In Annie Baker’s play Circle Mirror Transformation, currently staged by All In Productions, art not only imitates life, it transforms it in ways unseen, changing the lives of those reflected back through that art, and with unforeseen conseq... Read more


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With All-In Productions’ The Wild Party, director Robby McGhee brings an emotionally organic vibrance to the stage. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader struggling with workplace bullying. Exciting upcoming events include: opening night of The Wild Party at Next Act Theatre, Sept. 2; the Dairyland Classic Softball Tournament, Sept. 2-4; Gods and Godde... Read more

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All In Productions’ Ordinary Days (by Adam Gwon) catches you off guard in the best of ways—motivating you to think about the ideas of accepting change and overcoming the fear of its consequences. It also delves into how we connect, either e... Read more


Three Marines engage in an ugly competition in All In Productions’ season-ending musical, which includes a scene-stealing supporting role from Amber Smith as Marcy, a tough-talking prostitute and dogfight contender able to hold her own agai... Read more


All In Productions has produced fine work in the past, but with Little Shop of Horrors, a sci-fi musical about a man-eating plant, All In seems to have bitten off more than it can chew. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose partner is struggling with gender identity issues and plugs fun events including Little Shop of Horrors at Next Act Theatre, June 11-20; Madison Fruit Fest on June 13; and Filth Fest at Cocoon R... Read more

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For the third show of its inaugural season, All In Productions presents Little Shop of Horrors, an upbeat ’50s rock and do-wop comedy-horror musical about an ever-growing, bloodthirsty plant; June 11-20. Read more




I love Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things. It was one of the first shows I’d ever seen for review. (That was just over a decade ago. It was a Renaissance Theaterworks staging.) That production was in Next Act’s old space. Subsequently I’ve seen it .. Read more


Founded this past August by Robby and Mara McGhee and Alex Scheurell, All In Productions was created with the goal of taking risks through educating audiences and challenging artists. The company’s first production, The Last Five Years, is... Read more



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Next Week, All In Productions stages its production of The Last Five Years. It’s a dramatic romantic musical journey with an interesting plot structure. The play opens with a couple breaking up. It proceeds to show the couple meeting for the first.. Read more


The Last Five Yearshas been around for over a dozen. That is to say that Jason Robert Brown’ssemi-autobiographical story of a doomed five-year relationship was originallystaged in Chicago back in 2001. The romantic musical drama with an interes.. Read more


The moment a theatrical or opera performance springs to life is magical. It happens in the twinkling of an eye. Bitter or sweet, intense or whimsical, a captivating moment is incomplete without actors... Read more


For three days, the crowd at the Harley-Davidson Museum will be more colorful than usual as the venue hosts the Beer City Tattoo Convention. Highlights include daily tattoo contests, seminars on microdermals, displays from area artists and Read more

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“Organist, pianist, caricaturist, dabbler in science, enamored of mathematics and astronomy, amateur comedian, critic, traveler, archaeologist—he is a restless man.” So American music critic Philip Hale described French composer Camille Read more

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Because the machinery of law enforcement is so powerful, it’s extremely important that it not fall into the hands of ignorant people without any respect for the law.During the civil rights era, brutal thugs holding important positions in la... Read more

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Twenty-four-hour productions, where troupes have a single day to write, direct and rehears The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, ,This Week in Milwaukee Read more

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