some of this in her drama Raising Medusa. The play, which debuted in Iowa City a few years back, follows a tumultuous mother/daughter relationship. The play makes its Milwaukee debut this summer in a staged...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nestled in its little corner of Door County, Bjorklunden feels like a section of Baileys Harbor that is caught beyond time. There's a strange quality to the air that seems more authentic and less touristy than the rest of the Lower Peninsula...
06.27.2012 | | Posted at 11:58 PM

Matt Zembrowski leads a one-weekend-only show at Soulstice

By Russ Bickerstaff
    It's a fun name for a show, but it's just another way of saying Matt Zembrowski will be leading a casual concert performance variety show at Soulstice Theatre this coming weekend. The man who so recently played Bing Crosby for the Holidays in Elm Grove--the man who has made such a strong impression behind the piano in a variety of different gigs in and around town will be hosting a musical...