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11.26.2010 | | Posted at 10:03 AM

Pretend To Be Ice Fishing Onstage . . . While Singing

By Russ Bickerstaff
Though thoroughly accepted as a perfectly valid way to acquire fish, most people think of ice fishing as more than a bit odd. Fishing in a wooden closet above a hole in the ice has been described with horror, admiration and, often, equal amounts of both. The appeal of the subject matter has caused Guys On Ice to become an immensely successful musical. The James Kaplan/Fred Alley musical made i...
11.03.2010 | | Posted at 12:29 AM

Acacia Holding Auditions for Bio Play About Sojourner Truth

By Russ Bickerstaff
Acacia Theatre continues its Sandra Fenichel Asher’s 1993 two-act drama about the life of influential abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Though its difficult to imagine any staged drama living up to the legend of a towering figure in the history of civil rights, any production that pays homage to her is worth examining. A history has a way of forgetting about the accomplishments of a great many p...
09.10.2010 | | Posted at 05:43 AM

Theatrical Tendencies’ Auditions for CORPUS CHRISTI

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the last controversial plays of the 20th century, Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi aroused a great deal of anger from people who probably don’t generally attend that much theatre. The play is a re-telling of the story of Jesus Christ set in modern-day Texas. It depicts Jesus and his apostles as gay men. While it doesn’t exactly dissect the theoretical sexuality in Christianity with...
09.17.2010 | | Posted at 05:19 AM

William Kirchen Casting for MIRRORS OF DESIRE

By Russ Bickerstaff
Wisconsin-raised Billy Kirchen is developing a musical set to debut in Berlin, Germany in Autumn of 2011. He’s looking to cast a Milwaukee-based staged reading of it here at the end of the month. Mirrors of Desire is an ambitious project that mixes the world of the fantastic with the harsh reality of sexual abuse. The project’s website has a comprehensive synopsis of the show and it sound...
09.15.2010 | | Posted at 04:50 PM

Elm Grove Company Looking To Cast IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s difficult to imagine how future generations are going to view It’s A Wonderful Life. For better or worse, Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film has been viewed by countless people on countless TV’s since light was first cast through the original film 60-some years ago. The film’s immense popularity (and resulting ubiquity) has afforded the story of George Bailey that special place ...
09.11.2010 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Acacia Looking To Cast for A Christmas Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just as the weather settles-in from an inhumanely hot and humid summer, there are those looking ahead to the bitter cold of winter. Among the retailers and snow removal people preparing for the upcoming winter, there are also a great many people in the local performing arts making preparations for the holiday season that is now roughly a quarter of a year away. In a couple of weeks Acacia Theatr...
08.31.2010 | | Posted at 04:16 PM

An opportunity to be onstage while people eat

By Russ Bickerstaff
Memories Dinner Theatre of Port Washington sent out a press release recently announcing auditions for the first two shows of its five-show season. Which includes a vintage comedy and a premiere production of a family-based holiday show. Here’s a look:   The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers— The 1969 comedy about a middle-aged guy who attempts adultery three times—failing at every turn. It came...
08.21.2010 | | Posted at 07:22 PM

Acacia Theatre Looking to Cast Ancient Christian Story

By Russ Bickerstaff
Some of the most primal stories are very literal journeys. Having survived for over 300 years, The Pilgrim’s Progress has proven itself quite durable over the years. The story of an Everyman’s journey from the City of Destruction (the world) to the Celestial City (Heaven,) The Pilgrim's Progress has a kind of simple purity to it missing from a great deal of the Christian Bible. This coming O...
08.10.2010 | | Posted at 07:09 PM

You Could get A Part In You Can’t Get There From Here

By Russ Bickerstaff
Set in a small town bed and breakfast, Houston playwright Pat Cook’s comedy You Can’t Get There From Here tells the story of a business that gets most of its clients from cars that have broken down. A tabloid reporter shows-up, possibly looking to expose the place and slowly falls in love with it. It’s been compared to the work of Frank Capra and it’s coming to Elm Grove. � The Sunset Pl...
07.22.2010 | | Posted at 05:39 AM

The Bay Players Seeking Talent for Broadway Spoof

By Russ Bickerstaff
The cabaret-style musical revue Forbidden Broadway is kind of a strange success story. In 1982, unemployed actor Gerard Alessandrini staged a showcase for his talents in the form of a group of parodies of Broadway show tunes at a supper club on New York’s Upper West Side. It quickly went from a one-man curiosity to a full cabaret show that ended up becoming New York’s longest-running musica...