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10.20.2014 | 5 days ago | Posted at 04:10 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Giant Spider Productions LLC is the indie production company responsible for the upcoming local staging of Evil Dead: The Musical. Founded here in Milwaukee earlier this year, they look to be a collaboration between theater and motion picture proffessionals and performers around the midwest.Sounds interesting. They’ve recently announced an opportunity to get involved with their next production: ...
10.15.2014 | 10 days ago | Posted at 04:48 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Mil-Wonky Too! explores the life of a contemporary college student in Milwaukee.
10.18.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Guys and Dolls was based on fiction written by the father of modern roller derby. Okay, so that’s a bit of a stretch, but it is exceedingly difficult to say anything new about a beloved musical that has been produced countless times since it debuted on Broadway over 60 years ago.Actually it’s just one of those strange, little factoids: Damon Runyon was a journalist and author of stories about ...
10.19.2014 | 6 days ago | Posted at 03:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Angry Young Men Limited has announced kind of a shocking bit of news recently. Their ever-popular Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show which has been something of a long-stranding local theater tradition will meet its final performance this coming Thursday, Oct. 30. Zombie puppets attack in the ever-clever scene-for-scene puppet spoof of George Romero’s deliciously public domain classic. It i...
10.17.2014 | 8 days ago | Posted at 02:57 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre hosts an evening of songs by Sondheim this month as it presents Isn’t It Rich? It’s an intimate, little evening of Sondheim music performed by Linda Stephens and Jack Forbes Wilson. Stephens has performed in big Sondheim projects on the East coast including a big Kennedy Center production of Sunday in the Park with George. Stephens is a veteran of the stage who has also appear...
10.16.2014 | 9 days ago | Posted at 04:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Liz Shipe’s Sherlock Holmes and the Regrettable Engagement sees a staging at Old World Wisconsin this weekend. The second in Shipe’s Holmes trilogy casts the audience in the role of the Baker Street Irregulars aiding Holmes at key points in the story. Meanwhile, closer to home, Holmes is missing in First Stage’s world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars. It’s a world-p...
10.14.2014 | 11 days ago | Posted at 04:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Imagination Theatre of Germantown opens its season this month with the murder-mystery farce DROP DEAD! The premise of the William Van Zandt, Jane Milmore farce is sort of an aborted play with in a play. A group of actors past their prime look to revive their careers with a murder mystery play called...Drop Dead. Actors start showing-up murdered and things get complicated. DROP DEAD! runs one ...
10.11.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 05:06 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is formed from a very potent premise. There’s all kinds of room in it for interesting symbolism and allegory. It’s kind of surprising that the 1886 novella isn’t used more often as the basis for modern adaptation.West Allis’ Village Playhouse revisits the old classic this month as it presents Noah Smith’s stage adaptation. ...
10.13.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 03:10 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Gigante Artistic Directors Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson return early next month to their 2004 deconstruction/reconstruction of  a classic by Shakespeare as they present My Dear Othello. The ten years since the show was originally produced have doubtlessly allowed Kralj and Anderson quite a bit of distance from the original staging which will likely inform on this new production....
10.12.2014 | 13 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Later-on this month Uprooted Theatre presents the next in an annual series of remarkably interesting fundraising performances. Now in its fifth year Against Type: Roles I’ll Never Play But I Could is an evening of actors performing characters they’d enjoy performing as if only they didn’t look the way they do. It’s kind of a fun premise that clearly has met with some success to have reache...

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