Results tagged with 'milwaukee rep'
Published March 1, 2014
Great theater is about telling a story, and it's hard to find a much cooler story than "An Iliad," the epic poem by Homer. A retelling of that poem is the latest entry in the Milwaukee Rep season, and it's a performance that will leave you breathless.
Published Feb. 26, 2014
It is a story that almost everybody knows, but The Rep's "An Iliad" seeks to tell it like few have seen before. It's a bold show, one that requires a great actor, a great musician and - in this case - a whole new musical score. OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to talk to the two people behind essentially a whole new character, sound designer Josh Schmidt and cellist Alicia Storin, about creating the score and why a story like "An Iliad" has endured.
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 Feb. 4, 2014
Josh Landay's latest role brings him to Milwaukee, where he'll be playing Caleb in the Milwaukee Rep's production of "The Whipping Man," opening Saturday night. We got a chance to sit down with Josh and talk about his latest role and the performances that inspire him.
Published Jan. 11, 2014
There is one brief moment when we stop wondering, and we see Judy Garland in all she ever was during "End of the Rainbow," which opened Friday night at the Milwaukee Rep. The moment is exquisite and reflects the soaring majesty that made Garland what some people call the greatest American entertainer, ever.
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This weekend I attended two amazing performances: Eurydice at the Rep and Madama Butterfly presented by the Florentine Opera. Both of these stories portrayed two very different, but tragic love stories. In addition to the performers themselves, the scenery and the music was top-notch, making me f...
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