Robby McGhee has been very, very busy. A
regular comedic performer with T.I.M.
(The Improvised Musical), McGhee has also busied himself with a variety of
other comic projects as well as a trip to New York with The
adultery, betrayal, infidelity, murder, mutilation and the requisite sibling
rivalry in a fight for power, lust and gold. Just another modern day reality TV
show? Something to do with really, really desperate “housewives
The Alchemist Theatre’s intimate venue
will host an epic classic, King Lear,
in a space capable of amplifying the immediacy of human emotion, with an
excellent cast. Milwaukee theater star Bo Johnson stars. Bringing a
Musical Aid: Milwaukee’s top musicians joined the cause at Turner Hall to support
and raise funds for Josh Tovar,
their musical brother saddled with medical bills. Backed by his band, Chasin’
Mason, singers cloned
Mayhem” is a well-paced program of
theatrical shorts placed in the intimacy of the Alchemist Theatre by
actor/playwright Jeffrey James Ircink. Six different stories move across the
stage quite gracefully in two hours
This year was a remarkably diverse time for theater in Milwaukee. As new companies arose, others became more established and still others continued to define themselves in ways that kept things evolving in a refreshing way.
presents an improv comedy alternative to tired re-mountings of other Christmas
shows that dominate many stages. A cast of five perform one hour of improv
split into two acts. Act one contains short
Aaron Kopec's horror stories at the Alchemist Theatre have collected quite a rogues' gallery over the
years. Past villains have included Dracula, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes.
This fall, Kopec delves into less familiar...
Another exceptionally fun time traveling Natalie Ryan show at the Alchemist
By Russ Bickerstaff
The "turn off your cell phone" announcement at the beginning of a theatrical show has been done in a variety of different creative ways over the years. I don't think I'd ever heard it quite the way I did last night. Those making the announcement threatened to blow-up the planet if we didn't comply with the request. It was the beginning of another Vince Figueroa/Beth Lewinski Natalie Ryan play. Th...
Uncommonly good promo images for shows that have emerged in August
By Russ Bickerstaff
Quite often, promo pics for upcoming shows give me something to post into a blog . . . and they look really nice next to a print review, but occasionally there are some that go beyond that and they end up hanging out on my desktop for a bit longer than usual . . . lately there have been quite a few of these . . . here's a look at some of my favorites . . . Fools For Tragedy have had a...