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11.25.2014 | 64 days ago | Posted at 04:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It kind of looks like a cross between Halloween and Christmas. The Twisted X-Mas Variety Act Show looks like a fun, little adult evening of holiday fare that will manifest itself within Club Anything on the evening of Dec. 20.The show features the comedic talents of Colleen Gore, the voice of Aurora A'Leur, dancer Skully Sati, Belly dancer Nina Nazir, Theda DeSade, Vince V. Vice, Claira Bell, Jaso...
11.12.2014 | 77 days ago | Posted at 03:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre starts a Saturday night date night package this month with Saturday evening performances of Heresy. A.R. Gurney’s contemporary satirical re-telling of a 2,000 year-old story serves as the centerpiece for the evening. Next Act teams-up with Wine Maniacs on the River. There’s a three-course dinner specially prepared for the evening. According to the promotional copy, “Each cou...
11.10.2014 | 79 days ago | Posted at 03:43 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) simply refuses to die. So many have tried to kill it in the past, but it keeps coming back again and again and again and again. Local groups who have staged the comedy have included The Milwaukee Rep and Soulstice Theatre. Gretchen Mahkorn was quite charming in a staging of the comedy as one of The World’s S...
11.05.2014 | 84 days ago | Posted at 05:28 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Unchained opens the latest local production of Steve Martin’s The Underpants early this month. Raymond Bradford directs the studio theatre production of the contemporary comedy genius’ popular adaptation of a 1910 farce by Carl Sternheim.The comedy has seen memorable local productions with the Milwaukee Rep and more recently Soulstice Theatre. This is Martin adapting some sophisticated...
11.03.2014 | 86 days ago | Posted at 04:40 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Neil Haven’s perennial favorite show Who Killed Santa? has been featured at a variety of different local locations over the years. The show features puppets standing-in for a slow-witted Frosty the Snowman, an alcoholic Rudolph, a tragically youthful Tiny Time, a metalhead Little Drummer Boy all grown-up and a newly-introduced Little Drummer Girl. It’s a post- Christmas holiday party. Santa ge...
11.02.2014 | 87 days ago | Posted at 03:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Stacy Babl, Anne Graff LaDisa, Melissa Kingston and Megan McGee have been doing comedy together for a long time. The all-woman sketch comedy group has a inventive, strikingly clever edge to it. In its best moments, the group can strike multiple levels of comedy at the same time satisfying people who want sophisticated humor and those in the mood for something a bit less complicated. It’s remarka...
10.29.2014 | 91 days ago | Posted at 03:55 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Dan Lavender, Jay Falzone and Stephen Smith have found that specific comic goldmine that is cultural humor. The same stage forces which find people seemingly inexplicably drawn Catholics to singing nuns and various other types to niche performances have found this trio a steady source of income with The Calamari Sisters. As one could probably guess, the show is set-up as a couple of Italian women ...

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