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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...
05.15.2011 | | Posted at 12:28 AM

Boulevard presents Fundraiser/block party Verse & Vino on June 13th

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre celebrates a quarter century since it opened. It'™s annual wine tasting/poetry reading is actually not nearly as pretentious as it sounds . . . the Boulevard'™s annual fundraiser/ get together celebrates 25 years of the Boulevard this June as it presents this summer-- Verse & Vino. From 5:30 pm -“ 9:30 pm, the event features a wine tasting hosted by Groppi's Food Marke...
02.20.2011 | | Posted at 11:01 AM

Boulevard Theatre's BECKY SHAW is Five Characters Caught In The Pull of Emotional Gravity On A Studio Stage

By Russ Bickerstaff
The performance space of The Boulevard Theatre is black with vertical lines of various colors for contrast. The vertical lines aren�t really necessary. Neither are the placards with various words on the wall near the ceiling. The Boulevard is staging the Midwest premiere of Gina Gionfriddo�s Becky Shaw. There are a few things that happen offstage in the world beyond the characters�a mugging, le...
12.15.2010 | | Posted at 05:38 PM

The Boulevard Theatre Looking to Cast a Couple of Plays

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the two or three most intimate theatre spaces in town, the Boulevard Theatre is an interesting opportunity for untested talent. Those who may have only a bit of experience onstage can potentially experience greater physical challenges than those given to professional actors on much larger stages. It’s also an opportunity to connect-up with an audience in extremely close proximity, which...
12.11.2010 | | Posted at 07:28 AM

Continuing Visual Impressions of The Boulevards Latest Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been over a  week since I was at the Boulevard Theatre to see its production of The Savannah Disputation. The smart religious comedy rendered much more detail to the intimate space of the Boulevard Theatre than any other production in recent memory. The Writer’s Theatre in Illinois has an interesting bit of text about the specific visual feel that the playwright was envisioning for a ...
11.23.2010 | | Posted at 11:37 PM

The Boulevard continues its 25th Anniversary Season with THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION

By Russ Bickerstaff
Having grown-up outside of anything resembling organized religion, Christianity has always seemed funny to me. Truly insightful theatrical works about Christianity can be difficult to come by. Not exactly a brilliant look at Christianity, the enjoyable Evan Smith comedy The Savannah Disputation nevertheless comes close to being the long sought after insightful comedy about Christianity. A produc...