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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...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Angry Young Men and friends

Angry Young Men Ltd. is a local troupe “of geeks, artisans, mad scientists and drinkin' buddies” who put on puppet comedy-variety shows. They brought friends to chat with Off the Cuff...
06.23.2012 | | Posted at 07:19 AM

An Evening of Song charmingly hosted by Josh Perkins

By Russ Bickerstaff
    I had made arrangements to see a program of show tunes last night. And I made arrangements to see in that program of show tunes and other assorted bits of music prior to realizing that I could instead be seeing a far more abstract theatrical presentation with Quasi Mondo. And there was some level of disappointment in that for me because well . . . I tend to prefer the more abstract experime...
05.23.2012 | | Posted at 11:48 PM

Soulstice Theatre opts for a series of shows this summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Where as many theatre companies that operate during the regular season take a long nap for the summer, there are those that remain active for a show or two. Soulstice Theatre has been one of those local theater groups that has always had a show or two running for a couple of weeks in the summer. This year they are running a series of one-weekend-only shows. Here's a look:   June 22nd and 2...

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