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08.11.2010 | | Posted at 07:08 PM

Christian Theatre Company Announces An Entire Season of New Works

By Russ Bickerstaff
Christian theatre group Morning Star Productions recently announced a three-show season of completely new works. The company that opened last year with a visually stylish production of Eugene O'Neill's Days Without End brings three new shows to the stage of Eastbrook Church on Green Bay Avenue.  Morningstar's season includes two new dramas by Alan Atwood and a comedy Tim Neve. Running September...
08.15.2010 | | Posted at 06:58 PM

Milwaukee Chamber's New Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
I felt as though I was attending Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season opener—Jeeves Intervenes in partial costume. There was a classic black eye patch over my right eye. Due to my having sustained a blow to the left eye—an un unwanted gift from someone I’d never seen before, I had been suffering from a partially detached retina. The gas bubble in my right eye meant that it would be necessar...
07.04.2010 | | Posted at 12:22 PM

Peninsula Players Opens 75th Anniversary Season with Tom Dudzick Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the longest standing traditions in Wisconsin theatre continues its 75th anniversary season this week with the opening of its second show of the summer. The Peninsula Players�in Door Country present Tom Dudzick�s comedy Over The Tavern. Set in the 1950�s, Over The Tavern is a family sitcom featuring a 12 year-old boy coming to terms with the Catholicism that he is being asked to accept....
04.26.2010 | | Posted at 11:46 PM

Kopec and Company Looking To Fill Murder Castle

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � Jack The Ripper. David Berkowitz—the Son of Sam. The Hillside Strangler. The Zodiac Killer. The name Herman Mudgett doesn’t often come to mind along with names of the worlds most infamous serial killers, but the most prolific killers in history have very mundane names like Luis Garavito—Colombia’s “monster of the Andes,” and Dr. Harold Shipman—England’s “Dr. Death.” With a...
04.20.2010 | | Posted at 07:15 AM

Milwaukee Multicultural Theatre Stages Shows at UWM

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Multicultural Theatre continues its mission to unite the various cultures that the city consists of through art this week as it presents M�A Collection of Mothers. The show, which debuted last year, makes it to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. This latest incarnation of the show makes it to UWM�s Union Ballroom West tonight as a combination theatre show and art exhibition. ...
04.05.2010 | | Posted at 08:30 AM

Local Comedy Group Celebrates The End of Its Firs Year

By Russ Bickerstaff
Local silent comedy group the M.U.T.E.S will be celebrating the end of its first year at the end of the month. The group, which does entirely silent comedy sketches in the style of old silent film shorts, welcomes Milwaukee audiences for its first anniversary celebration two weeks from this Friday at� the Alchemist Theatre. The Marvelous Unspeaking Troupe of Entertaining Scoundrels has been perf...
04.03.2010 | | Posted at 09:22 AM

Next Act Opens Its Final Show At The Of-Broadway

By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre continues its consistently high standards as Robert Spencer, John Kishline and Kelsey Brennan star in The Value of Names.  The typically classy atmosphere at the Off Broadway Theatre for a Next Act opening was a bit bittersweet this time around. The Value of Names is the last Next Act show at the Off-Broadway theatre before Next Act moves to the Tenth Street Theatre on its way o ...
03.19.2010 | | Posted at 06:54 PM

Three Years in A Row on March 19th

By Russ Bickerstaff
Seeing something like 110 shows per year means that I’m seeing about one show every three days. It’s inevitable that I’ll be seeing one on my birthday. Such is the case tonight. Really, there is almost nothing significant about the middle of March aside from the official end of Winter. It bears little significance in local theatre anyway . . . and so for the third birthday in a row, I am s...
03.09.2010 | | Posted at 05:08 PM

UW-Washington County presents Ronan Noone’s BRENDAN

By Russ Bickerstaff
What with all of the young actors beginning to appear on local stages from a variety of new companies, it’s nice to know that there are still a few university productions appearing at out of the way locations. This week, UW-Washington County opens its spring play--Ronan Noone’s Brendan. It's a contemporary comedy about an Irishman who has moved to Boston.   Considering the size of the cast,...
03.08.2010 | | Posted at 10:14 PM

A number of shows open in the next few weeks featuring newer work by local playwrights.

By Russ Bickerstaff
There are a number of elements that absolutely must be present in order for a city to maintain a sustainable, substantially diverse theatre scene. Chief among them is the cultivation of work by local playwrights. These next couple of months, a series of shows open featuring new work by local playwrights. Here’s a quick glance at what’s already onstage and what’s ahead:   In Tandem’s exc...

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