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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
This past weekend the Boulevard Theatre’s intimate All’s Well That Ends Well joined Shakespearean productions by two other studio theaters to add to a Bard-filled month in Milwaukee. Off the Wall Theatre presented Macbeth and Carte Blanche Studios produced Much Ado About Nothing. As of this writing, all but two...
02.20.2010 | | Posted at 05:34 PM

Carte Blanche and the art of juggling a satisfying production.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Somewhere around intermission last night, the full reality of seeing a third Shakespeare show in less than a month finally hit me. Looking back, it occurs to me that it�s actually pretty rare to have three different productions of three different Shakespeare plays open in Milwaukee the same month. Boulevard Theatre�s All�s Well That Ends Well, Off The Wall�s Macbeth and Carte Blanche�s Much Ado ...
01.18.2010 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

Three Different Shakespeare Productions Open Next Month

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the local theatre season continues into 2010, the second month of the New Year sees an odd concentration of unrelated Shakespeare productions. All three are in small studio theatres, allowing local audiences an opportunity to ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELLOpening on February 10th, The Boulevard Theatre’s production of one of Shakespeare’s rarely-produced plays. In promotion of the play, the ...
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Theater Preview

The people who only flock to big-budget touring Broadway shows miss out on some really beautiful musical theater performed on the smaller stages of local companies. Off the Wall Theatre has been packing rather large, sometimes impressive musicals into its small studio space for years. And Carte Blanche Studios recently staged...
09.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In a September that saw the opening of some really good comedies in Milwaukee, Carte Blanche Studios’ Don’t Dress For Dinner registers as the most satisfying so far. Alchemist Theatre’s Invader? I Hardly Know Her! was immensely funny, but there were brief moments where it dragged and the cast was a bit uneven. The Milwaukee Rep’s Government Inspector  had some great production values and ...
05.31.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Carte Blanche’s late night show ended up being a bit later than expected, so I had a chance to talk to Carte Blanche Studios’ Jimmy Dragolovich. Dragolovich told me that the recent production of Cabaret had been such a hit that they were extending the run of the show through the end of the summer. What with the show having opened April 24th, Carte Blanche’s Cabaret will be the longest-runnin...