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05.09.2012 | | Posted at 12:52 AM

Next Act presents McGivern's Boomer Milwaukee Americana

By Russ Bickerstaff
    My daughter is familiar with John McGivern. She's only one year old. She was sitting around waiting to come out of the womb when my wife and I saw him perform for Next Act a little over a year ago. Our little daughter was VERY excited throughout the performance--kicking and moving around with a lot of energy. And now she has to wait a few more years  before she can see him perform live out...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The complexities of human interaction are explored with wit and charm in Richard Lyons Conlon's One Time. The production at Next Act Theatre stars Jonathan Gillard Daly and Linda Stephens as two people getting to know each other again after...
03.08.2012 | | Posted at 06:40 AM

Mike Lew comedy opens a promising season for Next Act

By Russ Bickerstaff
It always feels kind of weird hearing about the next upcoming theatre season in March, but things are already starting to come into picture for the next season. Next Act Theatre just sent out details on its upcoming season.   Personally, I love the look of the show they’re opening first. I’m really excited about this one… Up and coming playwright Mike Lew’s comedy Microcrisis looks fie...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Tonight @ Next Act Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Anti-death-penalty activists and first-time playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen wrote their play The Exonerated based on interviews with more...
09.16.2010 | | Posted at 05:51 AM

Its A Big Weekend For Local Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
My wife called me late yesterday afternoon and mentioned that there were a couple of Cabaret actors in full period costume crossing the street in the downtown theatre district. It�s a busy week for local theatre. That sort of thing is going to be happening quite a lot over the course of the next couple of weeks. This week: five prominent openings. Her�e's a quick list: September 16th:   At 7:30 ...
06.09.2010 | | Posted at 12:59 PM

Off-Broadway Theatre Cleans Out This Weekend

By Russ Bickerstaff
Next Act Theatre moves out of the Off-Broadway theatre this summer, ultimately bound for its own space elsewhere downtown. Moving is always more stressful than it should be. Patrons are encouraged to help the theatre company out this weekend as it opens the doors of the Off-Broadway Theatre for the Next Act Theatre Moving Sale.  The theatre company will be selling some of the furniture, set pie...
04.10.2010 | | Posted at 07:17 PM

Next Act and Youngblood Welcome Playwrights

By Russ Bickerstaff
Late last month, The Boulevard Theatre opened the Midwest premiere of It’s Your Mother with a pair of performances attended by the show’s playwrights Durante & Tuxill. It was interesting seeing the show knowing that they were in the audience and their attendance at the talkback added an interesting dynamic to the evening. Boulevard Theatre’s It’s Your Mother runs through May 9th. This m...
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 ...

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