Ignite MKE and Summer Fund-RAGER

Get ready for another round of Ignite Talks! This time the event will be twice as big with a speaker series and a party after the talks, plus donations go to the Wisconsin MS Society and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Learn some new things and then hang out and help us raise money for some good causes!

The rules for newcomers who want to speak:

***Ignite Talks***
You have 5 minutes, 20 slides, and 15 seconds per slide to tell your story. If you are approved to be a speaker, send slides to me by June 3 (one week prior to the date) and all you have to do is show up. Slides will be auto-timed to your speech, and when the time is up, your speech is up.

***PowerPoint Karaoke***
This is the easiest but the riskiest option for performing. You show up and we decide the topic and content of your slides. Your job is to make the slides behind you seem like they are part of a cohesive speech. It was a big hit last time, so we're bringing it back!

We're still recruiting speakers for ignite, PowerPoint karaoke, and performers, so if you're interested in participating, email [email protected] and tell us what you want to do!

As part of The Alchemist Theatre's rental seasonEmerald Condor presents:  DICK PIX MONTANA 

Dick Pix Montana opened June 2nd at Madison's Broom Street Theater, with a one-night only special engagement at the Alchemist in Milwaukee on June 11th!

Advance tickets are $10,
with an early-bird buy-one-get-one special through May 31st.
$15 if you wait to buy tickets at the door. Like a sucker.

Emerald Condor presents an original premiere never-before-seen Shakespearean cyber-thriller courtroom drama romantic tragicomedy with psychosexual undertones, from the writer of "Spread the Nudes" and "Lobotomy: the Musical!"

If you must know,

is about a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, banished by their parents, who can communicate only through Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Romeo (Richard) is the star safety for the Jets high school football team. At Julia's urging, he snaps a photo of his, um, masculine silhouette...except he posts it to his Snapchat story instead of the intended object of his affection. O Romeo, wherefore didst thy thumb slippeth while using Snapchat?

Everyone in the teeming metropolis of Verona, Wisconsin, happens to Due in no small part to Julia's dad's connections with the local DA, Rich is arrested and charged with two felonies. What destiny awaits our modern-day Romeo? Probably incarceration, possibly the sex offender registry, perhaps suicide, or maybe even true love...maybe.

Written and directed by Chris Holoyda

Jack Morrison
Lacey Smithm
Isabella Virrueta
Mark Christensen
Cassie Charleston
Mitch Taylor
Sarah Brown, actor and stage manager extraordinaire!
Videographer: Craig Radi

BACK BY VERY POPULAR DEMAND...  The Alchemist Theatre presents:

written and performed by Randall T. Anderson
produced by Aaron Kopec & The Alchemist Theatre

$29 (no extra service fees.)
All parking near The Alchemist is free.



JULY  28  7:30PM  SOLD OUT

JULY  29  7:30PM  SOLD OUT


A one-man, multi-media production set in the comfortable Alchemist Theatre lounge during which the audience is offered a flight of 8 classic cocktails along with the intriguing stories behind each.

Meet your bartender... THE BARTENDER.
A timeless figure who has seen and heard it all and can't wait to share his tales as the sophisticated lighting, audio, and video of The Alchemist Lounge whisks you away to distant cities and foreign lands.

Spend an evening with a bartender.

NOTE: while the cocktails served are "sample sized," they are large samples and there are 8 of them.    be aware that you need not fully consume each.

BACK BY VERY POPULAR DEMAND...  The Alchemist Theatre presents


By very popular demand, The Alchemist Theatre returns to producing a new, fun, and exciting Halloween show!

PEPPER'S GHOST is a quirky tale about a group of misfits who “fake haunt” homes as elaborate practical jokes for high-paying customers.    They soon discover, however, that their newest client's mansion may have it's own spooks and specters who are not willing to stick to their script.
PEPPER'S GHOST is a tale chocked full of special effects, creepy moments, and hilarious stupidity.

  Sometimes EVIL is more than just smoke and mirrors!

October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
7:30pm every night.

$19 general admission – rows E through H (no added fees)
$29 general admission – rows A through D (no added fees & includes one bar item)

The theatre building and cocktail lounge will be open at 6:30pm.
This show begins promptly at 7:30pm.
No late arrivals will be permitted.
No refunds will be given for late arrivals.
To aid in prompt start times, the bar will suspend cocktail service 5 minutes before show time. (beer, wine, soda only during that 5 minute period.)
This show will use fog, strobes, bright lights, dark lights, loud sounds, and other effects that you can probably handle just fine.
There will be a 15 minute intermission.
No use of any electronics is permitted. But you know that.

Nathan is absolutely delighted to be on stage at the Alchemist Theatre 
with such a giving and talented cast!  He most recently was seen as Dr. Bullard in Lobotomy the Musical, but a few of his other favorite roles have been Kilroy in Camino Real (Off the Wall Theatre) Van in Dog Sees God (Splinter Group), John in The Importance of Being Earnest, Dr. Frankenstein in Frankenstein, Elliot Garfield in The Goodbye Girl, and Ali Hakim in Oklahoma.  Nathan is extremely thankful to Aaron for the opportunity to work in such an open & rewarding environment. Last but by no means least, he is endlessly grateful to his two precocious littles for all their inspiration.

SAMMI KAUFMAN as Alexandreina

Sammi is as happy as every Alchemist fan that the Halloween show is back, and even happier to be a part of it. This is Sammi's 7th Halloween show and 10th Alchemist show (she thinks). She would like to thank Aaron and Erica for always making the place feel like a second home, her husband for being the best patron ever, and the audience for their unending willingness to take a chance on these crazy shows!

April is excited to be returning to The Alchemist Theatre where she was previously seen as Izzy in ANOTHER TALE OF EDDIE and THE SCENE YOU NEED. With a bachelor's degree from UWM, April has worked with several companies across the Milwaukee area. Most recent credits include Amber in LITTLE GEM (Milwaukee Irish Arts), Karlie in LUNA GALE (Renaissance Theaterworks), Page in JACK OF HEARTS (Milwaukee Entertainment Group), and Rose in THE FLICK (Forward Theater).

Well it's been a while, but Nate is back for his third show at the Alchemist Theatre. Ask your parents if they remember seeing him in the 2009 production of Invader? I Hardly Know Her! or 2010's Murder Castle: The Chronicle of H.H. Holmes. In between then and now, Nate's done a few other plays around Milwaukee. Some of his favorite roles he'd like you to know about were; Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (The Company of Strangers), Horst in Bent (The World's Stage), Nial Lynch in Moment (Milwaukee Irish Arts), CB in Dog Sees God (Splinter Group), Edward in Spike Heels (Smithereen Productions), Walker and Ned Janeway in Three Days of Rain (Carte Blanche Studios), and Frosty in Who Killed Santa? (Santa Slayers Inc.) Nate is a Milwaukee native and a proud graduate of the city's public school system. Then he studied Theatre at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. He'll tell you all about it if you buy him a drink after the show. But if you REALLY want to be bored, ask him about his fantasy baseball team(s).

David is ECSTATIC to be returning to the Alchemist stage! He has most recently been seen as James in TIME STANDS STILL at In Tandem Theatre, and as Cliff in Renaissance Theaterworks' production of LUNA GALE. Other credits include David Mamet's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE at the Alchemist Theatre; numerous roles for Acacia Theatre Company, most recently Sigmund Freud in FREUD'S LAST SESSION; and Ethan in Ben Parman's STARLINGS at Soulstice Theatre. He will be appearing later this summer in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of DEATHTRAP.


Liz Whitford is thrilled to be a part of this production! Recently, Liz performed in “Jack of Hearts” at the Brumder Mansion. In 2015, she was in “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “The King of Pop” at the Alchemist. In 2014, Liz portrayed Lynn in “Suicide Sleep” and Dolly in “For Purely Elfish Reasons” both at the Alchemist. In 2013, Liz performed in the retelling of three horror productions at the Alchemist theatre in which she was in the original cast years previous. Recent film projects include four years in Milwaukee’s 48hr Film Project, “Pantry Todd” and the “Spade County Massacre.” Liz would like to thank her family, friends and cast for all of their support!