Phantom Of The Opera


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The Phantom of the Opera is on tour and visiting Milwaukee for a dozen performances at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Read more


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Dear Ruthie

Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, The Phantom of the Opera returns to haunt the stage of Uihlein Hall; UWM’s Mainstage Theatre is populated by All My Sons; and Todd Wehr Auditorium hosts The Potting Shed. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

The Marcus Center’s Broadway Series promises to be diverse, engaging with something for everyone, offering a wide selection of musicals with four shows making their Milwaukee debuts. Read more

A&E Feature

After 90 years, Phantom of the Opera (starring Lon Chaney) remains creepy for its suspenseful buildup toward shock, its shadowy cinematography, its madness and its intimation that horror lies at the foundation of our society—the sub-basemen... Read more

Home Movies

Those familiar with a more sentimentalized approach to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved The Phantom of the Opera may find themselves pleasantly surprised by Cameron Mackintosh’s lavishly mounted, spectacularly detailed production at the Mar... Read more

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Whether you’re into the music of up-and-coming artists, show tunes, standards or rock, there’s a lot to hear in Milwaukee this week. (And let’s be honest, who doesn’t Read more

Hear Me Out

Withall of the local-produced stuff going on, it’s easy to forget that the biggerproductions are casually rolling through the biggest stages. Yes, you’ve seenthe ads for Phantom of the Opera, but they tend to blur intoeverything else that’s be.. Read more


Pius XI returns to the historic Pabst Theatre next month for another huge high school musical show . . . this time they’re tackling The Phantom of the Opera. One of the fun things about this is the fact that the theatre itself was built around t.. Read more


Catholics and recovering catholics simply love laughing at people dressed like nuns. It’s undeniable. The precise reasons for this are a bit lost for those of us who hasn’t been exposed to them. Few have managed to make money off the comedy inhe.. Read more


As a culture, we are overwhelmed by commerce this time of year. This is so completely obvious that it'™s become a cliche. I felt weird even writing that first sentence its so obvious and over-said. But the weird thing about the commerce this ti.. Read more


If Hollywood offered up Marilyn Monroe as its sex goddess, Italy replied with Sophia Loren. A new Blu-ray set, “Sophia Loren Award Collection,” gathers three of her signature movies, the Oscar-winning Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Mar.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

It’s kind of striking seeing Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard as contrasted against the current economic climate. I’d seen a couple of different productions recently, one stylish staging at Marquette and another with a strikingly memorable use of st.. Read more


Jaill have been compared to dozens of other acts over the years, including bands as wide-ranging as XTC, R.E.M., Buddy Holly, Superchunk and The Buzzcocks. Never once, though, has the Milwaukee garage-pop group been compared to Cyndi Lauper, who t.. Read more

On Music

The Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre  has been performing its on brand of vintage old-tomey radio-style comedy for several years now. Staged performances featuring actors in character as voice actors from the gold age of radio have been such a success t.. Read more


When the Department of Homeland Security released a cautiously worded report on the potential dangers of right-wing extremism last April, the talk-radio wingnuts and certain Republican lawmakers went into spasms of indignation. Clearly, tha... Read more

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Jason Powell, from the local sketch-comedy group The Show, has written a new piece that can only be described as a romantic sci-fi musical comedy: Invader? I Hardly Know Her!, which runs through Sept. 26 at the Alchemist Theatre in Bay View... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

The Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Theatre Company production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera wraps up its stay in Milwaukee today. The current incarnation of the show, having toured the United States for more than 15 ye... Read more

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What with the economy being what it is, it’s always nice when theatre companies can help charitable organizations. It’s particularly inspiring to know that Soulstice Theatre, for instance, gives a portion of its ticket sales to a different charit.. Read more


The Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Theatre Company production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera wanders into town this month. The current incarnation of the show, having toured the United States for more than 15 years and ... Read more

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