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04.17.2010 | | Posted at 07:11 PM

The Stage On The Other Side Of Popular Reality

By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Marketing Director Cara McMullin sent out an email to those attending last night’s opening night performance of The Sweetest Swing In Baseball. It warned of parking difficulties that usually go along with Gallery Night in the Third Ward—Milwaukee Chamber’s home at the Broadway Theater Center being deep in the heart of the third ward, parking was going to be parti...
04.06.2010 | | Posted at 08:30 AM

Words On The Script Enter the Mind Via Familiar Voices

By Russ Bickerstaff
It�s always pleasant to have the opportunity to read bits of a script prior to opening night. Most of the bigger-budget shows come from established scripts . . . and even more contemporary scripts are usually available in some format from Google Books online. It isn�t the full script, but it�s usually a pretty good idea of what to expect from the complete play. I�d recently had the opportunity to ...
03.03.2010 | | Posted at 05:14 PM

Next Monday, The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Hosts a Reading of BROKEN AND ENTERED

By Russ Bickerstaff
The next in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Montgomery Davis Play Development Series makes it to the stage next week as it presents a new comedy by Madison-based playwright Kurt McGinnis Brown. Broken and Entered features Marcus Truschinski and Nicholas Harazin as a pair of brothers who burglarize neighborhood homes to make ends meet. Things get complicated when one of the brothers falls for a neigh...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Theater Review

Duet for One, which opened last weekend at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT), is based in part on the life of renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, whose successful career was cut short when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 28. She lived another 14 years, watching from a wheelchair as the career of her husband, pianist and conductor Daniel...
02.21.2010 | | Posted at 03:16 PM

Jacque Troy and C. Michael Wright in Duet For One

By Russ Bickerstaff
Themes and motifs often present themselves over the course of any theatre season. What began with a young woman confronting a man in a factory break room (in Renaissance’s Blackbird) continued in with a man and a woman struggling against each other in the afterlife (Next Act’s Purgatorio) now continues with a woman confronting her own darkness with a man who wants to help her out. Milwaukee ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Three-Week Picnic in Autumn

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opened its second show of the season this past week. Milwaukee Chamber’s production of the 1953 William Inge play Picnic has a charming American mid-century,  domestic feeling about it. R.H. Graham’s set is a simplified, idyllic look at a space between houses somewhere in the middle of the US in the first decade after World War II. All those details you might ex...
09.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre  has announced auditions for its Young Playwrights Festival. This year’s festival (which hits the stage of the Broadway Theatre Center December 17 – 20th) consists of a program of three short plays by area high school students. Judging from the brief teasers for the three shorts available on the website, there’s some interesting stuff in here. One of the sho...
08.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Oftentimes, when elements of design are brilliantly done in a stage production, they go completely unnoticed. This is because the best design elements of a show seamlessly fuse with the rest of what’s going to create a total dramatic package. Most people really never notice lighting, sound design or set design unless it’s exceptionally bad or good. And when some elements of design are really b...
08.13.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season tomorrow night with a production of the recent stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World In 80 Days by American playwright Mark Brown. The play, which debuted with the Utah Shakespearian Feestival in 2001, has some 36 characters being portrayed by five actors. The adaptation has been hailed as a clever modern comedy directly adapted from...
08.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season this week with a production of the recent stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World In 80 Days by American playwright Mark Brown. The play, which debuted with the Utah Shakespearian Feestival in 2001, has some 36 characters being portrayed by five actors. The adaptation has been hailed as a clever modern comedy directly adapted from a la...

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