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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Auditions for Sunset Playhouse Production of the Popular Musical

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Sunset Playhouse recently announced an opportunity for local stage talent to become a part of Ray Jivoffs Hair. The Elm Grove Theatre Company will be launching a production of the pseudo-counter-cultural musical Hair guest-directed by the local musical theatre legend. The Director Education for the Skylgiht Opera Theatre, Jivoff is a seasoned professional who has appeared onstage numer...
04.30.2010 | | Posted at 05:43 PM

Imagination Theatre hosts open auditions for a production of The Wizard Of Oz

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Germantown’s Imagination Theatre has been around for a couple of years now. The tiny company recently went from a one show season to a two show season. Next year, the company will be staging the comedy Run For Your Wife in March and The Music Man in August (of 2011.)  Imagination’s next production is a stage adaptation of Arlen, Harburg and Kane’s musical The Wizard of Oz. Based on t...
04.29.2010 | | Posted at 05:20 PM

Seats Only Available for Two Remaining Performance of the current Boulevard Theatre Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre�s�Artistic Director�Mark Bucher regularly takes some chances with some of the shows he schedules. There�s occasionally work by a new playwright that may be a bit untested. And occasionally there�s a show or two that wouldn�t be produced elsewhere that doesn�t quite have the appeal it would need to be a success. And every now an then there�s a big hit. Last season�s Stations...
04.28.2010 | | Posted at 04:28 PM

Goats & Monkeys presents Staged Reading of Shakespeare Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
Goats And Monkeys�presents its latest staged reading this coming weekend in both Genesee Depot and Milwaukee as it presents The Taming of the Shrew at Ten Chimneys�on Friday and the Live Artists Studio on Saturday and Sunday. Directed by talented Milwaukee actress Angela Iannone, the reading stars�Matt Daniels�as Petruchio�to Marcella Kearns’ Katherina. Some time ago, Daniels played Petruchio...
04.27.2010 | | Posted at 07:30 PM

Renaissance Theaterworks Latest Offers Another Look At The Talent Of One Of Milwaukees Best-Known Actors.

By Russ Bickerstaff
John McGivern is a really, exceptionally nice guy. A stage personality as charming as he is approachable, McGivern'�s one-man shows have firmly established a comfortably endearing quality about them. The John McGivern one man show has had the kind of success that lends itself to its own sort of brand-name image. It's easy to overlook that McGivern's style is, essentially his personality. More co...
04.26.2010 | | Posted at 11:46 PM

Kopec and Company Looking To Fill Murder Castle

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Jack The Ripper. David Berkowitz—the Son of Sam. The Hillside Strangler. The Zodiac Killer. The name Herman Mudgett doesn’t often come to mind along with names of the worlds most infamous serial killers, but the most prolific killers in history have very mundane names like Luis Garavito—Colombia’s “monster of the Andes,” and Dr. Harold Shipman—England’s “Dr. Death.” With a...
04.25.2010 | | Posted at 11:35 PM

Carte Blanche’s Intimate STREETCAR

By Russ Bickerstaff
Renaissance Theaterworks has a question on a current survey asking, “If Renaissance Theaterworks was a person, how would you describe her personality?” An interesting idea. While each theatre group has it own personality, it’s difficult to distill that personality into a single identity. There are too many people involved. A theatre group is more like a family related by interest and exper...
04.24.2010 | | Posted at 11:46 AM

More Thoughts On the New Youngblood Production

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s no doubt that Youngblood Theatre is taking a few chances staging the somewhat inaccessibly strange Spirits To Enforce. A show that fuses Shakespearian drama with the superhero genre may come across to many as something of a bastardization of both. As executed by Youngblood, however, the play comes across with a striking clarity that really plays-up the unique qualities of theatre in a...
04.23.2010 | | Posted at 08:48 AM

Another Thoroughly Entertaining Youngblood Theatre Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
Youngblood Theatre’s Spirits To Enforce opened last night to a near sell-out crowd. The Superhero/Shakespeare drama/comedy fusion piece was received quite well by the audience. Chicago playwright Mickle Maher’s script is easily one of the best I’ve ever seen staged. Spirits To Enforce brilliantly mixes the accessible with the inaccessible in a script so packed with details that it could e...
04.22.2010 | | Posted at 08:31 AM

Michael Cotey Talks More About His Second Time As A Director

By Russ Bickerstaff
Some time ago, Youngblood Theatre�co-founder Michael Cotey Googled the words �superhero� and �theatre,� and ran across something by a playwright named Mickle Maher. Having read Maher�s script for SPIRITS TO ENFORCE, Cotey knew that this was going to be a very, very interesting project. With a dozen actors sitting down and facing the audience as characters in a call center, the challenges of Cote...