A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine

Last night, Kristi and I went to the Skylight Opera Theatre to see A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine. It was one of the most enjoyable evenings we’ve had in a long time. The show was extremely entertaining. The first act, A Day in Hollywood, featured a group of ushers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater singing and tap dancing a tribute to the Hollywood movies and songs of the 1930s. At the end of the act, they announce that there will be Marx Brothers feature coming up after the intermission.

The second act, A Night in the Ukraine, is reminiscent of the old Marx Brothers movies. It is a blending of two Anton Chekhov plays, The Bear: A Joke in One Act and The Seagull with Groucho, Harpo, and Chico Marx in three of the main roles. The antics are classic Marx Brothers and the show is so campy that we couldn’t stop laughing.

I really enjoyed watching some of Milwaukee finest local actors on-stage. Ray Jivoff, Norman Moses, Melinda Pfundstein and Molly Rhode were but a few of the talented members of this all-star cast. I would love to recommend that you go see this show but, unfortunately, it closes tomorrow. I really love the fact that there is so much wonderful live theatre in Southeastern Wisconsin. We are so lucky.


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