BAY VIEW'S  ALCHEMIST THEATRE

I want to wake up in a city, that doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it, in old New York

April 30, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
7:30pm

$19  (no service fee)

MIKE FISCHER of THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL:
"Before the extraordinary The King of Pop (written and directed by Aaron Kopec) gets underway at  The Alchemist Theatre,
there's a warm-up act while we settle in: A montage featuring great art from Dürer to Dali — mashed together and periodically dissolving into images and artifacts of the post-World War II America that Andy Warhol would make his own.

This second installment of Alchemist's New York City Trilogy tells the story of how the frog-like Warhol dreamed of being a king and then became one, and it's simply breathtaking to see how much of Warhol's story — up through Valerie Solanas' 1968 attempt to kill him — has been squeezed within its 100-minute frame."    
           read the full review HERE

The Alchemist Theatre presents
THE SECOND SHOW of the New York Stories trilogy:
THE KING OF POP
by Eddie Valentine

 

In an unbalanced world made of fact and fiction, the glamorous elite fight to keep the drab in the shadows where they belong.
And then a new ruler takes the throne and begins granting superstardom and 15 minutes of fame to the commoners.

 

A semi-factual tale of the art scene of the 60's and 70's in New York City and how it impacted fame, fortunes, social brackets and the very understanding of what art may be.

The second play in the NEW YORK STORIES trilogy.
A season-long exploration of both the reality and popular perception of the Warhol scene, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Studio 54, back alleys and bedrooms.
Join us for the adventure, excitement, drama and fun as The Alchemist Theatre transforms for each show and immerses audiences deep into the NYC "scene" of the 60's and 70's.

Randall T. Anderson 

as Andy
A founding member of Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre (Radio WHT), Randall has been performing throughout the mid-west for over twenty years.  In the Milwaukee area he has performed with Windfall Theatre, Pink Banana, Sunset Playhouse, Spiral Theatre, Soulstice Theatre, as part of the Chamber Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival and most recently with Acacia Theatre. Returning Alchemist audiences might recognize him from his previous performances in 1984, The Cannonical Five of Jack The Ripper, Dracula  and from his numerous appearances behind the bar.
Randall can be seen this September as Orgon in Off The Wall's production of Tartuffe.

David Sapiro

as Bob

 David is thrilled to continue his 2015 residency at the Alchemist, having previously 

appeared as Lee in TRUE WEST in January  and as Eddie in ANOTHER TALE OF EDDIE.  David's other credits include John in Erin Nicole Eggers'  brilliant staging of OLEANNA, also starring the immortal Ben Parman; numerous roles with Acacia  Theatre Company; Alan of Dale in Theatre RED's A LADY IN WAITING; Cassius in JULIUS CAESAR and Enobarbus in ANTONY & CLEOPATRA with the Madison Shakespeare Company; and roles in various short films and web series. He will next appear once again as Eddie Valentine in at THE SCENE YOU NEED at the Alchemist Theatre in June, the third of the NEW YORK STORIES TRILOGY. David is indebted to his family for their love and support, and to God for His grace and mercy.

Shannon Nettesheim

as Edie

Shannon is thrilled to be part of the New York Trilogy with Alchemist.  Previous roles 

include Sherry in Tigers Be Still at the Boulevard and recently Rosalind in Moon Over  

Buffalo at Soulstice Theatre.  She would like to thank her friends and family for their love  

and support.  Enjoy the show!

Mitch Weindorf

as Lou

Mitch is delighted to be returning to The Alchemist for this show. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Carthage College, where he studied Theatre Performance and Directing. Previous shows at The Alchemist include TRUE WEST, DESTINY, DEVILTRY, and DENTISTRY, and also KING LEAR. Mitch has also worked with First Stage, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Peninsula Players, Sunset Playhouse, and 3 Brothers Theatre. He would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for their continued love and support! 

Niko King

as Nico

Making her debut for Alchemist Theatre, Niko King most recently appeared in Macbeth at Soulstice Theatre and in the Off-Broadway version of Tony & Tina’s Wedding at Turner Hall. 

Niko has enjoyed appearing in commercials and films; locally she has been honored to appear onstage for Bay Players, The Bayview Players, Carte Blanche Studios, Dinner Detective, Dottke Theatre, Menomonee Falls Patio Players, Shorewood Players, Soulstice Theatre, Theatre Unchained, TNT and the Village Playhouse. 

Some of Niko's favorite roles include Gabriella in "BOEING BOEING", Lady of the Lake in "SPAMALOT", Madeline Monroe in "TONY AND TINA'S WEDDING” and Trish Gallagher in the film "THE ELEPHANT ROOM".  

Thanks to Alchemist, Aaron, Erica and the Trilogy Cast.  “I’ll be your mirror.”

Grace DeWolff

as Valerie


Grace is a Milwaukee actor, teacher, and theatre maker trained in an array of skills from Shakespeare to power tools. She is happy to be back at The Alchemist Theater and can't thank the whole team enough, from actors to technicians to producers Aaron and Erica.

Grace really does actually f%&@* hate Andy Warhol.

Thanks for getting out of the house and seeing some live theatre. 


Greg Ryan

as Jack

Greg began this surprising journey into acting about five years ago.  But in those years, he’s been in a number of shows, most recently Amadeus with the World Stage, Fawlty Towers at Carte Blanche Studios, Rocketman at the Soulstice and Closing Night at the Alchemist.  Love my gal, Brooke, for supporting me in all of my crazy endeavors!  

Kathy Landry

as Vivid

Kathy is wildly happy to be back at The Alchemist Theatre, following her last appearance in Hashtag Mayhem in 2013. Her most recent work was in the feature film, Zombie Frat House, premiering September 2014 at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival.  Other credits include work with the Grant Park Players, Village Players of Wauwatosa and Lake Country Players in Hartland, along with some commercial ad work.  Enjoy the Trilogy and, to quote Andy Warhol, “I think everybody should like everybody”.

Paul Pfannenstiel

as Suede

Paul is no stranger to the stage.  A theatre program graduate of Carroll University, Paul has been appearing in Wisconsin theatres for over 3 decades. Some of his favorite roles include Sir Robin in SPAMALOT, Dr. Cantway in THE LARAMIE PROJECT and the Prosecutor in MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH. Paul would like to thank Alchemist Theatre for letting him run for public office. Remember to get out and VOTE!

Amie Lynn Losi

as Candy

Amie is a native Californian who has been acting and choreographing in and around Milwaukee for the past ten years. She has worked for Soulstice, Bunny Gumbo, In Tandem, Off the Wall, Theatrical Tendencies and Acacia among others.  Amie is a dancer at the Alchemist New Years Eve parties (def her favorite ongoing gig) and she loves and thanks Adian, Erica, the cast, crew and you the audience for this grand experience.  Enjoy!!

Liz Whitford
as Nova

Liz Whitford is thrilled to be a part of this production! She is a Milwaukee native and loves making local audiences laugh or cry or any other random emotion in between. Most of all, she loves the amazing group of actors, directors, and theater owners she gets to work with! Recently, 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 three years in Milwaukee’s 48hr Film Project and the “Spade County Massacre.”

June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27,  July 9, 10, 11

7:30pm
$19 (no service fee)

The Alchemist Theatre presents
the third show of the New York Stories trilogy:
THE SCENE YOU NEED

 by Neil Monk

Act 1:  Meet a motley group of characters from punk rockers to politicians.  From veterans to go-go dancers.
All are lost, lonely and scared in their own ways.

 

Act 2:  Flocks are gathered and grace is found.

 

When you can't find a lover and friends have faded to grey...
   When you're discarded on an island of misfits...
     When you're too tough to die...
Slip on your disco shoes or pick up a spray can.
Shout in a punk band or have sex in the subway.
    Find your scene.   Make it real.

The final play in the NEW YORK STORIES trilogy.
A season-long exploration of both the reality and popular perception of the Warhol scene, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Studio 54, back alleys and bedrooms.
Join us for the adventure, excitement, drama and fun as The Alchemist Theatre transforms for each show and immerses audiences deep into the NYC "scene" of the 60's and 70's.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE

A humorous tribute to the  science fiction and  horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad  transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

This is not the film with folks jumping around in front of the screen.
But there will be jumping.
To the left.

 

Let's do the time warp.


SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2015

A GIANT SPIDER PRODUCTION:

Auditions: July 12-13. Contact Director Lindsey Erin at lindseyerin1216@gmail.com for details.

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