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The Milwaukee-based opera company starts its season with a generally successful production of the Wolfgang Mozart-Lorenzo Da Ponte classic. Read more

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Mozart’s great comic opera gets a lush production, and the company has plenty more to offer throughout its coming season as well. Read more

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Alice in Wonderland Jr. comes to Waukesha Civic Theatre via a cast of children ages 6-17, and the Florentine Opera Company goes “All American.” Read more

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus are just two works whose memorable choruses are performed in concert by the Master Singers of Milwaukee. Read more

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“The challenge for us is making this art form relevant; if you’re excited by what we do and attend, we’re delighted to have you,” says Maggey Oplinger. Read more

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 'Two Trains Running.' Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Moral dilemmas aren’t easy to resolve, and the one at the heart of Ben Butler at the Cabot Theatre this play is quite intriguing—and possibly history-making. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, Little Wars can be seen breaking out in the Brumder Mansion, and The Coronation of Poppea takes place in the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s performing arts’ scene, The Chinese Lady appears at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Torch and Glamour takes to Danceworks’ stage, and Florentine Opera’s studio artists sing “Con Amore.” Read more

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The opera seems to want to comment on gender roles and sexual identity, with Kynaston first in a clandestine relationship with a nobleman, then later with Peg Hughes. Read more

Classical Music

Six UPAF “Cornerstone Groups” will receive about 86% of the dollars allocated. Read more

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The Florentine Opera gathered together its fine young quartet of summer residency vocalists plus spirited pianist Ruben Piirainen for a delightful concert titled “Broadway and the Great American Songbook” last Friday and Saturday. Read more

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Upcoming concerts this week include Canada’s Ensemble Caprice, Milwaukee Musaik, Master Singers of Milwaukee and Shen Yun. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Performing Arts Week spotlights artistic events September-October, including the Florentine’s “Season Sampler" concert, Boulevard Theatre’s Small Things and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Read more

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“Tessellate 2017" appears at UW-Milwaukee’s Kenilworth Square East; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical appears at the Marcus Center this month via a national tour company; the Wisconsin Philharmonic winds play, for the first time, in Ket... Read more

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The Florentine Opera Company took on the classic Barber of Seville with success. Read more

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Fifty years ago Milwaukee civic leaders banded together to found the United Performing Arts Fund, which celebrates its annual Campaign Launch on Monday, March 6. Read more

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On World AIDS Day, Paul Masterson discusses local efforts, past and present, geared toward representing individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in art. Read more

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Theatre Gigante stages a delightfully fun and funny political satire this month with Mark Anderson’s Quorum. Read more

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On Oct. 7 and 9, the Florentine Opera Company presents the world premiere of Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Sister Carrie, an opera based on the 1900 novel by Theodore Dreiser. Read more

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It’s a long road from South Milwaukee to Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central, but Jackie Kashian kept in touch with the town where she grew up. This Saturday marks a special homecoming. Kashian is the headlining attraction at an institution un... Read more

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