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05.20.2010 | | Posted at 07:23 AM

The Sunset Playhouse Presents Nearly Forgotten Show Tunes

By Russ Bickerstaff
The process of writing a standard American musical is probably quite a bit more complicated than most people would like to know about. In any musical, just as there are songs that probably should�ve gotten cut that didn�t, there are those things that did get cut and didn�t deserve it. The Sunset Playhouse presents a program of songs that didn�t quite make it as it presents Prime Cuts�an evening o...
03.22.2010 | | Posted at 06:43 PM

Two more productions of the classic musical on the horizon.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s one of the few musicals I’ve ever really loved. The relatively dark musical tragedy Cabaret made quite an impression in its most recent local appearance—a very intimate production at the Cartye Blanche Studio Theatre that debuted only a little over a year ago.  A big stage feel with elaborate costuming, a big orchestra sound and all the trappings of a very extravagant musical were co...
05.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Carte Blanche’s late night show ended up being a bit later than expected, so I had a chance to talk to Carte Blanche Studios’ Jimmy Dragolovich. Dragolovich told me that the recent production of Cabaret had been such a hit that they were extending the run of the show through the end of the summer. What with the show having opened April 24th, Carte Blanche’s Cabaret will be the longest-runnin...
03.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It was with something of a heavy heart that I went to the Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret for Fire On The Bayou. It had been a very busy few weeks, with something like 14 openings in 3 weeks. It’s difficult to describe the feeling when going to that 14th show—you go in kind of fatigued from everything that you’ve seen recently, but you know that, what with the clustering of openings in l...
01.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Opening night of DOGPARK: The Musical appeared to be sold-out. The relatively small cabaret space was packed for the first ever non-preview performance of the new cabaret show by Jahnna Beecham, Malcom Hillgartner and Michael J. Hume—the creative team behind the Rep Cabaret’s well-received 2005 production of Chaps!Susannah M Barnes’ set features a distant, stylized vision of the Seattle s...