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"Over the Tavern" makes crisis of faith funny

Published March 8, 2013

Rudy Pazinski spends a fair amount of time bedeviling Sister Clarissa, his aging teacher, and talking to Jesus Christ in the darkness of the chapel. He asks Jesus to make Sister Clarissa nicer and to put his father into a good mood when he comes home for dinner, bringing spaghetti from a local restaurant. This evening of theater is full of not just chuckles but real belly laughs.


"Lumberjacks in Love" falls flat

Published Jan. 26, 2013

"Lumberjacks in Love" gives us stereotypes of the men who cut the trees. They drink. They sleep. Occasionally they take a little bit of a bath. Some dream of women. Some dream of blue soap, some dream of spitting tobacco. There is almost nothing unique about these characters. Although there are a few laughs, jokes about body parts and gender bending and semi-risque positions between two men, they grow tiresome after awhile.


"Stage Door" still dazzles after seven decades

Published Sept. 15, 2012

When you decide to do a 76-year-old play and present it to an audience today, it's probably a good idea to have a couple of pieces of magic up your sleeve. It's always a gamble, but the risk can sometimes be worth it. That's what has happened at Sunset Playhouse, where they debuted a long run of "Stage Door."


New music series on the horizon

Published Sept. 11, 2012

Monday, Sept. 17, the Musical Mainstage Series opens with music from 1960 to 64 and four great local singers: Tommy Hahn, Katy Johnson, Rana Roman and Neil Haven.


Singing in their dinner jackets

Published Jan. 31, 2012

Few of us have to show up for work wearing white dinner jackets, but Aaron Schmidt, Tommy Lueck, Don Lobacz and Reginald T. Kurschner are eager to do so. That's because they are the Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets, a quartet that croons the tunes of the `50s and `60s.

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Damn Yankees

Tickets! Tickets! Get your Tickets here! Last night was opening night of Damn Yankees at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove.  The musical by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott;Music, with lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler runs July 11-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31- August 3, 2008.  ...

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