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This summer, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee reprises its 2015 exhibit, “Stitching History from the Holocaust” with “Stitching Histories from the Holocaust.” “Histories” includes two additional stories with ties to the Milwaukee area. more

Visual Arts

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The classic American play Our Town by Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder depicts American life and community at the Milwaukee Rep. more

Theater

As the season nears its end, Paul Masterson assesses the Milwaukee theater scene’s LGBTQ-relevant works. Of note: Village Playhouse’s production of a new translation of Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. more

My LGBTQ POV

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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

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Country music legend Patsy Cline is honored in wonderfully inventive production by the Milwaukee Rep. more

Theater

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Coming up this week in Milwaukee’s performing arts scene are Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Always… Patsy Cline (March 23-May 20), Voices Found Repertory’s Macbeth (March 22-31) and Ex Fabula’s StorySlam, TMI (March 22). more

Theater

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Until the Flood is based on hundreds of interviews she conducted in the aftermath of Ferguson. We see how the shooting becomes the spark for the larger issues of race as seen through the eyes of young and old, black and white. more

Theater

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will host the first-of-its-kind Intersections Summit, an event for community engagement practitioners from theaters across the country. more

Off the Cuff

Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose brother’s boyfriend has terrible table manners. more

Dear Ruthie

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Dael Orlandersmith conducted hundreds of interviews with people living in the St. Louis region and created this play to tell the story. more

Off the Cuff

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This week’s theatrical openings in the greater Milwaukee area are highlighted by Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show, Until the Flood, and Off the Wall Theatre’s modern interpretation of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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The world premiere of One House Over, directed by the Rep’s Mark Clements, looks at immigration, aging and the need for us to come together as a nation. more

Theater

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UPAF begins its 51st-annual fund-raising campaign at a time when public education and public funding for the arts are in greater jeopardy than ever before. more

News Features

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This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by Sunset Playhouse going Into the Woods and by UWM Peck School of the Arts offering us 12 Ophelias. more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s new John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program presents Catherine Trieschmann’s One House Over, Feb. 27-March 25. more

A&E Feature

Renaissance Theaterwork’s production of Russian Transport leads this week’s opening shows. It’s a timely tale about immigration and human trafficking—as well as a fundraiser for three worthy Milwaukee nonprofits. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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The Milwaukee Rep’s staging of George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a smart, engaging tale for all times. more

Theater

“The play gives great homage to the book, but we’re setting it as a fable, in a mythical time and space. We want to make it as universal as possible,” says May Adrales of her production of Animal Farm at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. more

A&E Feature

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

Theater

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The Shepherd Express presents its Holiday Arts Guide 2017, a compilation of holiday-themed music and theater performances for the season. more

A&E Feature

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