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Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Mary on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.
Theater Rated - R
Jeff- Dustin Luecke
Hunter- Matt Campbell
Susan- Liz Golson
Heidi- Stephanie Harter Campbell
Mary- Shealan Bahr
The Amazon site crashed right after launching this year's extended Prime Day and people lost their minds! Thankfully it looks like they've resolved the issue so people can still get all the things they need, and more of what they don't, at big discounts. It's estimated to bring in $3.6 Billion in just 36 hours. Amazon's stock hit a new all-time high Monday, making their CEO Jeff Bezos now worth over $150 Billion!
Prime Day continues, spend your hard earned money HERE!
11-week-old Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had his christening yesterday. The Queen wasn't there for the baptism but Uncle Harry and his new wife, Meghan, were in attendance and it was the first time we saw Prince William's family of five all together. Check out the adorbs HERE!
More on the traditions and tributes HERE
Ashley for the Arts is an amazing family festival held in Arcadia's Memorial Park. Live music, entertainment, kid's activities, hot air balloon launches, arts and craft fair, and the Pursuit of a Cure 5k Run/Walk! So much to do August 9-11, wristbands for the entire weekend are only $10.
Read the Discover Wisconsin article on Ashley for the Arts HERE
Kyle Richards started her career on Little House on the Prairie, is one of the original Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and is now an Executive Producer for the show inspired by her childhood, "American Woman." Check out our interview with Kyle here:
KYLE RICHARDS Biography:
After more than four decades in front of the camera, Kyle Richards is stepping behind it to bring her ideas, and a fictionalized version of her life, to the small screen. She currently serves as a co-executive producer of “American Woman,” a dramedy series inspired by her childhood, starring Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels, about a single mom (Silverstone) who struggles to raise her two daughters. The series debuts on the new Paramount Network on Thursday, June 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Richards is executive producer of two other shows in development, “Glass Houses” for ABC and “The Corridor” with Chernin Entertainment.
With a love of fashion, Richards is also a successful entrepreneur who runs her own high-end retail boutique, Kyle by Alene Too. Personally curating its stock of women’s designer apparel, shoes, and accessories, she has overseen its steady expansion to three locations – Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and Southampton – with others on the horizon.
A California native, Kyle Richards was born into an acting family in Hollywood, California. She landed her first role at age four in the Disney classic, Escape to Witch Mountain, playing the younger version of her real-life sister, Kim Richards. Among over 100 film and television credits is a recurring role on “E.R.,” seven years on “Little House on the Prairie” and 105 episodes on the TBS family comedy “Down To Earth,” in addition to guest spots on programs like “CSI” and daytime work including “Days of Our Lives.” More recently she has become a fixture on reality television through eight seasons on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” as well as a recent appearance on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” On the big screen, Richards is known for her role in the original 1978 Halloween in addition to such features as Curfew and The Watcher in the Woods, alongside screen legend Bette Davis for which she was also nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Her husband, Mauricio Umansky, is one of the nation’s top realtors and founder and CEO of the luxury real estate brokerage, The Agency. Notwithstanding her success in many realms, Kyle Richards’ greatest passion and joy is being a mother to her four daughters: Farrah, Alexia, Sophia and Portia.
Something awesome came up in my Facebook memories today.
June 26, 2015 at 10:35 a.m. I posted, "Love finally wins. Today is a great day."
That was the day that the United States Supreme Court made same-sex marriage a right for the entire nation. Just before the end of Pride Month, couples all over the country learned they would be able to legally share their love and lives together.
Here's the New York Times article from that historic day.
Every step toward equality is big, but this one was a huge win for inclusion in the LGBTQ community!
Much love and happy #Pride
We got to talk with our good friend, and our current Miss Wisconsin, Tianna Vanderhei, this morning on the phone! We are very excited for her and can't wait to see her in our studio on July 3rd to learn more about her journey to Miss America this September!
Listen to our phone interview from this morning here:
In case you missed it, here's Tianna being crowned Miss Wisconsin!
Chadwick Boseman won Best Hero for Black Panther at the MTV Movie and TV Awards and he took the moment to highlight “a real-life hero,” James Shaw Jr., dedicating the award to him before handing it to him to keep. “it’s greater to acknowledge the heroes we have in real life … He fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee at a Waffle House. He saved lives,” Boseman said of Shaw Jr. The actor also won the award for best performance in a movie later that night.
Check out the video and click here for MORE!
SNL's Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande announced their engagement this weekend after only a few weeks of dating. They were at Robert Pattinson's birthday party and were apparently telling everyone. “It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding,” says a source close to the couple. Pete just announced his split with his girlfriend Cazzie David a few weeks ago and that was a week after Ariana announced her split from Mac Miller.
Check out the full story HERE
The Miss America organization has eliminated the swimsuit portion of its competition for the first time in its 96-year history. “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance,” said Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. “It’s going to be what comes out of their mouth that we’re interested in, when they talk about their social impact initiatives.” Carlson said the competition would focus on the talent and interview phases to determine scholarship awards, rather than operate as a beauty pageant. “We’re moving forward,” she said, “and evolving in this cultural revolution.” The changes will start with this year’s broadcast September 9th.
Brittany and Ballzer checked in with Raeanna Johnson, former Miss Wisconsin and local and regional title holder, about her thoughts on the changes:
Scroll down for the Gretchen Carlson's announcement on GMA yesterday.