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Thursday
03
MAY

Alchemist Theatre presents: Columbo, Prescription Murder

19:30
21:00
The Alchemist Theatre
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COLUMBO: Prescription Murder.

A fast, fun, and clever detective drama that spawned the classic "movie of the week" COLUMBO series.

The Alchemist Theatre rarely does "nostalgic" shows but we'd love you to join us for a retro-inspired evening of entertainment including vintage commercials in the cocktail lounge, classic brandy old-fashioneds, traditional bloody Marys, and of course a charming detective in a rumpled jacket who would rather carry a basset hound than a pistol!

Front three rows include a free brandy old fashioned, bloody mary, or 1/2 off any other bar item.
No extra fees or sales tax added to ticket price.
Free street parking.

MAY 3 7:30PM
MAY 4 7:30PM
MAY 5 7:30PM
MAY 10 7:30PM
MAY 11 7:30PM
MAY 12 7:30PM
MAY 13 2:00PM
MAY 18 7:30PM
MAY 19 7:30PM

CAST:
SHARON NIEMAN-KOEBERT
Sharon is thrilled to return to the Alchemist. She has played wonderful roles there starting with 2009's "Martha" in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and including Faust, Dracula, Jack the Ripper and H.H. Holmes. She will next be seen at Off the Wall Theatre in Mad Woman of Chaillot, but is most excited about her upcoming real life role of Grandma!

CHRIS GOODE
Chris is performing in his second show at the Alchemist this season following Sexual Perversity In Chicago. Other recent Milwaukee credits include Matt in All The Great Books (abridged) at In Tandem Theatre, Yvan in 'Art' with Milwaukee Entertainment Group, and Dorante in The Metromaniacs at Windfall Theatre. Big thanks to Aaron and Erica for this opportunity. Love to Therese. Thanks for coming and enjoy the show!

AMANDA J HULL
A graduate of UW-Milwaukee's BFA Acting & Musical Theatre Programs, Amanda is Associate Producer/Production Manager for the Milwaukee Entertainment Group at the Brumder Mansion and an Actor, Singer, Director, Costumer & Prop Master locally. She is also the lead Famale Vocalist in local Classic Country band A Western Edge. Recent credits include Co-Directing/Designing The Secret of Sherlock Holmes with MEG, and Asst. Directing/Costume/Prop Designing Cabaret Milwaukee’s The Clockwork Man Trilogy. Recent acting credits include Jean in Windfall Theatre’s production of Dancing with Hamlet and Stiffy Byng in their production of By Jeeves last Spring. Previous Alchemist roles include Hermey/Monica in For Purely Elfish Reasons and Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show. Just one more thing. Amanda is thrilled to be working with this wonderful cast and crew and is honored to give life anew to the very first murder victim in the Columbo storyline!

BRENDA POPPY
Brenda is a newcomer to the Alchemist stage and is delighted to be part of such an exciting, nostalgic show. She was previously seen as June (Nam-Jun) in Getting Away with Murder with the West Allis Players, and has also appeared in such plays as Flowers for Algernon, The Egg and I, It Happens Every Summer and M*A*S*H. .When she's not acting, Brenda is spending time with her husband and adorably cute corgi puppy, Darcy.

RANDALL T ANDERSON
Randall is always happy to come back to the Alchemist, having performed here in December as the Bartender in his one man show of the same name. Returning audiences might remember him from Dracula, Help Wanted, Jack the Ripper or his numerous appearances behind the bar. Randall was most recently seen playing Sherlock Holmes with the Milwaukee Entertainment Group, and you can find him at the Alchemist this fall in Beneath the Darkness. Thanks as always to those near and dear for their continued love and support.

Oh, one more thing... Check in with the Alchemist website - you never know, the Bartender just might come back.

PATRICK SCHMITZ
Patrick is currently teaching theatre at Brown Deer High School. He has worked as the improvisation coach at First Stage Children’s Theater. He has performed/taught for Comedy Sportz, taken classes through Second City and IO in Chicago, and has performed stand-up comedy throughout the state. He is the founder/artistic director for a guerilla theatre operation called Sketch 22.
Patrick has written/produced/directed several plays including the three-year sold out run of Rudolf the Pissed-off Reindeer. Patrick also co-produced the Milwaukee Comedy Festival.

RUFUS #1
Rufus #1 is ten years old and was adopted by Patrick and Courtney Schmitz through Basset Buddies. He’s been on the morning blend and participated in a fashion show at Basset fest. He’s super excited to make his stage debut with the Alchemist Theatre. He loves sleeping, eating pizza, long walks, eating pizza, playing with his brother Rufus #2 and eating pizza.