April 23, 2017
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Aunt Shirley (played by Sheena Derler, seen dozing on the couch) knows how to put a damper on weekend fun when she comes for an unexpected visit in “George Washington Slept Here” at Central High School. ( submitted photo )

‘George Washington’ comedy opens at Central High School

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A comedy about all of the “joys” of home ownership arrives this weekend at Central High School. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Central High School’s “George Washington Slept Here”

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (April 21-23)


OOHP present ‘Bob: A Life in Five Acts’

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First-time play director Brandy Harrell hopes the audience loves her show as much as the cast and crew enjoy producing it.

Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., wraps up its 25th season with the laugh out loud, heart-warming story of “Bob: A Life in Five Acts,” which opens for a three-weekend run on Friday (April 21). Born and abandoned in a White Castle restroom, Bob (played by Cody Ernest) energetically embarks on an epic journey in his beige Malibu.

Coming soon: Unified to deliver ‘Hunchback’

Kenosha Unified delivers its final main stage production of the school year with a piloted, high school version of a Walt Disney animated feature. Here is a closer look at the musical:

What: Kenosha Unified’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Lakeside Players unveils 2017-18 slate of shows

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Lakeside Players Inc. has four main stage shows, a pair of family plays and two mature-themed productions in next season’s lineup at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St.

A variety of ticket packages are offered at www.rhodecenter.org.

Racine Theatre Guild sets season lineup

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Plenty of music, laughs and high jinks are in store for the Racine Theatre Guild’s 80th season.

Eight shows, including musicals, comedies and the popular musical-comedy “Sister Act,” are slated for next season’s schedule, which was recently announced by the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

OOHP to stage ‘Bob: A Life in Five Acts’

Racine’s Over Our Head Players opens a comedic exploration of American mythology next week. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Over Our Head Players’ production of “Bob: A Life in Five Acts”

Extended runs: Trio of shows continues this weekend

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A pair of musicals and a Greek comedy continue this weekend. Here is a look at each show:

What: Lakeside Players’ “Junie B. Jones: The Musical”

Get Out: Carthage College presents ‘Away from the Mirror’

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Carthage College’s annual spring dance concert is all about the students.

“Away from the Mirror,” an all-student produced and choreographed performance, takes place Saturday and Sunday (April 8-9) at Carthage’s Studio Theatre. The dance features solos, duets and group numbers in a wide repertoire of contemporary, post-modern, technical ballet, tap, hip hop and lyrical styles.

Get Out: RTG stages ‘Greek Mythology’

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A wacky, Cliff Notes’ version of ancient history opens Friday (March 31) with “The Iliad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes of Less” at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

With the clock ticking in front of the audience, six cast members portray many well-known Greek gods and introduce several lesser-known ones in a fast-paced, outlandish production. The show, narrated by a ring girl, features numerous skits including spin-offs of “Love Connection,” “American Idol” and “SportsCenter.”

Get Out: Junie B. returns to the Rhode

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Literature’s biggest sassy pants returns to the Rhode Center for the Arts.

Lakeside Players takes on an adaptation of a best-selling children’s book series with “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” this weekend at the Rhode’s Steigerwaldt Auditorium, 514 56th St., as part of its Family Theatre Series.

Get Out: A tale of two ‘Dollys’

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Two students with as many differences as similarities will share the spotlight in their final high school performance.

Indian Trail seniors Nina Jackson and Larissa Huissen are double cast as the bold and enchanting Dolly Levi in Kenosha Unified’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” opening this weekend at Indian Trail Auditorium, 6800 60th St.

KYPAC performing ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ this summer

The Kenosha Youth Performing Arts Company is presenting “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” this summer.

Performances are July 27-30 at the Bradford High School Auditorium, 3700 Washington Road.

Carthage spring dance production is next week

Carthage College Fine Arts performs its annual spring dance production next weekend. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Carthage College’s “Away from the Mirror”

Get Out: ‘Annie Jr.’ on Harborside stage tonight

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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.

Coming soon: Say ‘Hello’ to Dolly, Junie and the Greek gods

A pair of musicals and a Greek compilation arrive next week. Here is a look at each show:

What: Kenosha Unified’s “Hello Dolly!”

‘Man of La Mancha’ opens Friday at PM&L

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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.”

Get Out: ‘Hello! My Baby’ arrives at Wilmot

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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.

‘Goodnight Lulu’ comes to Racine

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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).

‘Working,’ ‘Laramie Project’ continue this weekend

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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”

Harborside set to present ‘Annie Jr.’

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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.”

Get Out: St. Joseph is ‘Working’ the weekend

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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).

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