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10.31.2014 | 48 days ago | Posted at 04:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Neil Haven’s Stuck is a really fun exploration of human connection. A quirky agoraphobic spends her time almost exclusively in an elevator as an elevator operator at a retro-themed hotel. She’s afraid to ever leave the elevator for longer than it might take to shower or use the bathroom. People enter her life and exit through the elevator. It’s a fun play that requires just the right cast ...
10.30.2014 | 49 days ago | Posted at 02:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This week finds a new musical appearing at the Tenth Street Theatre. Originally debuting last year in New York, Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash’s Murder Ballad is described as “a sexy, explosive, new rock musical,” that explores complications of love and compromise revolving around a love triangle. Rachel Zientek plays the central character of Sara—an Upper West Sider with a dark past.Here�...
10.29.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 03:55 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Dan Lavender, Jay Falzone and Stephen Smith have found that specific comic goldmine that is cultural humor. The same stage forces which find people seemingly inexplicably drawn Catholics to singing nuns and various other types to niche performances have found this trio a steady source of income with The Calamari Sisters. As one could probably guess, the show is set-up as a couple of Italian women ...
10.25.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 04:30 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Cream City Theater opens its premiere season next month with a staged reading of Eugene O’Neill’s classic early 20th century drama The Iceman Cometh. The story of a low-class saloon and rooming house in 1912 comes to West Allis’ Imagination Studios on 1500 S. 73rd St. Readings take place November 7 - 15.The Iceman Cometh is one of those plays everyone seems to have read or heard about but no...
10.26.2014 | 53 days ago | Posted at 03:32 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Earlier this season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre staged a production of The Good Father, which starred wife and husband Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright. Early next month, Soulstice Theatre stages a production of Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo starring real-life husband and wife Michael and Maureen Murphy Chobanoff. the comedy has a pair of aging stage actors on the brink of splitting-up as both...
10.27.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 04:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The promo pics for Robbie McGhee’s Uprooted Cabaret show had McGhee down on the farm with a beat-up baseball cap. As I understand, the show was about McGhee’s life growing-up in small-town Wisconsin, so it fit. For their November Uprooted Cabaret show, Marcee Doherty-Elst and Kelly Doherty will be doing something possibly a bit more flashy if advanced promo photos are any indicator. Reconstruc...
10.28.2014 | 51 days ago | Posted at 04:25 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s not every high school production that has access to a major performing arts venue. Brookfield Central’s High School Theatre Department has the good fortune of being able to stage a show at the luxurious Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The show in question is a musical based on James M. Barry’s Peter Pan.Memorable songs like “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Ne...
10.24.2014 | 55 days ago | Posted at 04:30 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Alice Wilson’s Art Carnival series continues early next month with Epic ’80s. The series features burlesque acts performing for an audience of artists and others as paintings and drawings and other live art is made on the spot. Audience members can go home with a piece of art or make some of their own. Mr. Mondo Lucha hosts the next show, which features burlesque dancing from the captivating V...
10.23.2014 | 55 days ago | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
T.I.M.: The Improvised Musical recently took a trip to New York to perform. Fresh from that road trip, the group returns this month for their Halloween show. The performance group features an assembly of talented improv comics who also happen to be really, really into musical theatre. With the aid of a talented four-piece band, they improvise an entire musical theatre piece from a single audience ...

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