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Playwright Bill Cain offers an autobiographical piece as he recounts the last year of his dying mother’s life. Read more

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Bronzeville Arts Ensemble asks you to join Just a Conversation Over Chicken and Dumplings this week in Milwaukee’s performing arts’ scene. Read more

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Dominique Morisseau’s play, Blood at the Root, about a 2006 racial incident, carries a powerful message about social prejudice and systematic injustice. Read more

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A 2006 racial incident in Jena, La., inspired the creation of a “devised memory play” by Dominique Morisseau: Blood at the Root, which opens this weekend at Next Act Theatre. Read more

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Dear Ruthie shares her calendar of events pertaining to the LGBTQ community in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

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Anyone who has unwantedly endured the holiday season without a romantic partner will relate to Next Act Theatre’s The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Read more

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Milwaukee’s performing arts groups greet the season with an array of holiday-themed shows as Christmas approaches. Read more

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Some of the area’s best actors give life to characters that are undeniably quirky but also are deeply rooted in the rural, Irish soil. Read more

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In Tandem Theatre presents a world premiere based on the life and times of traveler, poet, hobo, journalist and political activist Carl Sandburg. Read more

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It’s a daunting challenge, but with the right lead the show is a riot, and All In Productions has found a natural in Brett Sweeney. Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ Dear Ruthie invites you to enjoy some late-summer fun in Milwaukee, with events of particular interest to the local LGBTQ community. Read more

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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? Read 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). Read more

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

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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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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