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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...
10.10.2010 | | Posted at 11:11 AM

This Friday’s Show Features Performer from DePere

By Russ Bickerstaff
It goes in cycles. The public’s fascination with stages and screens gradually gives way to a fascination with what happens behind them. The public becomes interested in watching the drama of individuals’ journey to the public stage. The stage shifts. Cameras are pointed outside studios. "Reality," is placed on TV. The glamour shifts elsewhere.    A few years ago, an abrasively charismatic g...
09.14.2010 | | Posted at 09:28 AM

Theatre Classes and Other Class-Like Classiness

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the new theatre season begins to get moving along stages in greater Milwaukee, a number of theatre-based classes have also been announced. Here are a couple of interesting opportunities— October 8th – 10th, Mark Bucher of the Boulevard Theatre presents DRAMATIC LICENSE—a program dedicated to the fine art of the audition. The program is a follow-up to Boulevard’s “Audition Idol” l...
07.29.2010 | | Posted at 07:43 PM

After 25 years, The Boulevard Theatre gives Milwaukee FOURPLAY.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre is the first to officially open its 2010-2011 season. This week, it opens its 25th anniversary season with Fourplay: 4 Comedies of Seduction. Four romantic comedy shorts by four different playwrights play out on a nearly empty stage. Three contemporary comedies are followed by an intermission and Harold Pinter’s 1962 one-act The Lover. Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Buc...
04.29.2010 | | Posted at 05:20 PM

Seats Only Available for Two Remaining Performance of the current Boulevard Theatre Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre�s�Artistic Director�Mark Bucher regularly takes some chances with some of the shows he schedules. There�s occasionally work by a new playwright that may be a bit untested. And occasionally there�s a show or two that wouldn�t be produced elsewhere that doesn�t quite have the appeal it would need to be a success. And every now an then there�s a big hit. Last season�s Stations...
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Theater Review

The mothers dote on, criticize, patronize and, of course, know better than their adult daughters. The daughters in turn vent their frustration and anger on topics like the onset of old age, dealing with Thanksgiving holidays and planning a wedding. The 15-member cast—14 women, one man—keeps it...
04.02.2010 | | Posted at 09:09 AM

Mark Bucher Directs the Midwest Premiere of A New Comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre closes its season with the Midwest Premiere of Patricia Durnate and Betsy Tuxill’s It’s Your Mother.  (It’s a great title.) The show is a series of vignettes about mother/daughter relationships. It’s fun when it’s not being repetitious. Of Shorts And SpringtimeI love theatrical shorts in the springtime. There’s something pleasant about shedding the longer subject...
Monday, March 29, 2010

Theater Preview

It’s always a pleasure to see an actor paired with the perfect role. One of the season’s best potential matches graces the stage of the Off-Broadway Theatre this week, as Next Act Theatre closes its 20th season with Jeffrey Sweet’s The Value of Names...
03.16.2010 | | Posted at 07:20 PM

Boulevard Theatre’s Next Bookstore Sneak Peak

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s one of those things that I haven’t given myself the time to make much mention of. There’s been a lot of concern over the fact that everyone is getting increasingly isolated with all the little digital apparatuses we’ve come to surround ourselves with. What people who point this out fail to realize is that much of this technology is being used to connect with other people in various s...