Moon Over The Brewery

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I answered the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Twitter trivia contest correctly, earning myself a six-pack of tickets to their current production of Moon Over The Brewery. We consumed our “Brewery six-pack” this past weekend. The entire family went out to see the show and we all had an amazingly great time.

As you may recall, Kristi and I saw the fabulous MCT performance of Around the World in 80 Days in the Cabot Theatre back in August. Before the show started this weekend, we were lucky enough to be allowed to briefly walk into the Cabot Theatre and take a look around. It was the first time the kids had ever been in the Cabot and they couldn’t believe what an awesome looking theatre it was. And as it was explained to us by our impromptu tour guide, Jacque Troy, we were able to see something that most other theatre patrons don’t get to see very often. In the center of the stage, the “ghost light” was in place and lit. It was doing a good job too because we didn’t see any theatre ghosts while we were there.

This was our first experience with a seeing a show in the studio theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center. The space is very intimate but that only added to the appeal of the show. We had garnered front row seats in the house-right section of the theatre. Parts of the show were played in the aisles and several times the characters were standing right next to me while delivering their lines. And the set was amazing. For the most part, it was just your standard living room set. But the set decoration was out of this world. I could really see how this was the place that the characters in the show called home.

The cast was extraordinary and the story was wonderful. We couldn’t stop talking about it all the way home. It wasn’t a laugh-a-minute gut buster but the humor was light and really helped to draw you into this story about a daughter that chases away all of her mother’s potential suitors by enlisting the help of her imaginary friend. This show runs through Sunday. If you get a chance, go see it. You won’t be disappointed.

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