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Optimist Theatre stages a brisk Shakespeare comedy at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion. Read more

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Florentine Opera’s Summer Residency Program Artists perform their first concert together, ‘Summer Love,’ as part of the company’s ‘@ The Center Series.’ Read more

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A conversation about the growing interest in CBD products and the possibility of legalization of medical marijuana in Wisconsin, along with interviews with the founders of Optimist Theatre and founding members of the new 53212 Presents theater group. Read more

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Paul Masterson surveys the 2018-19 Milwaukee theater season for LGBTQ-relevant works. Read more

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Optimist Theatre’s King Lear proves to be a timely production about politics and personality. Read more

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This week, we preview King Lear (Optimist Theatre) and Ballet Beat (Milwaukee Ballet). Read more

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This summer’s free, outdoor Shakespeare offering from Optimist Theatre is the lighthearted and cathartic Much Ado About Nothing, wherein the classy and public-minded company invites audiences on a romp in the realm of lords and ladies. Read more

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In a dream move, Optimist Theatre will present the eight season of its free outdoor Shakespeare in the Park at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion, the state of the art outdoor stage in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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Optimist Theatre’s latest installment of Shakespeare in the Park, Julius Caesar, is a triumph of dark staging and political commentary. Their stirring and ominous production elements and exemplary ensemble cast combine to create a powerful ... Read more

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The Optimist Theatre presents Shakepeare’s Julius Caesar Aug. 4-21 at the Selig-Joseph-Folz Amphitheater in Kadish Park. Read more

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It’s time for a return trip to Kadish Park to hang out with the Downtown Milwaukee Skyline and some more Shakespeare as Optimist Theatre once again hosts Free Shakespeare in the Park this August. Alan Edge plays Caesar. Okay, that’s cool. But Laur.. Read more

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Optimist Theatre restages Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a ‘60s San Francisco setting. Read more

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Shakespeare in the Park can be a very freeing experience. The stuffy confines of an indoor production can feel a little bit stiff reflected against audience expectations of High Art. Optimist Theatre’s current free outdoor production of A Midsum.. Read more

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There’s a sense of a collision in the cast listing of Optimist’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Equity actors mix with a variety of others who have worked on a variety of other projects. It’s difficult to remember a single production that has.. Read more

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Optimist Theatre performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kadish Park. Read more

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An interview with Ron Scot Fry of Milwaukee’s annual Shakespeare in the Park. Read more

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Optimist Theatre celebrates summer with The Winter’s Tale. One of Shakespeare’s most uneven works is as pleasantly disorienting as ever in a free outdoor production overlooking the Milwaukee skyline. Mark Corkins and Tom Reed star as longti... Read more

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For Optimist Theatre’s fifth season of Shakespeare in the Park (SITP), the company presents a three-weekend long run of the famous playwright’s lesser-performed comedy, The Winter’s Tale. The work is typically recognized for having one of t... Read more

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Optimistic About Shakespeare: The Optimist Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park held a jocular fundraiser called “Unsphere the Stars” at Turner Hall to raise money for the Bard’s The Winter’s Read more

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Abstract Art: Opening its 54th season, Alverno Presents presented Nora Chipaumire’s enigmatic performance piece Miriam at Lynden Sculpture Garden Read more

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