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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Soulstice Theatre’s Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Soulstice Theatre’s  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)  is fun. It may not be perfect. They kind of drop the ball on the physical comedy of Shakespeare’s histories presented as a football game. The Othello rap is a bit more wince-inducing than one might hope for. With a show as fast-paced as The Complete Works, individual moments get washed-out in the rhythm of an ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Soulstice Theatre Opens Non-Holiday Show This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Most of the rest of this season’s local live Christmas shows are opening this weekend. (John McGivern’s annual show at the Off—Broadway Theatre doesn’t open until mid-month, just about every other local show opens this weekend.) And having reached the home stretch of Christmas openings, I’m looking forward to one of the few shows opening this weekend that has nothing to do with the holid...
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...

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