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9 to 5 The Musical, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, comes to the Racine Theatre Guild this week. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Milwaukee Public Theatre will say goodbye with a big public party titled “Passing the Torch” on Sunday, April 28. Read more

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Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

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Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, First Stage presents The Bard’s pastoral comedy As You Like It, and Cirque Mechanics brings A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels to the Wilson Center for the Arts. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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First Stage fluidly presents the complex story of a foster kid who learns the power of poetry in Locomotion Read more

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In this week’s performing arts’ scene, First Stage goes into Locomotion, Five Guys Named Moe grace the Cabot Theatre’s stage and Red Priest gives quite a show in, appropriately enough, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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First Stage’s Young Company presents Girls in the Boat, a fast-paced retelling of the story of our country’s first female professional rowing team. Read more

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As artistic director Jeff Frank says, “We are very excited to have Girls in the Boat premiere at First Stage. The play was written specifically with the teens in our Young Company in mind.” Read more

A&E Feature

First Stage artistic director Jeff Frank discusses the organization’s new projects and its production of the Tony Award-winning musical Matilda in January-February. Read more

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First Stage brings the work of popular children’s author Eric Carle to life with Jonathan Rockefeller’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Read more

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The first offering in First Stage’s new “First Steps Series” is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show—a stage adaptation of one of the most popular children’s books ever. Read more

A&E Feature

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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. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

The students will receive a free “Academy” acting class at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Read more

Theater

Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth by First Stage Young Company and Arsenic and Old Lace by Dale Gutzman’s Off the Wall Theatre. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, perhaps the most successful orchestra of its kind in the U.S., serves 1,000 elementary through high school students from 215 schools, 60 communities and 14 counties in southeastern Wisconsin and northern ... Read more

A&E Feature

First Stage Young Company renders a well-balanced stage adaptation of George Orwell’s classic political allegory, Animal Farm. Read more

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The horses wear cowboy hats and ponytails. The pigs wear pigtails armbands. The dogs wear dog tags and dog collars. Everyone’s in white. There’s a sense of innocence that’s going to be corrupted by exploitation. It’s remarkable how such a vivid at.. Read more

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First Stage’s Young Company presents a timely performance of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Racine Theatre Guild presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and classical music concerts take place throughout the area. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

First Stage’s adaptation of Lovabye Dragon delivers a dreamy fantasy that radiates an honest emotional warmth. Read more

Theater

First Stage Theatre Academy’s John Maclay is tackling R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps with a production of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium. Off the Cuff interviews Maclay, who discusses the show and the process of writing for chil... Read more

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