Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Sheboygan troupe’s ‘Oliver!’ has its moments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – Normally in a printed theatrical program, an asterisk (*) after a name means the performer is a member of Equity, the union of actors. The asterisk signifies the performer has been on stage for years and has earned his or her stripes – and the audience should expect the best. In the program […]

The “Spitfire Grill” is a must see

With temperatures near zero and winds blowing the newly fallen snow, theatre-goers braved the cold to attend the musical, “Spitfire Grill.” The warm lights of the theatre greeted the audience, and everyone settled in for what they hoped would be a delightful evening. The set rose from the pit and looked like some of those southwestern Wisconsin […]

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: Set work wows in Sheboygan Theatre’s ‘Spitfire Grill’

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – Sheboygan Theatre Company strikes the right chords in its heartfelt presentation (4½ stars out of 5) of “The Spitfire Grill,” a musical filled with redemption and hope. Performances continue through March 8; info: www.sheboygantheatre.com. Director Robert Marra and the cast embrace the story of Percy Talbott, fresh from prison and searching to re-start her […]

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Christmas Tree Schooner’ impresses at Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN, Wis., (WFRV) – “The Christmas Tree Schooner, A Musical” is one of those shows that’s destined for lasting value, especially along the western shore of Lake Michigan, where true-life events in the musical’s story took place. The Sheboygan Theatre Company offers an engaging, visually fascinating (4½ stars out of 5) production through Dec. 14 […]

A Gem Worth Seeing (Sweeney Todd)

You too should attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, the Sheboygan Theatre Company’s current musical production, playing Wednesday through Saturday at the Leslie Johnson, Horace Mann Theatre. The macabre, sometimes humorous, and often unsettling story set to music by Stephen Sondheim has become a staple of the musical theatre repertoire and was presented with great […]