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07.25.2014 | 5 days ago | Posted at 05:12 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s a Stephen King book about a girl who uses telekinesis to exact revenge on her high school. Perfect subject for a musical, right? Actually, it was only about a dozen years after the publication of the book that the story was adapted into musical format. The 1988 production didn’t make much of a run on Broadway. There was a subsequent revival that made it Off-Broadway a couple of years ago....
07.18.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 07:01 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Unchained will be holding auditions for its next program of shorts later on this month. The New Plays Festival. Running Aug. 15-24, the festival is a program of eight shorts that take place in a fun atmosphere in a space with a bar larger than its stage. It’s a pleasantly intimate venue.The open auditions take place on the evening of July 21. They are looking for men and women ages 18 to...
07.06.2014 | 24 days ago | Posted at 02:50 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
A couple of companies are hosting open auditions for the coming season this fall.Theatre Unchained is staging the Milwaukee premiere of The Addams Family Musical. Director John Baiocchi is looking for 10 men and 10 women for the intimate studio theater production of the musical. Auditions are Jul 14 and 15 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The show runs Sept. 12 - 28.There are no appointments. Simply show-up...
07.05.2014 | 25 days ago | Posted at 02:48 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatre Unchained moves into the summer with Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party. The 1960’s beach movie parody was originally given the title Gidget Goes Psychotic, but the title was changed due to obvious concerns over copyright. That original title may have been the perfect description of the play. Cheesy, kitschy beach fun gets disrupted by psychotic horror comedy. It’s a fun show. Perfec...
07.01.2014 | 29 days ago | Posted at 04:41 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Seasoned stand-up comic/playwright/spoken word artist Chastity Washington has been performing for a couple of decades. The Chicago-based talent returns to Milwaukee early this month with a performance in the intimacy of the studio theater space a Theatre Unchained.Judging from what’s available of Washington’s stand-up online, she’s a pretty versatile performer. Here she is performing some of...
05.19.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Best known for full-length works like Sister Mary Ignatius, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Betty's Summer Vacation, playwright Christopher Durang also wrote quite a few shorts. Theatre Unchained stages a program of shorts by the playwright on a program which opens this week.The shorts included on Durang, Durang are an absurdist laughing in the face of tragedy. The set has been described as unev...
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

TV sitcom onstage

 Theatre Unchained presents a satisfying tribute to the 1970s TV sitcom Fawlty Towers. The John Cleese and Connie Booth sitcom is lovingly brought to stage in
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Theatre Unchained presents British cult comedy

 Theatre Unchained has had some solid success bringing classic British comedy to its intimate studio stage just south of downtown. Its production of Spamalot was an entertaining success. This weekend Theatre Unchained opens the second Fawlty Towers show in as many seasons. Under its original identity as Carte
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Theatre Unchained arrives with ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

 Monty Python’s Spamalot kicks off the inaugural season of Theatre Unchained at the former Carte Blanche Studios. Written by Python’s Eric Idle with John Du Prez, Spamalot adapts the surrealist troupe’s first feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, for Broadway

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