Saturday, August 15, 2009

Around the World

Chamber Theatre's Around the World in 80 Days is not to be missed! Just the kind of zany, pseudo-intellectual fun you need to start off your theater season right!

Thanks, always, to Michael Wright for bringing such fun theater to the community and special shout outs to:

Chris Klopatek - for the outrageous accent of the year. Also, one of the finest physical comedians I have ever seen!

Bobby Spencer - His will be a performance that you'll want to see more than once. Dare I think think that it'll become even more over-the-top in coming weeks? Bombay?

Norman Moses - Milwaukee's own Tim Conway. Versatile, irreverent, and genius.

Matt Daniels - I'd not seen him before. Plays the role perfectly. All of the casting is perfect. And the last few moments with this character make the entire evening worthwhile 10fold!

Marti Gobel - Saw her in Well last year. Fantastic young comedienne. She holds the show together!

As always, Patrick Holland out does himself as the master of directing invention. There is so much eye-candy, fun in this piece, so much clever use of props and set. It's a delight from a purely technical standpoint. Tell that to the actors who endured the tech!

Run, don't walk, to Around the World in 80 Days. You will be sorry if you miss it!


  1. I would like to second all of Jamie's comments. And I was thrilled to see Matt Daniels again, after his brilliance this summer in The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Lake Geneva Theatre Company. I can not see any possible way that this will not be in my top five for the season.