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04.05.2012 | | Posted at 06:16 AM

The Bay Palyers’ WISDOM OF EVE enters its second weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Every venue poses its own challenges. The Marian Center for Non-Profits developed a reputation in certain circles for being kind of notorious for the challenges it posed by virtue of the fact that it wasn’t built as a performance space . . . and also housed all kinds of other worthy causes beyond theatre. The venerable Bay Players  operate out of Whitefish Bay High School’s auditorium. I...
11.05.2011 | | Posted at 03:51 PM

Bay Players Artistic Director Holds Classes next week

By Russ Bickerstaff
Raymond Bradford has a great deal of stage experience. Bradford had been the Artistic Director of the RSVP Theatre who also heads the venerable Bay Players—arguably Milwaukee’s longest running theatre tradition of ANY kind. Those looking to learn a bit from the man have an opportunity to do so next week as he holds an acting class on November 9th at 7pm. The class will be held in the Whitefis...
09.28.2011 | | Posted at 08:46 AM

The Venerable Community Theatre presents the Ken Ludwig Farce

By Russ Bickerstaff
Ken Ludwigƒ's comedy Leading Ladies is fun. It'™s a vintage farce written not to long ago about a couple of actors who wind up having to dress in drag to make some money via an elderly woman on her death bed and a will . . . the show recently had a satisfying staging at the Sunset Playhouse. The latest staging emerges in Milwaukee courtesy of the venerable Bay Players. One of the longest-stan...
04.11.2011 | | Posted at 11:27 AM

The Bay Players welcome spring with three bizarre comic shorts by Ciristopher Durang

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium is as traditional a proscenium theatre as one is likely to find. Actors mill about on it as the play starts. Director Raymond Bradford renders a backstage mood onstage by way of introduction. This may be three shorts by a relatively obscure contemporary playwright, but his is a quintessential community theatre experience. It’s exceedingly cool that a ...
09.23.2010 | | Posted at 06:21 PM

The Bay Players’ Forbidden Broadway.

By Russ Bickerstaff
    With all the construction, it’s a bit bewildering to navigate into the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, but I managed to get there before the penultimate dress rehearsal of the Bay Players' production of Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits. The show’s director Ray Bradford was nice enough to let me see the show in advance—a welcome opportunity on a weekend with some five shows ope...
05.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It was interesting seeing another show at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center. It had been a while . . . probably since the last time that Spiral Theatre had a show there. I was there last night to see RSVP Production’s staging of Regrets Only—a contemporary comedy of manners by Paul Rudnick. The script has a very contemporary Oscar Wilde kind of a feel to it. The story of a world-famous New York Ci...

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