Miller High Life Theatre

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Too Short, Geto Boys and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony broke out old hits, cult favorites and X-rated classics Saturday night. more

Concert Reviews

The two Milwaukee acts will perform at the venue Tuesday as part of the #iVoted initiative. more

On Music



This week, we look at a musical tribute to the legendary Judy Garland at Sunset Playhouse, as well as two classical music concerts by Frankly Music and the Festival City Symphony. more

Performing Arts Weekly


Upcoming events in the performing arts include Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Our Town, Next Act Theatre’s I and You and Die Already!, performed by UW-Milwaukee faculty members and Milwaukee Opera Theatre artists at Peck School of the Arts. more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Wisconsin Center District—a business-building entity overseen by a board appointed by the governor, mayor, Common Council president and the country executive—though few know it, is at the heart of what’s happening in Downtown Milwaukee. more

News Features

Comedy legend Lavell Crawford headlines with Michael Blackson, Damon Williams, Guy Torry, Comedian JJ and Sip Sippi all taking the stage. more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader with a rudely lackadaisical sister-in-law. more

Dear Ruthie

The Wizard of Oz lands in the Miller High Life Theatre Dec. 29-31, and the new musical Waitress is served up at Uihlein Hall Jan. 2-7. more

Performing Arts Weekly

“Our work is a collaboration between the youth and professional artists, so it has the flavor of both,” says Lori Vance of arts and community program Express Yourself Milwaukee. more

Off the Cuff


A.J. Croce@ South Milwaukee PAC, Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Photo credit: Sebastian Smith

The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference goes hunting for bigfoot, as Bay View puts its own spin on the traditional harvest festival. more

This Week in Milwaukee

Too Short, Scarface, Twista and DJ Quik proved they can still bring the party on their “Experience the Legends” tour. more

Concert Reviews

Bare: A Pop Opera, presented by Outskirts Theatre Co., follows a group of high school seniors through issues of self-image, unrequited love, the pressure of parental expectations, faith and sexuality. more


A few weeks ago, it was announced that downtown’s MilwaukeeTheatre would now be known as the Miller High Life Theatre. The new name is theresult of a five-year naming rights deal between MillerCoors and the WisconsinCenter District, owne.. more

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Returning after a 38 year absence, Patti Smith urged the audience to fight “the power" at her Milwaukee Theatre concert. more

Concert Reviews

In her exclusive interview with the Shepherd Express, Patti Smith recalls fighting like hell to make her debut album on her own terms. The Patti Smith Group performs a concert on Thursday, March 9 at the Milwaukee Theatre. more

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CONTINUING aLL wRoNG (world premiere) Cooperative Performance Milwaukee Through May 5 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (student production) UW-Parkside Theatre  Th,Spring Arts Guide 2017 more

Spring Arts Guide

Ruthie answers a question from a reader looking for tips on how to get into the Milwaukee theater scene. more

Dear Ruthie

One of punk’s pioneering voices and rock’s most respected songwriters, Patti Smith is making her long-overdue return to Milwaukee. Smith will perform at the Milwaukee Theatre on March 9 at 8 p.m., the promoter announced today. It’ll be her first c.. more

On Music

Under the Artistic Direction of Emmy-Award winningchoreographer Travis Wall, and co-created with Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Foranceand Kyle Robinson, “Shaping Sound” is an electrifying mash-up of dance stylesand musical genres brought full.. more

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The Milwaukee Theatre will play host to a pair of countrymusic legends on Saturday, October 24. Willie Nelson and hisfamily band will be joined by Merle Haggard. The iconic country singers collaborated on “Django andJimmie” a duet album th.. more