by Jonathan Fera, UW-Whitewater News; Rick Pendzich '03, fondly remembers playing the roll of Nathan Detroit in the UW-Whitewater production of "Guys and Dolls," a musical depicting the relationship between gambling and love. That comical production also starred Chris Klopatek '04, Chase Stoeger '02 and Marcus Truschinski '04, three UW-Whitewater alumni currently working as professional actors.
by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; "The Good Father," a two-person romantic drama that opens this week, has gained a new supporting character that's not in the script and that actor Jonathan Wainwright hopes you'll ignore as much as possible. A paint-flecked orthopedic cane...
by Deanie Vallone; The relationship of Jane and Tim—the protagonists of Irish playwright Christian O’Reilly’s love story, THE GOOD FATHER—is equal parts risky, whirlwind, and beautiful. The play’s opening, in which lawyer Jane and painter Tim (more Ace Hardware than Claude Monet) meet at a New Year’s Eve party, brings to mind such rom-com classics as BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY...
by Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee Dial; Established Milwaukee theaters will present playwrights whose work may be unfamiliar to the local audience. Emerging playwrights will learn something about us this September as patrons learn about them.
WUWM's Bonnie North interviews Maria Callas expert Patrick C. Byrne. Critic for the Belgian Opera Guide, Byrne is co-author of "The Colors of Callas: Reflections of an Icon."
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; After spending just a few days as master teacher of this year's Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys, David Hyde Pierce already had a solid read on Angela Iannone. "Angela is a force of nature," Pierce said. "She is so full of energy and passion."
WUWM's Bonnie North interviews MASTER CLASS actress Angela Iannone and co-directors Jill Anna Ponasik and James Zager
by John Schneider, Shepherd Express; “Don’t lose sight of the seeds but keep pushing forward,” says Artistic Director C. Michael Wright of his goals for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s 40th season. “If you celebrate the past and embrace the future, the present will take care of itself.”
Co-directors Jill Anna Ponasik and James Zager talk about MASTER CLASS on WISN's Arts Avenue.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Given Milwaukee's thriving theater scene, it's hard to imagine the landscape in 1975, when Montgomery Davis and Ruth Schudson launched the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as what was then only the second year-round Milwaukee theater company — along with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater — hiring Equity actors...