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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Based on Jean Webster's progressive novel from 1912, John Caird and Paul Gordon's Daddy Long Legs has the potential to be a deep, socially conscious romantic-comedy musical. Preliminary outings of this story about a woman earning a college degree...
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
With his long, black Dr. Who coat, striped scarf, leather hat and trailing ponytail, Josh Jaszewski is a familiar figure to many Milwaukeeans as he strides down sidewalks twirling his “devil sticks” (he's never without them). In theater circles, he's also...
02.26.2012 | | Posted at 06:32 AM

Tony Horne brings a large musical to a small stage.

By Russ Bickerstaff
In and amidst all the trappings of theatre, its easy to forget that it’s all about storytelling. At the center of it all is the story. In a way that’s what Stephen Sondheim was tapping into when he wrote Into The Woods. A series of traditional fairy tales are woven--complete with some of their original darkness—into a moody musical. Traditional folktales that have been around forever get t...
12.02.2011 | | Posted at 10:25 AM

A Proposed Milwaukee County Children’s Court Shakespeare Program

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s a white, plastic card with a purple outline of the state of Wisconsin on it. When I first got it in the mail, it felt kind of weird literally being a card-carrying victim of violent crime in Wisconsin. That being said, getting the VINE/VOICE card from the Wisconsin Department of Correction meant taking kind of an active interest what happened to the man who attacked me after the convictio...

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