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I don’t know whether Arthur Sullivan’s The Zoo sounds more like a bizarrely antiquated tale or the plot of some weird contemporary indie movie. The romantic comedy follows two couples. A wealthy man who has fallen in love with a concession.. more

Sep 3, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

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Photo by Matthew Murphy

For all its flash and dance, Kinky Boots, which recently ended a successful run at the Marcus Center, is really about what everyone is searching for: Love and acceptance—but in a pair of totally awesome, sexy, form-fitting stiletto boots; i... more

Jun 7, 2016 3:44 PM Theater

It’s the last Miltown Kings show before Pridefest in June. After this if you want to see a show spotlighting women being men onstage in a major venue in Milwaukee, you’ve got two months to wait. This one looks fun. This weekend Miltown Kin.. more

Mar 22, 2016 1:50 PM Theater

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fun concept for a musical. The format of the musical matches that of an actual spelling bee. The setting is a school auditorium. The spelling bee begins as the musical begins. It’s over when the .. more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 PM Theater

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TIMsmas

There is no snow. There is rain expected between now and the 25th. It’s actually kind of warm. Doesn’t feel like Christmas. But it can still feel like TIMsmas as The Improvised Musical hosts its 5th annual holiday show this Thursday. Join .. more

Dec 16, 2015 12:00 PM Theater

The Boulevard Theatre recently announced that it would be opening the Milwaukee Premiere of a comic play by Bruce Murphy. The Old Garde is evidently about a floundering theatre company struggling with the fact that its central creative force is no.. more

Nov 5, 2013 11:00 AM Theater

 It’s easy to forget that the guy under the graying beard in Captain Phillips is Tom Hanks. Drainedof his everyman smirk, that ironic shrug suggesting that he’s having a goodtime being a Hollywood star, Hanks disappears e.. more

Nov 3, 2013 8:19 PM I Hate Hollywood

 When I walked out of the Milwaukee Rep’s Always…Patsy Cline I was more than a little disappointed. By the time I’d left the Jay and Patty Baker Theatre complex, I’d had the show pretty much in perspective. Yes: to be fair, Kelly Faulkner is cha.. more

Mar 20, 2012 2:31 PM Theater

Over the years, the practice of turning hit films into Broadway musicals hasn't guaranteed critical success. The Broadway musical based on the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, however, hit the mark, standing as a solid piece of musical th... more

Jul 20, 2011 12:00 AM Theater

The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its season with a production of Frank D. Gilroy’s 1964 drama The Subject Was Roses in the intimate Studio Theatre of the Broadway Theatre Center. Nicholas Harazin stars as Timmy Cleary, a young more

Nov 28, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

After Bay View’s Paper Boat Boutique & Gallery shut down last year, co-owner Faythe Levine set up a new gallery space in the back of the neighboring skateboard shop Sky High. Through the end of the year, that gallery space will more

Oct 15, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The theme of the 6th Performance Art Showcase was “Souvenirs.” To emphasize the ephemeral nature of live performance, co-producers Pegi Christiansen and John Loscuito asked each participating artist to offer the audience an object memento ... more

Sep 27, 2010 12:00 AM Theater 2 Comments

Milwaukee singer-songwriter Chris DeMay spent the bulk of the decade with the Chicago/Milwaukee alt-country outfit West of Rome, which recorded with Wilco visionary Jay Bennett, Juniper Tar more

Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The Youngblood Theatre Company’s production of the emotionally charged drama Red Light Winter was well-received in its opening weekend but cut short by a shocking act of violence that left one of its actors, Andrew Edwin Voss, in critical c... more

Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Repertory Theater resident actress Laura Gordon is best known for her onstage roles, but she’s directed shows for the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks and directs the Rep’s new production of John Cariani’s more

Jan 28, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The latter may not be born of the same grief thatinspired Bon Iver’s breakout, For For Emma,Forever Ago ,CD Reviews more

Sep 22, 2009 12:00 AM Album Reviews 3 Comments

The American Folklore Theatre has established quite a reputation for itself over the years. The rather narrow genre of Wisconsin-based musical comedy is now approaching its 40th year in existence. The theatre company that brought the world Guys O.. more

Aug 26, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

The atmosphere at the Off The Wall Theatre is pretty laid-back and relaxed. I’d been there last night to see their Broadway FundraiserBroadway Gold. The theatre is black draped in red with some reflective surfaces. As the show washed over me, it b.. more

May 23, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

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