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Friday, April 19, 2013

Jeeves resolves all at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

 With Jeeves in Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre renders another compelling illustration of why P.G. Wodehouse's beloved characters Jeeves and Wooster continue to hold a distinctive appeal nearly a century after
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
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season with the 1962 classic A Thousand Clowns. This American comedy tells the story of an eccentric New Yorker who must conform to society if he is to keep custody of his 12-year-old genius nephew...
04.22.2012 | | Posted at 06:29 AM

First Stage Young Company stages Tom Stoppard's Contemporary classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
  First Stage's Young Company closes out its season with a production of Tom Stoppard's classic absurdist existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead . The twisted margins of Hamlet take center stage in a show that probably doesn't get staged quite nearly as often as it should.    This is First Stage's Young Company performing the show, which should provide an interesting ...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
In Tandem's fine new production, Chaim Potok's The Chosen, thoughtfully illustrates the paradox of two highly principled young Orthodox Jews living in Brooklyn in households with completely...
03.04.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

Compelling Intellectual Drama With In Tandem Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
In describing a show it’s so easy to fall into impersonal vocabulary. Consider the following words: “A coming of age story about two boys growing-up in New York during world war two.” There’s a perfectly ordinary collection of words describing a show, but it doesn’t say a thing about Matt Daniels, Bill Watson or the importance of sitting house left when attending the show.  In Tandem...
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...
03.13.2011 | | Posted at 09:17 PM

Matt Daniels directs Don Devona and Stephen Roselin in Mitch Albom’s tribute to teaching.

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the national dialogue about budgets, teachers and pay continues to boil, it’s nice to see an outpouring of appreciation for an often-thankless profession. The Sunset Playhouse’s latest show is a tribute to the student-teacher relationships that inspire the kind of support seen in recent days. A story that’s been around for nearly a decade and a half, Tuesdays With Morrie one man’s tri...