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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Aaron Kopec, playwright of Murder Castle and Faust, has explored dark parts of the psyche in productions at the Alchemist Theatre. This summer, however, Kopec offers up Help Wanted, a show that should be less sinister and more subtle...
05.19.2012 | | Posted at 07:29 AM

Summer Theatre Starts with 1940's Business Onstage at the Alchemist

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Operating outside of the standard commercial theatre framework, Alchemist Theatre tends to have kind of a fresh sense of promotion. Their advance promo art for their latest show Help Wanted has kind of a flashy fusion to it. Kind of a cross between promo imagery for The Sopranos and Mad Men. Look closely and you'll see a few different pop cultural references . . . One of those images is tak...
05.13.2012 | | Posted at 05:54 AM

Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre continues the comedy with a new show at the Alchemist

By Russ Bickerstaff
    If Memory serves, Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre's unique blend of old-timey radio comedy started off as a stage-only affair. Time has made matters a bit more sophisticated and now the group performs once a month they perform over the air with actual performances over Frontier Radio Theatre on WMSE every Sunday morning.    Quite a lot of those shows are available over the internet on WHT's webs...
05.11.2012 | | Posted at 07:19 AM

Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre presents a spoof of HG Wells' classic

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre has a long and established history of doing live shows on Mother's Day. This year is no exception as Radio WHT present its spoof on the HG Wells classic The Invisible Man. Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre returns to the Alchemist Theatre fro the production, which opens tonight and runs through next weekend.    Playwright/sound effects guy Charles Sommers, who has tackled cl...
05.06.2012 | | Posted at 08:41 AM

Four Hours With Patrick Schmitz

By Russ Bickerstaff
Patrick Schmitz hosts an improv comedy workshop mid-day today at the Alchemist Theatre in BayView. A two hour improve comedy class facilitated by Milwaukee Comedy Fest co-founder Patrick Schmitz is followed by a coupe of hours of  improv comedy open jamming. The Project Empty Space workshop is the latest in a series of classes that has included subjects as diverse as stage combat and properly f...
04.26.2012 | | Posted at 09:02 AM

Discussing the nature of scripts with Project Empty Space

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Script Frenzy winds its way down in the next several days . . . it's kind of like National Novel Writing Month for people looking to write plays or screenplays . . . and now is probably as good a time as any to look into the nature of the script itself.    To this end, Project Empty Space is holding a workshop called Picking Up A Script here;s a look at a list of things they're looking to ...
04.16.2012 | | Posted at 12:17 PM

Grace DeWolff's Fascinating Exploration into the Nature of Education

By Russ Bickerstaff
  I've been really impressed with Grace DeWolff's work as an actor in local theatre . . . ever since I first saw her in a couple of productions at UWM a few years ago. And now she's got this show that she's written and directed . . . and I was worried about it for some reason. Turns out I can relax . . . turns out she's a really good  actor and writer and director. Okay, so that's three reason...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Strange and compelling stories have sprung from the basic setup of two actors and a park bench on a stage. Richard Lyons Conlon takes this premise in an interesting direction in the drama One Time. In a world premiere developed in part...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The early-'70s album, children's book and TV special Free to Be… You and Me was an ambitious project. The idea was to promote gender neutrality and individuality in the next generation. Years later, the songs and sketches still resonate. In a show titled...
03.18.2012 | | Posted at 06:40 AM

Shel Silverstein and Free 2 B U & ME open next week

By Russ Bickerstaff
On March 22nd of next week, there are a couple of shows opening up that explore slightly skewed mutations of what some of us so fondly remember from our childhoods. At 7:30 pm next Thursday, Alchemist Theatre presents Free 2 B U & Me.  It’s strange . . . a musical based on a 1974 ABC Afterschool Special that was originally released as an album in ’72. It was a program of shorts that individ...

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