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The original play highlights the production troubles of a Broadway musical, especially when zombies take over the stage. Read more

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All In Productions offers a charming and hilarious performance that immerses the audience in a fictional spelling bee. Read more

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Musical tells the true story of what happened when 38 passenger jets landed unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, following 9/11. Read more

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Critics have called Urinetown, The Musical at Skylight Music theatre “a laugh riot!” and “enormously entertaining!” with a “stunningly talented cast!” Read more

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Inheriting the Jake Black role, Rob Colletti gives a bravado comic performance, but it’s his rapport with his tiny castmates that steals the show. Read more

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Outskirts Theatre Company takes the stage of the Tenth Street Theatre this month with a production of the early 2000's coming-of-age drama Bare: A Pop Opera. A very nuanced Ryan Albrechtson stars as Peter--a Catholic high school kid dealing with h.. Read more

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Magic is an overused word, especially when writing about movies, but La La Land is truly magical. It reunites Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for another round of young love following their success with C,Film Reviews Read more

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Laura Heise

Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones’ enduring musical I Do! I Do! is a remarkably exhaustive musical exploration of fifty years in the life of two people. Next Month, Acacia Theatre presents a staging of the fifty-year-old two-person musical. It may only.. Read more

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J.W. Anderson and Joshua Parman’s Little By Little appears to be a charming, little three-person musical. Two women and one man have been friends since childhood. Their friendship is rendered in a quaint, little three-person musical. Sometim.. Read more

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The classic musical Bye Bye Birdie is retro pop. A rock singer is drafted into the Army. The show centers around publicity stunt involving him and giving one last pre-service kiss to a fan on the Ed Sullivan Show . It’s a little strange to.. Read more

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It can be kind of uncomfortable watching grown actors pretend to play kids. Even college students playing high school students onstage can feel weird and awkward at best. At worst, it’s strange and vaguely disturbing. Next week, the Sunset P.. Read more

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Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street remains quite haunting years after its original staging back in 1979. The story of a man returning from 15 years in exile to exact revenge on one who has wronged him is also.. Read more

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The Secret Garden with Soulstice

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s early 20th century children’s novel The Secret Garden has been adapted into a variety of different formats over the years. The story of a wealthy, young English girl raised primarily by her family’s servants in Indi.. Read more

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Somewhere around my senior year in high school, Green Day's  Dookie came out. It felt weird to see a band that associated itself with punk rock sell 10 million albums. I’d read about the ’70s. I’d read about a movement that had passed-on whi.. Read more

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This coming December, the musical Nunsense celebrates its 30th anniversary. The nun-based musical inspired by a line of greeting cards’ original production was staged Off-Broadway in a production that opened on Dec. 12 of 1985. Just a few .. Read more

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All In Productions

All In Production's will be presenting the Wisconsin premiere of the hit Off-Broadway musical Dogfight from September 11-19 at Next Act Theatre.  The show takes place in November, 1963.  It follows a group of three young marines who are out for on.. Read more

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Stephen Sondheim was approached to write the music for Parade the Musical. One can scarcely blame him. It’s not exactly easy material to work with. Based on actual events, the musical tells the story of a Jewish factory owner who was conv.. Read more

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Paul Ruffolo

First Stage celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved stop-motion TV special Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer with a musical retelling that’s fun and inspiring for all ages. Read more

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