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08.03.2012 | | Posted at 08:59 AM

The 2011-2012 Milwaukee theatre Year In Review

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro   Being a theatre critic who attends 100+ shows annually, my year is defined a bit differently than a standard calendar will allow for. My year starts in August with the first shows of the new theatre season,  continues through May as regular season switches gears for the summer shows and finally ends in July as the new theatre season gets underway the following month . . . and so each ...
07.18.2012 | | Posted at 12:32 AM

Boulevard Theatre looking to cast for upcoming season

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Boulevard Theatre is working on a promising upcoming season of shows. Under consideration for production at this time are shows including Shooting Star, Don Juan in Hell, the Jerker and Living Out. Of course, in order to stage such productions, the Boulevard needs actors. In the interest of attracting some, the boulevard is hosting auditions at month's end.    Auditions are by appointme...
07.15.2012 | | Posted at 05:51 AM

A Staged reading of Neil SImon at Verduras Tea House & Cafe

By Russ Bickerstaff
There are some shows that just don't sound fun until you read the cast list. Such is the case with an upcoming benefit reading for the Boulevard Theatre. A reading of Neil SImon's The Odd Couple? Couldn't possibly be more boring. David Flores as Felix Ungar and Mark Bucher as Oscar Madison? Sounds great. Maybe I can work it into my schedule...   Boulevard Theatre Artistic Director Mark Bucher is...
Monday, June 25, 2012
On the Boulevard: A delightful evening of words and wine —“Verse and Vino”—raised funds for the irrepressible Boulevard Theatre, celebrating its “first” 26 years. The expansively beautiful Zimmerman Architectural Studios in the Menomonee...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bravo! Next Act: Celebrating Next Act Theatre's first anniversary in its beautiful new theater space, the company's fans poured into the sold-out “Bravo, Next Act” event. The retro-summer theme encouraged '50s attire, with Laura and Jeff...
05.25.2012 | | Posted at 02:09 PM

A mixing of masks with Boulevard's latest show

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Love I can relate to. Ancestral culture? Uh, no . . . there's really no ethnic culture her for me. I come from an ambiguously European mishmash. My last name means, "place of the marsh," in a language nobody speaks anymore. None of my identity is formed from cultural heritage. It's all just weird little idiosyncrasies drawn against the flat, mass-culture I grew-up with. And that's why nationa...
05.21.2012 | | Posted at 06:10 AM

A Classy 1903 City Lights Building plays host to Boulevard's Fundraiser Next Month

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The Boulevard Theatre's Verse & Vino fundraisers are a lot of fun. Wine. Appetizers. A silent auction. Actors milling about. Fun. Next month, the venerable little theatre company helmed by Mark Bucher is staging a V&V fundraiser at the City Lights Building on 212 West Mount Vernon Avenue. (That's between Canal Street and St. Paul Avenue off of 25th Street.)    Home to Zimmerman Architectural ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Stephen Sondheim, the mind behind Sweeney Todd and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, is unquestionably talented. His work makes it easy for programmers of musical theater. After all, Sondheim sells tickets—and so his work often...
04.17.2012 | | Posted at 11:56 AM

Milwaukee premiere of a contemporary comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
                                                                      There was good news in email last week Thursday. Turns out Mark Bucher's production of Michael Golamco's Cowboy Vs. Samurai is, in fact, going to make it to the stage. The script, which requires a number of asian-american actors, was a bit difficult to cast, so the opening of the how kept getti...

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