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Shear Madness

Paul Pörtner’s Shear Madness is a cozy little comedy currently running at The Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. A colorful ensemble of characters find themselves in a more

Oct 16, 2014 3:40 AM Theater

I’ve seen over 850shows as a theater critic in the past dozen years. In all that timeI’ve never once gone to the Northern Lights Theater in PotawatomiHotel & Casino. It’s an interesting venue. From the nearest busstop I could find, it’s a long.. more

Oct 10, 2014 2:43 PM Theater

I love theater. I don’t care if it’s a drama at the Rep or talent night at the Rusty Nail Trailer Park, I’m all about the performing arts. From William Shakespeare’s classics to Three-Finger Judy playing the spoons in the community room, I ... more

Oct 8, 2014 12:33 AM Hear Me Out

In the market for some Halloween-season thrills? A cautionary tale for bullies? Ideas for making use of all that spare pig blood you have lying around? Look no further than Theatre Unchained’s production of Carrie: The more

Oct 1, 2014 3:08 PM Theater

Nextmonth, Potowatomi Hotel & Casino plays host to an extended run of anoff-Broadway show for the first time. It’s kind of an interesting milestone forthe Northern Lights Theater. The theater has been around for a long time. Inover 10 years of.. more

Sep 27, 2014 9:00 AM Theater

If you're a supporter of Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg and you're hoping that a recount could possibly turn up enough votes to secure her a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, brace yourself. According to one recount.. more

Apr 12, 2011 7:46 PM Daily Dose

Qawwali, the Sufi music of the Indian subcontinent, is meant to transport listeners and performers to another dimension. How the music of those most mystical of Muslims became integral to the soundtracks of Bollywood, the colorful film industry.. more

Mar 28, 2011 7:55 PM I Hate Hollywood

Serial killers can elude police for decades, and some might even die with their secrets. As shown in "The Capture of the Green River Killer" (a Lifetime Channel miniseries out March 29 on DVD), it's mostly because the murderers usually prey on .. more

Mar 13, 2011 1:03 PM I Hate Hollywood

After the outlines of the Manhattan Project were revealed by the flash of the atomic bombing of Japan, it was clear that the executive branch of our government was willing and capable of devoting enormous reserves of money and manpower to vast, .. more

Mar 10, 2011 3:23 PM I Hate Hollywood

About a year ago, the Horny Goat Brewing Co. joined the proud tradition of Wisconsin-crafted beers and introduced a new brand to the area. In October 2009 the Horny Goat Hideaway opened in a former industrial building located on the banks o... more

May 4, 2010 12:00 AM Dining Preview 2 Comments

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 more

Apr 29, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

 While it may not have been extended through the end of August the way Carte Blanche’s production of Chicago has been . . . the ever-popular Milwaukee production of Shear Madness has been extended for four extra performances through June 13th. T.. more

Jun 5, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, i,Today more

Jun 4, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, i,Today more

Jun 3, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 9 Comments

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, i,Today more

Jun 2, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, i,Today more

May 27, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, i,Today more

May 21, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

In a sly little bit of scene-setting, walk into the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall and you’ll instantly smell hair product. That’s because Vogel Hall’s current play, Shear Madness, a comic whodunit loaded with physical comedy, i,Today more

May 20, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

When I got home and checked out the address 2653 North Downer Avenue, I found out it was more or less where I’d pictured it. I’d lived just a few blocks from the area a couple of years back. I remember the bank. I remember the grocery store. I re.. more

May 16, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

  So this is what a baseball playoff atmosphere feels like in Milwaukee.   I was around for the last one, but at that time I was,Sports more

Sep 25, 2008 12:00 AM More Sports 1 Comments

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