2022 opens with a very busy month in local theatre. Here’s a look at some of what’s opening the first month of the new year:
Milwaukee Entertainment Group opens the year with a production of The Diary of Anne Frank in the basement of the Brumder Mansion. The drama is directed by the talented Reva Fox. I'd seen a production of Anne Frank in the Brumder's basement ages ago. The cozy, intimate space is absolutely perfect for the drama. The current production features Zaela Schlissel in the title role. Also featured in the cast are Randall T. Anderson, Maggie Marks, Nate Press, Tom Marks and more.
The Diary of Anne Frank runs Jan. 7 - 22 at the Brumder Mansion.
Bombshell Theatre opens the season with a production of the 1960s musical Funny Girl. Set in New York City prior to and following World War I, the show warms the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove with the story of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice. Bryanna VanCaster stars in a show featuring Bombshell’s Eric Welch, Tim Albrechtson and a really impressive cast including Marcee Doherty-Elst and Rae Pare among many, many others. It’s a huge cast in the intimate space of Sunset’s Marla Eichmann Studio Theater. Look for a big Ziegfeld Follies feel in a cozy studio theatre. It should be well worth the trip to Elm Grove.
Funny Girl runs Jan. 7 - 16 at the Sunset Playhouse.