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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
William Inge's classic Bus Stop is a fun ensemble piece. It's light enough that one doesn't have to over-think it, but also deep enough to offer complexity for those interested in a bit more. The challenge for any production is to juggle the ensemble...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its commitment to working with area university theater programs as it opens William Inge's Bus Stop in collaboration with UW-Parkside. Bus Stop is a mid-'50s comedy perhaps best known...
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Strange and compelling stories have sprung from the basic setup of two actors and a park bench on a stage. Richard Lyons Conlon takes this premise in an interesting direction in the drama One Time. In a world premiere developed in part...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In Honour, Joanna Murray-Smith explores the cultural phenomenon of a man leaving his wife for a younger woman after decades of marriage. The stage drama makes its way to the Broadway Theatre Center courtesy of Renaissance Theaterworks...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Country music legend Patsy Cline developed new range and depth for female vocals in one of the nation's most popular music genres. Her interesting life story, about a woman who achieved great critical and commercial success in the mid-20th century...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Thankfully, it doesn't take “a thousand words” to describe the world premiere that opened at the Broadway Theatre Center's intimate Studio Theatre on Friday. In fact, only a few will do: “brilliant,” “witty,” “well crafted” and “entertaining...
10.26.2011 | | Posted at 12:13 AM

UPROOTED THEATRE hosts a clever fundraising event at Broadway Theatre Center

By Russ Bickerstaff
One non-profit fundraiser can pretty much bleed into the next for those with the means to attend them. The challenge for any non-profit is to put something together that is distinct and unique while still serving that basic role of a fundraiser event—to raise money. Uprooted Theatre’s October 30th fundraiser conceptually goes a few steps beyond memorable fundraising event to make kind of an...
10.02.2010 | | Posted at 04:18 PM

Renaissance Theaterworks Returns To A Factory Break Room for Its Latest Production

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Renaissance Theaterworks’ latest provocative drama opened last night--Neil LaBute’s Reasons To Be Pretty. It’s the third of three darkly comic dramas LaBute has written about body image—this one cutting to the heart of what beauty is—every one of the four characters seems to be struggling with the title in one form or another. Renaissance has now staged all three of them . . . The...
09.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Amidst the flurry of fully-staged theatre openings that will be happening in the next few weeks, the Broadway Theatre Center’s Skylight Bar and Bistro will be playing host to two different staged readings on two consecutive Mondays. On Monday, the 14th of September, Renaissance Theaterworks presents a staged reading of These Shining Lives--a new work by Melanie Marnich that debuted elsewhere jus...
09.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Noel and the Plant My wife and I arrived at the Broadway Theatre Center and promptly spotted a woman named Noel standing next to a large potted plant. It was the Skylight Opera’s open house.  The Skylight has been around for 50 years. It opened its doors last night to celebrate the occasion. Noel was a rather short woman in a red dress standing next to a rather large potted plant. Noel is th...

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