Being an orphan has worked out just fine for Harborside Academy’s Hannah Wade.
Just months after bringing together an entire village in Kenosha Unified’s production of “Once on This Island Jr.,” Wade unites an orphanage in Harborside’s “Annie Jr.,” this weekend (March 24-26) at the Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St.
Wade takes on her second straight lead in a musical. The seventh-grader played orphan Ti Moune in November’s production of “Once on This Island Jr.” before landing the title role as one of America’s most loveable redheads.
A pair of musicals and a Greek compilation arrive next week. Here is a look at each show:
What: Kenosha Unified’s “Hello Dolly!”
The Broadway classic “Man of La Mancha” — written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darian — opens Friday night at PM&L Theatre in Antioch, Ill., and will run for three weekends.
This production is directed by Lorrie Ferguson, whose recent PM&L directing credits include “The Mousetrap” and “A Flea in Her Ear.”
A greatest hits revival from the early 1900s takes center stage as Wilmot High School performs its spring musical “Hello! My Baby” this weekend at the Wilmot Auditorium, 11112 308th Ave.
The show is written by Cheri Steinkellner, a four-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Golden Globe Award recipient. The Kenosha Unified theater arts department piloted a 2013 version of the musical and sparked its popularity amongst high schools nationwide.
A popular children’s book comes to life as “Goodnight Lulu” arrives this weekend at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.
The show is performed by Elm Grove’s Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts and based on the book of the same name written by Paulette Bogan. The three-member cast includes Kenosha native Christopher Elst (Farmer Paul) and Milwaukee-area performers Andrea Moser (Momma Chicken) and Liz Mistele (Lulu).
Kenosha Unified resumes a powerful piece on hate crimes and St. Joseph Catholic Academy continues a unique musical. Here is a look at each show:
What: St. Joseph Catholic Academy’s “Working”
The feel-good story of little orphan Annie arrives next week at Harborside Academy. Here is a quick glimpse at the popular musical:
What: Harborside Academy’s production of “Annie Jr.”
With his dashing good looks and dreamy vocals, Drew Connolly isn’t your typical truck driver.
The St. Joseph Catholic Academy senior is one of many cast members portraying different occupations and their varying roles in society in the unique musical “Working” opening 7:30 p.m. Friday (March 10) at the St. Joseph Auditorium, 2401 69th St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday (March 11) and 2 p.m. Sunday (March 12) and continue next weekend (March 17-18).
University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was robbed, tortured, tied to a fence and left for dead in the middle of nowhere because he was gay.
The Kenosha Unified theater arts department re-enacts the horrific 1998 murder and captures the reaction and repercussions with a two-week run of “The Laramie Project,” opening 7:30 tonight (March 9) in the Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave.
One of the most iconic plays of the 20th century and a new play continue this week at local colleges:
What: UW-Parkside’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”
A musical comedy and a children’s play are on tap next week.
Here is a quick glimpse of each show:
Carthage College senior Marie Tredway was shocked and somewhat embarrassed she had never heard of Fannie Lou Hamer.
“I had no idea who this woman is,” Tredway said. “Not only is this a story many of us don’t know, it’s a story that once you know it, you wonder why everyone doesn’t know it because it’s so incredible.”
One of the most iconic plays of the 20th century arrives at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Black Box Theatre.
American playwright Tennessee Williams spins a timeless story of lost love, secret desires and abandoned hope in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” opening Friday for a two-weekend run.
Kenosha Unified delivers a powerful lesson on hate crimes in this 2000 play by Moises Kaufman. Here is a closer look at the main stage production:
What: Kenosha Unified’s production of “The Laramie Project”
A play about a play, an all-female show of monologues and a popular, 10-minute comedy festival continue this week. Here is a closer look at each production:
What: Racine Theatre Guild’s production of “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.
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.
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”
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 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:
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).