Tom Marks


Christmas time is here and that means one thing for kids of all ages: Santa Claus is coming to town. Or is he? And does he really exist? Read more


Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is about as ridiculous as the title suggests. Staged as a chaotic radio play, the cast constantly breaks the fourth wall, flummoxed with their own script. Read more



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. Read more



Photo Credit: JT Backes Photography

Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s current production of Bell, Book and Candle is a well-chosen comedy for the Halloween season; its plot revolves around a witch who casts a spell on an ordinary professional man to make him fall in love with her. Read more


Greendale Community Theatre offers an emotionally resonant staging of Alan Menken’s The Little Mermaid. Read more


Soulstice Theatre brings a simple melodic dream to the stage with a musical theater adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The show runs through June 25. Read more


It’s not just beating a dead horse at this stage. Parodies of the hardboiled detective genre has been beaten to a bloody pulp over decades of spoofery. (One of my favorites was the movie Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid . There was also a very clever bit.. Read more


The blues band with arguably the best name in Milwaukee isn’t out to reinvent or innovate anything on their latest album. That's perfectly fine, however, as Shake Your Boogie accomplishes its goal of bringing the party with hearty soulfulne... Read more

Album Reviews

Anyone who has ever called Riverwest home can tell you how the East Side neighborhood generates a palpable energy that magnifies when the warm days of summer arrive. The area just west of the Milwaukee River is known throughout the city as ... Read more

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