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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...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Theater Preview

Be careful what you wish for: While real life often reminds us to heed this adage, rarely do we receive said advice in a musical format. In the mid-1960s, however, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock wrote The Apple Tree, a program of three musical shorts based on the popular saying. In Tandem Theatre presents the three-piece suite in a brand-new...
02.16.2010 | | Posted at 07:07 PM

Next Week Two Features Two Shows By Local Playwright

By Russ Bickerstaff
Neil Haven has had a great deal of success on both local stages lately. The irreverent puppet show staging of his Who Killed Santa? Returned for a second staging last winter. This coming week, two more of his scripts make it to the stage. At 7:30 pm on Monday, February 22nd, the MGAC presents a staged reading of a new piece that they had commissioned him to write. The impressive cast of Angela...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

This Weekend, Local Stages Will Be Visited By Four Scrooges

By Russ Bickerstaff
At 7:30 pm tonight, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan will pull into UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium to present its production of A Christmas Carol. The show boasts a cast of 27. One of those actors will, of course, be playing Scrooge. Half an hour earlier in the heart of the theatre district, James Pickering will be taking the stage as Scrooge. The single most recognizable character in all of Charles...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Three Milwaukee Stages are Currently Playing Host To Three One-Actor Shows

By Russ Bickerstaff
Five shows in four days invariably means that I’ve got a day with two shows. Just saw the First Stage matinee. Will be off to the new Milwaukee Chamber show shortly.  And last night I saw Elizabeth Norment in the Milwaukee Rep’s production of Joan Diddion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. It’s a one-person show. The third to open in Milwaukee this month. Three one-person shows in a single m...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Angela Iannone As Katharine Hepburn

By Russ Bickerstaff
There was a strange kind of energy mixing around downtown last night. People had gone there for a variety of different shows—the touring Broadway production of Spring Awakening, McGivern and Tarjan in Bunk Bed Brothers, Soultime At The Apollo with the Rep Cabaret . . . Miley Cyrus . . . I was there to see Katharine Hepburn.  In Tandem Theatre opens its new season with a production of Matthew Lo...
07.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
This Tuesday (July 21st), In Tandem Theatre presents a special “Sneak Peak” event free and open to the public. From 5:30 – 8:30pm, In Tandem will open its doors for an open house celebrating its 2009-2010 season with preview performances from the upcoming season. Angela Iannone will be performing an excerpt from her upcoming appearance as Katharine Hepburn in Tea At Five. There will be sc...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Theater Preview

It should be pointed out that Ryan Schabach and Georgina McKee seem to be very happy with their love lives. He isn't a cave man, and she isn't a crazy woman he met on a blind date. He isn't dating outside his species, and she isn't trying to get him into bed by talking about junk food. Indeed, Schabach and McKee aren't even romantically involved. They are, however, both actors who will be all of the above...
03.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In Tandem Theatre began its penultimate show of the season last night as the Tenth Street Theatre opened its doors for Old Wicked Songs—a drama about an American student being taught music in contemporary Vienna. It’s a pleasure to see the interaction teacher, student and piano. After the production closes March 22, Chase Stoeger (who plays the student) will, presumably, continue to cr...

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