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John Waters, known for his irreverent humor, considered Hairspray, set in 1962, to be “a comedy about integration,” but it goes beyond that. Hairspray champions the underdog, addresses racism and encourages self-acceptance. more

Theater

Milwaukee’s performing arts groups greet the season with an array of holiday-themed shows as Christmas approaches. more

A&E Feature

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Renaissance Theaterworks’ Native Gardens invites you to laugh and think about racism and prejudice. more

Theater

Native Gardens is Renaissance Theaterworks’ hilarious comedy about a horticultural feud between two couples who also face their notions of race, gender, class and privilege. more

A&E Feature

We spoke with Solomon about My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!’s longevity and how he continues to iterate the material for new generations. more

Comedy

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The Milwaukee Rep presents Guards at the Taj; Skylight Music Theatre opens their season with Pippin; and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre stages Chapatti. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s Doc Danger and the Danger Squad unfolds in the pages of “Breathtaking Tales #17” where we meet some favorite archetypes of the pulp fiction. more

Theater

SummerStage of Delafield presents Pride and Prejudice; Doc Danger and the Danger Squad receives its premiere via Milwaukee Opera Theatre; and Theater RED presents This Prison Where I Live. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens its season with a fast-paced Sherlock Holmes adventure. more

Theater

Coming up in Milwaukee’s performing arts world are Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Danceworks on Tap’s performance Tapology and SueMo: A Dance Experience’s fifth anniversary show, FI(V)E. more

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Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!NK New Play Festival brings the work of Midwestern women playwrights to the greater Milwaukee area, Aug. July 31-Aug. 5, while Danceworks presents “Ignite: A Hip Hope Dance Experience,” July 28-29, showcasing the ... more

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In many ways, Milwaukee would seem blessed by its abundance of theaters and performance venues for both the fine and popular arts. But, is it an over-abundance? more

News Features

This week, we preview an all-Bach concert by Great Lakes Baroque, as well as theatrical productions of The Madwoman of Chaillot (by Off the Wall) and Fortuna the Timebender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom (by Milwaukee Metro Voices). more

Performing Arts Weekly

Critics have called Urinetown, The Musical at Skylight Music theatre “a laugh riot!” and “enormously entertaining!” with a “stunningly talented cast!” more

Theater

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Skylight Music Theatre closes its season with Urinetown, a satire of both modern politics and the musical genre itself. more

A&E Feature

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No clear answers are possible in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s nail-biting production of Doubt. more

Theater

Among this week’s performing arts openings are Doubt: A Parable at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Marquette University, Secrets from the Wide Sky at Danceworks, and a concert and masterclass by organist Jon Gillock at the ... more

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Saturday’s preview performance of Renaissance Theaterworks’ Top Girls, was a smashing success and a doorway to the important ongoing dialogue on gender parity in the workplace. more

Theater

“What has one accomplished if success is achieved in a destructive manner and at great personal cost?” asks Renaissance Theaterworks Artistic Director Suzan Fete. more

A&E Feature

Coming up this week are Windfall Theatre and Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Dancing With Hamlet, Acacia Theatre’s The Hiding Place, Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s The Tales of Hoffman and Memories Dinner Theater’s Are You Sure? more

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