Milwaukee Chamber Theatre



  • April 7, 2014read more

    by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; For several years now, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has collaborated with local university theater talents to stage some of its shows. It's pulling that trick again for a new production of Ken Ludwig's farce "Lend Me a Tenor."

  • March 23, 2014read more

    The annual UPAF Ride for the Arts will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014. As a member of UPAF, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre greatly benefits from the efforts of friends who join our team! Click 'more info' for details -- and to sign-up!

  • March 22, 2014read more

    By Meghan Randolph, Assistant Director - LEND ME A TENOR; It’s the most infamous adage of the theatre: “The Show Must Go On.” And indeed it must, as the characters learn all too well in Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR...

  • March 21, 2014read more

    Click for a list of 2014-2015 Season Brochure photo credits

  • February 25, 2014read more

    by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Matthews said she wanted to write about an intense situation where people just can't get out of each other's way. "People say the wrong thing at the wrong time, regroup and try again," she said.

  • February 21, 2014read more

    Bonnie North of Lake Effect interviews playwright Lori Matthews for WUWM 89.7 FM

  • February 21, 2014read more

    by Mike Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette; "Budding authors are encouraged to write what they know, but such counsel often leads writers to also explore what they need to understand. For Wisconsin author Lori Matthews, personal catharsis is the seed of the narrative in October, Before I Was Born at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre."

  • February 19, 2014read more

    by Matthew Reddin, Third Coast Daily; If playwright Lori Matthews could tell me only one thing to report back about her play October, Before I Was Born, it’s this: “It’s not as dreadfully painful as it sounds.”

  • February 4, 2014read more

    by Marcella Kearns; Lori Matthews, playwright of OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN, hails originally from Kingsport, TN, though she now makes her home in Stoughton, WI. She was born, as the title of this semi-autobiographical piece implies, less than a year after tragedy struck her hometown. ... "I imagine it’s similar to people who were in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor, people who were in Dallas when JFK was shot,” Matthews says. “There’s something that happens in your backyard that changes the way the world looks the next day. In our area, for a long time, it was this accident."

  • January 29, 2014read more

    Dear theatre-lover, It suddenly occurred to me what a lucky guy I am! I’m about to direct two incredible scripts back-to-back here at MCT that are as different as night and day! The first is a realistic drama that was written in 2010 about an actual incident in 1960; the second is a madcap comedy that was written in 1989, but takes place in 1934...