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Published May 22, 2014
I first noticed Gina Weber she was on the Skylight stage, dressed like a hippie and twirling a hula hoop. A hula hoop. I thought it was a marvelous idea created by director Ray Jivoff. So I began to look into this young actress, one who could do what Jivoff wanted and who had a free-wheeling ease on stage. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the hula hoop was not an isolated idea. It's a real art form, and Weber is wrapped up in it.
Published May 17, 2014
The tribal musical "Hair" has returned to Milwaukee almost half a century after it first sent shockwaves through the country.
Published May 10, 2014
With all due apologies to NBC's massive hit singing show, the aura of great music so often comes down to "The Voice." And it is the voice that's on full display in the original work created for Skylight Music Theatre by Milwaukee native and famed international composer Daron Hagen.
Published March 15, 2014
Philip Glass is revered by many as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, and he has a reputation that rivals that of Allen Ginsberg, whose words would change America forever. It is against that background that the curtain went up on "Hydrogen Jukebox" at Skylight. From the opening moments, it was clear that this was not a Rogers & Hammerstein musical.
Published Feb. 1, 2014
The word "barrio" conjures up all kinds of images, depending largely on your ethnicity and your experience. But an amazing picture of a barrio as a place of joy, hope, fear and dreams is what you see in the Tony Award winning musical "In the Heights," which opened Friday night at Skylight Music Theatre.
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