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05.05.2014 | 114 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Writer/director Patrick Schmitz (best-known for Rudolph the Pissed-Off Reindeer) has a new project for the summer. It’s a comic take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Schmitz is a very witty guy, which should be reason enough to look forward to the show. The cast assembled for the show is really promising as well. Title characters are played by actual teenagers with real comedic talent. As ...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Alchemist Theatre returns with a new holiday favorite

 The holidays tend to bring a lot of people out to see live performances. Big, established performing arts groups continue to deliver large, elaborate gifts to the theatergoing public. A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker are as popular as ever. The Alchemist Theatre returns to its success
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Alchemist’s Comic Alternative

 Alchemist Theatre presents an improv comedy alternative to tired re-mountings of other Christmas shows that dominate many stages. A cast of five perform one hour of improv split into two acts. Act one contains short
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Finding new humor in the old Season

 Christmas sentiment is easy to fake. The holiday reserved for Dec. 25 is easily the single most clichéd of all. It's a strange amalgam of traditions that have congealed together over many, many years to form into something that’s
05.02.2011 | | Posted at 07:26 AM

Dr. Who Meets Nancy Drew in a new comedy at the Alchemist in Bay View

By Russ Bickerstaff
I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I went to the Alchemist Theatre to see Natalie Ryan and the Brain Thieves. I knew it was a sci-fi comedy by Vince Figueroa (who also wrote 8-Bit Warrior) and Beth Lewinski (of Meanwhile and various other projects.) Turns out it’s a huge amount of fun. Natalie Ryan builds a comedy off a solid Dr. Who plot foundation. Anna Wolfe plays the title c...
06.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The stage was empty but for a few chairs. When the show started, two guys in some approximation of business casual walked out and introduced themselves. Lee Rowley and Rick Katschke—improv comics. It was their first in a pair of performances this month at the Alchemist Theatre—this one right after a ‘70’s theme party in the attached bar. It was a relatively packed house with a demographic ...

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