Sahan Jayasuriya
On Stage 08/21

Bonnie Raitt, Laura Linney, Gutenberg! The Musical

The Marcus Center hosts Raitt, Linney's at Ten Chimneys, hi-jinks at the Stackner, Emancipation art at the Haggerty.

By - Aug 21st, 2012 04:00 am


Country and blues icon Bonnie Raitt will be performing at the Marcus Center on Wednesday, August 22nd at 07:30 p.m. Since the early 70s, Raitt has made a name for herself with her unique blend of roots rock, country and blues, showcasing her skills as both a songwriter and guitarist. She is currently touring in support of her critically acclaimed new album, Slipstream, her first album since 2005’s Souls Alike. The highly regarded Mavis Staples will open. For more information and ticket sales, please visit the Marcus Center’s website.

Visual Art

Michael Ray Charles, American, b. 1967 (Forever Free) Mixed Breed, 1997 Acrylic latex, stain and copper penny on canvas tarp 99 x 111″ Collection of Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York EL2012.5.22

The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University will open its new exhibition Thenceforward, and Forever Free on Wed., Aug. 22. The exhibit commemorates 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and features a wide array of pieces, from a 17-foot-tall collage made of dollar bills to an intricate HD video installation. The exhibit, which is part of the year-long Freedom Project, runs through Dec. 22. For more information, please visit the Haggerty Museum’s website.


The Sunset Playhouse’s Gaslight Vaudeville show returns Friday Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature all the trimmings of classic vaudeville, from musicians to magicians. Yhe show runs through Saturday Aug. 25. For more information, please visit the Sunset Playhouse’s website.


The historic Ten Chimneys will be hosting an evening with actress Laura Linney on August 24th at 8:00 p.m. Best known for her roles in films such as the Truman Show and Mystic River, Linney is currently starring in the Showtime series The Big C. For more information, please visit the Ten Chimneys website. For tickets, call the box office at (262) 968-4110.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater gets off an early and nutty start at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Stackner Cabaret. Two guys in Nutley, New Jersey, think that the intrigues surrounding Gutenberg and his pioneering work in the printing industry is the stuff of a great musical comedy with epic production values.  You have a role in this play-within-a-play, as the big-time Broadway producers gathered for Bob Davenport and Doug Simon’s pitch of Gutenberg! The Musical! Be amazed at such potential hit songs as I Can’t Read, Biscuits, This Show Is not about Biscuits, and Did Helvetica Really Exist?

Got im himmel, Gutenberg! The Musical! comes complete with a study guide. Click on the link to find out more than anyone ever needs to know about a fictitious musical about a late Medieval printer. Paul Helm will be at the piano, and Gerard Neugent and Eric Damon Smith will play the historically-inclined and delusional creative team in the show, by Scott Brown and Anthony King. Laura Gordon is the director.




American Players Theater: The Royal Family, through September 29.

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