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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

Chamber Theatre explores the meaning of art

 What really constitutes “art”?  Market value?  Personal perception? The opinion of experts? Or are all these factors just in the eye of the beholder and the beholden? These and other questions are raised in the Milwaukee Chamber
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
 The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its 2013-2014 season with Yasmina Reza’s Art, a drama delving into the nature of art and human relations. It’s a fun story that features an intimate look at three characters played by
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Life for many can be an emotional train wreck, a collision of experiences and ideologies from which we stumble to pick up the pieces and get back on track. Try as they might, the three characters...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Early reports painted American Players Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in dark and distinctly unfunny colors, an approach that director David Frank also implied in his program notes...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Whether it takes place on the stage or the screen, acting can be an all-consuming occupation. If it is true that only an actor can truly understand another actor, perhaps this is why actors so often become romantically involved. Acting couples tend...
03.25.2012 | | Posted at 06:36 AM

Renaissance Theaterworks stages nuance in Joanne Murray-Smith drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
Quite often at intermission I’m assessing my feelings of the first part of a show. I’m able to channel out what other people say because they are having casual conversations about other things. Every once in a while, I’ll find myself sitting next to people who are having conversations about the show, though. And they’re thoughts get tangled up in mine through no fault of their own. It do...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In Honour, Joanna Murray-Smith explores the cultural phenomenon of a man leaving his wife for a younger woman after decades of marriage. The stage drama makes its way to the Broadway Theatre Center courtesy of Renaissance Theaterworks...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Country music legend Patsy Cline developed new range and depth for female vocals in one of the nation's most popular music genres. Her interesting life story, about a woman who achieved great critical and commercial success in the mid-20th century...
04.18.2011 | | Posted at 07:27 AM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s The Lion In Winter

By Russ Bickerstaff
Quite a few people could be heard commenting on the set opening night. Stephen Hudson-Mairet’s giant, imposing castle structure seems heavy and solid enough for the giant stone blocks to tumble through the stage floor of the Cabot Theatre. The massive grey stone structure (lovingly carved out of foam, no doubt,) serves as the backdrop to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of The Lion In ...

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