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08.02.2012 | | Posted at 07:47 AM

The 2011-2012 Theatre Year in Milwaukee Remembered

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro Being a theatre critic who attends 100+ 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 year I l...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
As the presidential election picks up speed, In Tandem Theatre closes its season with a comedy set in Washington, D.C. The Rich Orloff comedy Veronica's Position is a contemporary farce involving a famous pair of middle-aged actors who...
03.04.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

Compelling Intellectual Drama With In Tandem Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
In describing a show it’s so easy to fall into impersonal vocabulary. Consider the following words: “A coming of age story about two boys growing-up in New York during world war two.” There’s a perfectly ordinary collection of words describing a show, but it doesn’t say a thing about Matt Daniels, Bill Watson or the importance of sitting house left when attending the show.  In Tandem...
02.25.2012 | | Posted at 04:53 PM

In Tandem stages a special benefit production of Jesus Christ Superstar

By Russ Bickerstaff
I’m not a huge fan of Andrew Llyod Webber and I’m particularly disinterested in Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s one of those shows that gets a round a lot for various reasons . . . it’s probably not a very bad piece of musical theatre and Id probably generally have a better opinion of it if it didn’t get so over-produced . . . but that being said, In Tandem Theatre is staging a productio...
02.23.2012 | | Posted at 05:41 PM

In Tandem Presents FRONT ROOM by Richard Kalinoski

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Staged reading have been flourishing of late. It’s a fun opportunity to get a taste of a script live and in person. In Tandem Theatre is hosting an opportunity to see a staged reading of a work in progress by UW-Oshkosh Resident Playwright Richard Kalinoski. Front Room is described like this in the press release: “Front Room is about Sandra, a middle-aged, theatre professor and director. H...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
In Tandem Theatre once again visits the work of talented comic playwright Rich Orloff. Love and politics mix in this comic farce set in Washington, D.C., in 1990. A romantic...
12.16.2011 | | Posted at 08:53 AM

A Return To The Old Jokes One More Time For In Tandem

By Russ Bickerstaff
nThe theatre company that had managed such a successful holiday series with the ever-popular Cudahy Carolers’ Christmas ends a far more recent tradition this December as it presents its final production of  Scrooge In Rouge. What started as a pleasant alternative to Cudahy Carolers continues to entertain into its third consecutive year with In Tandem Theatre at the Tenth Street Theatre.nIn Tan...
10.10.2011 | | Posted at 09:09 AM

In Tandem Theatre’s MRS. MANNERLY

By Russ Bickerstaff
Jeffrey Hatcher is one of the single best comedic playwrights working today. I could go on for thousands of words about all the stuff that he’s written, but his Three Viewings (which I saw with Kopper Bear productions several years ago) and Murderers (which I saw with Next Act considerably more recently) had some of the cleverest comic lines I’ve ever heard. And while his Ten Chimneys (which...
09.15.2011 | | Posted at 08:47 AM

In Tandem brings the season’s second Jeffrey Hatcher to Milwaukee with MRS. MANNERLY

By Russ Bickerstaff
After an undoubtedly successful opening for the Rep with the Jeffrey Hatcher comedy Ten Chimneys the playwright'™s work makes its second appearance on a Milwaukee stage next month as In Tandem Theatre presents its staging of Mrs. Mannerly--”a reasonably autobiographical show Hatcher wrote about taking a class in etiquette as a kid growing-up in Ohio in 1967. A two-person show in a  space as ...