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Jason Fassl

Few musicals in the repertory have gained the respect among theater and music lovers as has Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Fans of this landmark masterpiece―as well as anyone who wants an accomplished evening of theater―should make it to ... more

May 23, 2017 3:01 PM Theater

Molly Rhode, director of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Gale Childs Daly’s adaptation of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, reflected on how much the word “great" ... more

Apr 18, 2017 3:20 PM Theater

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Photo by Mark Frohna

Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s immersive, one-night-only concert staging of the Sherman Edwards-Peter Stone musical 1776, directed by Paula Suozzi at Milwaukee’s historic Turner Hall and featuring an excellent cast, focused on the musical’s seri... more

May 31, 2016 4:09 PM Theater

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Photo by Paul Ruffolo

The resilience of children seems to be the overall message of James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl’s well-known children’s book, which ripens onstage in a First Stage production. more

Oct 20, 2015 10:29 PM Theater

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Renaissance Theaterworks

Renaissance Theaterworks opens its season with the Midwest premiere of Alex Webb’s Civil War love story, Amelia. more

Oct 22, 2014 12:11 AM Theater

What really constitutes “art”? Market value? Personal perception? The opinion of experts? Or are all these factors just in the eye of the beholder and the beholden?These and other questions are raised in the Milwaukee Chamber more

Aug 14, 2013 1:24 AM Theater

The intimate outdoor experience of Door Shakespeare comes in comedic and tragic moods this summer as it presents both Macbeth and Love’s Labour’s Lost. The lesser known of the two, Love’s Labour’s Lost, is a light more

Jul 10, 2013 11:18 PM Theater

No pointe shoes appeared on the Pabst Theatre stage during “Genesis,” the Milwaukee Ballet’s international competition for emerging ballet choreographers. The dances in the program were thoroughly contemporary in more

Feb 13, 2013 5:22 PM Classical Music

Trinborn Farm Park should probably be known a little bit better than it is. It feels very iconiclike it could take its place alongside Milwaukee landmarks like the Calatrava, the Bronze Fonz and the Safe House. Of course, if it DID become a majo.. more

Aug 19, 2011 1:50 PM Theater

As the Milwaukee Rep’s Bomb-itty Of Errors brings a Shakesepare/old-school hip-hop fusion to the stage of the Stackner Cabaret, Renaissance Theaterworks presents another tribute to the playwright to a much smaller stage a few blocks further sout.. more

Mar 26, 2011 6:08 PM Theater

During intermission a woman wearing a Skylight Opera staff pin passed by. I overheard her saying something about the number of reviewers in attendance . . . excitedly adding that the audience was “on.” It was opening night for the Skylight Opera .. more

Jan 29, 2011 7:49 PM Theater

The legendary classic rockers, whose music defined an era, "Nights in White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon", return to the Riverside stage. The Moody Blues will perform at the Riversi,Promotions more

Aug 7, 2009 12:00 AM Promotions

Harris Kane at Heartland Hollar (heartlandhollar.blogspot.com) MarkNeumann filed pape,Expresso more

Jul 8, 2009 12:00 AM Expresso 1 Comments

A high-school student in Oakton,Va.,was suspended for two weeks in March when she took he Washington Post ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Apr 29, 2009 12:00 AM Around MKE

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