Here is a capsule look at performances in the area this weekend. For full previews of the shows, click on the related links on this page or click on the “Entertainment” tab above.
When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Westosha Central High School is presenting the 1930s-era inspired musical “Anything Goes” this weekend. Central senior Jaymes Gayhart plays stockbroker stowaway Billy Crocker.
“This is an absolute blast. Honestly, this is the most fun I have had at a school activity,” Gayhart said.
Life experiences helped bring the proverbial old married couple from “On Golden Pond” to life at the Rhode Center for the Arts this weekend.
In the play by Ernest Thompson, cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (played by Bob Dawson) and his appeasing wife, Ethel (Ann Marie Schmid), spend the summer of their twilight years at their Maine vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond.
As the holiday season approaches it’s time to hear the traditional “bah humbug!” from “A Christmas Carol” at a school auditorium near you. Kenosha Unified’s Lincoln Middle School are performing Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, which opened Thursday.
“I love ‘A Christmas Carol.’ It is one of my favorites,” show director Kristen Singer said.
Two sets of parents square off over their children in the dark comedy “God of Carnage” opening this weekend at the Sixth Street Theatre in Racine.
“Two couples are meeting to discuss the situation where one little boy hit the other little boy and knocked out his tooth,” show director Rich Smith said. “The play is about how these parents deal with each other and completely come apart defending their children. By the time the show is over you wonder who behaved better — the adults or the children.”
Two Sweet Adelines International choruses — the Racine Chorus, directed by Jarmela Speta, and the Westosha Lakes Chorus of Antioch, Ill., directed by Nancie Kiddoo — are performing a “Together in Harmony” show Saturday (Nov. 22) at the Union Grove High School Performance Center.
Selections by the Racine Chorus include “It Had to be You” by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman.
Who are you and what have you done with Liz?
To stem what would surely be a tidal wave of queries over my presence in her normal space, I thought I’d start by answering the obvious question.
Some of the best musical talent from around the Kenosha Unified School District is uniting to take on the musical theatre show “Songs for a New World” at Bradford Studio Theatre.
“This show is a collection of songs about moments in life — about decision and their repercussions,” show director Holly Stanfield said.
Children’s Theatre Academy in Kenosha is journeying under the sea for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” opening at Armitage Academy tonight.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home — and her tail — behind and live in the air-breathers world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl he’s been seeking. Local actors will be singing the Oscar winning song “Under the Sea” and Ariel’s theme “Part of your World.”
From tap to jazz numbers and African dance to a feminist contemporary piece the Carthage dance concert “Points of Departure” has a performance to move or test the audience this weekend.
“The pieces are contemporary works but there is a tap piece that opens the show,” the show’s director Stacy Pottinger said. “Contemporary requires a different approach than other styles of dance.”
Kenosha-born and raised Casey Houlihan returns to his hometown this weekend as the bass player with Trout Steak Revival, a Colorado-based folk and bluegrass band.
Trout Steak Revival is performing Saturday night (Nov. 15) at Public Craft Brewing Company, 716 58th St.