February 27, 2017
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Laura-Nicole Musolf as "Jo," Paul Weir as "Mark W. Transom." Racine Theatre Guild production of "That Darn Plot" on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. ( BRIAN PASSINO )

Get Out: The play takes over in ‘That Darn Plot’


A play is often described as a living creature that constantly evolves by the night, act or even scene.

Accomplished playwright Mark W. Transom (played by Paul Weir) has 11 hours to create a play or lose everything in the heartfelt comedy “That Darn Plot,” opening Friday (Feb. 24) at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

“If you’ve never been in a play, you’ll love seeing how people react in it,” director Christopher Elst said. “If you have been in a play, you’re going to really identify with these characters.”

Get Out: ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.’ arrives downtown


Back when Cartoon Network, YouTube and Netflix didn’t exist, Saturday mornings were reserved for cartoons.

A popular children’s series that taught academics through catchy tunes returns as Children’s Theatre Academy delivers “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” for a two-weekend run opening Friday (Feb. 24) at Armitage Academy, 6032 Eighth Ave.

Extended runs: Pair of productions continue this weekend


An all-female play of monologues and a popular, 10-minute comedy festival continue this week. Here is a closer look at each production:

What: Lakeside Players’ production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore”

Carthage bringing ‘The Regina Taylor Project’ to stage next week

A classic, Pulitzer Prize winning drama and a much-anticipated premiere open next week on college stages. Here is a look at each show:

What: Carthage College’s “The Regina Taylor Project: A Seat at the Table”

Lance staging ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’


Lance Middle School is staging a full version of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” with shows Friday and Saturday.

Here’s a capsule look at the production:

Get Out: Lakeside Players stage ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’


If a piece of clothing, a purse or accessory has ever brought back memories, Lakeside Players Inc. might have something for you.

The Stage Noir series returns to the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., for an all-female production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” opening for a three-weekend run on Friday (Feb. 17).

Coming soon: ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ and ‘That Darn Plot’ coming to the area

A comedy about playwriting and a children’s musical arrive next week. Here is a look at both shows:

What: Children’s Theatre Academy’s production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.”

Spotlight delivers ‘Shrek: The Musical’


Let your freak flag fly.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Spotlight Youth Theater’s “Shrek: The Musical” arriving this weekend at the Wilmot High School Auditorium. The show, based on the 2001 Oscar-winning film “Shrek,” opens at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 10).

Get Out: Nash School’s dance program is Saturday


Nash Elementary students and staff members are presenting a dance production titled “We Are the World” Saturday night at the Reuther Central High School Auditorium.

Here’s a capsule look at the show:

Extended runs: KUSD’s ‘Life in 10’ continues this weekend


Kenosha Unified theater arts department delivers a series of short acts in this week’s production. Here is a look at the show:

What: Kenosha Unified’s “Life in 10”

A naughty Valentine option: K-Town Burlesque!


Pressed Ham Productions presents “K-Town Burlesque: Winter Fantasy!” this weekend at Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St.

Performances are 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Feb. 10-11). Tickets are $12.

Pair of performances coming next week

Love is in the air with two timely productions set to arrive next week. Here is a look at both shows:

What: Lakeside Players’ production of “Love, Loss & What I Wore”

Get Out: Kenosha Unified students Take 10


The Kenosha Unified theater arts department performs a variety of 10-minute plays in “Life in 10” opening Tuesday (Feb. 7) at the Indian Trail High School Auditorium.

The plays, ranging from drama to comedy, were chosen from the National 10-Minute Play Contest held annually at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. The show is directed by Bob Allen and cast with 25 high school students.

Racine Children’s Theatre delivers ‘The Big, Bad Musical’

The audience becomes the jury in Racine Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Big, Bad Musical” this weekend at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

The production is the third of four “Packy Plays” scheduled this season at the Racine Theatre Guild. The one-hour play includes a meet-and-greet after the show, allowing audience members to mingle with the actors, get autographs and pose for photos.

Weekend offers another chance to see ‘1776’ and ‘Secret Garden’


A unique adaptation of a former Broadway musical and a popular children’s musical continue this week. Here is a look at both shows:

What: Kenosha Unified’s production of “1776”

Snowdance gears up for another runSnowdance gears up for another run


Rich Smith, Over Our Head Players’ managing artistic director, sat alone in a room and laughed until his stomach ached as he read nearly 300 short-comedy skits submitted from all over the world.

It was a sign of good things to come for the Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival.

Spotlight Youth takes on ‘Shrek’

A popular children’s movie takes the stage next week. Here is a look at the show:

‘Shrek: The Musical’

Get Out: From ‘1776’ to today


Kenosha Unified re-enacts its own signing of the Declaration of Independence in the much-anticipated production of “1776” at the Bradford High School Auditorium.

The former Broadway musical opens for a two-weekend run on Friday (Jan. 27).

Extended runs: Trio of shows continue this weekend


A classic musical, a studio production and a comedy continue this week. Here is a quick look at the shows:

What: Lakeside Players’ production of “The Secret Garden”

‘Snowdance,’ ‘Life in 10’ and ‘The Big Bad Musical’ on deck

Local theater fans with short-attention spans are in for a treat with a pair of 10-minute skit productions arriving next week. Here is a look at those two compilations as well as a children’s musical:

What: The Over Our Head Players “Snowdance” comedy festival

‘As You Like It’ opening Friday at PM&L Theatre


William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” opens Friday (Jan. 27) at the PM&L Theatre for a three-weekend run.

The show was adapted for PM&L by play director Chuck Lindas, whose recent PM&L directing credits also include “Assassins” and “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee.”

GO Kenosha

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