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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

In a flurry of openings, Soulstice Theatre Hosts a Classy Evening's Fundraiser

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s kind of odd having a week without any real theatre openings. For the first time since the first weekend in September, I’m not attending anything. As would be expected from this (and a relatively quiet December ahead) the theatre openings ahead are pretty concentrated: over a dozen shows open in Milwaukee in the next two weeks. Again: That’s over a dozen shows in two weeks. I don’t thi...
09.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Hi-Fi A Thursday that started at 8am for me was going to end around 10pm. Over a quarter of the day spent in Bay View. Got into the Hi-Fi Café around 3:00 pm to meet with playwright Patrick Schmitz to talk about the theatre script he’s working on. Hadn’t been there in at least a year. On my way in, I see a girl in front of a laptop looking very professional in a full Mohawk and hipster gl...
08.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Soulstice Theatre has announced auditions for its production of the Robert Harling comic drama Steel Magnolias. Set in a Beauty Parlor in Louisiana, the story revolves around 6 women. And so . . . Soulstice theatre is looking for six actresses ranging in age from their early 20’s to 70’s. (Actually, that’s: one woman in her late teens, another in her mid-twenties, one in her 40’s, one in h...
07.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
With five musicals opening this month, July has been kind of a heavy month for musical theatre. Soulstice Theatre opens the last musical of the month on July 31st as it presents its production of the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice favorite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musical theatre re-telling of the ancient myth of Joseph features Steve Pfisterer in the title role, with Josh Pe...
05.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God is an interesting challenge for any cast. Running now through May 16th, Soulstice Theatre’s production is an interesting experience for any theatergoer. The love story between a speech therapist and a cortically deaf woman combines spoken dialogue with sign language in a really dynamic dramatic mix. Matthew Michaelis stars as speech therapist James Leeds�...
04.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Soulstice Theatre continues its season with a production of the classic Ken Ludwig farce Lend Me A Tenor.  A fast-paced traditional farce complete with the traditional door slamming, mistaken identities and amorousness that usually goes on in such things can be a bit tricky for smaller theatre companies to carry off with any flair.  Soulstice manages a fun production for the penultimate show of ...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Theater Review

A New Yorker cartoon pictures a spectacled woman in a witness box, surrounded by judge, jury and attorney, and saying, "I hate this book club!" This could be the theme of Soulstice Theatre's latest offering, The Book Club Play, a suburban comedy of manners that shows how the simple desire to talk about literature over wine and cheese can go terribly, hilariously...
03.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
 The standard workweek ends in another Friday the 13th. (Again.) This is the second month in a row. Being a well-adjusted, non-superstitious person, I can’t stress enough that this has no significance to me at all. That being said, I am out of town this particular Friday the 13th. (On the other side of the continent.) I can’t stress enough that this is NOT because I’m superstitious. This pa...
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

Theater Review

Soulstice Theatre takes the gritty, sexy musical Chicago into a strange dimension of Victoria's Secret lingerie-lots of it. Ambitious director/choreographer Michael Endter floods the old school gymnasium with black lace, long legs, bare chests and plumped cleavages. He's done an amazing job keeping the action moving, drilling intricate Fosse-like moves into his cast of variably-skilled but uniformly game performers. Lighting designer David Carter has miraculously transformed the gym into a glitzy nightclub.