This week the Holiday Music Hotel is host to an all-star cast of 45 songwriters who will present freshly written originals in the theme of Halloween at the Third Avenue Playhouse on Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29. How does the songwriting weekend begin? Musician and songwriter Pat MacDonald explains the collaboratively creative process. […]
How does a director choose background music for a play? Read all about it in TAP’s weekly article from the “Key to the Door”.
Background music helps set the stage in ‘The Gin Game’ Robert Boles, Third Avenue Playhouse, September 27, 2016 Music takes on a particular importance in most productions I direct for Third Avenue Playhouse. Music has the power to capture a mood, help define the characters and themes of the play being presented and, most importantly, when […]
Lives of ‘The Gin Game’ characters are very real to us Claire Morkin, Third Avenue Playhouse October 4, 2016 In “The Gin Game,” currently in production at Third Avenue Playhouse, there is one word that best describes the main reaction of almost all of our wonderful audience members — recognition. Whether they are “of a certain age” […]
One of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst dishes on both sides of the political fence in TAP’s weekly column for the “Key to the Door.” Famed political satirist Will Durst will be performing his latest one-man show, ELECT TO LAUGH: 2016 at the Third Avenue Playhouse, Sunday evening September 25th. […]
Read highlights from Peggy Sue Dunigan’s review of the Third Avenue Playhouse production. photo credit: Ed DiMaio BWW Review: TAP’S Tender THE GIN GAME Knocks on a Tragic Battle Of Cards and Wills by Peggy Sue Dunigan September 12 7:32 AM2016 Knock on the card table and the Gin player who does so wins the game […]
Read highlights from Mike Fischer’s review in the ‘Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’! photo credit: Ed DiMaio “The games we play always reveal more about us than we’d meant to share.” Theater Review: Lonely elders show their hands in ‘The Gin Game’ Mike Fischer, Special to the Journal Sentinel 8:19 p.m. CDT September 9, 2016 Sturgeon […]
“the quality of life here is really unparalleled. Right now, there is no place I would rather be.”Read TAP’s weekly column from the Door County Advocate “Key to the Door” ‘Gin Game’ actor Morkin finds her home in Door County Amy Ensign, Third Avenue Playhouse 11:04 p.m. CDT September 13, 2016 Many professional actors have walked […]
“…really good acting!” “Brehl and Morkin are wholly convincing!” “Robert Boles [is] an expert at bringing out the details of realistic drama.” “The performances are incendiary!” Read highlights from the Warren Gerds review in ‘We Are Green Bay.’ photo credit: Ed DiMaio ‘The Gin Game’ searing in Sturgeon Bay STURGEON BAY, Wis. You know that […]
Check out highlights* from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s suggestions for what to do in Sturgeon Bay!
*hint… Friday looks fun! (Photo: Jon Jarosh/Door County Visitor B, Jon Jarosh/Door County Visitor B) “Friday, 7:30 p.m. – Round out the evening by attending a performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “The Gin Game” at the Third Avenue Playhouse, Door County’s only year-round professional theater company.” Two Days to Explore: Sturgeon Bay Milwaukee 5:05 a.m. […]
photo credit: Ed DiMaio “The Gin Game” …has great humor and great heart. It presents its characters honestly and with compassion. It is a tour de force for two actors performing at the very top of their game. – Robert Boles TAP brings powerful production with ‘The Gin Game’ Robert Boles, Third Avenue Playhouse September 5, 2016 […]