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07.29.2011 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Season includes a crossover production with Milwaukee Chamber

By Russ Bickerstaff
Parkside Theatre, the UW-Parkside theatre program recently announced its upcoming season. It looks like an interesting and textured schedule. Here’s a quick look at what they’re doing. October 21 -€“ 29  Parkside begins its season with the end of the Henriad--Henry V. The triumphant end to that era’s version of the action film genre, it was the final in a ve...
07.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:11 PM

Expanded open house offers an opportunity to see a Milwaukee Chamber open rehearsal

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the classiest houses for relatively high-end theatre in Milwaukee, the Broadway Theatre Center is kind of a remarkable space. A bar, a studio theatre, a larger formal theatre and a whole bunch of offices rest on the end of Broadway near the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Once again this summer, the Theatre Center opens its doors to provide a peak behind (and above and below) the s...
07.09.2011 | | Posted at 05:42 PM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents a classy bonfire fundraiser next Saturday

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s always nice to see a fundraiser for a theatre company also serve as its own form of performance art. Fools For Tragedy’s debut show is a remarkably promising new Shakespeare mutation that will be raising funds for Soulstice Theatre. Looking forward to that one, particularly after taking a look at who is in the cast. A little over a month before that show opens in late August, Milwaukee C...
04.24.2011 | | Posted at 10:25 AM

Celebrate a solid season where people used to knit hammocks

By Russ Bickerstaff
For nearly a century, the building at 234 West Florida Street housed massive knitting machines. The big cream city brick was home to a couple of different companies over the years. A few years back, when the last knitting machine vanished from the building, the old cream city brick was promptly turned into a home for upscale condo—er—business—(Busimess offices ?) Yes—it’s now a busines...
04.18.2011 | | Posted at 07:27 AM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s The Lion In Winter

By Russ Bickerstaff
Quite a few people could be heard commenting on the set opening night. Stephen Hudson-Mairet’s giant, imposing castle structure seems heavy and solid enough for the giant stone blocks to tumble through the stage floor of the Cabot Theatre. The massive grey stone structure (lovingly carved out of foam, no doubt,) serves as the backdrop to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of The Lion In ...
03.10.2011 | | Posted at 08:17 AM

Three One-Act Plays Staged By Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre stages the work of Milwaukee area’s youngest playwrights again this month as it hosts the 2010-2011 Young Playwrights Festival. Three one-acts have been chosen for production this year. Here’s a quick look: Misdirected Happiness by Alyssa Cumpton, recent graduate of Homestead High School now a student at Boise State University. Dark humor and classic film noir ...
02.21.2011 | | Posted at 06:39 AM

The Second New Season Announcement of the year includes some really impressive casts.

By Russ Bickerstaff
(I found myself talking to Darrel Cherney before another powerfully executed Milwaukee Chamber Theatre show this past weekend. The talented actor, who had shown-up in a number of good performances here, has since moved to L.A. He’s back in town working with Jane Flieller and company on In Tandem’s upcoming production of Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. A couple of days after he’d come int...
02.03.2011 | | Posted at 06:12 AM

Chamber Theatre brings MAURITIUS to Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
Everyone�s got a story something like this: When I was in 6th grade, I once sold a comic book for $200. I�d only paid $1 for it. This is, of course, totally absurd. Not nearly as absurd as spending all of that money on more comic books. Such is the foolishness of youth and the insanity of semi-professional collecting. It�s this type of insanity that is explored in a great deal of entertaining de...
11.21.2010 | | Posted at 05:09 AM

Love, Connection and Three People In A Studio Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The serious mid-to-late 20th family drama had gone quite a few different places . . . walking into Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s The Subject Was Roses, I expected something profoundly dark. The 1964 drama about an adult son returning to his two parents after serving overseas in World War II didn’t sound very cheery—particularly as it explored alcoholism and emotional abuse . . . It was k...
11.18.2010 | | Posted at 04:37 PM

Opening this weekend, experimental post-Shakespeare, a classic musical, a bio musical and a classic contemporary drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
One of the last weekends before the old, familiar holiday shows begin to open, the next few days feature kind of a strange mix of different theatre openings beginning with tonight’s post-modern Shakespeare deconstruction . . .   8pm, November 18th –Tonight, Theatre Gigante opens The Lears—an attempt to look at the old Shakespearian Lear tragedy from a fresh perspective. Based on King Lea...

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