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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...
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

Theater Review

Boulevard Theatre’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well is a casual affair, as the rarely produced play is brought to the stage without much costuming. The seats of the intimate studio theater have been planted throughout the performance space, creating a comfortable atmosphere in which to experience one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known pieces. Actors take on the quality of faces...
02.11.2010 | | Posted at 04:51 PM

Opening Night At The Boulevard With Mark Bucher Standing-In

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre�was charmingly cozy for opening night of it�s new show�an enjoyable production of Shakespeare�s All�s Well That Ends Well. The seating arrangement is remarkably integrated with the stage. Seating is scattered throughout the space . . . making for a very small theatre in the round sort of experience. A couple of paintings. Some furniture. There�s almost no set here. The cost...
01.18.2010 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

Three Different Shakespeare Productions Open Next Month

By Russ Bickerstaff
As the local theatre season continues into 2010, the second month of the New Year sees an odd concentration of unrelated Shakespeare productions. All three are in small studio theatres, allowing local audiences an opportunity to ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELLOpening on February 10th, The Boulevard Theatre’s production of one of Shakespeare’s rarely-produced plays. In promotion of the play, the ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Only A Few Shows Left

By Russ Bickerstaff
Amidst a series of sell-out this month, Boulevard Theatre’s production of Christopher Durang’s The Marriage Of Bette And Boo seems to have had quite a bit of commercial success as well. Shows on the 19th and the 20th were sold out. The strange family tale of a narrator trying to come to terms with his parents and his parent’s parents makes it to its final five performances these next coup...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

The Boulevard Theatre's MARRIAGE OF BETTY AND BOO

By Russ Bickerstaff
  It’s the little things that make a production. Even in a bad show, there are moments of brilliance that shine through—the little things that can make even a bad show entertaining for a few moments. Thankfully, this is NOT the case with The Boulevard Theatre’s production of Christopher Durang’s mid-‘80’s family comedy The Marriage of Bettte and Boo.  It’s a comedy about human imp...

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