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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...
11.02.2011 | | Posted at 10:27 PM
By Nicole
This article from the JS says that included in the $87,000 study about whether or not UW-Milwaukee should add football is that they're also considering adding men's and women's ice hockey. The same sentence mentions lacrosse and rugby, but for some reason, the hockey part is getting a lot of attention. The story about UWM exploring football leaked a few days ago and the leak included the detail ab...
05.11.2011 | | Posted at 04:37 AM

Two Shorts at UWM are striking contemporary dramas

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the best dramas on local stages right now is, interesting enough a musical. As In Tandem's Thrill Me edges towards its closing performance this coming Sunday, the UWM theatre department is staging a pair of contemporary dramas every bit as intense as the Leopold and Loeb story playing out at the Tenth Street Theatre downtown. This past Monday, the UWM theatre department hosted the first ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Jack Anderson, witty and sharp-eyed poet and dance writer, has childhood roots in Milwaukee. Anderson was born in 1935 and, though he has long been a resident of New York City, often writes of his boyhood...
03.10.2011 | | Posted at 05:39 PM

Thoughts on a production pic from Theatrical Tendencies’ CORPUS CHRISTI

By Russ Bickerstaff
I kind of knew going into this week that it was going to be kind of weird for me. I’d scheduled myself to see two different modern mutations of the basic story arc of the New Testament. Last night’s opening of UWM’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot was kind of overwhelming. If you go see the show (and you probably should

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