Artistic Director Michael Unger unveiled the Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 five-play season - complete with one "add-on" performance - to an enthusiastic crowd of 200 supporters earlier this week.
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Directed and choreographed with exceptional creativity and energy by Brian Cowing, this wacky combination of heartwarming musical, crass adolescent comedy and interactive improv show gets a perfect score from the judges.
Aliens have landed in Milwaukee - and they do not come in peace. No, they come singing, dancing and zipping around in flying saucers in James Valcq's sci-fi musical spoof "Zombies From the Beyond," returning to town this weekend.
The very popular appointment of veteran Ray Jivoff as the new artistic director at Skylight Music Theatre represents a 180-degree pivot for the venerable Milwaukee company. Jivoff has been filling the role on an interim basis since July.
It's clear that the Milwaukee theater community faces challenges of young artists leaving town in order to find work. How to keep them here is a question that deserves attention and consideration of a variety of ideas that could step that tide.
The annual extravaganza "Holiday Punch," staged for 40 years by Dale Gutzman, once again confirms that he is the ultimate showman and impresario in all of Milwaukee. If you see one holiday show this season this is the one to see. It couldn't be funnier.
The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is one of the top two or three arts fund raising organizations in the country, helping keep theater of all varieties - large and small - alive and well in the city of Milwaukee.
The 2013-14 theater season has closed, and it's on to the wonderful summer of productions in Spring Green and Door County. Before hitting the road, I wanted to talk about a season that gave us so much wonderful theater.
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