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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
June features not one, but two free outdoor productions of Shakespearean works. The better known of the two productions is Macbeth, which is being staged by Optimist Theatre. There is little that could be said here about Macbeth that hasn't...
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Inspiring theater from Milwaukee's First Stage

I vividly remember Rob Goodman 25 years ago, excited, nervous and even a bit sheepish...
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 2 and 7 p.m.

Set in 1946, State of the Union is the unlikely tale of a good-natured businessman who, despite his lack of political background, is picked to run as the Republican candidate for president of the United States of America. His estranged but loving wife guides him through the process, helping him stay true to his moral principles. The play’s optimistic view of human nature could have come straight out of a Frank Capra film...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Tandem Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Let’s face it: Most of us haven’t gotten around to reading all the classic books that we intended to. That’s why California’s Reduced Shakespeare Company stepped in and created All The Great Books (abridged), a comic play that covers 89 of the most highly esteemed works in the history of literature in roughly 90 minutes (including intermission). This fast-paced comedy about an ambitious drama professor kicks off In Tandem...
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Theater Review

The Vast Difference, a 1993 comedy by playwright Jeff Daniels (best known for his acting roles), makes it to the stage at Village Church Arts courtesy of a new production by Windfall Theatre. Likable Windfall regular Thomas Rosenthal displays the sympathetic end of his comic range in the role of George Noonan, a man with five daughters whose wife wants him to have a vasectomy.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Theater Preview

Shortly after the Battle of Salamis, in which Persia lost thousands of men and hundreds of ships to Greece, Aeschylus wrote about the conflict. Not only is The Persians the world's oldest surviving play, it's also the first play to be written from the perspective of the losing side.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Tonight @ Tandem Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

Let’s face it: Most of us haven’t gotten around to reading all the classic books that we intended to. That’s why California’s Reduced Shakespeare Company stepped in and created All The Great Books (abridged), a comic play that covers 89 of the most highly esteemed works in the history of literature in roughly 90 minutes (including intermission). This fast-paced comedy about an ambitious drama professor kicks off In Tandem...
Sunday, Oct. 5, 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...
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7 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, Oct. 1, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 7:30 p.m.

One of the most popular of Giacomo Puccini’s operas, La Boheme tells the funny, tragic tale of Parisians in the 1830s looking for love and artistic success. The Skylight Opera Theatre hasn’t attempted this beloved production for more than 40 years, but it choose it to open its new season. Tonight, Skylight continues its run of the production...

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