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08.11.2014 | 9 days ago | Posted at 10:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class is a perfectly enjoyable drama. Angela Iannone will doubtlessly be praised quite a bit for her performance as opera legend Maria Callas teaching students at the end of her career. With power intensity and gravitas, this is precisely the sort of thing that fits perfectly into the realm of Iannone’s skills onstage. Her first S...
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Opening the season with an old favorite, ‘Master Class’

 “Don’t lose sight of the seeds but keep pushing forward,” says Artistic Director C. Michael Wright of his goals for Milwaukee Chamber
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre keeps it light with ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre tightly executes a classic work of light comedy with a production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor. Rick Pendzich shows considerable comic mastery in the role of Max, the nebbishy assistant who has dreams of performing opera
Friday, April 4, 2014

C. Michael Wright directs ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

  The year is 1934 and we are introduced to the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in a swanky hotel suite. They are awaiting the arrival of world-famous tenor Tito Merelli, the star in their production of Otello. The company is scheduled to perform in the evening, but, as Milwaukee Chamber
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber’s ‘Things Being What They Are’

 Billed as a “bromantic comedy,” Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Things Being What They Are delivers lots of laughs along with insight into relationships, identity and male friendship in middle-class America. Written by a female playwright, Wendy MacLeod, this play is incisive in its treatment of male voices and
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Two Men and Many More Laughs

Billed as a “bromantic comedy,” Things Being What They Are has all the indicators of being a fun two-man show. Dan Katula and Ryan Schabach star in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of the contemporary piece by Wendy MacLeod. Schabach plays Bill, a man waiting for the arrival of his unfaithful
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Chamber Theatre presents ‘The Detective’s Wife’

 At some point in the drama, protagonist Alice Conroy works out how many mystery books she had read over the course of her life. It’s a big number. She starts crunching the numbers and discovers how much of her waking life had been spent in fabricated mysteries rather than with her family. There may be irony here
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
 Skyline Music: The Tuesday night concert series at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Milwaukee's Kadish Park featured a fab performance by RAS Movement. Often called

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