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01.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
New Year’s Eve was a bit odd. My wife and I ended up watching in some drunken improv at the Alchemist Theatre just hours before the first seconds of 2009. The scheduled super-hero-themed New Year's Eve didn't quite happened, as only one woman showed up in costume as Batgirl, I believe . . . there were a couple of guys in wigs as well, if I'm not mistaken. So it goes with the best laid plans of m...
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - noon & 4:30 p.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Michael Pink began his tenure as artistic director of the company in 2002, one of his priorities was to improve Milwaukee Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. Pink has accomplished this feat by making the ballet more challenging-technically and dramatically-not only for those creating the piece...
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Michael Pink began his tenure as artistic director of the company in 2002, one of his priorities was to improve Milwaukee Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. Pink has accomplished this feat...
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 4 p.m.

Since 1977, the Milwaukee Ballet has performed a full-length version of The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet about a young girl, Clara, who falls sleep holding a nutcracker doll she received as a Christmas gift, but when internationally renowned choreographer and dancer Michael Pink began his tenure as artistic director of the company in 2002, one of his priorities was to improve Milwaukee Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. Pink has accomplished this feat by making the ballet more challenging-technically and dramatically-not only for those creating the piece, but also...
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Riding a wave of renewed interest thanks to the hit film adaptation, the trend-setting Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has launched another round of its ongoing tour, with a stopover in Milwaukee this week at the Marcus Center. The musical follows a young bride’s attempts to reunite her mother with her father in advance of her tropical wedding, but really the plot is just an excuse for tons and tons of re-appropriated ABBA...
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 8 p.m.

Riding a wave of renewed interest thanks to the hit film adaptation, the trend-setting Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has launched another round of its ongoing tour, with a stopover in Milwaukee this week at the Marcus Center. The musical follows a young bride’s attempts to reunite her mother with her father in advance of her tropical wedding, but really the plot is just an excuse for tons and tons of re-appropriated ABBA...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Riding a wave of renewed interest thanks to the hit film adaptation, the trend-setting Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has launched another round of its ongoing tour, with a stopover in Milwaukee this week at the Marcus Center. The musical follows a young bride’s attempts to reunite her mother with her father in advance of her tropical wedding, but really the plot is just an excuse for tons and tons of re-appropriated ABBA...
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Riding a wave of renewed interest thanks to the hit film adaptation, the trend-setting Broadway musical Mamma Mia! has launched another round of its ongoing tour, with a stopover in Milwaukee this week at the Marcus Center. The musical follows a young bride’s attempts to reunite her mother with her father in advance of her tropical wedding, but really the plot is just an excuse for tons and tons of re-appropriated ABBA songs...
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1 p.m.

First Stage's adaptation of Lois Lowry's Gossamer begins with a waif-like girl engaged in a battle of wills with her unyielding mentor, her unquenchable curiosity gently butting against her elder's limited reserve of patience. It's an appropriate beginning for a play that is essentially all about the battle of wills between the spirited ingeniousness of youth and the wisdom of old age, the forces of light and darkness, and between a young...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Theater Review

First Stage's adaptation of Lois Lowry's Gossamer begins with a waif-like girl engaged in a battle of wills with her unyielding mentor, her unquenchable curiosity gently butting against her elder's limited reserve of patience. It's an appropriate beginning for a play that is essentially all about the battle of wills between the spirited ingeniousness of youth and the wisdom of old age, the forces of light and darkness, and between a young boy's suppressed feelings of shame and his burgeoning sense of self-worth...

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