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03.02.2011 | | Posted at 10:23 AM

Two Patrick Schmitz pieces in March

By Russ Bickerstaff
Local playwright and funnyman Patrick Schmitz is a busy guy. This month he has not one, but two different scripts making their formal debut in two different formats. Today’s...or, actually...This Sunday’s Tom Sawyer On March 6th, Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre�breaks with tradition and working with a script not written by Charles Sommers. Patrick Schmitz’s Radio WHT comedic twist on Twain’s c...
02.27.2011 | | Posted at 09:38 AM

Grace DeWolf and the Alchemist Theatre announce a fascinating new project

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Alchemist Theatre recently announced a new project being headed-up by recent UWM theatre graduate and talented actress Grace DeWolff. Project Empty Space is an attempt to open-up the stage to new ideas that haven't been tested and new people who may not already be associated with an established theatre company or any practical experience. Under the right circumstances, this could be amazing...
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...

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