Theatrical Tendencies

Playwright Terence McNally is probably best-known for Corpus Christie --his controversial stage drama about Jesus and his apostles as gay men in contemporary Texas. His comic drama Some Men is a series of scenes exploring the lives and attit.. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Theater

They hadn’t exactly gone out of their way to pull much attention to it. Like actually telling anybody or anything. . . Sorry...taking Douglas Adams out of context there for comic exaggeration. And if they hadn’t told anybody I wouldn’t have kno.. more

Dec 11, 2015 12:00 AM Theater


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This month, Theatrical Tendencies presents Stop Kiss—a heroic romance that alternates between comedy and drama starring Amanda Carson and Amber Smith in irresistibly compelling performances. more

Mar 17, 2015 9:29 PM Theater

Dear Ruthie answers a letter from a reader looking for low-cost ways to support Milwaukee’s drag queens, and plugs fun events including, Team Trivia at Hybrid (March 11), the LGBT Community Center’s TGIF at Antigua and Stop Kiss at Soulstic... more

Mar 11, 2015 9:51 PM Hear Me Out



So two people are out late at night. They share a first kiss. They both happen to be women. So they get attacked. One of them is hospitalized. It can be rough enough for anyone to start a relationship. It’s that much more difficult when it happens.. more

Feb 8, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

Thefirst friday of next month, Theatre Gigante welcomes Michael Stebbins for David Sedaris’ Holidays onIce in Walker’s Point. The exact same time asthat show is opening,  TheatricalTendencies launches its staging of Sedaris’ The Santaland Diar.. more

Nov 23, 2014 6:40 AM Theater

It’s taken long enough. Milwaukee’s theater scene has finally grasped the fact that, beyond its in-house stable of gay directors, actors and technical staff, there’s a large more

Sep 24, 2014 10:08 PM Hear Me Out

Theweekend of Oct. 10 is going to be very, very busy with openings. I’ve beentrying to negotiate my own personal schedule to see a couple of shows. This isone that I really hope that I can make time for.Ona very busy week, Theatrical Tendencie.. more

Sep 13, 2014 9:48 AM Theater

It’s all too easy to separate the history of gay rights into pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The fight for gay rights, however, did not begin in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn. more

Mar 12, 2014 9:47 AM Theater

 Self-referential art always runs the risk of coming across like a pair of mirrors facing each other. You can tell that the light is probably having a lot of fun bouncing back and forth between the two mirrors, but it isn't anything that is alwa.. more

Sep 1, 2012 5:49 PM Theater

\n\nYesterday afternoon, Theatrical Tendencies announced that it would no longer be around. Effective immediately. This is kind of a big disappointment, as it had produced some really promising shows over the course of the recent past.\nI hadn’t s.. more

Dec 21, 2011 2:11 PM Theater

Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed is a staggeringly well-balanced contemporary comedy that finds a remarkably well-executed production with Theatrical Tendencies at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center this month.David J. Franz plays Mitch.. more

Oct 8, 2011 11:15 AM Theater

As a legally married man, I would like to once again offer my apologies for those who would like to keep it bizarrely exclusive. The desire to keep marriage between a man and a woman is staggeringly bizarre when one considers that it had essenti.. more

Sep 1, 2011 11:31 AM Theater

Theatrical Tendencies'™ first show of the coming season is The Little Dog Laughed--”a comedy from a few years back written by Dogulas Carter Beane. A playwright who has also worked on at least one Broadway musical (the book for Xanadu) has also .. more

Aug 22, 2011 11:40 AM Theater

On a technical end, Theatrical Tendencies’ production of Corpus Christi has strikingly clean feel to it. There’s an overriding sense of crisp precision about the group’s presence at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center in every detail. Comfortable padd.. more

Mar 12, 2011 8:18 PM Theater

I kind of knew going into this week that it was going to be kind of weird for me. I'd scheduled myself to see two different modern mutations of the basic story arc of the New Testament. Last night's opening of UWM's The Last Days of Judas Iscari.. more

Mar 10, 2011 10:39 PM Theater

The relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and Judas Iscariot carries a lot of weight with some people. The two guys, if they did, in fact, exist in a traditional historical way beyond biblical texts, might have been suprized to find out that peo.. more

Mar 4, 2011 8:51 PM Theater

I don't know that  I ever recall a new Milwaukee theatre company quite as well organized as Theatrical Tendencies. There's a correlation herethey also appear to be impressively well-funded. I missed their debut show Thrill MeThe Leopold & Loeb S.. more

Feb 19, 2011 6:09 PM Theater

For all of its unforgivable flaws, Greil Marcus’ When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison (PublicAffairs) does have an innovative and evocative manner about it. The most significant success is its form. Twenty-three chapte... more

Oct 11, 2010 12:00 AM Books

Alverno College’s free world music festival Global Union returns to Bay View’s Humboldt Park this year with an eclectic two-day lineup. Today’s headliners are the gypsy brass band Mahala Rai Banda at 1 p.m., the bachata artist Joan Soria more

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