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07.23.2014 | 59 days ago | Posted at 05:06 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Costume designers don’t always get enough credit. It’s easy enough to casually mention how nice a particular bit of costuming is in the course of writing a review without even bothering to mention the name of the person who developed it. At the end of the month, the Skylight Music Theatre casts a little attention in the direction of the designer for their upcoming production of Rossini’s Cin...
07.22.2014 | 60 days ago | Posted at 05:04 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre’s Next Actors program allows a diverse group of teens to get together, write and produce an original theater piece. There really need to be more programs like this. Theater is a living, breathing thing. Giving those who are new to the stage an opportunity to really open up to it does all kinds of good things for them and the local culture as a whole.The four week program ends wi...
07.21.2014 | 61 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Lanford Wilson comedy Talley’s Folly is a strikingly good fit for outdoor theatre in the summer. There is so much about next month’s production with Summerstage that sounds like a really, really fun trip out of town for an evening.First of all, there is the play: it’s a one-act comedy set in a gazebo-like outdoor structure in Missouri in July of 1944. The play is staged a little bit late...
07.20.2014 | 62 days ago | Posted at 08:00 AM

Off The Wall Theatre offers a tense take on "Rope"

By Russ Bickerstaff
Physical comfort in summer theater can be a rather tricky thing to negotiate. I’d recently mentioned being physically uncomfortable at a show in a review. That show was in a mosquito-infested barn. It was hot. It was uncomfortable. It was Animal Farm. This past Friday night I was at a show at the Off the Wall Theatre that was more physically uncomfortable than a mosquito-infested barn. It’s ho...
07.19.2014 | 63 days ago | Posted at 07:22 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Those milling about certain blocks in downtown Milwaukee might expect to run into a professional performer or two during the regular theater season. There will be an unusually high concentration of talent in and around the Broadway Theatre Center on the afternoon of July 22 as Renaissance Theaterworks hosts the Broadway Theatre Center Auditions.The auditions aren’t open to the general public. Th...
07.18.2014 | 64 days ago | Posted at 07:01 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Unchained will be holding auditions for its next program of shorts later on this month. The New Plays Festival. Running Aug. 15-24, the festival is a program of eight shorts that take place in a fun atmosphere in a space with a bar larger than its stage. It’s a pleasantly intimate venue.The open auditions take place on the evening of July 21. They are looking for men and women ages 18 to...
07.17.2014 | 65 days ago | Posted at 08:48 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
When it was announced that The Boulevard Theatre’s performance space was no longer going to be The Boulevard Theatre, I was concerned that the last performance in the space had come and gone without anyone realizing that it was the last performance in the space.Thankfully, the Boulevard Theatre will be performing one more show at the most intimate theatre space in Milwaukee. David Flores, Jamies...
07.16.2014 | 66 days ago | Posted at 08:45 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This week the Next Act Theatre space plays host to a new play by Traveling Art Circus. Mark Edwards’ The Dinner Party and the Year of the Cicada runs for one weekend only. It’s a play inspired by and in tribute to the late Maressa Sullivan and her family. All proceeds and positive energy will go to the Sullivan family.From the description online:   “A small band of close friends are g...
07.15.2014 | 67 days ago | Posted at 10:41 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The World’s Stage Theatre Company entered July with a one-weekend-only staging of Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mix Tape by Nat Cassidy. A solidly well-rounded cast performed a series of comedic and dramatic shorts about love. Here’s a quick glance at the show.  The Bagel: In a comedic bit that sandwiched the rest of the shorts, Josh Walker and Marcus Beyer played a couple enjoying a break...
07.13.2014 | 69 days ago | Posted at 02:53 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical) celebrates its three year anniversary this month. In local theater years that’s like . . . 30 years or something like that. The popular long-form musical improv show is easily one of the most impressive extemporaneous comedy groups in town with a real dedication to funny and a deep love for the American musical form.The third anniversary show opens a new phase in ...

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