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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Chicago Comedy to be Staged in Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the biggest drinking holidays of the year approaches. It’s recently been announced that Just a couple of months after New Year’s Eve, a Chicago theatre group will be bringing its runaway hit drinking comedy to brew city. Opening February 12th, The Pub Theater’s Bye Bye Liver comes to Milwaukee. The popular Chicago comedy is a series of skits that explore  the culture of inebriation. ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

The Cabots Will Be Joined by Guest Artists from the Skylight’s 50 Year History

By Russ Bickerstaff
Colin and Paula Cabot, whose new Skylight show opens this New Year’s Eve, will be joined 14 different guest artists from the Skylight’s half-century history. The guest artists joining the Cabots for The Long and the Short Of It have recently been announced. They include: Elaine Parsons-Herro, Ray Jivoff, Mark-David Kaplan, Pam Kriger, Kathy Magestro, Norman Moses, Kurt Ollmann, Ellie Quint, ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Over Our Head Players Looking To Cast A Contemporary Irish Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane was a critical and commercial success when it debuted in 1996. It’s the story of a spinster who looks after her elderly mother. Suffering from mental illness, all of the daughter’s sisters have escaped an abusive, manipulative mother but her. When daughter finds romance, the dynamic between her and her mother gets a bit complic...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Racine Children’s Theatre Stages Adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
There has been increased interest in Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland of late, sparked in part by a big budget ($250 million) Tim Burton film adaptation due out in March. (Cable's Sy Fy Network had an interesting two-part made for TV series recently.) Racine Children’s Theatre and just Add Kids Inc. brings a kid-friendly adaptation of Carroll’s classic books to the stage in early January...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Only A Few Shows Left

By Russ Bickerstaff
Amidst a series of sell-out this month, Boulevard Theatre’s production of Christopher Durang’s The Marriage Of Bette And Boo seems to have had quite a bit of commercial success as well. Shows on the 19th and the 20th were sold out. The strange family tale of a narrator trying to come to terms with his parents and his parent’s parents makes it to its final five performances these next coup...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Idle Thoughts At The End Of The Calendar Year

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Last week before a show at the Alchemist, I ran into Alice Wilson—someone I knew in college who has found interesting theatrical work with local theatre group The M.U.T.E.S. The silent film-style live comedy group has found itself traveling quite a bit getting gigs at a variety of different venues. Alice likes the arrangement—evidently preferring the road gigs with no permanent home I don�...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Youngblood Begins Rehearsals For January Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
Youngblood Theatre  mentioned on Facebook this past Thursday that it was beginning rehearsals for its January show Red Light Winter. Written by Adam Rapp, the play is about a pair of young, American guys who share a “window prostitute,” in Amsterdam. The play has met with considerable acclaim, being nominated for a 2006 Pulitzer Prize. Rapp insists the play is NOT autobiographical, though it...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Racine Theatre Enters The New Year With Classic Country

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been nearly half a decade since the Roger Bean musical Lana Mae’s Honky Tonk Laundry had its world premiere with the Milwaukee Rep cabaret. The cabaret musical featured a simple story of two women working a Laundromat who have dreams of becoming country western stars. Roger Bean’s humor had a great del of charm to it that delivered a brilliantly idiosyncratic kind of comedy that can onl...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

There Should Be More Shows Matthew Belopavlovich’s

By Russ Bickerstaff
Matthew Belopavlovich’s Leaving The Ring is being performed early on in the week during some of the coldest days of the year. It seems unlikely that the show in its second night will draw huge crowds—a lamentable situation which solidly marks it as one of those entertaining little shows not many people will see—a fun fraction of an evening in the shadows of a theatre curtain between bigger m...

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