Christopher Elst has carved out a niche in southeastern Wisconsin’s theater world: He’s one of the few who helps create fight scenes so real that the audience worries about someone getting hurt.
A fire in UWM’s Mainstage Theatre caused millions in damage and disrupted productions for almost a year. But it also provided the opportunity to improve the theater in myriad ways, from lighting and acoustics to accessibility and comfort, and it taught students lessons in resilience and adaptability.
It’s a dream come true for Brandon M. Rockstroh. The UWM Peck School of the Arts alum has written and is directing an original pop musical at Green Bay’s Southwest High School, which is known for its musical theater.
When fire ripped through UWM’s Peck School of the Arts’ scene shop at the Mainstage Theatre on April 8, weeks of work went up in smoke. But after a lot of support and hard work, the show premieres May 3 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
UWM’s production of “Arcadia” will go on May 3-7 despite a fire that knocked the theater building out of service, with set production being done at Shorewood High School and performances at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Constellations and Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” might not seem to have much in common. But a Wisconsin Science Festival original production at the Manfred Olson Planetarium ties them together in a way that’s educational and entertaining.
Anne Basting, a Peck School of the Arts theater professor, has become the first UWM faculty member to earn a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
Associate Professor Michelle Lopez-Rios helps teens share their experiences with gun violence in a show opening Wednesday, June 15, at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater.
People call him the “theater wizard,” but special effects master Chris Guse thinks of himself first and foremost as a storyteller.
UWM students and local artists collaborated on the upcoming production of “Corktown,” which explores the issues surrounding gentrification of an old Detroit neighborhood. The play opens March 2 on the Mainstage Theatre.