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08.05.2014 | 45 days ago | Posted at 05:32 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Memories Dinner Theater in port Washington is hosting auditions for its upcoming season. The season includes three comedies. Harris Cashes Out (Oct. 31 – Nov. 9) is the story of a down-on-his-luck composer and lyricist who encounters a woman living down the hall from him. The Londos D’Arrigo comedy had its world premiere last year in Michigan. Also included on the season are a couple of proven...
08.03.2014 | 47 days ago | Posted at 05:29 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
David Kaye’s Bad Example Productions returns from the shadows once more next February with a stage adaptation of Orwell’s 1984. The production runs Feb. 5 - 21 of next year. Nothing says bitter winter and Valentine’s Day quite like George Orwell’s 1984. The dystopia comes to the intimate stage of the Alchemist Theatre.Should be fun. The Alchemist last staged a production of 1984 a couple o...
08.01.2014 | 49 days ago | Posted at 04:26 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Once again, this year The Milwaukee Comedy Festival  makes another appearance to signal the beginning of the end of summer with some funny. Celebrating nine years in existence, the festival makes its way to the Next Act Theatre space on 255 S. Water St. for another four-day stretch of comedy Aug. 7 - 10.Perennial favorites like sketch comedy group Broadminded and Chicago improv group Jack And...
07.31.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 04:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The West Performing Arts Center in New Berlin opens its summer season in the final weeks of the summer. The stage, which also serves the New Berlin West Middle and High School will be home to a no less than three productions this August.We’re All in This Together: High School Musical Junior is a product of New Berlin’s Summer Theatre Workshop, which trains students in 5th through 12th grade in...
07.30.2014 | 51 days ago | Posted at 06:04 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Quasimondo Physical Theatre rounds out the summer with a few live outdoor performances this month. Included on the schedule for the irreverent group are a couple of performances of shows they have mounted elsewhere before.Hansel & Gretel: A Cautionary Tale is a mixture of puppetry, dance and drama that twists the folktale into a story about eating healthy and the importance of active lifes...
07.29.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Emotional intimacy can be very difficult to maintain in an outdoor theatre. The dramatic immediacy can fizzle in the open air. Summerstage manages a respectable kind of intimacy with its emotionally entrancing production of Talley’s Folly, which opened this past weekend. Phil Stepanski and Ruth Arnell star in a two-person romantic drama about a couple of people meeting at an old boathouse in Mis...
07.28.2014 | 53 days ago | Posted at 05:20 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Not every fundraiser raises money for a theatre company like the Sunset Playhouse. Not every theatre company fundraiser is a murder mystery party. Not every murder mystery party allows one an opportunity to meet tycoon Donald Trumpet. So consider yourself lucky that you even know about this one.’Til Death Do Us Part is set-up as a wedding for a character based on a certain clownish billionaire c...
07.26.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 05:14 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse will be staging a production of Guys & Dolls this coming October. The beloved musical will be directed by Michael Stoddard. Rehearsals start on Sept. 8 for a show that will open Oct. 23.From the announcement: “Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring com...
07.25.2014 | 56 days ago | Posted at 05:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s a Stephen King book about a girl who uses telekinesis to exact revenge on her high school. Perfect subject for a musical, right? Actually, it was only about a dozen years after the publication of the book that the story was adapted into musical format. The 1988 production didn’t make much of a run on Broadway. There was a subsequent revival that made it Off-Broadway a couple of years ago....
07.25.2014 | 56 days ago | Posted at 05:09 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Alchemist Theatre is playing host to one of the most ambitious new works projects of the coming theater season with its New York Stories Trilogy. Set in New York in the 1960s and 1970s, the trilogy. In its entirety, the trilogy runs from March 12 of next year through the following June 11.Another Tale of Eddie is the story of grifter Eddie Valentine. It opens March 11. The King of Pop looks ...

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