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This week’s highlights include Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival Showcase, which returns to Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre for an eighth year. Read more

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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Christmas in Babylon gives a lesson in familial love when a blue-collar family clashes with the father’s ex-fiancée of 25 years, now a wealthy self-help guru. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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

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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. Read 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. Read more

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Ross Zentner

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read 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 ... Read 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? Read 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). Read 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!” Read more

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

A&E Feature

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

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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 ... Read 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. Read more

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