Milwaukee, WI Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Milwaukee, WI.

Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022

Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld's first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler's touring debut! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Willem B...

Interview: Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik Talks New Tour, Musical Theatre and Composing by Kevin Pollack - August 08, 2022

Five for Fighting, featuring Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, will embark on a national 2022 16-city tour from July 22-August 12. The tour kicks off in Burnsville, Minnesota, with supporting act, The Verve Pipe, as Five For Fighting's Ondrasik will perform mega-hits such as Superma...

Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Composing for Musical Theatre by Kevin Pollack - June 02, 2022

Dennis DeYoung is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is a founding member of the rock band Styx as primary songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboardist, a tenure that lasted from 1970 until June, 1999. Styx has sold 30 million records worldwide and is the only band to have four triple plati...

BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET by Kyle Christopher West - February 16, 2017

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who i...

World Premiere ELLA ENCHANTED Author Gail Carson Levine Illuminates Magical Worlds by Peggy Sue Dunigan - April 26, 2016

On a Sunday morning at Milwaukee's Intercontinental Hotel, First Stage hosted a brunch featuring world premiere Ella Enchanted author Gail Carson Levine. Levine answered questions from her primarily youthful audience alongside Director John Maclay's warm hospitality to the delight of her fans. After...

BWW Interview: A 21st Century Brothers Grimm, Kruckemeyer Travels the World Writing Fabulous Tales by Peggy Sue Dunigan - March 16, 2016

First Stage World Premiere The Snow arrived this winter to the Todd Wehr Theater, while famed playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer traveled from half way across the world to appear on March 6 for the play's production debut. Commissioned by Oregon Children's Theatre and Magik Theatre in collaboration with...

Marvelous Shanty Boy Doug Mancheski Returns to GUYS ON ICE at Milwaukee's Stackner by Peggy Sue Dunigan - October 16, 2015

With only a few performances remaining of Northern Sky Theater's (NST) 2015 season, their fall selection Lumberjacks in Love draws to a close. Douglas Mancheski retires the Dirty Bob shanty lumberjack he has played on and off since meeting Fred Alley in 1997. An event when Alley first discovered the...

Priceless Professional Theater Entertains Every Summer at PPT by Peggy Sue Dunigan - August 17, 2015

During June, July, August and often through warm Octobers, summer theater abounds across the country. In Door County's Fish Creek, Wisconsin, Penninsula Players Theatre (PPT) has enchanted summer audiences for more than 80 years on the shores of Green Bay where the sunsets surprise each show night. ...

BWW Interviews: Young Performers Shine Bright in RUDOLPH by Peggy Sue Dunigan - December 15, 2014

With Christmas Eve and December 25th fast approaching, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be ready to lead Santa's sleigh once again. Milwaukee's First Stage adapted the classic television special celebrating a 5oth anniversary this year into a musical two year ago, where Rudolph 'with his nose so ...

BWW Interviews: The Greendale Community Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE by Caroline Campana - July 25, 2014

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Greendale Community Theatre is excited to announce their production of Legally Blonde the Musical, a fan favorite....

BWW Interviews: Todd Ivins Designs MIRROR, MIRROR: Envisioning a Modern Ballet Masterpiece by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 13, 2014

This May, the Milwaukee Ballet stages Artistic Director Michael Pink's World Premiere full-length ballet Mirror, Mirror. With Pink's innovative genius and darker, dramatic perspective on the fairy tale Snow White, Pink enlisted Todd Edward Ivins for the ballet's costume and set design. The pair coll...

BWW Interviews: Two First Stage Young Performers Portray Nancy Drew, An Icon of Independent Women by Peggy Sue Dunigan - April 28, 2014

To honor this incredible legacy of the feminine heroine Nancy Drew, Milwaukee's First Stage (FS), presents a world premiere in the Todd Wehr Theater on May 2: Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever. The new play co-written by FS Artistic Director Jeff Frank and FS Associate Artistic Director John Macl...

MacDonald Kerr and Y York Examine the Bully in First Stage's CRASH by Peggy Sue Dunigan - March 25, 2014

Bullying¾when did society become consumed by the bully and the resulting destructive tactics, especially with children and young adults? When will society be able to control or stop these behaviors? In a young adult novel that explores the dynamics to bullying, Milwaukee's First Stage dramatizes aut...

Maclay Writes the Tale of Heroic Mouse in World Premiere 'Anatole' by Peggy Sue Dunigan - February 19, 2014

Milwaukee's First Stage produces another world premiere musical for young audiences with an adaptation from a classic children's book: Anatole. The Caldecott Medal winning picture authored by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone has captured the hearts of children for more than 50 years. First ...

BWW Interviews: First Stage's Jeff Frank Celebrates New Holiday Productions by Peggy Sue Dunigan - November 25, 2013

Milwaukee's First Stage Artistic Director Jeff Frank finally returns to the city for his own holiday celebrations. After spending weeks in Chicago this fall to consult and ready the production Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical for the November 16 opening at the Windy City's Broadway Playho...

Getting to Know Marquette University Theater in 2013 by Caroline Campana - January 07, 2013

Residents of the city of Milwaukee, WI have a multitude of options when deciding to go to the theater. But one of the some of the most important and exciting theater in the city is currently coming out of Milwaukee's university theaters. It is schools like Marquette and The University of Wisconsin- ...

BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Milwaukee Rep's Artistic Director Mark Clements by Keith Gray - September 11, 2012

It is hard not to get excited about theater when speaking the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's artistic director, Mark Clements. Clements is directing the opening production for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Quadracci Powerhouse season, ASSASSINS. During our conversation, I was struck by his hone...



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Sunset Playhouse (11/11 - 11/12)
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Lake Country Playhouse (9/15 - 10/1)
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Sunset Playhouse (10/23 - 10/24)
Blithe Spirit in Milwaukee, WI Blithe Spirit
Sunset Playhouse (10/19 - 11/5)
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Sunset Playhouse (12/7 - 12/10)
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Sunset Playhouse (11/18 - 11/19)
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