The Daily Eastern News

Actors talk favorite moments performing ‘I Do, I Do’

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

The hot, thick air of the Charleston Alley Theatre was cut last weekend by the punchy voices of actors Thomas MacMullen and Tenille Ulm as they portrayed Michael and Agnes in “I Do, I Do.” The musical explores the offbeat pace of life’s mediocrities and most precious moments, while shedding...

Charleston Alley Theatre presents ‘I Do, I Do’

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

“I Do, I Do,” a musical about the ups and downs of married life, is coming to the Charleston Alley Theatre this and next weekend. Director Duke Bagger said the theatre is doing something a little different for this production, and Tenille Ulm, an Eastern alumna who is playing Agnes, deserves all...

CAT to perform ‘The Blue Bird’ in live radio broadcast

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

November 30, 2016

  The Charleston Alley Theatre will be performing their production of Maurice Maeterlinck’s play “The Blue Bird” 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater. “The Blue Bird” is a Christmas fairy tale regarding two children who learn about the meaning of happiness. The...

Local ‘Rocky Horror’ meets antici — pations

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 23, 2016

Richard O’Brien’s musical “Rocky Horror Show” has been hailed as a cult classic since its original release in 1973 and after the film came out in 1975. Since then, many adaptations of the show have been made, including a new television remake that first appeared on the Fox Network on Thursday,...

Charleston Alley to welcome Chicago Improv for 3rd year

Chrissy Miller, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2016

The Chicago Improv Productions are coming back for the third year in a row to perform their show, “The Collage,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Alley Theatre. Duke Bagger, owner of the Charleston Alley Theatre, said the group is quite clever when it comes to taking audience suggestions and...

Charleston theatre’s final play set for the weekend

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

December 2, 2015

As the end of their 25th season comes closer, the people behind the curtains of the Charleston Alley Theatre are getting ready to put on their last show. The theater will be putting on “Christmas Shorts” this weekend in conjunction with Christmas in the Heart of Charleston. The show, written...

Charleston Alley Theatre to have comedian show

Staff Report

December 1, 2015

The Charleston Alley Theatre will present five adult comedy Christmas Shorts by Matt Hoverman, which will be performed in conjunction with Christmas in the Heart of Charleston. The performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at 718 Monroe Ave. All information...

Couple runs Charleston Alley Theatre for 25 seasons

Henry II, played by Duke Bagger, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, played by Linda Bagger, share a kiss as a way of settling their differences in the play “The Lion in Winter” at the Charleston Alley Theater.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2015

While putting on the Charleston Alley Theatre’s first production 25 seasons ago, Duke Bagger was still in the process of converting the building from a tire store. Actress Tanya Wood called Bagger down to the 718 Monroe Ave. location in Dec. 1990; he took a look inside the garage window and saw noth...

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