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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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According to a 2005 estimate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 2.2 million waiters and waitresses are currently working in the United States. Given the profession's high turnover rate, it's fair to say that a sizable number of Americans have waited tables over the years. With its universal struggles, it's a job that just about everyone can relate to-and now it's getting the holy treatment...
04.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I recently received the promo images for the upcoming season closer for the Boulevard Theatre. Stations of the Cross is one of those ideas that sounds so simple and promising that it’s kind of surprising that no one thought of it before. Opening April 28th, it’s a series of monologues detailing different aspects of the life of a waitress. The stories are patterned after the 14 stations of the ...
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Auditions announcements flutter into my email occasionally. Here are three upcoming auditions that sound promising: FAME—YOU’RE GONNA LIVE FOREVER (MAYBE) The Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove is staging an upcoming summer production of the1988 David De Silva/ Jose Fernandez musical FAME. Based on the 1980 film and subsequent long-running TV series, the story follows a group of students at a New Y...
02.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The set lays out just enough visual imagery for suggesting a park—a wire wastebasket, a few steps and some glossy photo placards of sky, a tree and a park bench.  After a brief curtain speech by Boulevard Theatre Artistic Director Mark Bucher, the cast of three files out for the beginning of Secrets of a Soccer Mom. The light contemporary comedy by Kathleen Clark, which runs 90 minutes with no ...
02.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
After a weekend with five openings comes . . . a week with four more openings. Starting tonight there are another quartet of shows that will be opening their doors this week. Here’s a quick glance at what’s ahead for the weekend in theatre . . . SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM—The Boulevard Theatre continues its season with a production of a contemporary comedy about three mothers at a kids’ socce...
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009

Today @ the Boulevard Theatre - 2:30 p.m.

Produced in the intimate confines of the Boulevard Theatre’s storefront space on South Kinnickinnic Avenue, the company’s latest production, Victor L. Cahn’s comedy Roses in December, stars Anne Miller as a graduate student attempting to persuade an accomplished author (played by David Ferrie) to correspond with her. It is established early on that the author in question is a traditionalist...
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009

Tonight @ the Boulevard Theatre - 8 p.m.

Produced in the intimate confines of the Boulevard Theatre’s storefront space on South Kinnickinnic Avenue, the company’s latest production, Victor L. Cahn’s comedy Roses in December, stars Anne Miller as a graduate student attempting to persuade an accomplished author (played by David Ferrie) to correspond with her. It is established early on that the author in question is a traditionalist who works without the aid of a home computer...
01.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Boulevard Theatre recently announced open auditions for its late February comedy. Originally, the Boulevard had intended on doing Shakespeare’s As You Like It, but various concerns switched the Boulevard’s plans to something more modern with a much smaller cast. The show in question is Kathleen Clark’s Confessions of a Soccer Mom . . . a play formerly known as simply Soccer Moms. The sc...
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008

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Perhaps the most fundamental task for any stage actor is drawing an audience into a story through the recitation of dialogue. The actor is usually aided in this task by the set, costuming, props, lighting, sound design and the like. Quite often, however, smaller studio theaters lack such decoration, and actors are challenged to deliver the full reality of the play to audiences. The Boulevard Theatre's production of the Victor L. Cahn comedy Roses In December, opening this week, offers just such a challenge to two different actors from two different...
12.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
As the holiday season wraps-up on Milwaukee stages the Boulevard Theatre opens one of the first non-holiday shows of the New Year on December 26th with Victor L. Cahn’s epistolary play Roses In December. The production stars Anne Miller as a graduate student trying to enter into a dialogue with a famous, reclusive novelist (played here by David Ferrie.) The show is being underwritten by the Nort...

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