It's impossible to stop thinking about the production of "Carnival" currently being staged at In Tandem Theatre, which I reviewed on opening night last week and is a fascinating example of what can happen when you stretch yourself and dream big dreams.
When you are a theater critic, there is always this little part of you that harbors a kind of wish list of things that you'd love to see done by the companies you write about on a regular basis. Here's part of this theater critic's list.
The end of the year is the traditional time to talk about your hopes and wishes for the coming year, and the world of theater is not exception. Here are a dozen wishes for the Milwaukee theater community for the next 365 days.
The 2014 theater war in Wisconsin is a veritable embarrassment of riches with great plays, great productions and great acting. There are some surprise on the list of the best, including a production by a new company and its very first foray into the world of Milwaukee theater.
Perhaps it is the rough economy. Or a need to be heard. Maybe it’s just the pendulum swinging back to another time in our creative history, but Milwaukee is seeing a boom in small theatre companies making a big impression on the arts.In just the past six months, two new companie...