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Footlights Highlights the Mothers and Daughters in HAIRSPRAY

Thanks, Footlights! Check out this story highlighting the mothers and daughters in “Hairspray,” featuring Tommy Novak, Maisie Rose, Amber Smith and Samantha Sostarich. Don’t miss these talented individuals on the Cabot Theatre stage in HAIRSPRAY!

Read the full article HERE.

Hairspray is a Hit!

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel raves that HAIRSPRAY is “a perfect Skylight show!” Maisie Rose as Tracy Turnblad is “a joy,” Bethany Thomas as Motormouth Maybelle “commands the stage,” and “you’ll never see a sweeter pair” than Tommy Novak (Edna Turnblad) and David Flores (Wilbur Turnblad) in the “showstopper” ‘You’re Timeless to Me.'” Don’t miss the “fabulous” HAIRSPRAY, now at Skylight through December 30!

Read the full review HERE.

HAIRSPRAY is “nonstop entertainment!” with “hilarious singing numbers,” “larger-than-life sets,” and “cutting-edge dance moves!” Ryan Cappleman’s “imaginative choreography” is “excuted flawlessly by the talented cast members.” Maisie Rose “sparkled as Tracy Turnblad,” while Tommy Novak (Edna Turnblad) and David Flores (Wilbur Turnblad) “made a winning team!” “Other standout performances included Samantha Sostarich as the bigoted, underhanded Velma Von Tussle, mother of Amber; Ann Delaney as Peggy Pingleton, Tracy’s awkward best friend; Bethany Thomas as the silky voiced DJ Motormouth Maybelle, a champion of civil rights; and Gilbert Domally as Seaweed, Tracy’s smooth-talking pal with cutting-edge dance moves.”

See the full Shepherd Express review HERE!

Nine Performances Added to “Hairspray” Due to Overwhelming Demand!

Skylight Music Theatre today announced that due to overwhelming demand, nine additional performances have been added to Skylight’s holiday show, Hairspray. The show, which opens Friday, November 16 will now run through Sunday, December 30, 2018 with special early bird and family-friendly performance times added throughout the run.

To read the full press release go HERE.

New shows are designated in pink below. New early bird show times are highlighted in yellow.




Shinbone is a “Gem”


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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large says “Bugs and Cats of ‘Shinbone Alley’ Make a Gem in Sturgeon Bay”

“Takeaway No. 2 from the professional Third Avenue Playhouse’s production of “Shinbone Alley” is Samantha Sostarich is made for the role of Mehitabel. The full voice, the illuminating expression and the carriage and flair of a tattered glamour cat are all there.”

Read the whole review here.

Learn a little about Shinbone Alley


(Photo: Tina M. Gohr)

Read Mike Shaw’s story in the Door County Advocate about TAP’s newest show, SHINBONE ALLEY.

“‘Shinbone Alley’ also likely fell short of audiences’ growing postwar tastes for Vegas-sized casts, song-and-dance lines as long as a military supply chain, and blow-the-roof-off production. However, a pseudo-bootleg live recording made at the play’s control desk 61 years ago vividly demonstrates that it was not a bomb to those who saw it, according to James Valcq.”

Read the whole article here.

Shinbone Alley Opens Tomorrow!

Annie is a Hit with Critics


Our first review is in from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and “Annie” is a hit! Jim Higgins writes that “Annie” is “terrific,” “full of girl power,” and featuring a “masterpiece” ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life.'” Carrie Hitchcock “goes all in” on Hannigan while Diane Lane “is pure elegance as Grace.”

‘Annie’ brings a surge of girl power to the Skylight – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


“‘70s musical seems to comment on today’s politics, in a Skylight show that shines.”

Oh, How New ‘Annie” Seems – Urban Milwaukee


“Carrie Hitchcock comically staggers through the halls of the orphanage as Miss Hannigan, lending her signature textured voice to the bitter lament ‘Little Girls.’ Joined by her brother Rooster (a suave and slick Matt Crowle) and his blonde bombshell girlfriend Lily St. Regis (a brazen Samantha Sostarich), the trio nearly stops the show with their ode to the perfect heist, ‘Easy Street.'”

At the Skylight’s “Annie,” the timeless redhead shows no risk of going grey – On Milwaukee


“With Carrie Hitchcock as Miss Hannigan and Matt Crowle as the ever-scheming Rooster and the always delightful Samantha Sostarich in a trio that had all the antagonism and mystery that every criminal enterprise needs. It was a crucial reminder for the audience that it wasn’t all sunshine and balloons in the world of Annie.”

The sun comes out, every night, in Skylight’s “Annie” – Dave Begel on Theater


“Spirited and heartwarming, Annie at The Skylight Music Theatre proves that Tomorrow is better and brighter than today, so don’t lose hope. This is the best gift we could ask for this holiday season.”

SKYLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE STAGES A HEARTWARMING & ROUSING “ANNIE” – Showbiz Chicago


“As usual, Skylight has put together a very talented cast, full of Milwaukee favorites (these kids will knock your socks off!), and, of course, everyone loves a real dog on the stage. Fans of Annie will love the familiar songs, and the entire production builds an anticipation of the holiday season. This classic will feel like an instant holiday tradition, but it’s really quite a rare opportunity, so I suggest getting your tickets while you can!”

Annie at Skylight Music Theatre – Ozaukee Living Local

Annie Promo Videos

Audiences and Critics Agree Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is Bloody Good Fun!

  • “Thrilling!” “Spine-tingling!” Mike Fisher- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • “Masterful!” “Terrific!” Rick Walters – Shepherd Express
  • “Powerful!” “Haunting!” Dominique Paul Noth – Urban Milwaukee
  • “Superb!””Good and evil is played out in all its bloody glory!” Anne Siegel – TotalTheater.com
  • “Big,bold… and bloody!” “Dramatic fireworks!” Paul Kosidowski – Milwaukee Magazine
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