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02.24.2012 | | Posted at 12:26 AM

The Boulevard embraces the drama of three people

By Russ Bickerstaff
I could’ve been really profoundly disgusted with another set of staged monologues. I guess that’s why I’m glad I didn’t think too much about it. There have been a great many staged monologues this past season. The Boulevard Theatre’s latest is the next in a long line of shows in which actors act and characters talk, but not to each other. It’s kind of refreshing to hear a story deli...
02.07.2012 | | Posted at 08:39 AM

Boulevard Artistic Director teaches a couple classes that start this weekend.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Artistic Director of the long-lived Boulevard Theatre is offering a couple of acting classes starting this weekend. The classes are being offered the UWM’s School of Continuing Education. Basics of Acting is a look into the basic elements that compose an acting performance. Actors who have worked with Bucher in actual productions have commented on how insightful Mark Bucher is and . . . ha...
12.26.2011 | | Posted at 10:02 AM

Boulevard Theatre granted $3,000 if they can raise that much more by 2012

By Russ Bickerstaff
Boulevard Theatre Artistic Director Mark Bucher recently announced (okay, actually I got the email last Thursday, but with things being as busy as they are this time of year, that’s still pretty recent…) um …Anyway, yes—Mark Bucher of the Boulevard recently announced that the Boulevard (of Mark Bucher) was recently offered $3,000 in matching funds. That is to say that they will get $3,000 ...
11.01.2011 | | Posted at 07:36 AM

Wilde’s Wit Without All The Decoration

By Russ Bickerstaff
Having run the Boulevard Theatre for over a quarter of a century now, Artistic Director Mark Bucher is has a deep and intimate understanding of what can be produced in a small space. Along with the Off The Wall Theatre, the Boulevard is a small stage in a city populated by a  great many small spaces. With little or no budget for sets or costuming, the real appeal of the Boulevard’s latest is ...
09.19.2011 | | Posted at 12:40 PM

Boulevard Theatre hosts reading of a new play by Brooke Wegner

By Russ Bickerstaff
This one hit me with no press release—I was just casually looking about doing research on something or other when I ran across a reading that will be held at the Boulevard Theatre at months end. It’s a reading of Pants On Fire—a new play by actress and . . . evidently . . . playwright Brooke Wegner She’s an excellent comic actress, which would probably suggest that she’s also a good pl...
08.11.2011 | | Posted at 10:44 AM

The cast of a new Wisconsin Premiere talks about work on the ensemble piece

By Russ Bickerstaff
The 2010-2011 theatre season continues to pop-up all over the place. Next week, the Boulevard Theatre opens its new season with a Wisconsin premiere production of Circle Mirror Transformation--an ensemble show set in an acting class for non-actors. I had the opportunity to sit down with the cast and discuss their work on the project last night. Here is the link to the site where the podcast can b...
08.03.2011 | | Posted at 10:16 PM

A look back at the last theatre years from the edge of August

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is part two of a look back at it all . . . February 2011 The second month...
07.28.2011 | | Posted at 04:27 PM

Boulevard Theatre opens 2011-2012 with CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The physical space of The Boulevard Theatre has been called on to play a classroom quite a bit over the years. Being a relatively small and intimate space, it actually works really well as a classroom. And I’m sure it doesn’t in any way resent the fact that it’s been called on by Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher to portray a classroom again in his upcoming production of Circle Mirro...
07.17.2011 | | Posted at 04:15 PM

Boulevard looking for actress for COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Cowboy Versus Samurai, the Boulevard Theatre may have chosen one of the more challenging shows to cast on the upcoming theatre season. A play on Cyrano De Bergerac, the play features a love story in which a young man must choose between his American and Asian cultural identities in the interest of winning the love of a beautiful, young Asian-American woman. With Asian-American cultural ident...
06.26.2011 | | Posted at 11:22 PM

Bay View theatre company to give promotional bits of its new season in performance at the South Shore Farmer’s Market

By Russ Bickerstaff
The South Shore Farmer’s Market is an interesting little microcosm of Bay View culture that comes to inhabit South Shore Park from June 18th-October 15th every year. In addition to farmers, cheese makers and others, the market features a stage beneath an entertainment tent that features various acts. This coming Saturday, July 2nd, Boulevard Theatre’s ensemble will be performing excerpts f...