Deanna Strasse


Photo Courtesy of Village Playhouse

Village Playhouse stages an intimate, studio-theater production of an itinerant worker and a group of German nuns. Read more


Coming up this week are Windfall Theatre and Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Dancing With Hamlet, Acacia Theatre’s The Hiding Place, Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s The Tales of Hoffman and Memories Dinner Theater’s Are You Sure? Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Veteran local actors draw a warm and comic gravity to the stage in Sunset Playhouse’s production of Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedy by Joe DiPietro. Read more


The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa includes this production of A Doll’s House, directed by Deanna Strasse, as part of its “Season of Women." Set in the second half of the 19th century, the play ... Read more


West Allis’ Off-Book Players will stage a production of David Rimmer’s New York. It’s a look at people trying to get on with their lives in the months after September 11th, 2001. Deanna Strasse directs a cast including Melody Lopac, Phil Ste.. Read more



Photo Credit: Carroll Studios

Ray Cooney’s farce Funny Money, now playing at Waukesha Civic Theatre, takes us back to 1970s London. Director Graham Killeen has brought together a wonderful cast with impressive chemistry on stage and is spot-on in keeping with the fast-p... Read more


Alabama is the only state in the union that still has a ban on the sale of sex toys. Nevertheless, a shop called Pleasures in Huntsville, Ala., recently expanded to a former bank building in order to use three drive-thru windows to sell dil... Read more

News of the Weird

Back in the 1960s, John Fahey and Leo Kottke uncovered a new dimension for guitar with very old roots in the rich soil of American music. Milwaukee guitarist Colin O’Brien has long been immersed in many varieties of old-time music. On Insid... Read more

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