Results tagged with 'milwaukee chamber theatre'
Published Aug. 9, 2014
"Master Class" is truly a one woman play, even though there are other characters scattered about. They are all mere foils for a part that demands towering strength and passion, which Angela Iannone delivers in spades. But it is also a very special job by director Jill Anna Ponasik.
Published April 12, 2014
Everybody wants Tito Morelli except his wife, and she's ambivalent about the whole thing. It's those burning desires from six wacky characters that are at the heart of "Lend Me a Tenor," the Ken Ludwig chestnut that opened at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Friday night and runs through April 27.
Published Feb. 22, 2014
Just as bad acting can take even a great play and drag it into the scrum of boredom and inattention, so too can great acting lift even a slightly wanting script into high cotton. That's the story of "October, Before I Was Born," written by Lori Matthews.
Published Jan. 2, 2014
There is nothing I like better than going to see the work of Milwaukee's extremely talented theater community. As 2013 draws to a close, I find myself remembering certain rare and outstanding productions.
Published Nov. 24, 2013
A frequent pitfall for playwrights that write comedies is a temptation to wind things up at the end with some meaningful reform for the comics that turns them into serious human beings. Most often those attempts end up being sappy and sending an audience home with decidedly mixed feelings wondering whether they were supposed to be laughing all that time. Nothing like that plagues "Things Being What They Are."
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