Falls Patio Players


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This week, Theatre Gigante offers a modern-day take on a centuries-old play by John Gay, and The Constructivists present Sam Shepard’s self-described “take-off on Republican fascism.” Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


Performed by the Falls Patio Players, Miss Holmes is a gender-bent screenplay by Christopher M. Walsh, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read more



Photo credit: Mark Frohna

This week, Zombies from the Beyond arrive in Milwaukee courtesy of Skylight Music Theatre, William Shakespeare engages in some Equivocation at Next Act Theatre and more. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

The Shepherd Express presents its Holiday Arts Guide 2017, a compilation of holiday-themed music and theater performances for the season. Read more

A&E Feature

A large cast of children between the ages of 7 and 15 is needed for a live stage adaptation of the Disney animated musical Mulan. The film that brought ancient China to life with a modern western sensibility wasn’t a huge hit for Disney, but the.. Read more


Falls Patio Players will be holding auditions in August for an upcoming production of Godspell. Heidi Salter directs the show, which will be staged early this coming October. A show featuring tunes inspired by a variety of moods from pop to .. Read more


Based on John Waters’ 1988 film, the retro musical comedy Hairspray is one of those one kind of wishes came out before it was retro. Set in Baltimore in 1962, it tells the story of an overweight girl who manages to make it onto a popular dance sho.. Read more



At the far end of the current theatre season, Menomonee Falls’ Falls Patio Players will be staging a production of the popular musical Hairspray. The musical details the journey of a 1960s plus-size teen who dreams of dancing on the Corny Collins .. Read more


Earlynext month, the Falls Patio Players present Agatha Christie’s AMurder Is Announced. The Leslie Darbon adaptation of the 1950 crimenovel features the beloved Miss Marple in a cozy residential setting. It wasChristie’s 50th book. It was qui.. Read more


  Rodgers and Hammerstein had been writing music together for a very, very long time. Somewhere around the dawn of pop music when all kinds of fusion was going on between American music of various kinds, these two guys were producing some of th.. Read more


With mid-July more or less here, summer theatre starts to wind-down for the early part of the 2011-2012 theatre season. In just a few weeks, there’s the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, which continues to bridge the gap between Summer theatre and the .. Read more


Milwaukee's New Year's Eve Tradition, the original Harlem Globetrotter's are back! Tickets are available for two different game times, Friday, December 31, 2010 at 1pm or 6pm. The Harlem Globetrotters, who have contributed more innovations ... Read more

Happening Now

Sometimes it takes a journey into untamed seas to discover riches, while other times treasures can mysteriously wash ashore. When it comes to creating music for the U.K. band Stornoway, named after the Scottish seaside town, there are count... Read more

Music Feature

For years The National was one of indie-rock’s most infamous also-rans, the band that slipped under the radar of critics and listeners alike, but by 2007, when the group released its acclaimed album Boxer , the masses had begun to take Read more

Today in Milwaukee

For most Americans, technology permeates everyday life via e-mails, text messages and voice messages on iPads, iPods, iPhones and miniscule laptops. It’s all about faster, lighter and smaller, especially when compared to vintage mechanisms ... Read more

Visual Arts

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors want nothing more than to continue performing the band’s music, but with The Doors’ iconic singer Jim Morrison dead and drummer John Densmore dead set against seeing the Read more

Today in Milwaukee

It’s an unlikely premise for a comedy: A charismatic artist ends up in a psych ward after a notably bad gallery show, having attempted suicide. When she realizes that her health insurance won’t allow her to stay in the hospital for Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Freebies, entertainment and time-wasters abound this week as part of Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, a hodgepodge of morale-boosting free events held throughout Downtown and the Third Ward. Today’s festivities include lunchtime office ... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

When the fireworks fade from the skies in early July, the visual art in Door County will continue to sparkle. This holiday weekend sees a round of art events and gallery openings on the peninsula that will last through the end of summer. I... Read more

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