Monthly Archives: January 2018

A couple more reviews of Black Pearl Sings at The Rep

Two more reviews for Black Pearl Sings at The Rep from distinguished critics. Mike Fischer Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/arts/2018/01/22/milwaukee-reps-black-pearl-its-best-when-singing/1054434001/   Kelsey Lawler Broadway World https://www.broadwayworld.com/milwaukee/article/BWW-Review-BLACK-PEARL-SINGS-Brings-Soulful-Storytelling-to-the-Milwaukee-Repertory-Theater-20180123 Advertisements

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Rep’s “Black Pearl Sings” – not enough singing and too much talking and talking and talking

Driven by an obvious desire to cover all the bases – and even create new bases – playwright Frank Higgins has created two distinct and troubled characters who live in parallel universes. And each character gets equal depression-era weight with … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE SCORES A SMASHING HIT WITH AN IMMIGRANT RUSSIAN FAMILY TALE OF DISINTEGRATION

Ah, America. The land of opportunity. We welcome you to our shores but….be careful. Don’t fall into the America trap, one that can be the painstakingly slow disintegration of your own personal American dream. America can eat you alive. That’s … Continue reading

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“Constellations” brings dramatic and powerful end to All In Productions season

It’s a rare theatrical evening indeed, when the most unexpected combination of disciplines create a chemical reaction that explodes inside your heart. That’s the case in “Constellations,” the Nick Payne romantic comedy/drama that was opened by All In Productions Friday … Continue reading

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Trying to find a message keeps The Rep’s “Animal Farm” stuck ion the barn

It is perhaps fitting that the lingering feeling after watching the Orwellian production of “Animal Farm” at The Rep was one of theatrical dystopia. For anyone who had some trouble with vocabulary tests in high school, “dystopia” is the opposite … Continue reading

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Transcendent trio of actors bring touching and funny to a story of sisters

Once upon a time a famous chef – Wolfgang Puck or Julia Childs or Gordon Ramsay – said that “cooking is an art but baking is a science.” None of those famous people ever had a chance to see the … Continue reading

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