Home / Tag: Theatre
08.01.2012 | | Posted at 07:51 AM

A look back at the 2011-2012 Theatre Year In Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro Being a theatre critic who attends 100+ shows per year, my year is defined a bit differently than a standard calendar will allow for. My year starts in August with the first shows of the new theatre season,  continues through May as regular season switches gears for the summer shows and finally ends in July as the new theatre season gets underway the following month . . . and so each ye...
08.02.2012 | | Posted at 07:47 AM

The 2011-2012 Theatre Year in Milwaukee Remembered

By Russ Bickerstaff
Intro Being a theatre critic who attends 100+ annually, my year is defined a bit differently than a standard calendar will allow for. My year starts in August with the first shows of the new theatre season,  continues through May as regular season switches gears for the summer shows and finally ends in July as the new theatre season gets underway the following month . . . and so each year I l...
08.04.2011 | | Posted at 10:08 AM

A look back at the last theatre years from the edge of August

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is part two of a look back at it all . . . May 2011 May of 2011 was ...
08.03.2011 | | Posted at 10:16 PM

A look back at the last theatre years from the edge of August

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is part two of a look back at it all . . . February 2011 The second month...
08.01.2011 | | Posted at 10:43 AM

A Look Back In August

By Russ Bickerstaff
With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of the following July with the last openings of the summer theatre season. Here then is a look back at it all . . .    AUGUST, 2010 The Milwaukee Comedy Fe...
10.13.2010 | | Posted at 09:49 PM

Staged Reading At Ten Chimneys Next Monday

By Russ Bickerstaff
Early on in the 20th Century, a man destined to be known as a playwright and a couple destined to become known as actors met in New York City. The three were penniless at the time. They laughingly joked that when all three were rich and famous, they would work on something together. It’s the sort of thing that struggling artists joke about all the time. The three struggling theatre professiona...
10.06.2010 | | Posted at 04:44 PM

UW-Parkside opens its theatre season with SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

By Russ Bickerstaff
With only one show opening-up in Milwaukee this weekend, there’s quite a lot opening up in the area next week . . . UWM, First Stage and Milwaukee Chamber all have shows opening next weekend. There’s also a comedy at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove . . .if that wasn’t enough, UW-Parkside opens its theatre season next weekend as well. UW-Parkside Associate Professor of Theatre Lisa Kor...
09.20.2010 | | Posted at 08:27 PM

Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway Looking For Local Talent For Local Performance

By Russ Bickerstaff
When Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway comes to Milwaukee on October 22nd, it will be doing so with the aid of some locally-based talent. Precisely who the local talent. The Broadway. The Broadway composer/lyricist/producer brings a tribute to the history of Broadway and an opportunity to perform alongside Berg and others in the show. "How do I get my chance at performing onstage with the show...
09.18.2010 | | Posted at 11:42 AM

Though flawed, the Rep's CABARET is far better than anything Broadway has pushed through town in the past year.

By Russ Bickerstaff
From the moment one steps into the Quadracci Theatre, it’s apparent that the show is going to be very, very big. Strings of lights rush out from the stage into the audience. Milwaukee Rep Artistic Intern Ensemble members mill about the place in full costume in full character. A vague haze clings to the air. There’s been a concerted effort to make the entire place feel like Berlin in the 1930...

0|1