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07.04.2010 | | Posted at 12:22 PM

Peninsula Players Opens 75th Anniversary Season with Tom Dudzick Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the longest standing traditions in Wisconsin theatre continues its 75th anniversary season this week with the opening of its second show of the summer. The Peninsula Players�in Door Country present Tom Dudzick�s comedy Over The Tavern. Set in the 1950�s, Over The Tavern is a family sitcom featuring a 12 year-old boy coming to terms with the Catholicism that he is being asked to accept....
06.29.2010 | | Posted at 07:30 AM

Two Musicals in Two Suburbs In Two Weeks

By Russ Bickerstaff
July 16th: A production of Hair opens at the Sunset Playhouse In Elm Grove. July 22nd: A production of Hairspray opens with Greendale Community Theatre in uhh . . Greendale

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06.28.2010 | | Posted at 06:17 AM

APT’s Deftly Balanced Shakespearian Comedy In Spring Green

By Russ Bickerstaff
As You Like It is one of those comedies. Shakespeare sometimes wrote really, really long works featuring multiple subplots. Many different characters designed to appeal to many different types of people drift about, occasionally colliding into each other. Things often wrapped-up in a hurry at the end. Sometimes there was a wedding. Sometimes there were many weddings. As You Like It is one of tho...
06.27.2010 | | Posted at 08:11 AM

New talent emerging in Spring Green

By Russ Bickerstaff
It goes without saying that love is hopelessly complicated. Things are always more complicated onstage, however. A woman offstage in the “real world,” may find it difficult to get the attention of a certain guy she’s attracted to. If only it were just that simple for Helena. In the process of pursuing her love for a certain nobleman, she must save the life of a king, marry the man, be fors...
06.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:26 PM

Fish Creek Theatre Company Celebrates of a Century This Summer

By Russ Bickerstaff
It�s kind of weird to try to put The Peninsula Players� 75 years into perspective. When the venerable outdoor theatre in Door County started, it was some 38 years prior to Milwaukee theatre legend James Pickering�s first job as a professional actor. It was 1935. The Pabst Theatre was only 40 years old. The village of Fish Creek had only been a tourist community for about as many years when the P...
06.20.2010 | | Posted at 09:23 AM

Grant Park Players Looking To Cast for Mid=Seeptember Production

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Set in the 1950�s, the 1995 comedy Moon Over Buffalo has become a long-term hit for East coast playwright Ken Ludwig. The comedy about an aging theatre couple in Buffalo, New York has the kind of commercial appeal that has kept it going for over 15 years now. South Milwaukee�s Grant Park Players will be hosting auditions for a production of the comedy South Milwaukee PAC on Tuesday, June 2...
06.19.2010 | | Posted at 07:51 AM

The Challenge of APT's Second Show of the Season

By Russ Bickerstaff
The American Players’ Theatre's second Shakespeare show to open this summer is one of ShakespeareÂ’s problem plays. Not only is it a rather unseemly mix of comedy and tragedy, itÂ’s also get kind of a strange ending that feels a bit less than resolved even as the mechanics of the plot seemed to be making a valiant effort to wrap everything up in the end. The only way this play can feel ...
06.18.2010 | | Posted at 08:38 AM

A Late Night Improv Show Adds To A Very Busy Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
In a weekend featuring a number of openings, local improv group adds to the list of theatre events with The Great American Summer Spectaculr-- a show featuring special young local comic Kevin Gerrity and Megan McGee of Broadminded and Ex Fabula. The standard late night Friday improv show is a only $5—contents may include one or more of the following: Vince Figueroa—author of 8 Bit Warroir . ...
06.09.2010 | | Posted at 12:59 PM

Off-Broadway Theatre Cleans Out This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre moves out of the Off-Broadway theatre this summer, ultimately bound for its own space elsewhere downtown. Moving is always more stressful than it should be. Patrons are encouraged to help the theatre company out this weekend as it opens the doors of the Off-Broadway Theatre for the Next Act Theatre Moving Sale.  The theatre company will be selling some of the furniture, set pie...
06.05.2010 | | Posted at 09:44 AM

An Impressively Entertaining Evening in Elm Grove

By Russ Bickerstaff
As contemporary farces go, Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies is pretty nondescript. Two down-on-their luck actors find themselves impersonating long, lost female relatives of a dying woman in order to obtain an inheritance. In the process of doing so, they begin to fall for a couple of girls and things begin to get a bit complicated. With passages and overall style loving lifted directly from Shakes...