After The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter already made a splash when its public reading filled the Cabot Theatre and brought together two companies (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Skylight Music Theatre), this article recently came out in “M Magazine” – Milwaukee’s Lifestyle Magazine.
Writer Joan Kazan and I talk about my Milwaukee roots, my aspirations for the future, and how booking jobs can really mess up a well-planned schedule.
(Click on the article below to be able to enlarge it.)
In celebration of the song “Free Beer” from The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter, Milwaukee’s famous Lakefront Brewery will be offering Free Beer samples before the staged reading of TKD on Monday, Feb. 27th.
The samples will be available starting at 5:30pm in the Skylight Bar, along with brats and other gnosh. Food and drinks will also be available following the reading.
Check out the song, and then check out the reading!
Some good news about the Tavern Keeper’s Daughter, regarding its up-coming world premiere reading with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the Skylight Opera Theatre.
Ordinarily, the Montgomery Davis New Play Development Series is presented in the Skylight Bar and Bistro – a modest, cafe like environment with a small stage and a piano.
However, due to the collaborative nature of this reading, the Chamber Theatre staff is expecting a larger crowd to be generated, and therefore has secured the permission to have it performed onstage in the renowned Cabot Theatre.
The exquisite Cabot Theatre provides a traditional, yet extremely intimate theater setting. It is modeled after an 18th century European opera house and seats 360.
This promises to be a very exciting theatrical event. And I encourage you and your friends to come see it.
The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter will be presented Monday, February 27th at 7:30pm in the Cabot Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Admission is FREE, with donations kindly accepted.
UPDATE 2/17/12: Russ Bickerstaff of expressmilwaukee.com agrees with me!
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the Skylight Opera Theatre will co-produce a reading of The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter with book, music, & lyrics by B.T. Ryback. The reading will be directed by Ray Jivoff as part of the the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series, and will take place Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm in The Skylight Bar & Bistro, 2nd Floor, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. The reading is free with donations kindly accepted.
More about TKD: Returning home to Milwaukee from WWII, Lenny, a young Polish marine, finds himself arranged to marry the tavern keeper’s daughter from the bar across the street. Wanting more than a small town life, he runs off to New York City, where he meets Wanda, a spunky young woman trying to make something of herself in the Big Apple. Together they embark on a hilarious and heartwarming journey of self-discovery and romance, complete with a kooky, chorus-dancing gypsy, two mischievous gangster brothers, and the villainous godfather of the Polish mafia. The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter is a brand-new, throw-back musical that celebrates that home is what you choose to make of it.
So in case anyone’s keeping tabs – I’ve just added a sound cloud widget to my audio page. Currently it’s just displaying music from my latest musical THE TAVERN KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, but I’ll definitely keep adding more stuff as time goes on.
If you’re unfamiliar with Sound Cloud (as I was until a couple of weeks ago) it’s pretty kick-ass, and I highly recommend it, even to the casual music-sharer. It also happens to jive quite nicely with wordpress, so I’m happy about that.