by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World; The experienced MCT cast in cooperation with young talent from Marquette University's gift the audience with an evening of welcome laughter despite this never ending Midwest winter, still present in April. A night of pure entertainment shined in the Broadway Theatre Center, staged in the rich, Rococo decorated Cabot Theatre, a perfect setting for the1930's, two room hotel suite where all the miscued and misguided action occurs.
by Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman; The winner of two Tony Awards and often called the second-funniest farce ever written, “Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig has been chosen by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre for its finale of the season.
by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; Milwaukee Chamber Theatre tightly executes a classic work of light comedy with a production of Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR.
by Tom Strini; We've met all the characters in Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR before the curtain even rises on the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's sparkling new production.
by Anne Siegel, Total Theater.com; Milwaukee Chamber Theater closes its current season with the madcap mayhem of Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR. Every aspect of this production gleams with professional precision, making this a highlight of the company’s current season.
By Dominique Paul Noth, Third Coast Daily.com; Ken Ludwig’s expertly constructed LEND ME A TENOR has dominated the commercial world of farce for a quarter of a century in multiple professional and amateur manifestations.
by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Mag.com; There’s a reason why Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor has been staged umpteen times around the world--from the West End to Broadway to high schools--since it premiered in 1986. It’s a classic, “well-made” farce that offers juicy comic parts—from the opera star to the starry-eyed ingénue to even the hotel bellhop—that actors love to play. And there’s an obvious glow of pleasure radiating from the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production, which opened at the Broadway Theatre Center this weekend.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Appearing in the plain light of day, he's a bespectacled nebbish, pining for a woman who treats him like a sibling. Disguised in tights and a fluttering red cape at night, he becomes a soaring superhero. I'm speaking, naturally, of Max — downtrodden assistant to a temperamental impresario in the frothy "Lend Me a Tenor," Ken Ludwig's oft-produced and unabashedly silly farce. Under C. Michael Wright's direction, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre — in collaboration with Marquette University actors and designers — is giving "Tenor" a rollicking production in the Cabot Theatre.
~Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express; Matthews’ words have a double meaning in this 90-minute, no intermission production at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. The storyline is based on an actual 1960 explosion at Tennessee Eastman Company. Director C. Michael Wright deftly balances the growing tension of the factory explosion’s outcome with the emotionally charged atmosphere inside the family home.
~Dominique Paul Noth, Third Coast Daily; ...the characters are thoughtfully developed with unforced moments of family humor, plus sly reminders that ordinary real people, not propaganda props, lived through this. It’s all worked out in great detail over 90 minutes by three actors and director C. Michael Wright – a literal “kitchen sink” drama.