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07.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:11 PM

Expanded open house offers an opportunity to see a Milwaukee Chamber open rehearsal

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the classiest houses for relatively high-end theatre in Milwaukee, the Broadway Theatre Center is kind of a remarkable space. A bar, a studio theatre, a larger formal theatre and a whole bunch of offices rest on the end of Broadway near the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Once again this summer, the Theatre Center opens its doors to provide a peak behind (and above and below) the s...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Theater Review

More than 20 years since it changed the face of Broadway musicals, Rent proves that its powerful message can still be told with urgency, poignancy and joy. Even theater lovers who previously have seen Rent would be remiss to skip the production that opened Friday...
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Theater Review

Though Shakespeare often suffers at the hands of modernized productions, Love's Labour's Lost is usually an exception. Many directors have successfully set the play in the not-too-distant past, bringing the action closer to the audience's experience to offer a more accessible reading, but not so close they can't survey the characters and themes with some level of temporal detachment.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theater Center - 7:30 p.m.

Past scholars have often decried Love's Labour's Lost as wholly insignificant, a self-indulgent piece by William Shakespeare before he moved on to more serious work. More recently, Cambridge University's Anne Barton described the play as "relentlessly Elizabethan," with dialogue that is mostly inaccessible to modern . . .
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 7:30 p.m.

The Skylight Opera Theatre ends its season with a production of the feel-good musical The Spitfire Grill, which continues its run tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Broadway Theatre Center. Based on a 1996 film, the story follows a woman recently released from prison who concocts a plan to save the small . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Theater Reviews

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Crime and Punishment invites audiences to enter the mind of a murderer. It’s a cramped and tawdry place. Oddly angled walls painted a bilious green seem to close in on you; disembodied sounds emanate from the background and doors swoosh open and shut, marking phantomlike entrances and offering glimpses of a diaphanous limbo in which the protagonist’s fearsome existence appears to be couched. Rarely does stagecraft, sound and lighting play such a significant role as it does here in this pareddown production.

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