Verse & Vino
Directed by Mark Bucher
Verse & Vino,” the Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre’s annual fund raising event, will close its 24th Anniversary Season with a presentation of appetizers, wine and poetry readings from guest artists on Monday May 24, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Boulevard is located at 2252 South Kinnickinnic, one-half block north of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Kinnickinnic, and can be contacted by calling 414. 744. 5757.
The popular event features poetry readings of a fantastic jury of 12 Milwaukee performers, and noted citizens including, in alphabetical order:
Marina Dimitrijevich ( County Board Supervisor),
Susan Fate(co-founder of Renaissance Theatreworks, director & actress),
David Flores (performer with Skylight Opera Theatre, Florentine Opera),
Martin Hintz (editor/publisher of Milwaukee Irish Post, esteemed writer)
Mark Metcalf (performer with First Stage, Cornerstone Theatre),
Beth Monhollen (performer with Boulevard, Wind-Up Dolls),
Dan Mooney (performer with Milwaukee Rep, Chamber Theatre),
Janet Peterson (Artistic Director of Acacia Theatre),
Ruth Schudson (performer/co-founder of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre),
Ericka Wade (performer with Boulevard, First Stage, Skylight Opera),
Nigel Wade (spoken word artist and noted aural performance artist),
Michelle Waide (performer with Boulevard Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre),
and a few more special names "to be announced!"
The event also includes appetizers, desserts, wine tasting and a silent auction. Tickets are only $40 each and only a limited number will be sold.
For more information or to purchase your tickets, call 414.744-5757.
Further Information on this event and the Boulevard Theatre:
Attending the Ensemble's "VERSE & VINO" will allow patrons to enjoy poetry at the Boulevard, wander neighboring businesses, sample fine wines, savor tasty appetizers, bid on great silent auction items, and take a chance on raffle prizes.
Local friends and businesses are providing the food, auction items and raffles prizes. It's a grand way to close the Boulevard's 24th season, greet spring in Milwaukee and meet the supporters of both the Boulevard and Bay View!
The Boulevard Theatre has broken artistic ground, helped nurture local talent and provided unique theatrical experiences to its community. Boulevard's surrounding neighborhood has (thanks to the impact & influence of this small "Johnny Appleseed of the arts") been transformed from an economically challenged area with little hope to a thriving business sector and cultural destination.
The Boulevard's alumni have graduated from early career opportunities on the Boulevard stage to starring turns at the Skylight Opera, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Milwaukee Rep and many more arts organizations throughout the country. Its technical and administrative alumni have grown from enthusiastic beginners to respected professionals in the Milwaukee arts community.
We are the proverbial proud parents to a thriving neighborhood and artistic community! Join us at this year’s event and see the both the Boulevard and its now-thriving neighborhood in action.
The Boulevard Theatre is located at 2252 South Kinnickinnic Milwaukee, WI 414.744.5757. And visit our website at:
Produced by Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre at Boulevard Theatre, 2252 South Kinnickinnic Milwaukee WI 53201
Performances: May 24, 2010
Performance Times: Monday May 24, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m
Ticket Prices: $40 each
Call 414-744-5757 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days: