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05.08.2010 | | Posted at 11:39 AM

Rebecca Holderness Presents 5 free shorts On Monday Night

By Russ Bickerstaff
Warmer weather after winter tends to bring with it both the end of the traditional theatre season, replaced by a barrage of shorts programs. Pink Banana Theatre’s next short program is a couple of weeks from its May 21st opening. This coming Monday, UWM’s Rebecca Holderness presents a program of five shorts with Five Plays You Didn’t Know. The ephemeral nature of theatre is really amplifie...
05.07.2010 | | Posted at 07:49 AM

UWM’s Noel Coward Staging Is Cleverly Melodramatic in All The Right Places

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s something really, really refreshing and refreshingly dramatic about a production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. I had the pleasure of seeing it for a third time last night. Directed by Rebecca Holderness, the UWM production compares favorably with Milwaukee Chamber and American Players Theatre productions I’ve seen of the comedy in the past. The production is remarkably vivid with a de...
04.20.2010 | | Posted at 07:15 AM

Milwaukee Multicultural Theatre Stages Shows at UWM

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Multicultural Theatre continues its mission to unite the various cultures that the city consists of through art this week as it presents M�A Collection of Mothers. The show, which debuted last year, makes it to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. This latest incarnation of the show makes it to UWM�s Union Ballroom West tonight as a combination theatre show and art exhibition. ...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MIAD, UWM students display new works in April

For many students, spring break offers a time of rest and relaxation. For senior art majors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), however, it’s a frantic time to finish projects for exhibitions opening in April. MIAD senior Molly Opitz...
03.05.2010 | | Posted at 05:59 PM

Seniors Amanda J. Hull and Liz Shipe Present Two Short Musicals

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The crowd for the final dress rehearsal was populated largely with people from the UWM theatre department. It’s a different kind of crowd atmosphere . . . one not entirely unlike a usual theatre crowd. I’m there to catch a performance of a pair of projects by two UWM students. It’s a very casual workshop atmosphere. It is only a little over 24 hours before the single performance of the ...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

As university expands, North Avenue adjusts to increased student presence

Milwaukee’s East Side lost one of its historic landmarks early in the morning on Jan. 19, when after 40 years anchoring North Avenue, the restaurant Pizza Man burned down in a four-alarm blaze. The fire, which has been ruled arson, demolished a building that also housed Cush Lounge, the Black and White Café, the Grecian Delight restaurant and 10 apartments. Pizza Man will reopen, but almost...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Theatre Department Stages Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
The current UWM production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the fourth that I’ve seen in a year and a half. American Players Theatre’s production was an interesting big-budget show in a beautiful outdoor theatre in Spring Green with a modern production design featuring a beautiful set by the Tony Award-winning scenic designer of August: Osage County. Door Shakespeare’s comparatively modest ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

UWM Presents a reasding of a new play by Laura Jacqmin

By Russ Bickerstaff
The process of working out a theatrical script can be kind of a strange journey. Say you're working on a really interesting idea for the stage about a man who can't be killed and a man who won't shut up about it. Then you run across a talented local actor and he says he's really more into doing film now. Turns out his was the voice you always heard in your head when you were writing the script. No...

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