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In many ways, Milwaukee would seem blessed by its abundance of theaters and performance venues for both the fine and popular arts. But, is it an over-abundance? more

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Ruthie celebrates Cinco de Mayo! Exciting upcoming events include May 5 parties at This Is It and UMOS as well as a Coffee Connection event (May 8) and appearances by Dita Von Teese (May 8) and Trixie Mattel (May 9). more

Dear Ruthie

This month, Next Act Theatre presents I and You—a contemporary two-person drama of human connection. Through April 29. more

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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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Danceworks Performance Company’s inspiring concert Women Who Dance brought the company’s founding artistic director, Sarah Wilbur, to the stage along with many other diverse women dancers—from Danceworks and elsewhere. more

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In Monarchs, Mounds, Migrations, DanceCircus’ Betty Salamun directs a varied cast of dancers, musicians and guest performers in an original performance piece; it runs at Next Act Theatre. more

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In Next Act Theatre’s latest offering, Bill Cain’s Equivocation, we find an engrossing examination of 400-year-old art and politics bearing striking resemblance to our own milieu. more

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This week, Zombies from the Beyond arrive in Milwaukee courtesy of Skylight Music Theatre, William Shakespeare engages in some Equivocation at Next Act Theatre and more. more

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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

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The intimate stage of the Next Act Theatre plays host to ’Twas the Month Before Christmas—a light-and-breezy comedy in which Joe and Mary give birth to a kid named Jesus. more

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The Schauer Arts and Activities Center hosts shows on three consecutive days—Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while the Studio of Classical Dance Arts presents The Story of the Nutcracker and Next Act Theatre brings ’Twas the Month Before Christmas back. more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Next Act explores the fragmented nature of human connection in the father-son drama The Secret Mask, which runs through Dec. 10 at Next Act Theatre. more

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Sure to provoke thought and reflection on familial bonds of all kinds, The Secret Mask runs Nov. 16-Dec. 10 at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. This will be the play’s American premiere. more

A&E Feature

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Ten years in and Angry Young Men, Ltd.’s Night of the Living Dead Puppet Show is as satisfying as ever. more

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Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by the dramatic mother-daughter story, 26 Miles, by the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department. Also Latino Arts brings the terrific ensemble, Jarabe Mexicano, to town. more

Performing Arts Weekly

Local theatrical productions this week include The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Waukesha Civic Theatre and a puppet show take on the classic 1968 horror film, Night of the Living Dead at Next Act Theatre. more

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Playwright Lauren Gunderson really did her homework given what could be a difficult topic: the founding of modern astronomy. more

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Not many are challenged like the family in Next to Normal—an award-winning musical presented by All-In Productions that takes an intimate look at how mental illness affects not just the patient, but also everyone within that person’s univer... more

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Performing Arts Week spotlights shows opening the first week of September, including All-In Productions’ Next to Normal and the Milwaukee Rep’s Souvenir. more

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The latest Shakespeare parody starring the aptly named Shakesparody Players turned one of literature’s greatest tragedies on its head to uproariously funny effect in their production of The Comedy of Othello...kinda sorta at Next Act Theatr... 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.. more

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