Wednesday May 27th 2015

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” Mary”

” Mary”

Social satire is often hard to project to a theater audience. How can a playwright take pot-shots at many different facets of life and not offend a portion of the audience assembled to watch ( and judge) his or her work?This must have entered the mind of playwright Thomas [Read More]

“The Moonstone”

“The Moonstone”

Lifeline Theatre is known for its adaptations of original works into plays that are creative and innovative- they use their tiny space in Rogers park in ways that are unconventional to make these stories come to life and over the 28 years they have been around, we have seen [Read More]

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

“Madagascar Live” is coming soon!

Get ready for a new LIVE show for the family- "Madagascar Live" written by Kevin Del Auila withe the music by Joel Someillan and George Noriega ( composers of "Dora the Explorer" and "Go,Diego,Go" television shows and the "Go, Diego,Go" live stage show. [Read More]

“The Big Meal”

“The Big Meal”

Directed by Dexter Bullard, this is a roller coaster ride of emotions as we watch our cast of 8 change roles as the years go on. There are times of confusion for us, the audience, as it is easy to get lost in the years moving along as our young couple become an older [Read More]

” Les Miserables”

” Les Miserables”

I was very impressed with many of the voices in this cast. After all this is a play that is 99 9/10% music and so singing voices are very important. Try to remember that this is the 25th Anniversary of one the longest running musicals. A little old and a little new are the [Read More]

“Do The Hustle”

“Do The Hustle”

Under the careful direction of William Brown on an almost bare stage with just the smallest of set pieces (designed by Kevin Depinet) that allows the flow of action to move swiftly and keep the focus on what this father and son are doing and feeling about life and each [Read More]

“Burn The Floor”

“Burn The Floor”

a wonderful two hours of dancing and music that takes ballroom dancing to a whole new level. It is Electrifying, sensual and erotic with one of them most energy packed troupe of dancers I have ever seen on any stage. WOW! that would have to be a one word description of [Read More]

“The Boys Room”

“The Boys Room”

This is a "Dark comedy" ( a title that Johnson doesn't appreciate) but has many touching and funny moments. There is a lot of use of the "F - word", but even when used by Ron's daughter, Roann ( a dynamic performance by young Allison Torem who many of us have watched grow [Read More]

Sex With Strangers”

Sex With Strangers”

Written by Laura Eason ( a member of The Lookingglass Theatre Company) this is a solid story about two personalities who come together, but even though one feels they "were meant to be" what they have never evolves to what they had hoped for. Directed by Jessica Thebus, who [Read More]

“Shining City”

“Shining City”

As we watch the stories unfold ( the stories being the mindset of our two main characters), we begin to think about what might happen to each and at the end, while it appears that John has indeed overcome his fears and guilt, we are not altogether sure about the path that [Read More]

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” The Magic Parlour”  (with notes by Adam Shaw)

” The Magic Parlour” (with notes by Adam Shaw)

To quote Adam, "As I expected, it was a great show. The magic was unreal and only five feet in front of us. To make it [Read More]

“The Little Foxes”

“The Little Foxes”

These are selfish people, all only interested in their personal gains and the riches they can get from the sweat of [Read More]

“The Book of Mormon” review by Lawrence Riordan

“The Book of Mormon” review by Lawrence Riordan

The professionalism and artistry which the director and actors brought to this production was illustrated on opening [Read More]

“Our New Girl” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Our New Girl” review by Lawrence Riordan

He could be a morose child who delights in the macabre, as many kind people of all ages are, or his interest could [Read More]

” INANA “

” INANA “

There are a number of twists and turns in this sort of convoluted story about a man who may or may not be responsible [Read More]

Ravinia 2015

Ravinia 2015

As the weather begins to warm, the trees begin to flower and kids start talking about Summer vacation, our minds begin [Read More]

“Big Fish” review by Lawrence Riordan

“Big Fish” review by Lawrence Riordan

John August’s Big Fish has arrived in Milwaukee fresh from Broadway in a condensed and sanitized version for Todd [Read More]