Milwaukee's Live Theater (Images of America)

2 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780738560595: Milwaukee's Live Theater (Images of America)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Milwaukee’s live theater scene is the sum of several exciting parts. For many, Milwaukee live theater means world-class productions done by resident actors at one of the nation’s leading regional theaters. For others, it has been defined by the machinations of a respected experimental theater troupe that traveled throughout Europe in the 1980s and was once honored with an Obie Award. There was a time when Milwaukee live theater meant a big top arena where some of the biggest stars of American musical theater frolicked and played for local audiences. Audiences in Milwaukee have enjoyed the classics, new plays, and contemporary hits performed by never-say-die producers who boast personalities larger than the stages their companies play upon. The Milwaukee theater style is not fussy or overblown. It is informed by a thrilling past, buoyant future, unsurpassed community support, and unfailing devotion to solid midwestern work ethics channeled into artistic innovation. Simply put, Milwaukee’s live theater scene is the best-kept artistic secret in the United States.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jonathan West is a writer, director, and actor living and working in Milwaukee. He writes about the arts in Milwaukee and beyond for his blog, Artsy Schmartsy.

Review:

Title: Local Limelight: Remembering Milwaukee Theater

Author: David Luhrssen

Publisher: Express Milwaukee

Date: 3/26/09
Unlike some American heartland cities, Milwaukee was settled by Germans, Jews and other immigrant groups with an appreciation for theater. The Pabst was built to satisfy that love, touring companies came to town often in Milwaukee's early decades, local companies proliferated and two of the early 20th century's great stage actors, Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontaine, lived nearby in Genosee Depot.
The latest in a series of booklets on Milwaukee by Arcadia Publishing, Milwaukee's Live Theater, travels along the memory lane of limelight from the earliest performances through the present. As with all Arcadia books, black and white photographs of varying clarity scoured from archives and scrapbooks outweigh the text. But author Jonathan West, an Equity actor who co-founded the defunct Bialystock and Bloom and currently manages the long-running Sunset Playhouse, capably puts the pictures in context and maintains that Milwaukee was "one of the first metropolitan areas in the Midwest to establish a theatrical tradition as part of its civic personality." From those roots sprang the Milwaukee Rep, the Skylight and other institutions.
The pictures are fun, including playbills from the Melody Top, a poster of a very young (and thin) Jackie Gleason at the Davidson Theater and many snaps of Milwaukee actors such as John Schneider, Ruth Schudson, Montgomery Davis, David Cecsarini, Laura Gordon, Dale Gutzman and more.
Milwaukee's Live Theater will be published in April.

Title: City theaters helped launch careers

Author: Staff Writer

Publisher: Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel

Date: 4/11/09
Local theater-goers have known for ages that Milwaukee is a vibrant theater town. Now they have visual proof, in the form of "Milwaukee's Live Theater" (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99), a pictorial overview that spans turn of the 20th century German stock companies to today's Insurgent and Alchemist theaters.
Jonathan West (www.artsyschmartsy.com), who has acted, directed, produced or blogged with or about many local companies, chose the images and wrote the text.
The stature of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Skylight Opera Theatre are reflected in generous selections of publicity photos and occasional candid shots. In a segment called "Learning the Craft," West gives face time to Father John Walsh of Marquette University and Robert Pitman of Alverno College. Both are still remembered for the passion and skill they brought to teaching theater.
From the departed Melody Top and Theatre X to the still thriving Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and First Stage Children's Theater, many groups past and present get at least one close-up.
Arcadia (www.arcadiapublishing.com) is a publisher of local history books.
"Milwaukee's Live Theater" is on sale at local bookstores and online book dealers.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781531639211: Milwaukee's Live Theater

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1531639216 ISBN 13:  9781531639211
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions, 2009
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

West, Jonathan
Published by Arcadia Publishing (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0738560596

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

West, Jonathan
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # V1-9780738560595

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jonathan West
Published by Arcadia Publishing (SC), United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Publishing (SC), United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Milwaukee s live theater scene is the sum of several exciting parts. For many, Milwaukee live theater means world-class productions done by resident actors at one of the nation s leading regional theaters. For others, it has been defined by the machinations of a respected experimental theater troupe that traveled throughout Europe in the 1980s and was once honored with an Obie Award. There was a time when Milwaukee live theater meant a big top arena where some of the biggest stars of American musical theater frolicked and played for local audiences. Audiences in Milwaukee have enjoyed the classics, new plays, and contemporary hits performed by never-say-die producers who boast personalities larger than the stages their companies play upon. The Milwaukee theater style is not fussy or overblown. It is informed by a thrilling past, buoyant future, unsurpassed community support, and unfailing devotion to solid midwestern work ethics channeled into artistic innovation. Simply put, Milwaukee s live theater scene is the best-kept artistic secret in the United States. Seller Inventory # BZV9780738560595

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jonathan West
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Milwaukee's live theater scene is the sum of several exciting parts. For many, Milwaukee live theater means world-class productions done by resident actors at one of the nation's.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 127 pages. 0.386. Seller Inventory # 9780738560595

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jonathan West
Published by Arcadia Publishing (SC), United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Publishing (SC), United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Milwaukee s live theater scene is the sum of several exciting parts. For many, Milwaukee live theater means world-class productions done by resident actors at one of the nation s leading regional theaters. For others, it has been defined by the machinations of a respected experimental theater troupe that traveled throughout Europe in the 1980s and was once honored with an Obie Award. There was a time when Milwaukee live theater meant a big top arena where some of the biggest stars of American musical theater frolicked and played for local audiences. Audiences in Milwaukee have enjoyed the classics, new plays, and contemporary hits performed by never-say-die producers who boast personalities larger than the stages their companies play upon. The Milwaukee theater style is not fussy or overblown. It is informed by a thrilling past, buoyant future, unsurpassed community support, and unfailing devotion to solid midwestern work ethics channeled into artistic innovation. Simply put, Milwaukee s live theater scene is the best-kept artistic secret in the United States. Seller Inventory # BTE9780738560595

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jonathan West
Published by Arcadia Publishing (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0738560596

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jonathan West
Published by Arcadia Publishing (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0738560596

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

West, Jonathan
Published by Arcadia Pub (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Pub, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 127 pages. 9.00x6.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # xi0738560596

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

West, Jonathan
Published by Arcadia Pub (2009)
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Pub, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 127 pages. 9.00x6.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0738560596

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

West, Jonathan
Published by Arcadia Publishing
ISBN 10: 0738560596 ISBN 13: 9780738560595
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arcadia Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0738560596 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1226185

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book