Results tagged with 'brent hazelton'
Published Nov. 10, 2014
When you set out to tell the story of a man, there are at least two ways to go about it. One is to focus on something sensational, some single aspect of the man's life and build your story around it. This approach is exploitive and rarely captures the story you hope to tell. The other way to to do it honestly, upfront with everything. That's the kind of honesty that fuels the remounting of "Liberace!" which opened over the weekend at the Milwaukee Rep.
Published Nov. 4, 2014
Back during the Milwaukee Rep's 2010-11 season, the company showcased the world premiere of "Liberace!," a glance into the life of the Milwaukee-born musical sensation. For star Jack Forbes Wilson and writer-director Brent Hazelton, however, one go-around was nowhere near enough time to capture such a larger than life figure.
Published Aug. 7, 2014
If there is one thing that marks the world of professional theater, in Milwaukee and just about everywhere else, it's the egalitarian nature of things. Nevertheless, there are stars created in the world of theater. Now we have two certifiable budding star directors - both women, both 27 years old and each with a future that seems unlimited.
Published Feb. 10, 2014
Outside of a small handful, there are no perfect plays. But one of the unique and wondrous aspects of live theater is that great actors, great directors and great designers can lift any play into such rarefied air that whatever imperfections in the script are largely forgotten and ignored. Such is the story of "The Whipping Man."
Published Jan. 19, 2013
This is a smart play that nibbles around the edges of a thoughtful display of dogma and there are lessons to be learned here. One of those lessons is that great theater doesn't have to be big, it just has to be great.
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