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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

In Tandem Goes Back to the 20s to raise money

By Russ Bickerstaff
As it looks to secure funds for upcoming endeavors, In Tandem Theatre will be hosting a rather classy-sounding gala fundraiser this May at the historic Pritzlaff building in the Third Ward. The classic cream city brick has been around since 1875. In keeping with the historic mood in the space, In Tandems fundraiser is going back to an era when the building was only . . . uhh . . . fifty ye...
03.01.2011 | | Posted at 10:46 AM

The pleasant disorientation of In Tandem's MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S

By Russ Bickerstaff
Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick�'s stage comedy Murder at the Howard Johnson'�s is kind of a weird late-1970'�s anomaly. Written by a pair of writers who started-out in television, the script has the feel of a late �'70�s-style sitcom. It's about three people who take turns plotting to kill each other and/or commit suicide over the course of a series of rendezvous at a Howard Johnson'�s. (Not exactly l...
11.30.2010 | | Posted at 06:44 AM

Two different Dickens One Man Shows this coming December

By Russ Bickerstaff
Though he wrote numerous bits of prose that weren�t  A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens seems to be fused with the holiday season in American popular culture. It�s not that difficult to imagine a point in the future where one might expect parents to be taking their children to sit on Dickens� lap every December so that they might tell him what they want for Christmas. And why not elevate Dickens...
10.23.2010 | | Posted at 04:32 PM

Losing Track of Time In the Tenth Street Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s a distinctly different feel to each theatre. In Tandem’s 10th Street Theatre has been the home to productions staged by a number of different companies in the past several months. Sitting down to opening night of In Tandem’s Art of Murder last night felt like an interesting contrast to all the visiting shows that have called the theatre home recently. It’s interesting seeing Chri...
10.07.2010 | | Posted at 06:53 AM

In Tandem Opens Its Season With Murder-Mystery Comedy Just In Time For Halloween

By Russ Bickerstaff
A couple of days ago, when I mentioned theatre onstage Halloween weekend, I seem to have overlooked the only production that actually seems to have a performance on October 31st.�A late October featuring zombie puppets, a group of freaks and a 19th century Midwestern serial killer also features a murder/mystery comedy.�In Tandem Theatre presents Joe DipPietro'�s Art of Murder. The comedy,�which ...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Off the Wall Theatre kicks off its season Sept. 2 with a production of Charles Busch’s campy comedy Psycho Beach Party. Jeremy Welter directs the talented Liz Mistele and Dear Ruthie. A week later, the Sunset Playhouse goes in a less campy though similarly silly direction with Steve Martin’s The...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

City hosts top-notch productions throughout the year

Milwaukee is a great theater town. Below is a guide to a dozen theater companies that offer four or more productions a year. Some shows will be serious, others whimsical, but all are worth consideration...
07.30.2010 | | Posted at 11:02 AM

In Tandem Presents Neil Haven’s Playdaters

By Russ Bickerstaff
� � This year, August ends with a quick, little comedy presented by In Tandem Theatre.�The�Play Daters is a fresh, new comedy by reasonably local playwright Neil Haven. The comedy, which tells the tale of a couple of guys working to exploit a dating website, originally debuted in a student production at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.� The script has been updated since, making it to the sta...
05.05.2010 | | Posted at 04:23 PM

Two Actresses Look Really Good While Deliberately Performing Badly

By Russ Bickerstaff
Deliberately staging bad productions for comic effect can be a lot more difficult to pull of than anything more straightforward. From Charles Morey’s Laughing Stock to Michael Frayn’s Noises Off (by way of the farce’s play within  play Nothing On) to David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr’s Farndale series, the challenge of bringing deliberately bad performances to the stage for comic ef...

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