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BWW Review: MCT Channels a Crazy Chekhov in Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Review: MCT Channels a Crazy Chekhov in Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 16, 2016

What happens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania-Upper Back Eddy, Bucks County to be specific? Playwright Christopher Durang called Bucks Country home and set his award winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in their country house right there. A place where almost nothing happens except a blue heron visits a pond on the property each morning that Vanya and Sonia wait for while drinking their morning coffee. Milwaukee Chamber Theater opens their 2016-2017 season in the Cabot Theatre with this 2012 Tony Award for Best Play that captures three siblings, one adopted, contemplating their midlife regrets and revelations. Or as Durang would say: 'Their hidden reservoirs that haven't been tapped.' (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Could Lose Home at Broadway Theatre Center; Issues StatementMilwaukee Chamber Theatre Could Lose Home at Broadway Theatre Center; Issues Statement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

While recent press announcements have disclosed that the Skylight Music Theatre is considering the sale of the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's home for 23 years, MCT will remain focused for the 2016-17 season on achieving its mission of producing intimate and accessible theatrical works that highlight local talent. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Announces Staff ChangesMilwaukee Chamber Theatre Announces Staff Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As Milwaukee Chamber Theatre prepares for its 42nd season, the company is excited to announce two changes within its administrative team. Beginning this summer, education & literary manager Marcella Kearns will become MCT's associate artistic director, working directly with producing artistic director C. Michael Wright. Additionally, MCT has added Matthew Reddin as the company's marketing director. (more...)

Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins TomorrowMusicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLITHE SPIRIT at The Sherman PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at BLITHE SPIRIT at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, BLITHE SPIRIT. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Misbehave with MCT and Succumb to Coward's Fanciful FALLEN ANGELSBWW Review: Misbehave with MCT and Succumb to Coward's Fanciful FALLEN ANGELS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 19, 2016

One of the hidden elements entwined in Noel Coward's wry play Fallen Angels becomes the French love song 'Memes les Anges'--which translates the first line to: 'Even the angels succumb to love.' On stage in the beautiful Cabot Theatre,  Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's  (MCT) delightful production of Coward's 1925 play, written when he was in his 20's, use this love song's words combined with the lyrics to Cole Porter's 'Let's Misbehave' to underpin the deceptive meaning of the scintillating humor in Coward's words.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's FALLEN ANGELSPhoto Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's FALLEN ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noe?l Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Sherman Playhouse's BLITHE SPIRIT to Open 4/29Sherman Playhouse's BLITHE SPIRIT to Open 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

?On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)

MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1MCT's FALLEN ANGELS to Run 4/14-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre closes it 2015-2016 season with the stylish, witty and sparking classic, FALLEN ANGELS by the master of comedy Noel Coward, April 14 - May 1, 2016. Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright will direct MCT favorites Kay Allmand, Matt Koester, Beth Mulkerron, Rick Pendzich, Molly Rhode and Chase Stoeger. FALLEN ANGELS performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT to Play The Sherman PlayhouseBLITHE SPIRIT to Play The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

On April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with its premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE & More Set for MCT's 2016-17 SeasonVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE & More Set for MCT's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) announces its 42nd season, exploring the theme of "Misfits." The 2016-2017 Season will feature five exciting productions performed at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

BWW Review: MKE Chamber Theatre's SLOWGIRL Captures Intergenerational CompassionBWW Review: MKE Chamber Theatre's SLOWGIRL Captures Intergenerational Compassion
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 29, 2016

Dream of visiting Costa Rica's lush jungles and warm climate this winter? Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) imports Costa Rica to the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center in their intergenerational production Slowgirl. Directed by C. Michael Wright, and dedicated to his own niece, playwright Greg Pierce's 2012 character study places two societal runaways, an older uncle and his rarely seen teenage niece, in the dry rainforests of Central America. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's SLOWGIRLPhoto Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's SLOWGIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This winter, travel to Costa Rica with SLOWGIRL, now through March 20, 2016. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its 2015-2016 Season with this thought-provoking new play by Greg Pierce, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright and starring local favorites Peter Reeves and Sara Zientek. SLOWGIRL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage below! (more...)

Amblin Partners Promotes Jeff Small to President and Co-CEOAmblin Partners Promotes Jeff Small to President and Co-CEO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Amblin Partners announced today that Jeff Small has been promoted to President and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. (more...)

Amblin Partners Extends CEO Michael Wright's Contract in Multi-Year DealAmblin Partners Extends CEO Michael Wright's Contract in Multi-Year Deal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Amblin Partners announced today that it has extended Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright's contract, continuing his leadership of the company for multiple years into the future. (more...)

MCT's SLOWGIRL to Run 2/24-3/20MCT's SLOWGIRL to Run 2/24-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

This winter, travel to Costa Rica with SLOWGIRL, February 24 - March 20, 2016. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its 2015-2016 Season with the Milwaukee premiere of this thought-provoking new play by Greg Pierce, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright and starring local favorites Peter Reeves and Sara Zientek. SLOWGIRL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's LOVE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

For the holiday season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents three classic one-acts by three celebrated writers, LOVE STORIES, now through December 20, 2015. The production features VILLAGE WOOING by George Bernard Shaw, THE JEWISH WIFE by Bertolt Brecht and HERE WE ARE by Dorothy Parker. Real-life married couple James Pickering and Tami Workentin star in LOVE STORIES under the direction of Paula Suozzi. LOVE STORIES performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast onstage! (more...)

WinterCon Celebrates STAR WARS Comics This DecemberWinterCon Celebrates STAR WARS Comics This December
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The worlds of comic books and science fiction collide with spectacular results and everyone comes out a winner at Wintercon, December 5-6, 2015 at the Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, New York! (more...)

SEMINAR Begins Tonight at the Panasonic TheatreSEMINAR Begins Tonight at the Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

David Mirvish is pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-nominee Theresa Rebeck's comedy SEMINAR, a sparkling cocktail of ambition, power and lust-and one with an unexpected kick. Fresh from his his role in the celebrated new film ROOM (winner of the People's Choice Award at TIFF and considered a frontrunner for the Oscars), Stratford Shakespeare Festival Tom McCamus stars in SEMINAR . (more...)

SEMINAR Begins 11/14 at the Panasonic TheatreSEMINAR Begins 11/14 at the Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

David Mirvish is pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-nominee Theresa Rebeck's comedy SEMINAR, a sparkling cocktail of ambition, power and lust-and one with an unexpected kick. Fresh from his his role in the celebrated new film ROOM (winner of the People's Choice Award at TIFF and considered a frontrunner for the Oscars), Stratford Shakespeare Festival Tom McCamus stars in SEMINAR . (more...)

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