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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its commitment to working with area university theater programs as it opens William Inge's Bus Stop in collaboration with UW-Parkside. Bus Stop is a mid-'50s comedy perhaps best known...
04.02.2012 | | Posted at 07:13 PM

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets at the Sunset Playhouse

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets have the potential to capture an interesting crossover audience . . . at least in theory. The four-part musical group appeals to an older demographic—older boomers who remember the early days of rock and roll AND retro hipsters into the music as well. And while this may not be the exact reason for the group’s success in Elm Grove, their latest theatrical ca...
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. 1, 2012
In the 1980s, con artist David Hampton tricked a group of wealthy Manhattanites out of a great deal of money by claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son. In 1990, playwright John...
12.19.2011 | | Posted at 10:16 AM

The Sunset Playhouse is looking for two people to do a whole bunch of Texans onstage.

By Russ Bickerstaff
nnAuditions are on the horizon in the New Year. In addition to the Alchemist’s upcoming auditions in January, the Sunset Playhouse is looking for a cast for its upcoming production of Greater Tuna.nThe irrepressible comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard  makes it to Elm Grove  courtesy of a production directed by the talented Bryce Lord. The catch is this: they’re only looking ...
12.08.2011 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Sunset Playhouse Extends its Bing for another couple of performances

By Russ Bickerstaff
People still love Bing Crosby. A lot. The Sunset Playhouse recently announced that its  holiday tribute to Crosby had sold out six upcoming performances. (Six.) The show, which opens tonight at 7:30pm, has added a couple of performances to the end of its run. Now there will be a show on the 17th and the 18th. In other news, Broadway Across America is warning people against buying tickets to its...
11.24.2011 | | Posted at 07:04 AM

Sunset Playhouse’s Bing thing

By Russ Bickerstaff
In making out my personal schedule of shows for the coming month, I find local stages awash in holiday cheer. In and amidst shows that are returning from perevious seasons, there are a few shows that only sound like they’re returning from previous seasons. One such show is the Sunset Playhouse’s  Bing Crosby: Christmas On The Air. The name is so universal—I’m sure I’ve seen somethin...
10.14.2011 | | Posted at 11:55 PM

Sunset Playhouse’s Prelude to a Kiss

By Russ Bickerstaff
  After last weekend, I was a bit concerned that I had started to lose a critical perspective on things. I loved everything that opened last week. Theatrical Tendencies’ The Little Dog Laughed is brilliant and well balanced. In Tandem’s Mrs. Mannerly is a lot of fun even in its shallower moments. I liked nearly everything about Next Act’s Exonerated. It’s kind of a relief after last week...
10.11.2011 | | Posted at 09:04 AM

Sunset Playhouse hosts a clearance event to raise funds

By Russ Bickerstaff
    I tend to over-anthropomorphize things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not weird about it or anything. I don’t feel sorry for coleslaw in the refrigerator that goes uneaten  as former Milwaukee poet Matt Cook has professed to. I do however, feel bad about stage costumes that get worn for a single run and then lie around in a box somewhere for the rest of eternity. What kind of existence is ...