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Monday, March 19, 2012
Terrible things befall innocent people in melodrama. By the end, evil is usually punished and the good guys rewarded or at least consoled. American composer Carlisle Floyd's 1955 opera Susannah tells the melodramatic story of a young woman falsely...
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is working double time, starting with the “Salon Series 2.” Like a rave party in the '90s, mystery is maintained on the exact location of the MSO performance—except for its identification as “a beautiful East...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Carlisle Floyd's compelling American opera Susannah, to be performed by the Florentine Opera March 16 & 18 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, may come as a welcome surprise to those unfamiliar with the work. Composed in 1955...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's Greater Tuna seems like an unlikely success story. There is very little that is novel or original about the play—essentially, it is a sketch comedy show featuring two guys in a variety of roles in the setting of...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Billed as “tragical, comical, historical,” David Davalos' Wittenberg is an intellectual comedy with an edge to it. This month Windfall Theatre presents an intimate staging of the play, which is set on a university campus in the early 16th century...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Andree Lee Ellis presents August Wilson�s JITNEY

By Russ Bickerstaff
n It's an interesting end of American history that sounds romantic enough that it really should've been a major motion picture. In Pittsburgh in the '70's, there was an area of town that was so dangerous and infested with crime that no officially licensed cabbie would want to work there. And so any enterprising unlicensed cabbies who wanted to work the area could make some decent money moving pe...
12.12.2011 | | Posted at 10:55 AM

Birmingham Off Broadway at the Marcus Center

By Russ Bickerstaff
nThe Marcus Center’s rather curiously named Off-Broadway theatre series progresses in a couple of months with Miss Abigail's Guide To Dating, Mating and Marriage. Milwaukee stage veteran Laurie Birmingham stars in the title role. It’s another 90 minute comic monologue-style show, which has been known to be fun in the past . . . most notably in the show currently running on the Off-Broadway ser...
08.31.2011 | | Posted at 12:14 AM

Touring show makes it though Milwaukee July 17th – 22nd NOT July 18th through 29th

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announced yesterday morning that the touring production of Billy Elliott—The Musical would only be running July 17th through the 22nd of next year and NOT the 18th- 29th as had been previously announced. They hadn’t actually listed a reason, but the schedule change has already been updated in all relevant Marcus Center-based info. As of roughly 2pm ...

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