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08.02.2010 | | Posted at 02:43 PM

The 5th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Fest Closes Water Street Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The last words spoken in a performance at the Off Broadway Theatre were uttered by Anna Wolfe. She said something about being sure to eat your vegetables. The lights faded. When they came up again, Matt Kemple were back to close out the Teen comedy show and the 5th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival.�� The last of many, many shows at the Off Broadway Theatre was Teen Comedy day at the 5th Annual M...
06.09.2010 | | Posted at 12:59 PM

Off-Broadway Theatre Cleans Out This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre moves out of the Off-Broadway theatre this summer, ultimately bound for its own space elsewhere downtown. Moving is always more stressful than it should be. Patrons are encouraged to help the theatre company out this weekend as it opens the doors of the Off-Broadway Theatre for the Next Act Theatre Moving Sale.  The theatre company will be selling some of the furniture, set pie...
04.03.2010 | | Posted at 09:22 AM

Next Act Opens Its Final Show At The Of-Broadway

By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre continues its consistently high standards as Robert Spencer, John Kishline and Kelsey Brennan star in The Value of Names.  The typically classy atmosphere at the Off Broadway Theatre for a Next Act opening was a bit bittersweet this time around. The Value of Names is the last Next Act show at the Off-Broadway theatre before Next Act moves to the Tenth Street Theatre on its way o ...
08.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Comedy Festival continues to grow in this, its 4th year. Opening this coming Thursday at the Off-Broadway Theatre, this year’s festival runs for four days, featuring over 120 performers in 30 comedy acts from all over the country, with at least one coming in from Canada. TonightThis year’s festival begins with a Wednesday night pre-show. Tonight at the Alchemist Theatre starting ...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Theater Review

It's safe to assume that the light shining on Angela Iannone on the stage of the Off-Broadway Theatre during The Pavilion is traveling close to 300 million meters per second, same as anywhere else in space. If the light hit the stage any faster, it'd be moving backward in time, which is exactly where the play is set-roughly nine years ago, during a high-school class' 20-year reunion. It's the story between a man (a witty Mark Ulrich) and...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

Today @ the Off-Broadway Theatre - 7:30 p.m.

More than a dozen out-of-state comedy troupes descend upon the city this weekend as part of the Milwaukee Sketch and Improv Festival, which begins tonight at the Off-Broadway Theatre with a 7:30 performance featuring Milwaukee’s Track Jacket Revue and Chicago troupes 96D, The Union and Size . . .
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Theater Preview

However, some people involved in the festival spoke to him in passing about “next year,” so he decided to do it again. The second annual Sketch and Improv fest featured no less than a dozen groups from around the country, including places as far away as Portland, Ore. Now in its third year, the festival is beginning to take on a life of its own.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008

Today @ the Off-Broadway Theatre - 2:00 PM

These days, the Faith Healer is viewed as one of Brian Friel’s most revered creations, but when it debuted in 1979, it was an embarrassing flop that fizzled after just 20 performances. A Broadway revival with Ralph Fiennes in 2006 gave a significant boast to the play’s prestige. Through March 2 the Next Act Theatre is . . .
Monday, Feb. 18, 2008

Tonight @ the Off-Broadway Theatre - 7:30 PM

These days, the Faith Healer is viewed as one of Brian Friels most accomplished creations, but when it debuted in 1979, it was an embarrassing flop that fizzled after just 20 performances. A Broadway revival with Ralph Fiennes in 2006 gave a significant boast to the play's prestige. Through March 2, the Next Act Theatre . . .

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