A Christmas Carol


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Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is once again adapted with a high production value by the Milwaukee Rep. Read more


Off the Cuff interviewed The Rep’s Jonathan Wainwright, who plays Scrooge in this year’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Read more

Off the Cuff


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Scrooge in Rouge is for those who like nonstop laughs, over-the-top cross-dressing and nanosecond costume changes that don’t always quite work. And that’s the sheer joy of this bawdy, irreverent show within a show. Read more



Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

The company’s production provides stunning sets expressing the spirit of 19th-century Charles Dickens’ London with eye-popping special effects. Read more



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In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, we follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s story of redemption thanks to the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, but Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol explores Marley’s own story through an excellent drama. Read more


The Shepherd Express talks to David Cecsarini, artistic director of Next Act Theatre, about his lengthy career in Milwaukee-area theater, on his programming decisions and on the art form in general. Read more

Spring Arts Guide

A newfound interactive levity helps to balance the Milwaukee Rep’s new A Christmas Carol as director Mark Clements has made the darkness visible and menacing and the spaces small and confining; it all works wonderfully amid the sets by Todd... Read more


In late November, 1997, a lunch of mildly-historicproportions took place at the storied Miss Katie’s Diner in Milwaukee. In adining room where Bill Clinton and Helmut Kohl had chatted over sandwiches andcoffee just the year before, the princip.. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinion with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we're digging into one of the most dubious claims that we've heard in quite a while: That the new Milwaukee Bucks .. Read more

On Music

Lakefront Brewery has been around along as I’vebeen alive. You do the math. The brewery filled with the brotherly love of Russand Jim Klisch has been making waves with their beer since the homebrew days.Most recently one of their flagship beer.. Read more


This year, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues the holiday tradition with a new adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Artistic Director Mark Clements. Read more

A&E Feature


On Music

Expectations are high that Summerfest will land some major headlines for its 50th anniversary next year, and today it announced two big ones: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pink. Each of them will be making their first appearance at the festival in mor.. Read more

On Music

Anaward winner at the Sundance festival, 20,000 Days on Earth is a documentarybut also a work of imagination. It explores punk-poet-performer Nick Cave atmidlife and meditates on the inspiration of memory and efficacy ofsto.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Ithought Rocky Horror Picture Show was a silly mess when it opened in Milwaukeein that long ago time when our city was still a factory town—so long ago thatthe audience that night still hadn’t memorized the lines. Afterward,.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Playwright/actor/producer Alan Atwood presents his show The Glorious Story this month. The idea for the play was to draw nearly 20 Biblical characters into a contemporary setting that brings the events of the stories written hundreds of years .. Read more


Anyone familiar withthe Boerner Botanical Gardens (9400 Boerner Drive), located in Whitnall Park,knows that it is a beautiful place. But, this October, the gardens have beentransformed into a spectacular evening lantern light show, that .. Read more

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Audiome>Listen to the latest PressureCast on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play or Direct Link.VideoLet us know what you think. Leave us a voice or text message at 954-947-7377, email us at or tweet at us @PressureCastPod Read more

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