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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Optimist’s free Shakespeare show

 Optimist Theatre returns this summer with another free, outdoor Shakespeare production. This time around, Optimist stages the show in Kadish Park’s amphitheater overlooking the downtown Milwaukee skyline
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 One of many plays by William Shakespeare to be staged in Wisconsin this summer, the Optimist Theatre’s As You Like It has the distinction of being perhaps the only one presented for free. Optimist has been doing a free outdoor
Thursday, May 2, 2013
 Musical revues can be kind of repetitive. They add a nice contrast to the rest of what inhabits local stages, but the format can feel forced no matter how it's dressed up. The Harmonettes has some unique angles, however. The
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

In Tandem’s funny holiday favorite

You know it’s really Christmas time in Milwaukee, or at least in “da Sout Side,” when A Cudahy Caroler Christmas comes to visit In Tandem Theatre Company. And for those holiday partiers
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The life of an artist isn't easy. The fact that this is a cliché makes matters very difficult for any work of art attempting to explore the lives of artists. But Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George avoids...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Is Buffalo Nation (Bison bison), premiered at Present Music last weekend, an opera? An oratorio? A song cycle? Live accompaniment to film? Or an unstaged, multimedia morality play with incidental music?
12.24.2011 | | Posted at 04:33 PM

Alison Mary Forbes joins the puppets at Carte Blanche

By Russ Bickerstaff
nI don't know if I have different standard for local productions. I just know that the big touring shows that roll through town feel like tremendous waste of time, money and talent...not unlike Broadway itself. So why do I still like Neil Haven's Who Killed Santa?nThe adult puppet show that involves a dirty old Santa, a drunken Rudolph and resurrection through sex with a corpse is anything but sop...
01.29.2011 | | Posted at 02:49 PM

Opening Night With The Skylight Opera Theatre’s JACQUES BREL

By Russ Bickerstaff
During intermission a woman wearing a Skylight Opera staff pin passed by. I overheard her saying something about the number of reviewers in attendance . . . excitedly adding that the audience was “on.” It was opening night for the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris. The audience was electric—immensely responsive to a show—not only a...

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