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11.23.2014 | 63 days ago | Posted at 01:40 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The first friday of next month, Theatre Gigante welcomes Michael Stebbins for David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice in Walker’s Point. The exact same time as that show is opening,  Theatrical Tendencies launches its staging of Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. It’s a Joe Mantelloe stage adaptation directed by Mark E. Schuster featuring Jim Lautenbach.I’...
09.13.2014 | 134 days ago | Posted at 05:48 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The weekend of Oct. 10 is going to be very, very busy with openings. I’ve been trying to negotiate my own personal schedule to see a couple of shows. This is one that I really hope that I can make time for.On a very busy week, Theatrical Tendencies opens its staging of the contemporary romantic drama Next  Fall. The Geoffrey Nauffts play debuted in 2010. The Theatrical Tendencies production...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Theatrical Tendencies presents ‘The Temperamentals’

  It’s all too easy to separate the history of gay rights into pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The fight for gay rights, however, did not begin in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn.
09.01.2012 | | Posted at 01:49 PM

Self-referential musical theatre comes to Soulstice in late September

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Self-referential art always runs the risk of coming across like a pair of mirrors facing each other. You can tell that the light is probably having a lot of fun bouncing back and forth between the two mirrors, but it isn't anything that is always terribly entertaining for an audience. Sometimes, though . . . sometimes the mirror turns in on itself and comes up with something beautifully whimsi...
12.21.2011 | | Posted at 09:11 AM

Theatre company announces its end

By Russ Bickerstaff
nnYesterday afternoon, Theatrical Tendencies announced that it would no longer be around. Effective immediately. This is kind of a big disappointment, as it had produced some really promising shows over the course of the recent past.nI hadn’t seen the company’s opening production—the musical Thrill Me, but their production of Corpus Christi was interesting and their Little Dog Laughed was p...
10.08.2011 | | Posted at 07:15 AM

Theatrical Tendencies present brilliantly composed Douglas Carter Beane Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed is a staggeringly well-balanced contemporary comedy that finds a remarkably well-executed production with Theatrical Tendencies at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center this month. David J. Franz plays Mitchell—a rising Hollywood star struggling with his sexuality. It’s difficult to play that sort of thing without over-playing it in gasping indie movie...
09.01.2011 | | Posted at 07:31 AM

Theatrical Tendencies Looks To Stage A Reading of Dustin Lance Black drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
As a legally married man, I would like to once again offer my apologies for those who would like to keep it bizarrely exclusive. The desire to keep marriage between a man and a woman is staggeringly bizarre when one considers that it had essentially started out as an arrangement between a man and his property. Things change. Things evolve. And some people have a tremendous amount of difficulty h...
08.22.2011 | | Posted at 07:40 AM

Cast List Announced for TT’s first of two shows this season

By Russ Bickerstaff
Theatrical Tendencies'™ first show of the coming season is The Little Dog Laughed--”a comedy from a few years back written by Dogulas Carter Beane. A playwright who has also worked on at least one Broadway musical (the book for Xanadu) has also worked in Hollywood (he wrote To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.) It'™s the Hollywood end of his experience that he seems to have draw...
03.12.2011 | | Posted at 03:18 PM

Theatrical Tendencies’ CORPUS CHRISTI makes its impact with a well-orchestrated cast.

By Russ Bickerstaff
On a technical end, Theatrical Tendencies’ production of Corpus Christi has strikingly clean feel to it. There’s an overriding sense of crisp precision about the group’s presence at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center in every detail. Comfortable padded chairs fill the storefront studio space in exceedingly conscientious rows. Look-up and there’s a lighting grid that seems hung with a very ne...