Results tagged with '1950s'
Published Feb. 2, 2013
Courage comes in many forms and styles, but when you have the spine to wrap sadness and danger in a blanket of comedy, you end up with something that is really brave. That is the case of the stunning production of "Clybourne Park" that opened Friday night at the Milwaukee Rep.
Published Jan. 9, 2013
It doesn't take long for the cast of "Memphis" to let you know what the show is all about. Almost the very first lyrics sung by the smooth-talking Delray set the whole evening up clearly. From that point on the Tony Award-winning musical "Memphis," which opened a week-long run last night at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, gets under your skin and into your blood in the way few plays, much less musicals, ever do.
Published Dec. 16, 2005
Maybe Milwaukee can't hold on to a retro downtown diner like Ed Debevic's but Brew City itself is fodder for a diner and musical venue that recalls a lost age in American culture. Milwaukee 50's Diner is located in the town of Varedo, in the province of Milan, in northern Italy.
Published April 9, 2004
Defining the term "rockabilly" is as slippery as the grease in Elvis' hair, but an OMC writer and numerous Milwaukeeans into the scene -- including members of the band The Uptown Savages -- give it a whirl anyway.
Published Nov. 25, 2002
It's a Tuesday afternoon in the year 2002, but Jim Dutcher sports a "pompador with a duck's ass" haircut and listens to Bill Haley while minding the retro Tip-Top Atomic Shop in Bay View.