Theatre Season! Anodyne, Playback Milwaukee

So much talk about the changing seasons. Yes, it’s here. Theatre Season! Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company looks like a promising outing as they prepare to take the stage tomorrow at Anodyne Roastery in Walker’s Point at 7p. Founded by Milwaukee native James Murrel, playback theater is a form of improvisational theater that feeds on storiesContinue reading “Theatre Season! Anodyne, Playback Milwaukee”

Blood and Bodice, H+D Productions, Storyteller Theater, Twelfth Night

Orsino (Stuart Mott) strides on the set, his bellowing maroon silken half tunic rippling at every incisive gesture he makes, urging his tender aged servant attendant Cesario to his presence. Espousing noble tenure, Orsino with much affection, whether smug, faintly sarcastic, or down right charmingly dorky, commands his boy to his slightest need. Cesario abidesContinue reading “Blood and Bodice, H+D Productions, Storyteller Theater, Twelfth Night”

Going Cosmic, The Quasimondo, Love & Cthulhu

Professor Whately (Kathryn Cesarz) notices a few people ambling down the long hallway leading to the humble Quasimondo Physical Theatre studio space. She points the way cordially before meeting the rest of the group touring Miskatonic University. Like most college kids we were a little eager, possible a bit anxious, going so deep into theContinue reading “Going Cosmic, The Quasimondo, Love & Cthulhu”

The Lathe Within, Alchemist Theatre, The Chairs

As the dialog in the theatrical duet The Chairs goes on, you begin to notice the Old Woman (Kelly Doherty) and the Old Man (Tim Linn<) nonchalantly bringing chairs from places all over the stage into the scene. Somehow 52 chairs have made it on stage by the closing scene. Who was this guy EugeneContinue reading “The Lathe Within, Alchemist Theatre, The Chairs”

Speaking of Variety, Best Place, Cabaret Milwaukee

Creative conspirators Sarai Yardbird Anzaldua, Josh Bryan and Jackie Benka hit their point on their first roll of Cream City’s newest live performance channel Cabaret Milwaukee. Nestled in the catacombs of the The Brewery’s local watering hole Best Place, eager ladies and gentleman seated snugly around wood furnishings filled the rathskeller for an evening ofContinue reading “Speaking of Variety, Best Place, Cabaret Milwaukee”