Results tagged with 'milwaukee rep'
Published March 25, 2017
Comedy can have a brutally short shelf life. The expiration date on the classic comedic stylings of the Marx Brothers, however, remains far off in the distance. And proving that has been Frank Ferrante's mission for more than three decades.
Published Jan. 25, 2017
The wit and wisdom of one of the unforgettable icons in the world of sports is on full display in "McGuire," written by Al McGuire's longtime broadcast partner Dick Enberg and getting a run at the Stackner Cabaret at The Rep.
Published Jan. 24, 2017
Over the weekend, I saw two powerful plays that both used organized religion as a centerpiece, which raised some questions for me about how theater reflects the world of faith. The portrayals of two faiths were very different, and not always accurate.
Published Jan. 17, 2017
It could hardly be more appropriate to our times that The Milwaukee Rep unveils a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about Muslims in America the very week that we are getting a new president who has made Muslims a target of his vitriolic political campaign.
Published Dec. 20, 2016
Trying to pick the top 20 plays of the year in Milwaukee is kind of like trying to choose which of your triplets you love the most. But here are 20 shows that were special to Dave Begel and prove what a rich theatrical tapestry Milwaukee has.
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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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