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Ten Chimneys president chosen for prestigious program

Published Oct. 21, 2011

Sean Malone, the president of the Ten Chimneys Foundation, which owns and operates the historic Lunt-Fontanne estate in Genesee Depot, has been chosen to participate in a prestigious two-year national chief executive program for arts administrators. He joins executives from the American Ballet Theatre, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Norman Rockwell Museum and other organizations in the exercise.

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Lunt and Fontanne open the Rep's new season

Published Sept. 1, 2011

Mark Clements shuffled the deck last season. It's what you expect a new artistic director to do in his first year at the controls of a large regional theater company. Milwaukee Rep audiences were exposed to new actors, new directors, new playwrights and the spectacle of the first full Broadway musical on the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater stage. Change happened. This season the Rep opens with characters Wisconsin theatergoers certainly know - Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

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Olympia Dukakis at Ten Chimneys this week

Published July 26, 2011

The list of theater royalty, starting with Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier and Helen Hayes, who have spent time working at Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot is becoming longer this week with the arrival of actress and director Olympia Dukakis. She is conducting workshops on the plays of Anton Chekhov for 10 hand-picked stage actors from around the country.

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Fiddling with tradition at the Marcus Center

Published June 9, 2011

A national touring company of "Fiddler on the Roof" settles into the Marcus Center next week. Why is this 47-year-old sentimental musical still so popular?

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OnMedia: Dick Cavett continues the conversation

Published May 26, 2010

Veteran TV talker Dick Cavett talked to audience at Ten Chimneys over the weekend and can't believe what a good time he had ... "Dancing with the Stars" and "Biggest Loser" wrap up for the season ... A Danny Gokey fan wins the best prize a Danny Gokey fan can win.

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Dumb fun at the Marcus Center

Published April 15, 2010

Sometimes in theater, you have to raise a little Elle. As in Elle Woods. The chick with the chihuahua who goes to Harvard Law School. The Malibu blonde who thinks pink. The sorority sister chasing down her mister.

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OnMedia: The return of Dick Van Patten

Published April 7, 2010

Dick Van Patten is pretty familiar with Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot... Rumors of the death of "American Chopper" may have been exaggerated... Buzz Aldrin moonwalks home on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

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Step back and slow down at Ten Chimneys

Published Nov. 5, 2009

The creation of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Ten Chimneys was the home away from home for American theater giants in the early 20th century. Everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Laurence Olivier spent summers soaking in the intrinsic beauty of the Ten Chimneys estate. Naturally, the estate became a home for the arts, providing a venue for artistic creation and discussion.

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Waukesha a thriving, vital county

Published Aug. 28, 2007

Waukesha County includes 37 municipalities within 576 square miles of suburban and rural areas. The county truly provides an interesting blend of suburban and rural life.

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"CBS Sunday Morning" features Ten Chimneys

Published June 30, 2005

The Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced that the retreat of one of the most revered acting teams in American history, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, July 17.