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Published Oct. 4, 2014
Some plays roar along on a speeding train, carrying an audience to a climactic moment when, even though they are breathless, the play asks for even more breath. Others, some of the finest, invite you along for a leisurely walk among the marigolds and then, with a sudden twist of the fates, stops you in your tracks and slaps you right in the face. That's "after all the terrible things I do."
Published Oct. 1, 2014
The Milwaukee Rep's latest production, the drama "after all the terrible things that I do," deals with some of today's most difficult and challenging modern conversations, ones as a society people are still parsing through - or maybe trying to avoid. Yet that's not what scares the show's lead actors, Mark Junek and Sophia Skiles, going into the show's opening.
Published Sept. 27, 2014
The number "Hell No" may be at the heart of this play, but for the Milwaukee Rep's production of "The Color Purple," it's a "hell yes" if you want an evening of some of the best, warmest music you will see on stage all year.
Published Sept. 8, 2014
The Rep's new production is a rollicking start to the theater season and one that is full of everything that's great about country music: a sly sense of humor, an equally sly sense of what makes a good story and a devoted faithfulness to an era gone by and mourned.
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.
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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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