The one-man play "McGuire," about renowned Marquette University basketball coach Al McGuire, will return to the Milwaukee stage, fittingly, in March for eight performances at the Miller High Life Theatre.
If you are one of the hundreds of fans who couldn't get a ticket to see "McGuire," reach for your wallets because The Rep announced today that the show is coming back in June for a limited run in the Stackner Cabaret.
The wit and wisdom of one of the unforgettable icons in the world of sports is on full display in "McGuire," written by Al McGuire's longtime broadcast partner Dick Enberg and getting a run at the Stackner Cabaret at The Rep.
This weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers will play the role of a talented "underdog" in trying to end the perfect season of the No. 1 team in the country. This was the same scenario that played out in 1976, only it was Marquette trying to knock off an unbeaten Indiana squad in the Elite Eight. Can the Badgers do what the Warriors couldn't?
Lammi Sports Management announced it has acquired all of the assets for the 63-year-old Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, located alongside the UWM Panther Arena on 4th Street.
Marquette has always had a pretty good basketball program but there is something about the whole thing that doesn't inspire love. As a matter of fact, in some quarters, it's very easy to hate the Golden Eagles.
The current Marquette basketball season has not been one of utter failure, but rather of mere disappointment. There is something, however, Marquette fans can look forward to this March: "Untucked," a short documentary about the 1977 Marquette team and their stylish jerseys. And unless some sort of time paradox breaks out, this trip to the tournament is guaranteed to come with a happy ending.
Milwaukee filmmaker Frankie Latina is trying to raise money for his latest effort "Snap Shot" and he recruited "Machete" actor Danny Trejo to help. For $5,000, you can be killed by Trejo in the film.
Marquette University may have lost the Big East Player of the Year and its point guard to the NBA, but the Golden Eagles haven't lowered their expectations. "It's time to win championships," said junior guard Vander Blue. "Sweet 16 is getting old now."
March Madness is an annual phenomenon that is about buckets and brackets, free throws and personal fouls. You drive the lane and swish a three-pointer. Emotional depth and curtain calls are not in the vocabulary. But March Madness in Milwaukee includes theater this year, as Cotter Smith brings his one-man show about legendary Marquette coach and unconventional philosopher Al McGuire back to town for a two-night stand at the Marcus Center.
Last season, Marquette University was a low seed and upset two teams on the way to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. This year, the Golden Eagles are the hunted as the No. 3 seed in the West bracket but maintain they are ready for another deep run, beginning tonight against Brigham Young University.
Just in time for March Madness, Marquette tips off a donation game that allows you to vote for your favorite men's basketball jersey. Each donation of $10 (proceeds support the Marquette Blue & Gold Fund) enters you in a drawing for an authentic, game worn jersey.
John McGivern, Al McGuire and the Blues Brothers will make appearances in Vogel Hall this coming theater season as the Marcus Center launches its off-Broadway series in the venue.
There are two types of enthusiasm at sporting events. One is the artificial kind where people throw trinkets into the stands, where goofballs slide across the ice, where dancers do highly-choreographed routines, where an organ or a CD plays music designed to jack everyone up. Then there is the other kind. The genuine enthusiasm, where fans leap to their feet spontaneously over a big play. The question is, does it help?
What, did you really believe that 10-year contract nonsense? Were you buying that Crean had found a "home for life" at the gritty, gutsy, urban basketball program where Al McGuire once famously coached the Warriors to glory? Please.