Home / Tag: Boulevard Theatre
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...
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...