Home / Tag: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
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...
05.26.2010 | | Posted at 06:44 AM

The Unique Style of Chamber’s 2010 Annual Gala

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is closing a remarkably solid 35th season with its annual gala on Friday, June 4th. The venerable theatre company celebrates those close of another successful season at LaLune Collection World Headquarters . . . a classy little place on 930 East Burleigh Street at 7:30 pm next week Friday.    The gala features all those sorts of things one would normally associat...
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...