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02.25.2011 | | Posted at 06:21 AM

Alex Grindeland and James Boland attempt to occupy the same comedic space on Sunday.

By Russ Bickerstaff
Possibly the cleverest title for a show all year, Al & Jim�s One Man Show also sounds like kind of a clever idea for a show. The idea goes something like this: improv comics Alex Grindeland and James Boland take audience suggestions to create completely different improvised scenes�. Each one individually composes his own self-contained story. As the show progresses, the two worlds collide...
02.02.2011 | | Posted at 06:15 AM

All-Woman Sketch Comedy Group Turns Five

By Russ Bickerstaff
Sketch Comedy groups come and go quite frequently. Members flit in and out quite of more established groups just as frequently. It�s a bit like any local music scene. Bands come and go and only a few manage to stick it out for the long haul. That�s perhaps the biggest accomplishment for local sketch comedy group Broadminded. Consisting of Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl, Melissa Kingston and Megan...
01.27.2011 | | Posted at 11:42 AM

Youngblood Theatre’s remounting of the Adam Rapp drama RED LIGHT WINTER

By Russ Bickerstaff
Adam Rapp’s drama Red Light Winter returns to the stage of the Alchemist Theatre this month—a return to a production which had its run tragically cut short due to a random act of violence against a member of its cast. Staged this time in winter, the story of two men and a woman from Amsterdam to New York gains a certain stylistic depth from the cold winter whipping down Kinnickinnic Avenue j...
01.01.2011 | | Posted at 07:28 PM

New Years Eve in a Couple of Different Spaces in Bay View

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Marian Center for Non-Profits took very little time to become extremely packed. I don�t recall ever seeing that many people crammed into the hallway outside the Marian Center�s 4th floor studio theatre. The space now serves as local musical theatre talent Lisa Golda�s Vox Box. It�s a space that she�s using to teach voice lessons. She�s hoping that it can be a space that can be shard by al...
10.20.2010 | | Posted at 12:19 AM

Staged theatrical comedy about theatre, the stage and comedy looking to cast in mid-December.

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Some time ago, Patrick Schmitz exhaustively interviewed an exhaustive number of people involved in local theatre. (75, actually.) It was research for an upcoming script about life in local, Midwestern theatre. Some time ago, there was a reading of said script which included rather intriguing performances by Alex Grindeland, Beth Lewinski and a few others. The script is evidently in some stage ...
10.18.2010 | | Posted at 08:34 PM

Sold-Out Local Show And Craigslist . . .

By Russ Bickerstaff
Bathed in the shadows of relative obscurity, local shows can be successful in a variety of different ways. There are quite a few different signs of success in local theatre. Nothing quite says it like a sold-out show. An entire run of a show being sold-out? Okay, fine, extend it, but what happens when a sold-out show also sells-out of an extended run?  Aaron Kopec’s Murder Castle has complete...
10.08.2010 | | Posted at 08:27 PM

Alchemist Theatre’s Intelligent, Provocative October Horror Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
The only new theatre show of the weekend welcomes a full-weekend of sell-out audiences. Alchemist Theatre’s Murder Castle: The Chronicle of H. H. Holmes opened a five-week run last night. All performances begin at 7:30 pm. The Alchemist website suggests that the show’s attendees show-up around 7 or 7:10 pm. An excellent idea—the play itself is Shakespearian in length, but the atmosphere in...
10.05.2010 | | Posted at 04:41 PM

Options for a theatrical Halloween Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
The month of Halloween brings with it an interesting mix of opportunities. Here are four different opportunities for the weekend of the 31st:   On The 28th, the Oriental Theatre kicks-off Halloween Weekend with a production of Angry Young Men’s Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show. George A. Romero’s classic public domain 1968 horror film is brought to life via muppet-style arm and head pup...
10.04.2010 | | Posted at 01:53 PM

Two Shows Open This Weekend: A Heart-Touching Drama In The Suburbs and A Horror Show On South K.K.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The month settles-down a bit this week with only a couple of shows opening this week. Honestly, they could not possibly be much different. Here’s a look: Opening OCTOBER 7th     MURDER CASTLE: THE CHRONICLES OF H.H. HOLMES The Alchemist Theatre continues its tradition of October Horror Shows based on late 19th century villains this week as it opens a brand new play about Herman Mudget A.K.A....

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