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River’s End Gallery This hand blown lily lamp by Wisconsin artist, Colleen Ott, has an opalescent interior allowing the light to glow in soft impressionistic colors like a sunset over your favorite bay. Antique bronze base completes the delicate silhouette. River’s End Gallery, now in two locations, Waukesha and Elm Grove, has a stunning collection of Colleen Ott’s glass lamps, vases, sculptures and bowls. Visit them at 380 W. Main St., Waukesha, 262-896-8875 or 890 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, 262-780-1191. Directions and store hours can be found at www.riversendgallery.com. Dream away! January 2014
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10 End of the Rainbow Take a trip to London with Judy Garland in this savagely funny drama that offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. 15 Best of Brookfield Thoughtfully designed and artfully finished, this spectacular original owner executive home in Brookfield overlooks the pond and wetlands in desirable Chadwick Greens. 19 Luxury on the Lakeshore This architectural masterpiece east of Lake Drive in Fox Point offers all the classic elements of old world charm balanced with today’s conveniences.
23 Mind Your Manor There is no shortage of spectacular and historic residences in the Milwaukee area, but rarely does one with the pedigree of this River Hills estate find | its way to the open market. 25 Selling Your Antiques and Heirlooms If you find that your garage and storage spaces are overflowing with unused items, or a residential move is on your horizon, you might be able to turn your clutter into cash. 27 Child’s Play: How Imaginative Play Benefits Your Child Research shows parents who encourage imaginative play offer a healthy, supportive environment for their children to develop healthy lifelong habits and skills.
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues its 2013/14 Season with a celebrated production of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow, a new play with music. End of the Rainbow is set in December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback . . . again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed
one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. The recipient of rave reviews in London, Broadway and L.A., including four Olivier Award nominations and three Tony Award nominations, End of the Rainbow stars 12-time Jeff Award-winning Chicago actress Hollis Resnik as Judy Garland. Resnik will be the first American-born actress to play the role. Joining her are Thomas J. Cox (Anthony), Nicholas Harazin (Mickey) and Rep Associate Artist Jonathan Gillard Daly (Various). Directed by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements, End of the Rainbow was featured in Time Magazine’s “Top Ten” List and called “electrifying” by The New York Times.
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winning international director whose work
on the National Advisory Board for the
has appeared in over 100 major theaters
Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten
throughout Europe and the U.S., Clements
Chimneys. In addition to Ragtime and End of
memorable songs including “The Man That
was an Associate Artistic Director for Moving
the Rainbow, Clements will direct The History
Got Away,” “Come Rain Or Come Shine,”
Theatre Company and Associate Director
of Invulnerability in April.
E n d O f T h e R a i n bow The production features Garland’s most
“The Trolley Song” and, of course,
While working at Derby Playhouse,
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”
Clements met playwright Peter Quilter, and
“A pre-eminent singer and movie star,
“A pre-eminent singer and movie star,
Judy Garland is a seminal figure in American entertainment and a cultural icon who still
Judy Garland is a seminal figure in
makes a huge impact across generations,
American entertainment and a cultural
even forty years after her death,” says Artistic Director Mark Clements. “Rainbow—
icon who still makes a huge impact across generations, even forty years
not a musical, but a play with some classic songs—offers the opportunity for a truly tour-de-force performance that explores the
after her death,” says Artistic Director Mark Clements.
joy and the heartbreak that sum up Judy’s life so well.”
the two embarked on a journey that would eventually lead them to the first staging of End of the Rainbow at Hapstead Theatre. Quilter’s work has been produced in major theaters throughout the world, playing in 38 countries and translated into 27 languages. He has had three shows on London’s West End and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award: Best Comedy 2006 and Best Play 2011. End of the Rainbow played at Sydney
Clements will direct the piece, seeking
Opera House in Australia, followed by hit
to add to a stellar canon of work that already
for New End Theatre and New Players
productions in Amsterdam, Madrid, Hamburg,
includes recent Milwaukee hits Ragtime,
Theatre, both in London, Royal Theatre in
Rio de Janeiro and London. The play opened
Clybourne Park, and Cabaret. Clements
Northampton and Torch Theatre in Wales
at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway in April
began his tenure as The Rep’s Artistic
and as Artistic Director of Derby Playhouse
2012, where it played for 176 performances and
Director with the 2010/11 Season. An award-
in the U.K. from 1992 to 2002. He serves
received three Tony Award nominations.
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Quilter’s comedy Glorious! (the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world) has also enjoyed considerable
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international success, playing to over a million people in theaters across five continents. His other plays include The Morning After,
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Let It Snow, Duets and his latest comedy, The Actress. Hollis Resnik will take on the challenge of embodying the late, great songstress. Ms. Resnik has made her mark on the national stage, as well as being a staple of the Chicago theater scene. She was last seen at Milwaukee Rep in Love’s Labor’s Lost (1993/94), The Norman Conquests (1993/94) and Arcadia
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(1996/97). Most recently she was on the national tour of Sister Act performing the role of Mother Superior. Other national tours
Hollis Resnik will take on the challenge of embodying the late, great songstress. Ms. Resnik has made her mark on the national stage, as well as being a staple of the Chicago theater scene. She was last seen at Milwaukee Rep in Love’s Labor’s Lost.
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Award winner and 17-time nominee. She is also a 2011 recipient of the Helen Hayes Award. Other awards include three After Dark Awards and two Sarah Siddons Awards. In 2012, Resnik received the coveted LuntFontanne Fellowship. Resnik will be joined by an exemplary supporting cast. Jonathan Gillard Daly, a Rep Associate Artist, was just seen performing the role of Selsdon in The Rep’s production of Noises Off and Grandfather in Ragtime. Other credits include Sense and Sensibility, The Diary of Anne Frank, Assassins, To Kill a Mockingbird, Death of a
Salesman and Cabaret. Daly is also a January 2014
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Theatre) and I Am Going to Change the
January 9 with playwright Peter Quilter, and
World (Chicago Dramatists). He is a proud
Sunday, January 12, 19 and 26 and February 2
founding member of the Great River
member of the Back Room Shakespeare
and 9 at 2:00 pm.
Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN and
Project and a recent graduate of The School
is a 30-year veteran of regional theaters
throughout the U.S. Thomas J. Cox is making his Milwaukee Rep debut with End of the Rainbow. Cox is a founding ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Other Chicago theater includes: Fraulein
Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m., where End of the Rainbow will also feature two social events: Powerhouse PowerHour, Thursday, January 9 at 6 p.m., where
Else, A Raisin In the Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black
young professionals join together to enjoy
Bottom and Orlando (Court Theatre); Pride
complimentary appetizers and free beer,
and Prejudice, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and
End of the Rainbow will also feature two social events: Powerhouse PowerHour, young professionals join together to enjoy complimentary appetizers and free beer, and the Lunch Matinee, January 29 at 11:45 p.m., which is an opportunity to enjoy lunch and a conversation about End of the Rainbow at the InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee. Tickets for End of the Rainbow begin at $20.00. (Prices are subject to change.)
The Outgoing Tide with John Mahoney
and the Lunch Matinee, January 29
Single Tickets for all of Milwaukee Repertory
and Rondi Reed at Northlight Theatre, and
at 11:45 p.m., at the InterContinental
Theater’s 2013/14 productions are now on
The Elephant Man at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Nicholas Harazin, returns to Milwaukee Rep after appearing in Ten Chimneys
sale and can be purchased online 24/7 at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, through The Rep’s Ticket Office by calling 414-224-9490 or in person at 108
Milwaukee Rep will host a series of
E. Wells Street. Group tickets are also available for
(2011/12 Season). His Chicago credits include:
special events and programs around End of
Short Shakes! versions of Romeo and Juliet,
the Rainbow, including “Rep in Depth” – an
Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth (Chicago
insider’s look at the production held before
or its productions, please visit
Shakespeare Theater); Rabbit (Stage Left
every performance, and TalkBacks–Thursday,
purchase by calling 414-290-5340. To learn more about The Rep
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This spectacular original owner executive home overlooks the pond and wetlands in desirable Chadwick Greens. This home was thoughtfully designed and artfully finished. From its birch millwork to the location of the home office, from the spacious sitting room off the master suite, to the abundant windows and natural light, this residence perfectly suits the lifestyle of todayâ€™s family. Delight in the awesome family kitchen with granite counters and island snack bar, or the formal dining room designed for your large gatherings. Views at every turn are beautiful and private. Entertain in the superbly finished lower level with its huge game room, family room, wet bar, fifth bedroom and bath. You can even walk to Fox Brook Park and the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center from this conveniently located home. For more information or to arrange your private showing, contact Cindy Fleming of First Weber Realtors at (262) 424-5711.
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Set along the shore of Lake Michigan east of Lake Drive in Fox Point sits this architecturally magnificent Tudor that blends the best of old world craftsmanship with today’s luxury amenities. Built in the 1920s, this four-bedroom, three-full and two-half bath home, offers generous rooms sizes filled with the charm and grace that makes homes of this period so desirable. The challenge owning a home such as this often is the compromise between keeping the best of what’s original and incorporating the comforts and conveniences homebuyers today expect. To breathe new life into this grand home, the homeowners updated the look and presentation of the entire home with a focus on two major remodeling projects, the kitchen and the master suite. Home suggested by The Bailey Team of Shorewest Realtors® January 2014
Luxu ry o n th e L ak e s h o re The existing kitchen had a choppy layout
in a contrasting rich ebony with an heirloom
backsplash complements the new found
rub-though and distressed finish.
convenience and appeal. The self-contained
The sink was relocated to the island
beverage center adds to the functionality
and obtrusive cabinet placements that didn’t
improving the work-flow in the kitchen. A
of the space providing additional prep area
function well for the homeowner who enjoys
garden window is now home to a breakfast
and flexibility. The beverage center features
cooking and entertaining in style. Plus, the
a stainless steel JennAir undercounter wine
dated design of the kitchen didn’t reflect the
refrigerator and both a drawer refrigerator and
1920s grandeur and elegance of the adjoining living spaces. Dated appliances, poor lighting, inefficient prep areas and oddly divided spaces made the kitchen unwelcoming to guests and the homeowner. Previously dividing the kitchen was an L-shaped bank of upper and lower cabinets which were removed to connect the main prep zone with a new high-tech beverage
There is so much to love in the charm and character found in homes of this vintage. The elegance and grace of a
drawer freezer for convenient entertaining. The tastefully elegant details and finishes selected by the homeowner really complete the look. Each finish selected enhances the home’s existing charm and décor, said the
bygone era combined with the best of
homeowner. The most prominent is the
today’s modern luxurious—all perched
custom crafted steel range hood with stucco
on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan
center. The remodeled space offers all the
finish. A hand crafted maple detail border is painted and glazed coordinating with the perimeter maple cabinetry. Bronze cabinet
conveniences of a modern kitchen without
hardware and granite countertops round out
sacrificing warmth, character or charm.
nook that overlooks the perennial garden
the finishes. “Cooking is my passion,” added
Maple cabinets painted in snow white with a
and shaded patio. The prominent new
the homeowner. “I enjoy hosting dinner
brushed brown glaze along with ample crown
sink placement in the prep zone provides
groups, holiday parties and family gatherings
and light rail moldings add to the charm
convenient access to the stainless steel 48-
for my grown kids. All my cooking and
expected in a home this lovely. The space now
inch Viking professional eight-burner range. A
entertaining wants were incorporated into the
features a center island with maple cabinets
pot filler faucet and custom travertine marble
remodel. This is absolutely my dream kitchen.”
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the gallery Little Swiss Clock Shop Witty, fun, slightly eccentric wall clocks have joined the huge collection of mantel, chime and grandfather clocks. See whatâ€™s new at Little Swiss Clock Shop., 270 W. Main St. in Downtown Waukesha. 262-547-2111. www.LittleSwissClockShop.com
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The master suite presented and entirely different set of challenges. The homeowners wanted to transform the existing master bedroom, bathroom and an office into a sumptuous master suite befitting the elegance of a 1920s charmer. The space had great potential, but the period charm and character was lost in a previous remodel done sometime in the 1980s. Walls needed to be moved, hallways with oddly intrusive closets were removed and all the electrical and plumbing needed to be upgraded to today’s standards. The master bedroom had built-ins that outlived their usefulness and the bathroom, which lacked modern luxuries, could best be described as dark, cold and dated. The result is an elegant retreat that flows gently from the graceful master bedroom,
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into the newly added and appropriately sized walk-in closet, to the spa-like master bath which features a double vanity, a deep tub with marble surround and a walk-in shower. Three additional bedrooms complete the upper level. Not to be lost in all the addition of modern luxuries is the charm of the rest of the home. The main level features a generous family room which flows through double French doors into a sunny family room. Outside the family room sits a large patio and professionally landscaped private yard with stunning gardens and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. As one would expect, the formal dining room is big enough for entertaining large grandfathers wall, mantel & chime clocks pocket watches • Cuckoos Alarms • Watches
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gatherings, but cozy enough for making holiday memories around the dinner table. The lower level features a rec room with hardwood floors, an exposed beam ceiling, and a fireplace with brick surround. There is also a convenient half-bath found on this level. There is so much to love in the charm and
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character found in homes of this vintage. The elegance and grace of a bygone era combined with the best of today’s modern luxurious—all perched on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan—make this home one not to be missed. For more information on this property, or to arrange your private showing, contact Barb Bailey or Bridget Bailey Behrens of the Bailey Team at Shorewest Realtors, (414) 339-7685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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There is no shortage of spectacular and historic residences in the Milwaukee area. Early captains of industry that helped make Milwaukee famous had the wealth and taste to create lavish residences to rival any in the country. Local architects and artisans became known for their work on these homes and their legacy of craftsmanship lives on in these many fine estates. Perhaps no one made a bigger contribution to the building and design of Milwaukee’s historic residences than architect Fitzhugh Scott. Known by many for his commercial buildings, like The Allen Bradley Corporation, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Milwaukee Country Club, Scott was highly sought after as a residential architect by Milwaukee’s most prominent citizens. Home suggested by Mike Quinlevan of Shorewest Realtors® January 2014
M i n d Yo u r M a n o r One of Scott’s masterpiece private residences is this inspired English Georgian estate at 800 W. Bradley Road, in River Hills, built for Irving Seaman. Irving, along with his brother Harold, ran the Seaman Body Corporation which supplied automobile bodies to the Nash Motors Company in Kenosha. When Irving inherited the company it was a manufacturer of fine furniture and wooden telephone booths. By 1909, Irving converted the company to a produce wooden car bodies for the automobile industry. Nash motors purchased a partial interest in the Seaman Corporation to ensure its supply of car bodies and ultimately, in 1936, purchased the company outright. At one point in its history, the Seaman Body Corporation
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employed more than 2,000 workers and had revenues that exceeded $25 million.
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above more than 28 acres of perfectly manicured lawns and landscape that includes a private pond with its own pier and sand swimming beach, inground black-bottom swimming pool, tennis courts, a 4-hole golf course and a nearly new 3 bedroom guest house that would make a fine residence on its own. Built in the late 1920s, the home retains all its rich history and period charm, but features
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Language aptitude: When alone at play,
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children will often mimic the vocabulary they’ve
from enhanced bonding between parent and
picked up from their parents, family members
child to better test scores. So, begin the reading
and educators. This association of vocabulary
ritual as early as you can. You will find your child
and word meaning is reinforced more when
will love and look forward to sharing this healthy
acted out in front of peers during pretend play.
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the child will absorb.
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release is a positive for many youngsters.
sure you have plenty of fun supplies on hand, such as glitter, paper, glue, markers, boxes, feathers, sequins or any other trinkets you have on hand. Use the great outdoors as a playground: Encourage your kids to use the great outdoors as their canvas for unbridled creativity. A simple trip outside opens a whole world of play options for a child. Plus, it allows your children to be more active, which is always a bonus.
More make-believe play means enhanced skills Research shows an environment where imaginative play is fostered is healthy for a child’s development. Here is a snapshot of the many benefits this type of activity can provide to a child: n
The many benefits of imaginative play
Research shows parents who encourage
this sort of imaginative play offer a healthy, supportive environment for their children. Here
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are a few of the ways in which the power of imagination benefits your child’s development and overall well-being: Emotional and social development: When
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Increased sense of safety, calmness and protection. Higher rates of self-esteem. Ability to cooperate, control impulses and deal with disappointment. Increased levels of fitness and coordination. Developed sense of individuality. Ability to negotiate with peers. Increased sense of accomplishment and pride. Ability to apply learned information. Highly developed motor skills.
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The touch of a button on a television
which they find themselves today: Apathy to the
problems, perhaps they are floundering in a
remote or mobile device, and we have obliterated
importance of the family unit, to educational
mire of “do-goodism” and are frustrated by their
whatever we don’t want to hear or see. End
trends, to moral attitudes, to the importance
lack of adequate accomplishment. Their concern,
a telephone call, and we have broken the
of God in our lives; permissiveness to youth’s
however, must be given credit.
connection with the caller. In each case we are
demands regardless of their nature or value,
There are thousands of parents who are
free to choose what we want to see or hear.
to mass education where students become
striving to maintain a strong family unit against
How can we apply this same type of action
nameless statistics, to the far-flung flaunting
the odds of modern youth’s aggressive thinking.
to our thinking processes when they are not
of freedom in matters of sex, to the theory
Thousands more are earnestly seeking stronger
living up to the best in us? What can we shut
that the Old Testament is fiction, the Ten
guidelines to an understanding and practical faith.
off or turn on within ourselves so that the result
Commandments are outmoded, God has lost
will be of value to those around us?
His status—all of which leads to the stupidly
strengthened not only by faith in America,
nonsensical conclusion that ours is a sick society,
but by faith in the power of good. We may be
make us take stock of ourselves. There is therapy
and America is following in the footsteps of the
beset by problems, but if we face them with a
in facing oneself, and unless we make the effort
determination to cut them down to size, we will
The psychological effect of a New Year is to
under the emotional stimulus of starting over
Right now is the time to change the
Let us enter the new year with an optimism
find their solution becomes a matter of simple
again early in the new year, we’ll find ourselves
channel, break the connection, and find a
faith, faith in the inherent good in people, faith
too quickly caught up in the day by day battle of
new outlet for our thinking. Most average
in an Infinite Invisible.
Americans are decent, wholesome, warm-
Apathy and permissiveness based on a
hearted individuals, struggling to comprehend
crawling negativism are the deadly twosome
the complexities of today’s world as well as to
that have brought Americans to the place in
make a living. Vitally concerned with today’s
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