Results tagged with 'milwaukee rep'
Published Aug. 29, 2014
"The Doyle & Debbie Show," the season opener for the Milwaukee Rep, is making history. "Is this the first time a toilet's been on the Stackner stage? Probably," said JC Clementz, the show's director. The prop potty, however, nicely sets the tone for "The Doyle & Debbie Show," a goofy Christopher Guest-esque parody about a washed-up country duo.
Published June 5, 2014
The 2013-14 theater season has closed, and it's on to the wonderful summer of productions in Spring Green and Door County. Before hitting the road, I wanted to talk about a season that gave us so much wonderful theater.
Published May 2, 2014
As I gear up to go spelunking in the historic home of the Milwaukee Rep, which occupies a complex of former utility buildings, the Rep announced that it has received a one-time half-million-dollar grant from the The Herzfeld Foundation to fund immediate repairs caused by significant settling that has occurred over recent years.
Published April 13, 2014
Ever since he made his debut into the American pop culture world, Superman has been a character who made people wonder what he really was. After all, he's technically an alien disguised as a human. That was kind of the way I felt walking out of the opening night of "The History of Invulnerability" at the Milwaukee Rep. I wasn't totally sure what I had just watched, but I knew whatever it was had made me a little uncomfortable.
Published April 8, 2014
A small wooden and plastic model of a stage has now graduated into a full stage, lit with lights and bright, colorful, comic book influenced projections. Superglue will no longer be necessary to keep it together. Now, the stage merely waits for its actors, an audience and a story to unfold. That story is writer David Bar Katz's "The History of Invulnerability," the story of Jerry Siegel and his famous creation: Superman.
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[image of William "Chick" Webb, 1930's from totaldrumsets.com]For whatever strange coincidence or intentional scheduling Milwaukee has so far this year played host to two --count ‘em two!-- musical performances showcasing the brilliance of American composer and musician Thomas &qu...
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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