Monthly Archives: October 2017

American Players Theatre announces exciting schedule for next season

SPRING GREEN, WIS: American Players Theatre (APT) is excited to announce its 39th summer season, which will run June 9 to October 14, 2018. In APT’s flagship outdoor amphitheater, William Shakespeare will bookend the Hill season with As You Like … Continue reading

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“Sex with Strangers” at Renaissance isn’t hot or sexy

The proverb is over 300 years old – “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” There is also the axiom – “don’t promise more than you can deliver.” They both apply, sadly, to the opening production of the season for … Continue reading

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Latest WUWM Lake Effect reviews. Season is up and running.

Reviews of The Rep, Next Act, In Tandem, Skylight and First Stage.

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Imagination runs wild in First Stage’s “

Like every single production at First Stage, there are a lot of reasons to go see a show – in this case “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” which opened last weekend. You can go for the story, or the music or … Continue reading

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Jarecki leads cast of literate illiterates at In Tandem

How funny is Doug Jarecki? I was standing in line to pick up my ticket for “All The Great books (Abridged) at In Tandem Theatre Friday night when I heard this voice from behind me. “Hey Dave,” I turned around. … Continue reading

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Touring production of “Rent” ought to face possible eviction

During the intermission of  “Rent” at the Marcus Center on opening night, a friend of my wife’s was debating leaving. This woman, who shall go unnamed, is a regular at theater in Milwaukee and an astute critic who loves most … Continue reading

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Skylight and Hot Mikado a delicious Japanese dish

Is six months too short a time to see a sendup of the famed Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “The Mikado” twice? Under normal circumstances the answer might be “yes,” but after seeing the Skylight version of “Mikado” Saturday night the … Continue reading

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Next Act stages profound, important and sensitive Silent Sky

“We do not know where we are. “ “All I have is time. All I haven’t is time.” It is with the search and the claim that a chronicle of the journey of Henrietta Leavitt  is taking place at Next … Continue reading

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Akhtar play at The Rep is timely and important, but could use some fine tuning

It was almost as if I was watching Serena and Venus Williams and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on a tennis court mixing it up and blisteringly batting a ball back and forth over the line. Winners hit and then … Continue reading

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