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Russ Bickerstaff

Russ Bickerstaff is a theater critic and aspiring author living on the south side with his wife and two daughters. In over ten years of covering the theater scene he has reviewed more than 1,000 shows. In addition to his work for The Shepherd Express, he maintains his own reader-funded Milwaukee theater blog. His short fictions have appeared in more than 30 different publications.

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Marquette University Theatre stages a production of Bruce Norris’ dual-era spinoff of A Raisin in the Sun. more

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Cabaret Milwaukee hosts its latest old-time radio-style variety show at the historic Astor Hotel. more

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The Constructivists stage an intimate basement production of Martin McDonagh’s interrogation drama The Pillowman. more

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Cooperative Performance stages an intriguing female-centered adaptation of a Shakespearian classic with CORIOLANA. more

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Marquette stages a well-balanced, well-paced musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. more

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Off the Wall Theatre stages a gritty production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew. more

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First Stage brings the work of popular children’s author Eric Carle to life with Jonathan Rockefeller’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. more

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Marquette University Theatre explored some very tricky territory this past weekend with Malaina Moore’s White privelige—a look at contemporary race relations in the U.S. more

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The Milwaukee Fringe Festival’s third year featured some truly intimate theatrical experiences. more

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Photo Credit: Paul Ruffolo

The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season with a fast-paced Sherlock Holmes adventure. more

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Emerald Condor Productions unleashes a compelling modern ragtime musical allegorical horror with The Flesh Trade. more

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Outskirts Theatre embraces a taut, little drama in an intimate space as it presents The Children’s Hour in the Brumder Mansion. more

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The Greendale Community Theatre valiantly marches into comical fantasy with its summer production of Shrek The Musical. more

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This month Sunset Playhouse opens an Elm Grove production of the popular musical comedy The Producers directed by Tommy Lueck. more

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Photo credit: Heidi Hodges

Door Shakespeare presents a pair of very popular comedies this summer as it stages Much Ado About Nothing in rotation with The Comedy of Errors. more

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Photo credit: Len Villano

Door County plays host to a legendary sleuth in female format as the Peninsula Players present Miss Holmes. more

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Milwaukee theater veteran Marilyn White stars as a resilient Parisian in an intimate staging of Jean Giraudoux’s The Mad Woman of Chaillot at Off the Wall Theatre. more

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Photo Credit: George Katsekes Jr.

Sunset Playhouse brings a vintage spoof to the stage with its production of Any Number Can Die. more

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Photo Credit: Paul Ruffolo

First Stage Children’s Theatre presents a vibrant stage adaptation of Megan McDonald’s popular children’s books. more

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Marc Camoletti’s whimsical farce makes it to the stage once more in an Elm Grove production at the Sunset Playhouse. more

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