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08.12.2014 | 42 days ago | Posted at 10:20 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Matt Zembrowiski’s Storyteller Theater returns this week with Campfire Follies. It’s a program of short scary stories told in a family-friendly tone. The group had done something like this before onstage at St. Thomas More High School. This week’s two-night-only program finds its way to a much more environmental space as it makes its way to an outdoor theater.Campfire Follies finds Matt and ...
08.11.2014 | 43 days ago | Posted at 10:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class is a perfectly enjoyable drama. Angela Iannone will doubtlessly be praised quite a bit for her performance as opera legend Maria Callas teaching students at the end of her career. With power intensity and gravitas, this is precisely the sort of thing that fits perfectly into the realm of Iannone’s skills onstage. Her first S...
08.10.2014 | 44 days ago | Posted at 12:28 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Zulu Birth Project is a multinational initiative to reach across time and borders to share ancient birthing practices in support of mothers-to-be. Through a series of workshops and consciousness-raising events, they are looking to share the ancient practices of meditation, breath work and yoga nidra. The Project is hosting a weekend-long staging of Karen Brody’s Birth. It’s been performed ...
08.06.2014 | 48 days ago | Posted at 07:46 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
With the Steampunk aesthetic movement getting as big as it has in recent years, it was really only a matter of time before Milwaukee dove into the movement in a big way. The Milwaukee Steampunk Society was founded a couple of years back. It has been working to become an official presence networking those interested in living out and breathing in the imagined aesthetic of 19th century science ficti...
08.09.2014 | 45 days ago | Posted at 05:19 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Given what an explosive time in history it was, it’s staggering to think that the Civil Rights Movement peaked as recently as half a century ago. People were risking their lives for equality in a United States that was eerily similar to the one we find ourselves in now.This November, Uprooted Theatre presents a one-performance-only staging of civil rights a drama set in Mississippi in 1964. Free...
08.08.2014 | 46 days ago | Posted at 04:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Waukesha’s Outskirts Theatre Company opens the first show of its inaugural season this month as it presents Bert V. Royals’ Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. It’s an interesting choice for an opening show—a coming of age story with characters based on the inhabitants of the late Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip. A beagle dies, prompting a down-on-his-luck high school...
08.09.2014 | 45 days ago | Posted at 03:40 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall is a really comfortable space to see a show in. As great a space as it is, it’s not exactly the most attractive environment. Walking in there I always feel a little bit like I’m walking onto the set of a 1970s television game show of some sort. Thankfully, there is going to be a renovation of Vogel. Next year there’s going to be a new atrium with a Riverwalk ...
07.27.2014 | 57 days ago | Posted at 05:18 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
My experiences with formal writing workshops have not been good. My impression of them as being mindless breeding grounds for writers who all kind of sound alike may not be terribly flattering, but Theresa Rebeck’s impression is considerably worse. Her Seminar makes its Wisconsin Premiere next month with World’s Stage Theatre. It’s the story of four aspiring writers who sign up for private w...
08.02.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 06:31 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Last Five Years has been around for over a dozen. That is to say that Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical story of a doomed five-year relationship was originally staged in Chicago back in 2001. The romantic musical drama with an interesting plot structure seemed remarkably fresh when it was originally staged. Robby McGhee’s All In Productions will be looking to breathe new life into...
08.04.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 05:40 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Spring Awakening is probably one of the only musicals I have ever really loved. The coming-of-age tale has a style about it that feels distinct and distinctly fresh. There’s real anger and passion coming in through the edges of this story of love, sex and repression.The Greendale Community Theatre will be staging a production of the musical  will be directed by talented, young actress Amber...

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