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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chamber Theatre presents classic Wodehouse comedy

There's something irresistibly fun about Matt Daniels as Jeeves the butler and his success results from comic precision. Some time ago he was in perfect form as Phileas Fogg in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production
03.17.2012 | | Posted at 07:18 AM

UPROOTED THEATRE’s staging of REgniald Edmiund’s SOUTH BRIDGE

By Russ Bickerstaff
  For one week only, Uprooted Theatre is staging a heartbreakingly well-rendered premiere of Reginald Edmund’s Southbridge. The show is directed by Marti Gobel. There are only two more performances of the show, but it’s well worth making last minute plans to see this one. It’s brilliant. The plot plays out as a complex calculation between the desires of an ensemble of characters. They’r...
01.29.2012 | | Posted at 11:41 PM

First Stage Harnesses imagination with A WRINKLE IN TIME

By Russ Bickerstaff
Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time has been a favorite of many precocious kids growing up. My wife was one of them . . . very excited about the new First Stage adaptation of the book that opened this past weekend. I saw it as an opportunity to hook-up with my wife a bit more, seeing a part of her childhood make it to the stage of the Todd Wehr Theatre. I was a bit of a stranger to A Wrinkl...
12.16.2011 | | Posted at 08:53 AM

A Return To The Old Jokes One More Time For In Tandem

By Russ Bickerstaff
nThe theatre company that had managed such a successful holiday series with the ever-popular Cudahy Carolers’ Christmas ends a far more recent tradition this December as it presents its final production of  Scrooge In Rouge. What started as a pleasant alternative to Cudahy Carolers continues to entertain into its third consecutive year with In Tandem Theatre at the Tenth Street Theatre.nIn Tan...
10.15.2011 | | Posted at 11:56 PM

Renaissance Theeaterworks's Gorgons

By Russ Bickerstaff
Whenever two people are onstage, it’s never ust two people onstage. There are also two characters onstage—personas the the two people are wither consciously or unconsciously projecting at an audience. When the characters in question are also actors things get dazzlingly complicated. This is the big central thing I’ve fallen in love with in Renaissance Theaterworks production of Don Nigro�...