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Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Theater Preview

The post-World War II era is often viewed in a heavily romanticized light. But for many people living in the period right after WWII, civil rights remained decades away. And the wholesome image of America’s nuclear family, popularized by mid-20th-century TV and radio...
10.21.2010 | | Posted at 06:10 PM

The Power of Simple Musical Romance

By Russ Bickerstaff
A very, very big rural Wisconsin is brought to the stage of the Broadway Theatre Center. Lisa Schlenker’s set uses a great deal of vertical space to lock in that feeling of immensity—in an immensity painted in striking clarity with the photons carefully set in motion by lighting designer Jason Fassl. There’s a distant field out there that seems to stretch forever into the horizon. Old farm...
10.12.2010 | | Posted at 06:02 PM

Carte Blanche, Milwaukee Chamber and First Stage Open New Shows This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Modern, online ticketing with its instant look at the make-up of a theatre audience provides an opportunity to celebrate as seats fill-up for upcoming productions. As of this writing, the Alchemist Theatre’s October horror show is almost sold-out again—the extended extra weekend has only three tickets left available as of this writing.  As of this writing, there are only 3 seats left for Alc...
09.26.2010 | | Posted at 11:41 AM

Three Milwaukee Companies Participating in National Free Theatre Night

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Theatre Communication Group’s Free Night Of Theatre offers potential theatergoers all over the country to see live performances. This year’s October 14th Free Night offers audiences a chance for those who wouldn’t normally spend money on local live theatre to see what they might be missing. Local Milwaukee theatre groups involved in the program have a chance to dispel some of the misc...
09.13.2010 | | Posted at 09:19 AM

Montgomery Davis Play Development Series Presents A Reading by a newly local Actress/Playwright

By Russ Bickerstaff
Wisconsin has a strange dynamic for creative types. Those born in the general area often leave for some time . . . sometimes leaving for good (Houdini, Willem DaFoe,) sometimes coming back and managing to make a fairly decent living. After bouncing around various places including New York, California, Illinois Florida and Indiana, actress/playwright Lynne Topping Farrell now calls Milwaukee home...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Off the Wall Theatre kicks off its season Sept. 2 with a production of Charles Busch’s campy comedy Psycho Beach Party. Jeremy Welter directs the talented Liz Mistele and Dear Ruthie. A week later, the Sunset Playhouse goes in a less campy though similarly silly direction with Steve Martin’s The...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

City hosts top-notch productions throughout the year

Milwaukee is a great theater town. Below is a guide to a dozen theater companies that offer four or more productions a year. Some shows will be serious, others whimsical, but all are worth consideration...
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Theater Review

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with Jeeves Intervenes, a light, precisely executed comedy based on characters created by P.G. Wodehouse. Chris Klopatek offers up some pleasantly over-the-top physical comedy as Bertie Wooster, a wealthy gentleman of leisure who would be positively unable to...
08.04.2010 | | Posted at 11:55 AM

Actors Blogging In Character for promotion

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with a production of Jeeves Intervenes—a comedy bsed on the early 20th century stories by P.G. Wodehouse. If you hear the names Jeeves, you think of a butler. Wodehouse is the reason for this, though the character was, in fact, a valet and not a butler. The cast of the comedy seems extremely promising for so many reasons . . . Milwaukee...

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