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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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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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Marquette stages a production of an early 17th century historical drama which was half-written by Shakespeare. more

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This month, Next Act Theatre presents I and You—a contemporary two-person drama of human connection. Through April 29. more

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Voices Found Repertory stages a brief and intense production of Shakespeare’s MACBETH in the Underground Collaborative this month. more

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Theatre Gigante hosts a moody, artistic tribute to one of the most iconic characters of early 20th century pop fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. more

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Off the Wall Theatre closes out the winter with a production of Dale Gutzman’s adaptation of Christopher Marlow’s Dr. Faustus; through March 18. more

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Photo Credit: George Katskes Jr.

Sunset Playhouse enters Spring with an enjoyable production of Sondheim’s classic INTO THE WOODS. more

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Marquette University stages a one-hour drama about sexual assault. more

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Photo credit: Maureen Kilmurry, Windfall Theatre

Windfall Theatre whisks through a two-man tragicomedy as Joe Picchetti and Robert W.C. Kennedy perform STONES IN HIS POCKETS. more

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Cabaret Milwaukee hosts its latest old time radio-style variety show this weekend only at the Best Place Tavern. more

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Cooperative Performance stages the stories of contemporary immigrants with its debut production of Ellis. more

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Last weekend, Theatre Gigante staged a one-weekend-only production of a dance theater adaptation of Kafka’s classic Metamorphosis. more

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Photo credit: Emily Dever

Marquette Theatre stages a musical children’s theater show inspired by the books of Arnold Lobel. more

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Photo credit: Paul Ruffolo Photography

A toy rabbit goes on an adventure during the Great Depression in First Stage’s adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. more

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Greendale Community Theatre brings quirky comedy to a stage also occupied by audience in [title of show], through Jan. 20. more

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The intimate stage of the Next Act Theatre plays host to ’Twas the Month Before Christmas—a light-and-breezy comedy in which Joe and Mary give birth to a kid named Jesus. more

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This month, Randall T. Anderson presents another sold-out run of The Bartender, a one-man show that mixes drinks and stories in an intimate space. more

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Photo credit: George Katsekes Jr.

On a relatively modest budget, the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove stages an emotional production of Alan Menken’s Beauty and the Beast. more

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Next Act explores the fragmented nature of human connection in the father-son drama The Secret Mask, which runs through Dec. 10 at Next Act Theatre. more

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Photo Credit: Troy Freund

Love is pitted against greed in Boulevard Theatre’s inspiring concert reading of Jerry Herman’s Dear World. more

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