Feb 5-16, 2014
Directed by: David Oswald
Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined-and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, SHOOTING STAR is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.
Jaime Jastrab (“Reed”) is a familiar and welcome face to both Boulevard and Milwaukee audiences. His work with the Boulevard has included classical authors, such as William Shakespeare (“Oberon” in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM) as well as emerging modern playwrights (“Joseph” in Kim Rosenstock’s raucous satire TIGERS BE STILL).
Anita Domnitz (“Elena”) has performed many times with the Boulevard Theatre. Her most recent performance charmed Milwaukee audiences in the Boulevard’s sold-out staging (February, 2013) of Joe DiPietro’s delightful and moving tale of delayed love, THE LAST ROMANCE.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Join the wacky and wonderful “Dear Ruthie” for a night of entertaining BINGO and prizes at Hamburger Mary’s Bayview. Bingo starts promptly at 8PM, but Hamburger Mary’s fills up fast, so we recommend coming early for dinner or drinks! A portion of the evening’s proceeds go towards Boulevard.
VERSE & VINO 2014
Sat, June 14, 2014
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THE CHALK GARDEN
July 20 & 27, 2014
Directed by: Mark Bucher
Boulevard Theatre bids “farewell” to its Kinnickinnic location with a staged reading
of British playwright Enid Bagnold’s delightful dramatic comedy. This beguiling play tells the tale of a wayward child, a domineering grandmother and a fractured British household.
The playwright adds a mysterious governess with both a shady past and a very green thumb,and also includes a butler with a criminal background, and then tosses in a surprise visit by an English judge. The result is a humorous harvest which blossoms with wit and affection. Bagnold cleverly blends witty comedy with a true mystery. An unusual play which has a women for its “hero” and was leap years ahead of itself. It hints at the absurd styles of Pinter while providing droll comedy ala Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw. THE CHALK GARDEN is an overlooked literary jewel which undeniably deserves a “rediscovery!” And with such a superb cast, who on earth can argue that point? The cast is made up of some of Milwaukee’s most esteemed talent, including:
- Michelle Waide as “Mrs. St. Maughm”
- Terry Tuttle as “Miss Madrigal”
David Flores as “Maitland”
- Howard Goldstein as “the Judge”
- Ericka Wade as “Olivia”
- Alison Pogorelc as “Laurel”
- Jamieson Krampf as the “Third Applicant”
- Ruth Shlimovitz as the “Second Applicant”
September 26-28, 2014
Directed by: David Flores
Musical Director: Donna Kummer
Boulevard brings back style, charm and affordable FUN with a delightful production of PAL JOEY. This classic Broadway musical enjoys a concert staging, with patrons seated onstage with the performers. The tuneful melodies and effervescent charm bubbles forth, just inches away from you, our audience! And to ensure a truly rare vintage musical experience, seating is limited to 100 patrons per show and there are just three performances!
Starring Marty McNamee, Alexandra Bonesho, Diane Lane, Liz Norton and Liz Mistele
October 3-12, 2014
Directed by: Patricia Durante