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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Waukesha County's Adaptive Community Approach Playmakers have been staging shows since 2002. The group's goal of increasing awareness of disabilities leads to an interesting...
12.05.2011 | | Posted at 09:45 AM

NUNCRACKERS comes to Waukesha Civic Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
Catholics and recovering catholics simply love laughing at people dressed like nuns. It’s undeniable. The precise reasons for this are a bit lost for those of us who hasn’t been exposed to them. Few have managed to make money off the comedy inherent in the habit like Dan Goggin, whose musical comedy Nunsense has prompted no fewer than SIX sequels including Nunsense  II: The Second Coming, N...
02.18.2011 | | Posted at 06:08 AM

The Waukesha Civic Theatre is looking to cast TWELFTH NIGHT

By Russ Bickerstaff
As Shakespearian shipwreck stories go, Twelfth Night is arguably one of the most fun. A complex mix-up of mistaken identities involving love, (requited and otherwise,) it’s a lot of fun for audience and ensemble alike. Early next week, The Waukesha Civic Theatre  is looking to cast a production of the show that will run May 6th-22nd. A consummate community theatre, WCT casts entirely from au...
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
The Waukesha Civic Theatre’s engaging offering Alone Together hits just the right warmhearted tone for a chilly winter evening. It’s as smoothly palatable as the champagne frequently imbibed onstage. The story deals with a couple who can’t seem to keep the empty nest empty enough to suit them as they approach their middle years...
01.09.2011 | | Posted at 09:50 AM

Waukesha Civic Theatre looking to cast for its production of STATE FAIR

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � In a different era it probably would’ve been titled State Fair: The Musical! As the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein film musical State Fair debuted in 1945. Years later in 1962, it was first adapted for the stage. It’s the story of the Frake family going to the Iowa State Fair. This week, the Waukesha Civic Theatre�will be casting for its production of the classic musical, due to hit the sta...
12.27.2010 | | Posted at 11:27 AM

Waukesha Civic Theatre presents a revue of Tony-Award-winning musicals.

By Russ Bickerstaff
For a December that hasn’t seen much new stage holiday fare, there certainly seems to be quite a few relatively new shows for New Year’s Eve. While not exactly new, musical from Broadways greatest hits will find themselves being in an entirely new package this weekend, as Waukesha Civic Theatre presents A Night With Tony—a musical revue celebrating songs from some of the biggest shows in ...
11.27.2010 | | Posted at 11:23 AM

A Holiday Mix With The Waukesha Civic Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
Going to downtown Waukesha can feel very much like going home for anyone who grew-up in a suburban Midwestern town. I’d never been there prior to only a couple of years ago and there’s something really strangely familiar about it. Home to that kind of ubiquitous nostalgia, it’s a nice place for a quick drive to see a community theatre holiday show. This year, the Waukesha Civic Theatre pre...
09.16.2010 | | Posted at 05:51 AM

Its A Big Weekend For Local Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
My wife called me late yesterday afternoon and mentioned that there were a couple of Cabaret actors in full period costume crossing the street in the downtown theatre district. It�s a busy week for local theatre. That sort of thing is going to be happening quite a lot over the course of the next couple of weeks. This week: five prominent openings. Her�e's a quick list: September 16th:   At 7:30 ...
07.14.2010 | | Posted at 09:01 AM

The Waukesha Civic Theatre Presents Childrens Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
  In the early ‘90’s, the British musical team of Anthony Drewe and Geroge Stiles opened Honk!—a children’s musical theatre adaptation of Hans Christen Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling. The musical amplifies the tale’s message of tolerance in a two-act structure complete with a lengthy cast of characters and nearly two dozen different songs. The story takes place on a farm. The title cha...
06.11.2010 | | Posted at 02:48 PM

Classic Broadway Hit Staged At WCT Opens Tonight

By Russ Bickerstaff
Off The Wall’s Perfect 10 may be the only new show in Milwaukee this weekend, but there is  a brand new production opening just beyond the county. Tonight the Waukesha Civic Theatre raises the curtain on its staging of Life With Father, the Depression-era Broadway hit. One of the longest-running non-musicals in Broadway history, the Howard Linday/Russel Crouse comedy is based on a 1935 book ...

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