Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Jeeves in Bloom

by Margaret Raether Running Time: 2 hours, 10 min

April 11, 2013 to
April 28, 2013

Cabot Theatre
Directed by Tami Workentin

Featuring Matt Daniels, Karen Estrada, Marcella Kearns, Matt Koester, Norman Moses & Chase Stoeger

BERTIE & JEEVES ARE BACK IN A NEW COMIC ADVENTURE!
The lovably loopy Bertie Wooster always manages to get into socially precarious situations. This time around he finds himself dodging romantic entanglements with a starry-eyed young woman, eluding an enraged chef wielding a meat cleaver, and begrudgingly helping his Aunt Dahlia to commit a burglary.  Thank heaven Jeeves is there to save the day! Based on the characters created by British author P.G. Wodehouse and written by Margaret Raether, who brought us our 2010 hit, JEEVES INTERVENES.
Matt Daniels returns to reprise the role of Jeeves!

Meet the Playwright! Wed. April 17 - 7:30 pm

CO-SPONSORED BY:
Keith & Paula Anderson  |  Donald A. Cress
Mickey & Casey RippThe Dental Offices of Dr. David Paris

Playright
Margaret Raether
Cast
Jeeves Matt Daniels
Madeline Basset Karen Estrada
Dahlia Travers
Marcy Kearns
Bertie Wooster
Chase Stoeger
Thomas Travers/Anatole
Norman Moses
Gussie Fink-Nottle Matt Koester
Production Staff
Director Tami Workentin
Scenic Designer Steve Barnes
Costume Designer Kimberly Instenes
Lighting Designer Noele Stollmack
Properties Master Nikki Kulas
Sound Designer Phil Wooding
Stage Manager Judy Martel
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Talk Theatre

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 PM

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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ViewPoints

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Talkbacks

Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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ViewPoints: Meet the Playwright!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:30 PM

An insightful presentation by playwright Margaret Raether.

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Resources


Jeeves in Bloom release

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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ViewPoints - Jeeves in Bloom

Monday, April 8, 2013

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Media Coverage


Comedy of Manners

Friday, April 19, 2013

by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; With Jeeves in Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre renders another compelling illustration of why P.G. Wodehouse's beloved characters Jeeves and Wooster continue to hold a distinctive appeal nearly a century after they first appeared on the printed page. Director Tami Workentin balances a rather intricately light comedic script on the shoulders of a talented cast.

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Lighthearted 'Jeeves in Bloom' to be seriously enjoyed

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman/GM Today; Farces are fun, especially those tinged with Brit wit. Playwright Margaret Raether is obviously of like mind as she has already transformed three of P.G. Wodehouse’s short stories into farcical comedies, and all three are delighting audiences in many American cities, including Milwaukee.

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Order v. Chaos

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Mag.com; There’s also a battle between chaos and order in the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Jeeves in Bloom, Margaret Raether’s play drawn from several of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories.

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Charming Comic Satisfaction at MCT’s Jeeves In Bloom

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Postscript Performing Arts; Milwaukee Chamber Theatre welcomes spring to the Cabot Stage at the Broadway Theatre Center with their current production of the wild and witty Jeeves In Bloom. Margaret Raether’s delightful adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse’s stories winks at British society with marvelous charm. Stories where the boyishly brash Bertie Wooster survives only by advice given through his impeccable butler Jeeves.

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Chamber Theatre in full flower with lighthearted 'Jeeves in Bloom

Saturday, April 13, 2013

by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Given the miserable spring we've been having, I probably don't need to explain the appeal of a play titled "Jeeves in Bloom," the second of Margaret Raether's three stage adaptations of the P.G. Wodehouse stories and novels featuring Bertie Wooster's ever-capable valet.

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New “Jeeves” blossoms at MCT

Saturday, April 13, 2013

by Matthew Reddin, Third Coast Daily; Thank heavens, Jeeves is back! Jeeves in Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season closer, is the spiritual sequel to Jeeves Intervenes, another treatment of P.G. Wodehouse’s stories about a brilliant valet who gets his master, Bertie Wooster, out of innumerable scrapes. MCT staged the first Margaret Raether adaptation in 2010, and has brought back director Tami Workentin and Matt Daniels as Jeeves in an attempt to recreate the splendor of that previous production.

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News


Matt Daniels re-ups as Jeeves for MCT

Thursday, April 11, 2013

by Matthew Reddin, Third Coast Daily; It’s understandable that an actor might have the opportunity to play a certain role more than once in their career. But to play the same character in multiple plays – especially given the relatively small number of plays which feature overlapping characters – is much less likely.

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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre plants Matt Daniels in 'Jeeves in Bloom'

Sunday, April 7, 2013

In the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's new production, "Jeeves in Bloom," Matt Daniels returns as the greatest manservant and straight man a fellow could ever hope for.

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Check out the MCT blog!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Check out the MCT blog for behind-the-scenes info, interviews with the cast and more!

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Carrying On: Why Wodehouse Sticks

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wit. Fun. Delight. All attractive rewards for diving into Wodehouse’s fictional England, a world of rich young gentlemen, their servants, friends, fiancées, and quirky family; of country houses, French chefs, and telegrams from London. But what, beyond the glitter, makes this work last? What keeps readers returning to Wodehouse?

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Meet the JEEVES IN BLOOM cast!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meet the JEEVES IN BLOOM cast!

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