Fri, 23 June 2017
Buzz Kemper chats with Matt Korda about Strollers Theater's 2017-18 season.
Wed, 21 June 2017
Suzan and Buzz chat with American Players Theatre Artistic Director Brenda DeVita about APT’s 2017 season and new stage. In part two we talk about "Three Sisters," "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," "A View from the Bridge," "Creditors," and the artistic and practical wonders of the brand new APT stage.
Fri, 16 June 2017
Buzz Kemper chats with Jason Compton about Madison Shakespeare Company's 2017-18 season.
Wed, 14 June 2017
Suzan and Buzz chat with American Players Theatre Artistic Director Brenda DeVita about APT's 2017 season in two parts. Here is part 1, where we talk about "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Maids," "A Flea in Her Ear," "The Unexpected Man," and "Cyrano de Bergerac."
Fri, 9 June 2017
Buzz Kemper talks backstage with Betty Diamond of Madison Theater Guild about their upcoming season at the Bartell Theatre Season Announcement event for 2017-2018.
Wed, 7 June 2017
Actors Alexandria Chapes and Christian Stevenson talk with Suzan and Buzz about University Theatre's upcoming production of "Almost, Maine."
By John Cariani
Directed by David Furumoto
On a cold, clear night in the remote northernmost part of Maine, the residents of a small town discover the sparks of love. Perhaps. Maybe. Almost. Under the magic spell of the northern lights, John Cariani’s play depicts a series of encounters that offer the funny, poignant, and mysterious ways people fall in and out of love. UW-Madison’s University Theatre offers a refreshing breath of cold, crisp Northern air for a romantic summer production.
“A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts. ALMOST, MAINE explores the thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows.” – NY Times (2006)
The cast features UW students Erik Bergeson, Alexandria Chapes, Jessie Reynolds, and Christian Stevenson as the various residents of Almost, Maine.
Performances: June 8-25, 2017
Ticket Prices: $10-$20
Call 608-265-2787 for reservations or more information.
Wed, 31 May 2017
Suzan and Buzz chat with director Kathleen Tissot and actor Matthew Korda about Strollers Theatre's production of Amadeus at the Bartell.
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Kathleen Tissot
In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.
Performances: June 2-17, 2017
Wed, 24 May 2017
Suzan and Buzz talk with actor Annalyse Lapajenko and director Emily Morrison Weeks about Madison Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of "As You Like It."
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Emily Morrison Weeks
We that are true lovers run into strange capers.
In As You Like It, Shakespeare introduced the world to Rosalind, one of the all-time romantic and comedic heroines. It’s a tale of betrayal and destiny, of love and pursuit, of sheep and trees, and of learning to be the best you can possibly be.
Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Edgewood College Amphitheater, 1000 Edgewood College Dr, Madison, WI 53711
Performances: June 2-11, 2017
Ticket Prices: $15 suggested contribution
Wed, 17 May 2017
Suzan Kurry and Buzz Kemper talk with Justin Schober and Cam Shimniok about the upcoming production of Of Dice and Men.
OF DICE AND MEN
By Cameron McNary
Directed by Suzan Kurry
OF DICE AND MEN shows the world that most gamers aren’t isolated, virgin-for-life losers: theirs is a social hobby not unlike poker or fantasy football. The play explores the rich friendships and romantic lives of a group of lifelong friends who are NOT stereotypical, Cheetos-stained, acne-blighted geeks. AT ALL. These men and women are attractive, smart, charming…and facing some major changes in their lives. Humor, brutal honesty and the good-natured kidding of people who know each other far too well culminate in an unforgettable evening that will make you laugh and think – and do so in a way that celebrates the power of gaming to bring people together, never once apologizing for it.
Performances: May 19 - June 3, 2017
Ticket Prices: General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $18, Special $15 tickets on 5/25, 5/28, 6/1 and 6/3
Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.
Wed, 10 May 2017
A Year with Frog & Toad
By Robert & Willie Reale
Directed by Erica Berman
Nominated for 3 Tony Awards, this whimsical show follows two friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- as they celebrate their differences and discover just how much caring and fun you can squeeze into every season of the year. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm.
Performances: May 12-21, 2017
Ticket Prices: $10-$35.
Call 608-255-2080 for reservations or more information.