Bill Theisen


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Based on Rosa Guy’s 1985 novel My Love, My Love, Once on This Island was turned into a musical by the successful Broadway team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical). And in the skilled hands of Skylight Music Theatre’s ve... more

Feb 3, 2015 10:25 PM Theater 1 Comments

Anyone who cares about theater or opera needs to see the Skylight production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess (through June 9). I was skeptical beforehand, since this grand scale opera with a large orchestra, cast and chorus more

May 21, 2013 7:34 PM Classical Music

Sometimes you don't want to have to watch anything particularly deep. Sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy light, classy rock in a musical theater setting. This month, Skylight Music Theatre responds to that desire more

Mar 14, 2013 1:58 AM Theater

Local actress/singer Leslie Fitzwater has been captivating Milwaukee audiences for decades. From Jan. 15 through Feb. 10, Skylight Music Theatre (158 N. Broadway) mounts the final run of Fitzwater’s original signature more

Jan 23, 2013 5:06 PM Off the Cuff

The Sound of Music is most remembered for its 1965 movie adaptation with golden-voiced Julie Andrews as Maria. However, the original 1959 stage production with the equally compelling Mary Martin had established a more more

Nov 20, 2012 12:40 PM Theater

The rare Wisconsinite who isn't an avid Green Bay Packers fan may be tempted to say that all of us enthusiastic football fans are from “outer space.” But in one wacky comedy, created by members of American Folklore Theatre, the Packers ac more

Jun 13, 2012 12:00 AM Theater 1 Comments

Big, professional productions of old Gilbert and Sullivan musicals can chisel themselves into the stage like stale museum pieces. A good G&S production is a delicate balance between sophisticated socio-political satire, song, dance and pure fu.. more

Nov 22, 2010 10:09 AM Theater

I had kind of an odd experience at the Milwaukee Rep’s Laurel and Hardy  last night. There's a point in the show where the two share a soda. I'd never seen the bit before, but I anticipated the punch line well before it was uttered. The audie.. more

Sep 27, 2010 8:18 PM Theater

With a chill alternative kind of rock, The National is performing live at the Pabst on Friday, April 17 at 8pm. Come early and meet some of the Street Teamers whowill be at the show, who knows, yo,The Naked Vine more

Jul 17, 2009 12:00 AM Promotions

When we voted for change in November, we didn’t realize what stupid, long-running political battles we might be able to clear off our books. ,Taking Liberties more

Mar 24, 2009 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 3 Comments