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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Today @ the Off The Wall Theatre - 4:30 PM

The Off The Wall Theatre closes its latest production, an adaptation of the Agatha Christie throwback Death on the Nile, this afternoon with a 4:30 p.m. performance. Karl Miller stars as Christie’s Belgian super-detective Hercule Poirot, who takes a cruise down the Nile River. As such things usually go for Poirot . . .
Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Off The Wall Theatre - 8:00 PM

The Off The Wall Theatre continues its season with a stage adaptation of the Agatha Christie throwback Death on the Nile. Karl Miller stars as Christie’s Belgian super-detective Hercule Poirot, who takes a cruise down the Nile River. As such things usually go for Poirot, someone is killed on the cruise and he must discover . . .
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 PM

In typical Samuel Beckett fashion, very little happens in the one-act play Endgame. Two characters, one who cannot stand up and another who cannot sit down, bicker back and forth in a small house, with no indication that there is any remaining life whatsoever outside. Is the play a character study or Beckett’s interpretation . . .
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Theater Preview

Over the course of the current theater season, actors on local stages have played such diverse roles as the devil, a fish, a ghost, an angel in the body of a human, a Hollywood producer, con men, hit men, royalty, lizards, prisoners, twins, a faith healer, a priest and a seminarian. This week, four Milwaukee actors in their late-20s and early-30s will tackle the challenge of … playing four people living in Milwaukee in their late-20s and early-30s, as the Boulevard Theatre launches the world premiere of local playwright Chad M. Rossi’s Eureka!, a contemporary coming-of-age romantic comedy set on the East Side.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Theater Reviews

A good kids’ play or musical often meets greater approval from parents than from children—perhaps because their appreciation is mingled with a sense of relieved gratitude. First Stage’s production of A Year with Frog and Toad goes further than most in wooing adults as well as their offspring. The musical, like the stories on which it’s based, evokes a nostalgia that’s free of cloying sentiment or honeyed charm. The characters, basking in their sylvan idyll, are homely creatures whose lives are dictated by the reassuring cycle of seasons . . .
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Theater Reviews

Perched on an elevated platform, the “mad gothic organist” Jack Forbes Wilson could barely be seen playing the comically florid opening music for Next Act’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful. Next Act closes its season with the absurdist comedy featuring two actors playing eight different characters. The two in question are John McGivern and Christopher Tarjan—talented comic actors playing multiple roles in full costume with the aid of backstage talents Marsha Kuligowski (who designed the costumes), Properties Master Meghan Savagian
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Theater Reviews

The Off The Wall Theatre continues its season with a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. Karl Miller stars as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot on a cruise down the Nile River. As such things usually go for Poirot, someone is killed on the cruise and he must discover who the murderer is before the boat can return to shore. Miller brings an entertainingly dichotomous energy to the role of Agatha Christie’s beloved character. He’s both earnestly humble and slyly arrogant, with a dramatic edge driven by comic timing. In Miller’s hands Poirot is every bit as interesting as he should be, but there are a number of other characters who aren’t nearly as interesting
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 7:30 PM

A certain sassy grandmother never appears in Tyler Perry’s latest play, The Marriage Counselor, a touring production of which stops at the Riverside Theater tonight for a 7:30 p.m. performance, but all the other signature elements of a Perry production are on full display: the shocking humor, the extreme . . .
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 7:30 PM

A certain sassy grandmother never appears in Tyler Perry’s latest play, The Marriage Counselor, but all the other signature elements of a Perry production are on full display: the shocking humor, the extreme melodrama, the ample singing, the Christian message. Revisiting themes Perry recently explored on the big . . .
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 6:30 PM

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater explores the transformative power of vacations in its drama, The Night is a Child, which runs through April 13. Elizabeth Norment stars as Harriet, a mother who retreats to Brazil after losing her son to a senseless act of violence. She encounters intriguing characters and plenty of festive . . .

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