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Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:

Antiology

Music by John Glover, Words by Kelley Rourke
Inspired by the novel Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta

Featuring Andrew Wilkowske and Jack Forbes Wilson

 

“The point isn’t to win,” according to Nash, a key character in Dana Spiotta’s award-winning Eat the Document. A radical remnant of the 70s who now presides over an anarchist bookstore, Nash draws the disaffected youth of the 1990s into a shifting series of “collectives.”  In this musical response to Spiotta’s novel, the team behind “Guns N; Rosenkavalier” and “Lucy” explores the two eras – their language, technology, music and activism.  ​With special guest Dana Spiotta.

Dates:
Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 11, at 8:00 PM
Friday, October 12, at 8:00 PM

Doors open at 7:30

Tickets: $25 General Admission / $15 Students and Artists

Order online at http://antiology.bpt.me or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Location: Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Stage Direction:                                                        Music Direction:
Jill Anna Ponasik                                                        Jack Forbes Wilson

And Starring our 70s Operatic Jam Band: Andrew Wilkowske, Eva Nimmer, Kat Wodke, Monique Ross, John Glover, Joe Riggenbach, and Jill Anna Ponasik

For more information: milwaukeeoperatheatre.org
Contact: Jill Anna Ponasik, Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre
jillannaponasik@gmail.com or 917.684.0512

 

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is Milwaukee’s micro-brewery for opera, proudly producing small batches of high quality, local lyric theatre.  We tell stories through music…unconventionally.

 

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Jake Revolver VCR Repairman - Promo Photo

MILWAUKEE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRESENTS:

 

JAKE REVOLVER, VCR REPAIRMAN

 

 

Written by Matthew Konkel

Directed by Tom Marks

 

WHAT

Milwaukee Entertainment Group (MEG) and producer Tom Carr launch their 2018-19 theater season with the comedy-radio-noir sequel and world premiere production of Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman by Milwaukee playwright Matthew Konkel. This live stage production is directed by MEG’s artistic director Tom Marks and features an ensemble of Milwaukee area actors. Running September 7th – 22nd, 2018 7:30, Sunday September 16th matinee 2:00pm at the historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. Special Preview Performance on Thursday, September 6th 7:30pm. http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/jake-revolver-vcr-repairman

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586109

ABOUT THE SHOW

He’s a voice for the voiceless, an eye for the sightless and a nose for the nostrilless. Some have called him a villain, some have called him a hero, some have called him “four eyes” and “fatty fat fatboy” but he always got over it. No matter what you call him though, his name and title remains the same: Giving orders and fixing recorders it’s Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman!

It’s the sequel you didn’t know you wanted! In the continuing adventures of this radio-noir, private detective parody, Jake Revolver has left his investigative roots to open a successful, albeit obsolete, video repair business and is charged with finding the ominous and infamous Berlese VCR.

Employing the same silly noir-parody tone and live radio show format as the original, Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman is more amusing and more “radioing” than the first! It’s a seriously funny foray into the dark and hysterical world of a once secret agent turned small electronics mechanic. Don’t miss Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman! In the tradition of Firesign Theater, Jake Revolver combines slapstick, screwball humor, and commercial spoofs for a laugh-a-minute theatrical comedy. Milwaukee Entertainment Group and the Brumder Mansion are proud to present Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman

CAST

Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman stars as an ensemble of seasoned Milwaukee area actors including: Phil Stepanski as Jake Revolver (reprising his character portrayal from the prequel Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent), Marcus Beyer as Sage, Jim Donaldson as RB Hefft, Amy Geyser as Dearly Leading, Laura Holterman as Ginger, Jason Nykiel as Fredrick Nobel, Hayley San Fillippo as Top Load, and Pam Scheferman as Detective Copper.

WRITTEN by Matthew Konkel

DIRECTED by Tom Marks

COSTUMES and PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT by Amanda J. Hull

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Jake Revolver, VCR Repairman are $25 General Admission and $20 Student/Senior for all performances. Tickets are available online through brown paper tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586109 or by phone at (414) 388-9104.

 

Information about Jake Revolver can be found on the Milwaukee Entertainment Group website at http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/jake-revolver-vcr-repairman

 

All Performances of Jake Revolver will be held at the historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53208.

 

Performances Dates and Times:      September 7th – 22nd – Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00

Doors/7:30 Curtain.

Special Preview Performance – Thursday, September 6th

7:00pm Doors 7:30 Curtain

Matinee – Sunday, September 16th 1:30pm Doors

                                                            2:00pm Curtain

 

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L I V E   T H E A T R E

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I n t i m a t e   S e t t i n g

 

Milwaukee Entertainment Group strives to promote and participate in the creation of theatre arts in Milwaukee, focusing on newly written performance ideas created and performed by local artists.

http://milwaukeeentertainmentgroup.com/

 

 


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Message*: Come enjoy a classic love story. The Beauty of Psyche is a theatrical production recreating the myth of Psyche and Cupid. After an attempted sacrifice, Psyche finds herself a prisoner in the magical castle of a mysterious stranger. Haunted by her dreams she finds a way to connect with her captor and find freedom, but that is only where the journey begins.

https://www.facebook.com/events/251479892353817/

Written and Directected by: Jj Gatesman

The Beauty of Psyche will performed at the Arcade Theater in the Under Ground Collaborative September 6th through the 15th.

The show features the talents of:

Abigail Stein
Josh Decker
Audrey Thompson-Wallace
Kellie Wambold

And original music by Amanda J Hull and Cole Heinrich


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                                                                        Theater RED brings Angela Iannone’s This Prison Where I Live to Milwaukee

A play in the Edwin Booth cycle, and companion piece to acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo

 

MILWAUKEE, August 1, 2018 – Continuing their 2018 season, Theater RED revisits the 19th century’s most cherished Shakespearean actor, Edwin Booth, for another Milwaukee premiere. Written and directed by Angela Iannone, and featuring Theater RED alumni and Chicago-based actor and playwright Jared McDaris, “This Prison Where I Live” marks the second collaboration between Theater RED and Iannone as a playwright and director, after 2015’s critically acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo.

 

This Prison Where I Live recalls Edwin Booth, the first superstar celebrity in the world of theater, as he rehearses his production of Shakespeare’s Richard the Second. As he readies himself to play, the ghosts of his past, including that of his notorious brother, interrupt his rehearsals with their own requests and mock the crown of America’s “Prince of Players.”

 

The run of This Prison Where I Live will last three weeks, with performances at 7:30pm on August 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st and September 6th, 7th and 8th and matinee performances at 2:00pm on August 26th and September 9th. All performances will take place at the Tenth Street Theatre (home to In Tandem Theatre), located at 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. The lobby offers refreshments during intermission, and before and after the show. Running time is around two hours, including a fifteen minute intermission. Tickets cost $18 and will be available starting August 3rd at www.theaterred.com

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising playwrights. www.theaterred.com


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The Classical Company Class presents Romeo and Juliet, this Friday and Saturday, August 10th and 11th at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street.  Showtime is 7:00, and the price…

Nada.

Zilch.

Nothing.

I’ve worked with a bunch of these young actors for many years and I couldn’t be more impressed with their work.  Come see a Romeo and Juliet where the actors are actually the age of the title roles they are playing.

I mean not exactly.  We’re not sure of their exact birth dates…

…except for Juliet.  She was born on Lamas Eve at night fourteen years ago…

…that’s actually surprisingly exact.

But I digress.  Come see free theatre supporting some really wonderful people.

Oh, and Jennie Babisch who plays Romeo designed the program cover.  Here’s another for your viewing pleasure.

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Doc

Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:

Doc Danger and the Danger Squad

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Jason Powell

 

Classic pulp adventurers from a bygone era: Brilliant scientist Doc Danger!  Jesai of the Jaguars, protector of the jungle!  Lunar cowgirl Satellite Sally and her sidekick, Clare de Lune!  The enigmatic detective known only as The Lady in Black!  The stakes are high as these formidable and beautiful heroines are faced with the reality-warping genius of Professor Z, who threatens to un-make the entire universe.  Join us for the fully-staged premiere of this new musical from Jason Powell, the creator of Fortuna the Time Bender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom!

 

Dates: Thursday, August 23, 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, August 24, 7:30 PM (Opening)
Saturday August 25, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 PM
Monday, August 27, 7:30
Wednesday, August 29, 7:30
Thursday, August 30, 7:30 (Closing)

Tickets: $15 Preview / $28 General Admission / $18 Student, Artist

Order online at www.milwaukeeoperatheatre.org or by calling 1-414-291-7800

Location: Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

 

Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik

Music Director: Donna Kummer

Choreographer: James Zager

 

Featuring:

Doc Danger: Briana Rose Lipor
Jesai of the Jaguars: Stephanie Staszak
Satellite Sally: Carrie Gray
Clare de Lune: Hannah Esch

Lady in Black: Rae Elizabeth Pare

Professor Z: Eric Welch
Beetle Queen: Ana Gonzales
Penny Dreadful/First Robot: Becky Cofta
Demon/Second Robot/Mom: Melissa Anderson
Robert von Hesslington: Sean Anthony Jackson
The Kid: Harper Navin

 

For more information: milwaukeeoperatheatre.org

Contact: Jill Anna Ponasik, Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre
jillannaponasik@gmail.com or 917.684.0512

 

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is Milwaukee’s micro-brewery for opera, proudly producing small batches of high quality, local lyric theatre.  We tell stories through music…unconventionally.


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                                                                                                For further information, contact:

Marcee Doherty-Elst 414-617-0132

marcee@theaterred.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Theater RED teams with Untitled Productions for I’ll Eat You Last

Barbra Streisand’s agent dishes all things Hollywood at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel

 

MILWAUKEE, May 1, 2018 – For the opening of their 2018 season, Theater RED joins with Untitled Productions for their inaugural production, another Milwaukee premiere. Written by John Logan, directed by Untitled Productions’ Eric Welch (of K’Eric’ters fame) and starring Theater RED Co-Founder Marcee Doherty-Elst, “I’ll Eat You Last” marks the beginning of a sixth season for Theater RED, following smash hit collaborations, “Bonny Anne Bonny” with Wisconsin Lutheran College, and “A Chorus Line” with Cardinal Stritch University’s Arts @ Stritch Program and Milwaukee Opera Theatre.

 

“I’ll Eat You Last” invites audiences to a private suite in the early 1980s where original Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers waits to receive a fateful call from Barbra Streisand, her biggest client and most devoted friend. As she lounges in her famous caftan, indulging in illicit intoxicants and explicit gossip, the world begins to crumble around her. With the toppling of her once-mighty celebrity empire as the Streisand linchpin is removed, so too crumbles the seemingly invincible vision of Old Hollywood.

 

The limited run of I’ll Eat You Last will last three nights: Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 3:00pm. All performances will take place at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, located at 310 E. Chicago St. Milwaukee, WI. The hotel offers refreshments before, during, and after the show. There will be no intermission. Running time is around 75 minutes. Tickets are $20 and will be available in late May at www.theaterred.com with special ticket packages also available online.

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising playwrights. www.theaterred.com

 

About Untitled Productions: A new theatrical production company, Untitled Productions focuses on bringing rare, mostly unseen, and glamorous work to the already booming Milwaukee theatre scene. Untitled Productions focuses on bringing to Milwaukee both brand new works and musical classics revived for contemporary audiences.


From the mind that created Fortuna the Time Bender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom comes Doc Danger and the Danger Squad!

 

Classic pulp adventurers from a bygone era: Brilliant scientist Doc Danger! Jesai of the Jaguars, protector of the jungle! Lunar cowgirl Satellite Sally and her sidekick, Clare de Lune! The enigmatic detective known only as The Lady in Black! Appearing for the first time in one magnificent musical! The stakes are high as these formidable and beautiful heroines are faced with the reality-warping genius of Professor Z, who threatens to un-make the entire universe.

 

Join us for this sneak peek reading at the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre!

 

158 N Broadway, Milwaukee

 

Saturday, May 19 at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday May 20 ​at 2:00 PM

 

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Jason Powell

 

Stage Direction by Jill Anna Ponasik

Music Direction by Donna Kummer

 

Featuring Melissa Anderson, Becky Cofta, Karen Estrada, Ana Gonzalez, Hailey Hentz, Sean Jackson, Briana Rose Lipor, Harper Navin, Samantha Sostarich, Stephanie Staszak, Eric Welch

All tickets $12! To purchase, call the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office at 414-291-7800 or visit: https://cart.broadwaytheatrecenter.com/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=41797


 

Svadba – Wedding Fact Sheet

 

When:             Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM

                        Svadba–Wedding lasts approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

 

Where:           Best Place, 901 W. Juneau, Milwaukee

 

Tickets:           $50 VIP, $28 General, $18 Students and Artists

Order online at https://svadba.bpt.me or 800-838-3006

 

Creative:        Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik, Choreographer: Debra Loewen, Music Director/Conductor: Adam Qutaishat, Assistant Stage Director: Daniel J. Brylow

 

Cast:               Milwaukee Opera Theatre singers: Alaina Carlson, Lydia Rose Eiche, Allison Hull, Sarah Richardson, Mikaela Schneider and Kati Schwaber, Wild Space Dancers: Kylee Mae Karzen, Danielle Lohuis, Elisabeth Roskopf, Maggie Seer and Jimmi Renae Weyneth.

 

About:            Tomorrow’s the wedding! Tonight’s the party! Bride-to-be Milica and her girlfriends prepare for her new life in the Milwaukee premiere of Svadba–Wedding, presented by Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Wild Space Dance Company. Composed by Montreal-based Ana Sokolović and sung in Serbian, this a cappella opera follows the six friends through a boisterous night of girl-talk, dancing, bridal traditions and a touch of soul-searching.  English translation of lyrics will be available at the performance.