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11.09.2014 | 79 days ago | Posted at 02:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Dale Gutzman’s Off the Wall Theatre brings an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstien to life this month. From Boris Karloff to Robert DeNiro, there have been countless interpretations of the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein in cinema over the years. The Off the Wall staging in one of the most intimate theaters in town features Off the Wall regular Jeremy Welter playing the role in an ada...
11.08.2014 | 80 days ago | Posted at 04:31 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Katie O’Regan’s The Dream Cafe Musical makes it to the cozy space of the Villa Terrace this month. It’s a drama set in the fictional town of Rhymington...a resort town that could be anywhere. It’s populated by artists and dreamers. Drama unfolds in the tiny town. Characters include a corporate executive from New York, an artist/hypnotist/spiritual teacher, a painter/musician/carpenter and ...
11.07.2014 | 81 days ago | Posted at 02:32 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove continues its popular Musical Mainstage series this month with a tribute to movie musicals. This is the classic end of movies musicals from the 20th century including Old Devil Moon, the Trolley Song, Lullaby of Broadway, and Singin’ in the Rain.It’s kind of an impressive group they’ve got assembled for this show including people who have done professional w...
11.06.2014 | 82 days ago | Posted at 03:30 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School opens its production of Shrek The Musical. What had started out on a Seattle try-out back in 2008 and then moved on to Broadway has gradually opened itself up through a series of tours and various smaller local productions all over the world until only relatively recently. The first local high school to tackle the project is DSHA, which will be launching kind ...
11.05.2014 | 83 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...
10.29.2014 | 89 days ago | Posted at 01:24 PM

Moving, poetic drama directed by Marti Gobel

By Amanda Sullivan
UPROOTED Theatre and Marquette University Theatre have come together to bring Milwaukee In the Red and Brown Water, a powerful piece from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy.
10.29.2014 | 89 days ago | Posted at 11:47 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This weekend, Chicago’s Samantha Martin brings her cats to Milwaukee. She trains cats. Normal domestic cats. They do performances. In a way it’s kind of like watching one, long cute cat video on YouTube only it’s live in person and there are just...lots and lots of cats doing things. It can be a really fun show in an intimate studio theatre environment, which is exactly where Martin is going...
11.03.2014 | 85 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 | 86 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...
11.01.2014 | 87 days ago | Posted at 04:31 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Violin. Clarinets. Cello. A toy piano. It’s a stage adaptation of the story of a chimpanzee. Lucy is further proof that local theatre has the power to create new and fascinating projects without having to resort to stuff created elsewhere. It’s fine that we’re doing another production of . . . I don’t know Harvey or whatever, but it’s really cool when Milwaukee theater can come up with s...