Cole Porter

Miscast is a musical revue in which Waukesha Civic Theatre performers sing songs for characters they would never have the chance to play in real life due to their sex, ethnicity or age. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Dale Gutzman and Jeremy C. Welter, as Noel Coward and Cole Porter, offer a witty, musical show for the holidays. Read more


This week, we look at a musical tribute to the legendary composer and lyricist Cole Porter at Sunset Playhouse; Over Our Head Players’ send-up of the Oregon Trail videogame; and a concert of children’s music by Milwaukee Musaik. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Dear Ruthie

Cole Porter’s best songs achieved a perfect marriage of words and music, combining lyrical wit and sympathy with sophisticated harmonies, melodies and rhythms. The essays collected in A Cole Porter Companion get beyond the songwriter’s admi... Read more


Sunset Playhouse’s staging of Cole Porter’s delightful musical comedy Anything Goes is firmly planted in Porter’s energy. Read more

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The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Anything Goes Jan. 6-11. The eight-time award-winning musical Spring Awakening will be performed at the Greendale Community Theatre Jan. 8-17. Read more



I looked it up. Skylight did Anything Goes something like ten years ago. It’s hard to believe it was quite that long ago. Something like a decade later, it’s still remarkably vivid in my memory. It’s one of the more pristine and graceful musical p.. Read more


Milwaukee Ballet is doing something new and wonderful. In addition to creating ballets with the company’s forward-looking Artistic Director Michael Pink and the Read more

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